Allied Warships

HMS Respond (W 92)

Rescue Tug of the Rollicker class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRescue Tug
PennantW 92 
Built byAyrshire Dockyard Co. Ltd. (Irvine, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched21 Nov 1918 
CommissionedMar 1919 
End service 


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Notable events involving Respond include:

26 Mar 1940
Around 2300A/26, the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious (Capt. G. D’Oyly-Hughes, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and the destroyers HMAS Stuart (Cdr. H.M.L. Waller, RAN) and HMS Westcott (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN), which were exercising near Malta, are ordered to proceed to approximate position 36°00'N, 15°45'E where the tanker Trocas (British, 7406 GRT, built 1927) is reported to have broken down.

They sighted the tanker around 0310A/27.

Around 0430A/27, HMAS Stuart was detached to standby the tanker while HMS Glorious and HMS Westcott continued the exercises. HMAS Stuart took the tanker, which had a broken propeller shaft, in tow towards Malta. She was later relieved by the tug HMS Respond. (1)


  1. ADM 53/122339 + Report of proceedings of the Australian Destroyer Flotilla for March 1,940

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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