Unit History: RFA Slavol

RFA Slavol
Type:    Fleet oiler (Belgol)
Tonnage    2.623 tons
Completed 1917 - Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock
Owner    :The Admiralty (Royal Fleet Auxiliary), London
Homeport :    London
At 05.10 hours on 26 Mar, 1942, the escorted Slavol (Master George Sydney Perry) was hit by one stern torpedo from U-205 and sank within five minutes off Sidi Barrani, Egypt. The ship had been missed by a spread of four bow torpedoes three minutes earlier. 36 crew members were lost. The master and 19 crew members were picked up by RHS Vasillisa Olga (D 15) and landed at Alexandria. The fleet oiler was enroute to Tobruk to bring fuel for the 5th Destroyer Flotilla.

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