Allied Warships

HMS Bustler (W 72)

Rescue Tug of the Bustler class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRescue Tug
PennantW 72 
Built byHenry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.) 
Laid down1 Feb 1941 
Launched4 Dec 1941 
Commissioned14 May 1942 
End service 


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Notable events involving Bustler include:

2 Aug 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR). Following these A/S exercises O 10 participatd in an exercise in which she was taken in tow by HMS Bustler. (1)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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