These ships are the workhorses of any shipyard. Navy Tugs are most often found hauling construction barges across the Empire or pulling Weapon Barges into place. They are not suited to combat at all but can sometimes use their powerful engines to pull an enemy into the range of powerful base guns.


A tough little ship with very little firepower, and immensely powerful engines. The Tug is mainly used for towing allied ships to safety, after losing all their sails or engines or to anchor enemies with the Harpoons, and drag them a limited distance.



  • Immensely powerful engines.
  • Durable hull for a small ship.
  • Great at ramming.
  • Inexpensive.


  • Very poor firepower.
  • Slow.
  • No point-defence.

Battle at Procyon StatisticsEdit

Point Cost: 30 VP

  • Minimum Cost: 16 VP

Mass: 60,000

Max Thrust: 800,000

Max Speed: 20 km/h

  • True Speed Value: 5.555555

Manoeuvrability: Good

  • Max Angular Acceleration: 2.436940

Crew Size: 10

  • 1 Captain
  • 1 First Mate
  • 1 Spotter
  • 1 Helmsman
  • 2 Engineers
  • 1 Rigger
  • 3 Gunners

Hull Strength: 1,110 HP

  • Core Strength: 150 HP
Tug HP

Reinforced Wood

Firepower: Poor (3 Banks)

Tug Layout

Medium Carronade Icon 1 Medium Carronade
Harpoon Gun Icon 2 Harpoon Guns

Battle StrategyEdit

The Tug's main advantage comes from its powerful engines. Putting the best engineers on board is advisable. You can try to pull enemy ships close to base cannons, into Black Holes, or away from tenders, and ports. The problem with this is that the rope will snap, and thus you will only able to pull them so far, making this inadvisable. However, you can still give your derelict allies a hand by towing them to tenders, and ports. This ship is uniquely suited to this job due to its enormously high engine thrust, allowing you to pull any ship in the game. Alternatively, a player can make use of the Tug's durable hull, and use it as a ramming ship. Since the tug also has a deceptively giant mass (this is due to its massive engine thrust), this makes it deal huge amounts of ramming damage, even against larger ships. This ship is also very well suited to towing a Weapon Barge (or more than one) around, and therefore removing its only downside of a lack of mobility. You can if you want replace the Medium Carronade at the front for either an Energy Net, or Grav Charge for increased supportive abilities. Otherwise, it is most likely best to simply replace it with the cheapest option to save costs.


You shouldn't worry about these if you ever see one. Only target them if they are causing massive amount of trouble, by pulling your ships out of position, which is unlikely.

Open Skirmish NamesEdit

  • RLS Persephone
  • RLS Athena
  • RLS Aphrodite
  • RLS Venus
  • RLS Artemis
  • RLS Hera
  • RLS Isis
  • RLS Minerva
  • RLS Diana
  • RLS Freja
  • RLS Hecate
  • RLS Sif

Known ShipsEdit


  • In Open Skirmishes, all Tugs are named after Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Norse Goddesses.