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USS Splendor (PG-97)

Career (United States)
Name: USS Splendor (PG-97)
Builder: Kingston Shipbuilding Co., Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Launched: 1 February 1943
Fate: Transferred to the Royal Navy
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Rosebay
Commissioned: 28 July 1943
Identification: Pennant number: K286
Fate: Returned to U.S. Navy custody 20 March 1946
General characteristics
Class & 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
Armament:

The HMS Rosebay (previously known as Splendor (PG-97)) was a built for World War II. She was disposed of soon afterward.

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.

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  • NavSource Online: Gunboat Photo Archive - HMS Rosebay (K 286) ex-Splendor (PG 97)
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