USS Rocket II

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(YT-22:dp.206;1.93';b.28';dr.9';s.8k.;cpl.9;a.23-pdrs., 1 mg.)

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.