Allied Warships

Rescue Tugs

All Rescue Tug classes

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

Commissioned

Royal Navy

 Saint (16)1918 - 1940
 Rollicker (5)1918 - 1919
 Brigand (4)1938 - 1941
 no class name (53)1939 - 1945
 Assurance (21)1940 - 1944
 Favourite (23)1942 - 1944
 Bustler (8)1942 - 1945
 Nimble (2)1942 - 1945
 Envoy (6)1944 - 1945
 Director (2)1944 - 1944


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: Rescue Tugs


 DateVesselClass

1940

Royal Navy2 Mar 1940HMS Fairplay II 
Royal Navy1 Jun 1940HMS St. Abbs (W 02)Saint 
Royal Navy1 Jun 1940HMS St. Fagan (W 74)Saint 
Royal Navy23 Jun 1940HMS Coringa 
Royal Navy4 Sep 1940HMS Saucy (i) 
Royal Navy12 Sep 1940HMS Salvage King 
Royal Navy13 Oct 1940HMS Danube III 
Royal Navy8 Nov 1940HMS Muria 

1941

Royal Navy21 Jan 1941HMS Englishman 
Royal Navy22 Jan 1941HMS St. Cyrus (W 47)Saint 
Royal Navy18 Oct 1941HMS Assurance (i) (W 59)Assurance 
Royal Navy8 Dec 1941HMS St. DominicSaint 

1942

Royal Navy14 Feb 1942HMS St. Breock (W 56)Saint 
Royal Navy14 Feb 1942HMS St. Just (W 90)Saint 
Royal Navy17 Mar 1942HMS Adept (W 107)Assurance 
Royal Navy21 Sep 1942HMS St. Olaves (W 40)Saint 
Royal Navy7 Oct 1942HMS Caroline Moller (W 09)Saint 
Royal Navy28 Dec 1942HMS St. Issey (W 25)Saint 

1943

Royal Navy16 Mar 1943HMS Horsa (W 97)Assurance 

1944

Royal Navy14 Jan 1944HMS Adherent (W 108)Assurance 
Royal Navy24 Apr 1944HMS Roode Zee (W 162) 
Royal Navy11 Jun 1944HMS Sesame (W 144)Assurance 

1945

Royal Navy9 Feb 1945HMS Hesperia (W 106)Bustler 
Royal Navy17 Jul 1945HMS Athlete (W 150)Favourite 

24 Rescue Tugs lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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