RFA Salviola


Previous name:
Subsequent name:                  Imroz ll     Cemil Parman 

Official Number:                      169445                                                            

Class:                                     KING SALVOR Class Ocean Salvage Ship

Pennant No:                           A502

Laid down:                             23 June 1944
Builder:                                  Simons, Renfrew
Launched:                              9 July 1945
Into Service:                           25 July 1945
Out of service:                        28 August 1959
Fate:                                      Sold


Items of historic interest involving this ship: -


Background Data:  There were originally 13 ships in this Admiralty-designed Class, 12 of which saw service as RFA’s. The final unit in the Class was completed as a Submarine Rescue Vessel under the White Ensign. All were basically similar and were used as Ocean Salvage Ships. They had a complement of 72 and during wartime were armed with 4 x 20 mm AA guns


9 July 1945 launched by Wm Simons & Co Ltd, Renfrew as Yard Nr 773 named SALVIOLA

25 July 1945 completed

18 August 1945 at Port Said 3rd Officer William Galt discharged dead - drowned

9 October 1946 at El Mutrah Hospital, Muscat Lascar Seaman Sultan Ahamed discharged dead. He died from enteric fever.

November 1958 on the Disposal List Portsmouth

30 January 1959 and 6 February 1959 offered for sale by the Admiralty 'as lying at Portsmouth' in the Times of these days

28 August 1959 purchased by the Turkish Navy (Denizcilik Bankasi T.A.O. Istanbul, Managers) as a replacement for the burnt-out SALVAGE DUKE and was renamed IMROZ  11

1985 renamed Cemil Parman by Denizcilik Bankasi T.A.O. (Gemi Kutarma Isletmesi, Managers) Istanbul.

1992 Owners now Turkiye Denizcilik Isletmeleri, Istanbul name unchanged

2 October 1992 arrived at Aliaga in tow for breaking up

16 October 1992 demolition begun by Nigtas Gemi Sokum Tesisteri


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