Cesare Rossarol

Croatia,Adriatic Sea

Cesare Rossarol was a light cruiser laid down at Ansaldo in Genova in 1913, and was launched the year after. After testing and sea trials she was commissioned in November 1915. During First World War she was used in the Adriatic Sea with mine laying and patrol duty. A few days after the Armistice between the Central powers and the Entente 11.November 1918, she was given orders to escort a Serbian officer to Fiume. 16.November 1918 she sailed from Cape Kamenjak and shortly after hit a mine. The explosion broke her in two parts and the bow immediately disappeared in the deep. The stern drifted away for a few minutes before it also went down. 93 men of the crew lost their lives. The wreck rest today on a depth of 43 to 49 meter two nautical miles east of Liznjan.

Former names:
Cesare Rossarol

279,0 x 29,5 x 10,2 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
891 grt
Genoa ( IT ) 1914
Brindisi ( IT )

Picture: Cesare Rossarol
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Last updated: July 2019