HMS Rosario (J 219)
Minesweeper of the Algerine class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||15 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||22 Sep 1942|
|Launched||3 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||9 Jul 1943|
Sold to the Belgian Navy on 15 January 1953 being renamed P. De Moor (F 905). Scrapped 1968/69.
Commands listed for HMS Rosario (J 219)
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|1||A/Cdr. Frank Eric Brooking, RN||Jun 1943||Jan 1945|
|2||A/Cdr. Robert William Wainewright, RN||Jan 1945||early 1946|
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Notable events involving Rosario include:
4 Apr 1967
P de Moor departed from Oostende, Belgium towards Australia for a 6 month scientific expedition. Total distance of the voyage more than 63,000 km in 322 days. Ports of call: Tunis, Port Sa?d, Massawa, Colombo, Djakarta, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Gladstone, Townsville, Darwin, Singapore, Cochin, Diego Suarez, Cape town, Abidjan, Tenerife. Returned to Ostende on 20 February 1968. The ship had to return via South Africa due the war between Egypt and Israel. (1)
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