USS Rocket (AMc-101)

Career (US)
Laid down: 6 September 1941
Launched: 23 February 1942
In service: 25 March 1942
Out of service: 30 November 1945
Struck: 3 January 1946
Fate: transferred to WSA for disposal 30 July 1946
General characteristics
Displacement: 195 tons
Length: 97 ft 1 in (29.59 m)
Beam: 22 ft (6.7 m)
Draught: 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)
Speed: 10 knots
Complement: 17
Armament: two .50 caliber machine guns

USS Rocket (AMc-101) was an Accentor-class coastal minesweeper acquired by the U.S. Navy for the dangerous task of removing mines from minefields laid in the water to prevent ships from passing.

Rocket a coastal minesweeper, was laid down 6 September 1941 by Anderson and Cristofani, San Francisco, California, launched 23 February 1942, sponsored by Mrs. N. Bruly of San Francisco; and placed in service 25 March 1942.

World War II service

After shakedown along the California coast and training at the Local Defense School, Treasure Island, California, 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 patrols to protect San Francisco Harbor, a major departure point for men and materiel to the Pacific Ocean 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 War Shipping Administration (WSA) for disposal 30 July 1946.

References

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

See also

External links

  • NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive - Rocket (AMc 101)
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