USS Rocket III  

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Rocket III

(AMc-101: dp. 195; 1. 97'1"; b. 22'; dr. 8'6"; s. 10 k.; cpl. 17;
a. 2 .50 eel. mg.; cl. Accentor)

The third Rocket (AMe-101) a coastal minesweeper, was laid down 6 Sentember 1941 by Anderson and Cristofani San Francisco, Calif., Launched 23 February 1942, sponsored by Mrs. N. Bruly of San Francisco; and placed in service 25 March 1942.

After shakedown along the California coast and training at the Local Defense School, Treasure Island, the new coastal minesweeper was assigned to the Western Sea Frontier Force. Transferred 16 March 1943 to the Naval Local Defense Force 12th Naval District, she continued her sweeps and patrole to protect San Francisco Harbor, a major departure point for men and materiel to the Pacific fighting fronts. The war officially ended on 2 September and she was placed out of service 30 November 1945 and struck from the Navy list 3 January 1946. She was transferred to WSA for disposal 30 July 1946.