In 1954 she rescued three survivors of the Steam Tug Cervia after she capsized, Cervia was towing the P&O Liner Arcadia. the liner went ahead before Cervia had dropped the tow and she was girted with the loss of six crew. (Cervia is now preserved in Ramsgate)
Click on Cervia below to see a Pathe film about the incident?Cervia
The video to the right shows a tug being "Girted" this is when a tug is pulled sideways by the vessel being towed. In Cervia's case though with far more tragic consequences.