Allied Warships

Rescue Tugs


The rescue tug HMS Destiny of the Favourite class.

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

2 Mar 1940HMS Fairplay II 
1 Jun 1940HMS St. Abbs (W 02)Saint 
1 Jun 1940HMS St. Fagan (W 74)Saint 
23 Jun 1940HMS Coringa 
4 Sep 1940HMS Saucy (i) 
12 Sep 1940HMS Salvage King 
13 Oct 1940HMS Danube III 
8 Nov 1940HMS Muria 

1941

21 Jan 1941HMS Englishman 
22 Jan 1941HMS St. Cyrus (W 47)Saint 
18 Oct 1941HMS Assurance (i) (W 59)Assurance 
8 Dec 1941HMS St. DominicSaint 

1942

14 Feb 1942HMS St. Breock (W 56)Saint 
14 Feb 1942HMS St. Just (W 90)Saint 
17 Mar 1942HMS Adept (W 107)Assurance 
21 Sep 1942HMS St. Olaves (W 40)Saint 
7 Oct 1942HMS Caroline Moller (W 09)Saint 
28 Dec 1942HMS St. Issey (W 25)Saint 

1943

16 Mar 1943HMS Horsa (W 97)Assurance 

1944

14 Jan 1944HMS Adherent (W 108)Assurance 
24 Apr 1944HMS Roode Zee (W 162) 
11 Jun 1944HMS Sesame (W 144)Assurance 

1945

9 Feb 1945HMS Hesperia (W 106)Bustler 
17 Jul 1945HMS Athlete (W 150)Favourite 

24 Rescue Tugs lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

See all Allied Warship types


Return to the Allied Warships section