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St Mellons Mark C. HMS St. Mellons (W 81). Rescue Tug of the Saint class.
Built by Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Govan, Scotland). Commissioned 30 Dec 1918. L134'6". B29'. D14'6". 422grt. 860disp. 1200ihp 3cylTE coal fired steam engine. Bunkers 240 tons. 12 knots. 8-1940 Sank following air attack at Falmouth. Later salved. 13-11-1940 Shot down Messerschmit aircraft and damaged another in North Sea. Based Portsmouth. 7-1949 Scrapped by H.G. Pounds.

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