Allied Warships

HMS Rosebay (K 286)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 286 
Built byKingston Shipbuilding Co. (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered6 Dec 1941 
Laid down 
Launched11 Feb 1943 
Commissioned28 Jul 1943 
End service20 Mar 1946 
History

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Returned to the United States Navy on 20 March 1946.

 
Former nameUSS Splendor

Commands listed for HMS Rosebay (K 286)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Richard Joseph Tadhunter, RNR21 Oct 1943late 1944
2T/Lt. Edward Tyrer, RNVRlate 194414 Feb 1945
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Gordon Reginald Enfield Southwood, RNR14 Feb 194512 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Rosebay include:


2 Nov 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Vervain (T/Lt. R.A. Howell, RNVR), HMS Rosebay (Lt. R.J. Tadhunter, RNR) and HMS Watchman (Lt.Cdr. G.H.D. Williams, RN). (1)

3 Nov 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Watchman (Lt.Cdr. G.H.D. Williams, RN), HMS Vervain (T/Lt. R.A. Howell, RNVR) and HMS Rosebay (Lt. R.J. Tadhunter, RNR). (1)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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