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Rocket

 

A projectile in which the combustion of fuel within produces gases that escape in the rear, driving the projectile forward by the principle of reaction.

 

II

 

(YT - 22: displacement 206; length 93; beam 28; draft 9; speed 8 knots; complement 9; armament 2 3-pounders, 1 machine gun)

 

The second Rocket (YT-22), a steel-hulled tug, built in 1899 by Pusey & Jones Co., Wilmington, Del., was commissioned 1 July 1911.

 

Designated a harbor tug, Rocket was allocated to the 5th Naval District. Considered suitable for use "only in restricted waters and not as seagoing," she operated in the Norfolk Harbor area until decommissioned 16 January 1931. Struck from the Navy list 28 October 1931, she was sold to N. Block & Co. of Norfolk, 1 December 1933.


19 October 2005