HMS Rosario
Ship Number
1145
Vessel Type
Algerine Class Minesweeper
Built
Belfast
Slip Number
1
Launch Date
April 3, 1944
Launched By
Mrs T C Tobin
Delivered
July 9, 1943
Owner
Admiralty
Weight
1053 grt
BP Length
212-19 feet
Breadth
35-18 feet
No. of Screws
Twin
Speed (approx)
16.5 knots
Propulsion
Parsons Single Reduction Geared Turbines 2000 SHP
Official No.
Registered
Fate
-
 HMS Rosario

Pennant No. J219
 
These were the largest minesweepers ever built for the Royal Navy, and were frequently used as escort vessels during World War II.
 
The reason was that they were designed to combat every single type of mine around. They were 40 feet longer and 7 feet beamier than the previous "Bangor class", the design was so successful, it continued right through the war until the cessation.
 
Sold to the Belgian Navy on 15 January 1953