Allied Warships

Rescue Tugs

Bustler class

8 ships

Technical information

TypeRescue Tug
Displacement1118 BRT 
Length205 feet 
Complement42 men 
Armament1 3" AA gun.
1 2pdr AA.
2 20mm AA.
4 MG AA. 
Max speed16 knots
EnginesDiesel engines, 2 shafts 
Power3200 HP 
Notes on class 

Royal Navy Royal Navy ships of the Bustler class

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HMS Growler (W 105)
HMS Hesperia (W 106) Lost on 9 Feb 1945
HMS Mediator (W 125)
HMS Reward (W 164)
HMS Samsonia (W 23)
HMS Turmoil (W 169)
HMS Warden (W 170)
HMS Bustler (W 72)

8 Rescue Tugs of the Bustler class. 1 of them was lost.

See all Royal Navy Rescue Tug classes.

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