|Name:||RFA King Salvor|
|Ordered:||10 January 1941|
|Builder:||Wm. Simons & Co. Ltd., Renfrew|
|Laid down:||17 May 1941|
|Launched:||18 May 1942|
|Commissioned:||17 July 1942|
|Renamed:||Kingfisher, April 1954|
|Fate:||Sold to the Argentine Navy, 1960|
|Class and type:||King Salvor class salvage vessel|
|Displacement:||1,780 long tons (1,809 t) full load|
|Length:||217 ft 11 in (66.42 m)|
|Beam:||37 ft 11 in (11.56 m)|
|Draught:||15 ft 7 in (4.75 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 × 3-cylinder triple expansion steam engines|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Armament:||4 × 20 mm AA guns (4×1)|
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