RFA Salvalour (A494)

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RFA EnsignUnited Kingdom
NameRFA Salvalour
Ordered17 April 1943
BuilderGoole Shipbuilding & Repair Co Ltd, Goole
Yard number408
Laid down7 January 1944
Launched2 November 1944
Commissioned4 September 1945
DecommissionedOctober 1955
IdentificationIMO number5308304
  • Sold, 25 November 1971
  • Scrapped, February 1978
General characteristics
Class and typeKing Salvor class salvage vessel
Displacement1,780 long tons (1,809 t) full load
Length218 ft (66 m)
Beam39 ft 10 in (12.14 m)
Draught15 ft 7 in (4.75 m)
Propulsion2 × 3-cylinder triple expansion steam engines
Speed12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Armament4 × 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 in Pakistan in February 1978.[1]


  1. ^ "RFA Salvalour". historicalrfa.org. Retrieved 5 January 2020.