HMS Masterful (W 20)
Rescue Tug of the Favourite class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Levingston Shipbuilding Co. (Orange, Texas, U.S.A.)|
|Launched||5 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||28 Aug 1942|
Returned to the US Navy in March 1946
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Notable events involving Masterful include:
1 Jun 1943
HMRT Masterful picks up 75 survivors from the Dutch merchant Salabangka that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-178 off Durban, South Africa in position 31°08'S, 30°18'E. The Masterful also takes the ship in tow but it later sank in position 31°09'S, 29°13'E.
2 Aug 1943
The British merchant City of Oran was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-196 about 100 nautical miles northeast of Memba Bay, Tanganyika in position 13°45'S, 41°16'E. The wreck of the City of Oran was later scuttled by gunfire of the British rescue tug HMRT Masterful. The 86 survivors were also picked up by this tug.