(1937 - 1941)
O.N. 165680. 487g. 89n. 135.1 x 30.2 x 15.1 feet.
T.3-cyl. (16½", 28½" & 47" x 30") engine made by Charles D. Holmes & Company Ltd., Hull. 190 N.H.P. / 1,250 I.H.P.
10.7.1937: Launched by Cochrane & Sons Ltd., Selby (Yard No. 1184) for the United Towing Company Ltd., Hull.
8.9.1939: Requisitioned by the Admiralty. Her design was used as the template for a series of Government built “Empire” tugs. See below.
22.1.1941: Sunk by aircraft whilst 40 miles west from Tory Island, with the loss of all hands.
Englishman was an Ocean Going rescue tug, berthed at Cambelltown, (Scotland). Her main task was to rescue any of the outward bound convoy ships with engine trouble or suffering damage from enemy action.
January 1941, World War II, The Rescue Tug was bombed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) west of Tory Island, County Donegal, Ireland by Luftwaffe aircraft with the loss of 18 crew.