Allied Warships

HMS Superman

Rescue Tug

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRescue Tug
Class[No specific class] 
Built by 
Laid down 
Launched 1933 
CommissionedNov 1939 
End service 

Displacement: 359 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr AA gun, 2 .5" AA, 4 MG AA.


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Notable events involving Superman include:

16 Jan 1941
HMS Westcott (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN), HMRT Superman and HMRT Tenacity together pick up 143 survivors from the British passenger ship Oropasa that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-96 southeast of Rockall in position 56°28'N, 12°00'W.

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