Rosales is a city in Nueva Ecija province north of Manila, Philippine Islands. Since several 16th Naval District launches were named for towns near Manila, working Launch No. 682 was probably named for Rosales.
(Launch No. 682: length 71’; beam 13’; class No. 681)
Rosal was launched 9 June 1906 by Cavite Naval Shipyard as the wooden, 150-horsepower, self-propelled working launch No. 682 and completed during December 1907. Launch No. 681 was classified YFB-681 as a district craft 17 July 1920 and named Rosal in 1921. Rosal continued to operate in the 16th Naval District at Cavite Navy Yard up to the outbreak of World War II although it was originally planned to replace her with a more modern vessel by 1933. Rosal was lost 2 January 1942 upon Japanese occupation of the greater part of Luzon and was struck from the Navy list 24 July 1942.
21 October 2005