Allied Warships

HMS Rosario (J 219)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 219 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered15 Nov 1940 
Laid down22 Sep 1942 
Launched3 Apr 1943 
Commissioned9 Jul 1943 
End service 

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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1A/Cdr. Frank Eric Brooking, RNJun 1943Jan 1945
2A/Cdr. Robert William Wainewright, RNJan 1945early 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)


  1. Personal communication

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