RFA Salvalour (A494)

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History
RFA Ensign
Name: RFA Salvalour
Ordered: 17 April 1943
Builder: Goole Shipbuilding & Repair Co Ltd, Goole
Yard number: 408
Laid down: 7 January 1944
Launched: 2 November 1944
Commissioned: 4 September 1945
Decommissioned: October 1955
Fate:
  • Sold, 25 November 1971
  • Scrapped, February 1978
General characteristics
Class and type: King Salvor class salvage vessel
Displacement: 1,780 long tons (1,809 t) full load
Length: 218 ft (66 m)
Beam: 39 ft 10 in (12.14 m)
Draught: 15 ft 7 in (4.75 m)
Propulsion: 2 × 3-cylinder triple expansion steam engines
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 72
Armament: 4 × 20 mm AA guns (4×1)

RFA Salvalour (A494) was a salvage ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

Salvalour was built by the Goole Shipbuilding & Repair Company, Goole, launched on 2 November 1944, and commissioned on 4 September 1945. The ship was decommissioned in October 1955 and laid up in reserve. She was sold into commercial service on 25 November 1971, and was scrapped India in February 1978.