Allied Warships

HMS Stormking (W 87)

Rescue Tug of the Assurance class

HMS Stormking as seen during the war.

Photograph with thanks to Peter Wharton.

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRescue Tug
PennantW 87 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down30 Jul 1942 
Launched24 Nov 1942 
Commissioned29 Mar 1943 
End service 

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.

Former nameStormcock

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Notable events involving Stormking include:

Commanded by Lt. Louis Coleman RNR from commissioning until end of 1944 (1)


  1. Personal communication

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