Allied Warships

HMS Rosabelle

Armed Yacht

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed Yacht
Class[No specific class] 
Built byRamage & Ferguson Ltd. (Leith, Scotland, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched13 Nov 1901 
Lost11 Dec 1941 
Loss position35° 59'N, 5° 17'W

Displacement: 526 tons.
Completed in January 1902.
Purchased by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Served as Armed Boarding Vessel.

HMS Rosabelle (Lt.Cdr. Percy Stephenson Thompson, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk about 10 nautical miles South-South-East of Gibraltar in position 35º59'N, 05º17'W by the German submarine U-374 (30 dead, 12 survivors).


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 11 Dec 1941 by U-374 (Fischel).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Rosabelle

Commands listed for HMS Rosabelle

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1S.Lt. Harold Hinksman Brown, RNR12 Sep 19393 Jan 1941
2J L Clarke, RNR3 Jan 194114 Sep 1941
3Lt.Cdr. Percy Stephenson Thompson, RD, RNR14 Sep 194111 Dec 1941

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