HMS Rosebay (K286)

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United States
Name: Splendor
Builder: Kingston Shipbuilding Co., Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Launched: 1 February 1943
Fate: Transferred to the Royal Navy
United Kingdom
Name: Rosebay
Commissioned: 28 July 1943
Identification: Pennant number: K286
Fate: Returned to US Navy custody 20 March 1946
General characteristics
Class and type: Action-class patrol boat
Displacement: 1,375 long tons (1,397 t)
Length: 205 ft (62 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Draft: 14 ft 7 in (4.45 m)
Propulsion: two 3-drum express boilers, 2,750ihp vertical triple expansion Canadian Vickers engine, one shaft.
Speed: 16.5 kn (19.0 mph; 30.6 km/h)
Complement: 90

HMS Rosebay (previously known as Splendor (PG-97)) was a Flower-class corvette built for World War II. She was disposed of soon after the war.

Splendor (PG-97) was launched for the United States Navy on 11 February 1943 by the Kingston Shipbuilding Co., Kingston, Ont., Canada. However, upon completion, Splendor was transferred to the Royal Navy on 28 July 1943 and commissioned as HMS Rosebay. On 20 March 1946 she was returned to the United States Navy. Never commissioned in the United States Navy, Splendor was transferred to the Maritime Commission on 19 November 1946 for disposal.


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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