Allied Warships

HMS Bold (W 114)

Rescue Tug of the Favourite class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRescue Tug
PennantW 114 
Built byDefoe Shipbuilding Co. (Bay City, Michigan, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 
Launched21 May 1942 
Commissioned29 Jun 1942 
End service 

Returned to the US Navy on 13 June 1946
Sold on 2 October 1948

Former nameBAT-8

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Notable events involving Bold include:

14 Oct 1944
Around 1130C/14, HMS Valiant (Capt. G.E.M. O’Donnell, DSO, RN) departed Aden for Suez. On departed from Aden she was being escorted by the destroyer HrMs Tjerk Hiddes (Lt.Cdr. N.W. Sluijter, RNethN) until 0615C/15. The frigate HMS Trent (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.G. Rankin, DSC, RNR) was also present, unknown when she parted company. The tugs HMS Aimwell and HMS Bolt were also in company until 1545C/15. (1)


  1. ADM 53/120684

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

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