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ROYAL NAVY SOUTH ATLANTIC COMMAND - ROYAL NAVY E F H I SHIPS

8)FORTOL (ROYAL FLEET AUX)



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Completed: 1917


Displacement: 2635 tons


Length: 342 ft


Beam: 41,5 ft


Draught: 22,4 ft


Propulsion: Steam, triple expansion, single screw, 3375 IHP


Speed: 14,5 kts


Complement: 39


RFA Fortol served in south Atlantic  from April 1942 to August  1943 and took active role in several convoys.


In 26/08/42 British Merchant Beechwood was sunk by U - 130 in position 05º 30’ N 14º 04’ W. 136 crew members, five gunners and one stowaway were picked up by the RFA Fortol and landed at Freetown. 



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