Sir Alec Rose
(1908-1991)

Died aged c. 83

Sir Alec Rose (13 July 1908 – 11 January 1991) was a nursery owner and fruit merchant in England who, after serving in the Royal Navy during World War II, developed a passion for amateur single-handed sailing. He took part in the second single-handed Atlantic race in 1964 and circumnavigated the globe single-handedly in 1967–68, for which he was knighted. His boat is still seaworthy and is used for sail training by a charity.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Sir Alec Rose

Sir Alec Rose 1908 - 1991 Freeman of the City landed on Southsea beach on 4th July 1968 on completion of his single-handed voyage round the world in Lively Lady

Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, United Kingdom where they landed (1968)

Sir Alec Rose [full inscription unknown]

Osbourne Road, Southsea, United Kingdom where they lived and worked