Allied Warships


All Tug classes

The list is divided by navy, then ordered by commissioned date of each class (oldest first).


Royal Navy

 Robust (1)1909 - 1909
 no class name (82)1915 - 1944
 West (2)1919 - 1919
 Alligator (1)1941 - 1941

4 ship classes.

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: Tugs



Royal Navy20 Dec 1939HMS Napia 


Royal Navy12 Jun 1940HMS Twente 
Royal Navy15 Nov 1940HMS Guardsman 
Royal Navy21 Dec 1940HMS Sun IX 


Royal Navy6 Mar 1941HMS Sun VII 
Royal Navy20 Mar 1941HMS Sir Bevois 
Royal Navy30 Apr 1941HMS Peuplier 
Royal Navy19 Dec 1941HMS Alliance (W 77)Alliance 
Royal Navy19 Dec 1941HMS Poet Chaucer 


Royal Navy 1942HMS Churting 
Royal Navy2 Jan 1942HMS Daisy 
Royal Navy14 Feb 1942HMS Pengawal 
Royal Navy15 Feb 1942HMS Yin Ping 
Royal Navy6 Apr 1942HMS West CockerWest 
Royal Navy7 Apr 1942HMS Emily 
Royal Navy7 Apr 1942HMS Hellespont (W 86)Robust 
Royal Navy18 Apr 1942HMS Andromeda 
Royal Navy28 Apr 1942HMS West DeanWest 
Royal Navy17 Jun 1942HMS Vixen 
Royal Navy18 Jun 1942HMS Vision 
Royal Navy3 Nov 1942HMS Baia 


Royal Navy26 Oct 1943HMS Tien Hsing 


Royal NavyFeb 1945HMS Alligator (W 51)Alligator 

23 Tugs lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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Allied Convoy System 1939-1945, The

Hague, Arnold

Books dealing with this subject include:

The Allied Convoy System 1939-1945, Hague, Arnold, 2000
The Captain, de Hartog, Jan, 1966 (transl.)
The Devices of War, Kemp, Norman, 1956
Torpedo, Von Pantow, 2001

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