H.M.S. Rosario (1898)

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H.M.S. Rosario (1898)
Builder: Sheerness DYd[1]
Laid down: 1 Jan, 1898[2]
Launched: 17 Dec, 1898[3]
Completed: May, 1899[4]
Commissioned: 20 Mar, 1900[5]
Sold: 11 Nov, 1921[6]
Fate: at Hong Kong

H.M.S. Rosario was completed as a sloop, but was converted to a submarine depot ship before the Great War.

Service

Rosario was commissioned at Sheerness on 20 March, 1900 for service on the China Station, Commander Claud A. W. Hamilton in command.[7]

Rosario converted to a depot ship in 1910.[8]

She served with submarines based in Hong Kong during the war, and was sold there for breaking up on 11 November, 1921.[9][10]

Armament

As Completed

[11][12]

  • six 4-inch QF BL Mk III
  • four 3-pounders

Depot Ship

[13]

  • four 3-pounders

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 278.
  2. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 278.
  3. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 278.
  4. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 278.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1901). p. 299a.
  6. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 278.
  7. The Navy List. (March, 1901). p. 299a.
  8. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 294.
  9. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 294.
  10. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 278.
  11. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 60.
  12. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 278.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 377a.
  14. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 300.
  15. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. p. 249/496.
  16. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. p. 249/496.
  17. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 368.
  18. Archdale Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90. f. 187.
  19. Cromie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/86. f. 291.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 377a.
  21. Cromie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/86. f. 291.

Bibliography

  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
  • Lyon, David; Winfield, Rif (2004). The Sail & Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy, 1815-1889. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1861760329. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).


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