Allied Warships

HMS Griper (W 112)

Rescue Tug of the Assurance class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRescue Tug
PennantW 112 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down23 Dec 1941 
Launched16 May 1942 
Commissioned9 Oct 1942 
End service 

HMRT Griper sold to the Singapore Harbour Board in December 1946. Griper was renamed Surabaja in 1962.


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Notable events involving Griper include:

12 Mar 1944
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.A. Duff, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Plymouth in tow of HMS Griper. (1)


  1. ADM 173/18858

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

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