Allied Warships


All Tug classes

The list is divided by navy, then ordered by commissioned date of each class (oldest first).


Royal Navy

 Robust (1)1909 - 1909
 no class name (82)1915 - 1944
 West (2)1919 - 1919
 Alligator (1)1941 - 1941

Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: Tugs



20 Dec 1939HMS Napia 


12 Jun 1940HMS Twente 
15 Nov 1940HMS Guardsman 
21 Dec 1940HMS Sun IX 


6 Mar 1941HMS Sun VII 
20 Mar 1941HMS Sir Bevois 
30 Apr 1941HMS Peuplier 
19 Dec 1941HMS Alliance (W 77)Alliance 
19 Dec 1941HMS Poet Chaucer 


1942HMS Churting 
2 Jan 1942HMS Daisy 
14 Feb 1942HMS Pengawal 
15 Feb 1942HMS Yin Ping 
6 Apr 1942HMS West CockerWest 
7 Apr 1942HMS Emily 
7 Apr 1942HMS Hellespont (W 86)Robust 
18 Apr 1942HMS Andromeda 
28 Apr 1942HMS West DeanWest 
17 Jun 1942HMS Vixen 
18 Jun 1942HMS Vision 
3 Nov 1942HMS Baia 


26 Oct 1943HMS Tien Hsing 


Feb 1945HMS Alligator (W 51)Alligator 

23 Tugs lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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Allied Convoy System 1939-1945, The

Hague, Arnold

Books dealing with this subject include:

The Allied Convoy System 1939-1945, Hague, Arnold, 2000
The Captain, de Hartog, Jan, 1966 (transl.)
The Devices of War, Kemp, Norman, 1956
Torpedo, Von Pantow, 2001

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