HMS Stormking (W 87)
Rescue Tug of the Assurance class
Photograph with thanks to Peter Wharton.
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Laid down||30 Jul 1942|
|Launched||24 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||29 Mar 1943|
Launched as Stormcock but renamed Stormking before commissioning.
Became the dockyard tug Tryphon in 1947. Sold on 1 July 1957 and renamed Melanie Fair. Sold in 1961 to Imprese Maritime e Portuali in Genoa, Italy and renamed Toro. Broken for scrap in the spring of 1969.
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Notable events involving Stormking include:
Commanded by Lt. Louis Coleman RNR from commissioning until end of 1944 (1)
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