RFA Salvigil (A501)

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History
RFA Ensign
Name: RFA Salvigil
Ordered: 7 June 1943
Builder: Wm. Simons & Co. Ltd., Renfrew
Yard number: 772
Laid down: 23 June 1944
Launched: 30 April 1945
Commissioned: 23 May 1945
Decommissioned: 1965
Fate:
  • Sold, May 1965
  • Scrapped, October 1972
General characteristics
Class and type: King Salvor class salvage vessel
Displacement: 1,780 long tons (1,809 t) full load
Length: 214 ft 4 in (65.33 m)
Beam: 37 ft 11 in (11.56 m)
Draught: 15 ft 3 in (4.65 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 Salvigil (A501) was a salvage vessel of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

Salvigil was built by Wm. Simons & Co. Ltd. of Renfrew, launched on 30 April 1945, and commissioned on 23 May 1945. Decommissioned in 1965, the ship was sold into commercial service in May 1965 and was renamed Nisos Salamis. Scrapping began at Perama on 12 October 1972.