One of the five 'R' Class built in 1918, apart from Roysterer which was built in 1919. Displacement 1400 tons, bollard pull around 24 tons, twin screw and range 2450 nautical miles. Complement 30. Respond was built by Ayrshire Drydock Company. Retort and Resolve were slightly different in design in that they had no focsle.