Allied Warships

HMS Diligent (W 18)

Rescue Tug of the Assurance class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRescue Tug
PennantW 18 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down27 Dec 1939 
Launched22 Jun 1940 
Commissioned19 Oct 1940 
End service 

Renamed Tenacity in November 1940.

Renamed Adherent in 1947. Sold into mercantile cervice in 1960 being renamed Hermes.


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Notable events involving Diligent 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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