(Ferry launch: l. 50'0"; b. 10'0")
The second Breaker--a wooden-hulled ferry launch--was built by the Portsmouth (N.H.) Navy Yard in 1901. Though few references to her service between 1901 and 1912 seem to exist, she probably spent her entire naval career ferrying people around the Torpedo Station at Newport, R.I. The records from 1912 to 1920 suggest that theory, indicating her continued presence at Newport throughout that eight-year period. In July of 1920, Breaker was redesignated a small boat, and her name disappeared from the Navy list. While she may have continued in service after that time, no concrete proof of such service has been found; and her ultimate fate is unrecorded.
Raymond A. Mann
13 December 2005