From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, V. 1, Pt. A, 1991, p. 402.


An island in Maine.

(YFB-59: t. 593; l. 151'0"; b. 53'0"; dr. 13'6" (reg); s. 10 k.)

Rockaway- a ferryboat built between 1922 and 1925 at Brooklyn, N.Y., by the Todd Shipyard Corp. - was acquired by the Navy on a bareboat charter from New York City on 19 February 1945 and apparently placed in service at the New York Navy Yard on 20 February 1945 as YFB-59. The ferryboat spent her brief career operating in the 3rd Naval District, based at the New York Navy Yard. She was named Arrowsic on 6 April 1945. After 16 months duty carrying passengers and vehicles in the New York area, Arrowsic was placed out of service on 20 May 1946, and she was returned to New York City on 11 June 1946.

Transcriber by Richard H. Bouchard.