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USS RODGERS (Torpedo Boat # 4, TB-4)
later renamed Coast Torpedo Boat # 2

CLASS - Foote As Built.
Displacement 142 Tons.
Dimensions 160' (oa) x 16' 1" x 5'.
Armament 3 x 1 pdr., 3 x tt.
Speed 25 Knots, Crew 20.

Operational and Building Data
Builder Columbian Iron Works and Dry Dock Co., Baltimore, Md.
Laid down 6 May 1896.
Launched 10 November 1896.
Commissioned 2 April 1898.
Renamed Coast Torpedo Boat # 2, 1 August 1918.
Decommissioned 12 March 1919.
Stricken 28 October 1919.
Fate sold to the U.S. Rail & Salvage Corp., Newburgh, N.Y., in 1920.

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Rodgers 56kMINSY 2853-44. The father of Commander John Rodgers, USN, he was born in 1848 at Harve de Grace, Maryland, a little town on the mouth of the Susquehanna River where the Rodgers family had made its home for many years. His father, Robert Smith Rodgers was a Colonel in the Civil War and his uncle, Rear Admiral John Rodgers was a well known naval figure of his time and the first to rise to the rank of rear admiral. His mother, Sarah C. Perry Rodgers, was a daughter of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, who made history in Japan, and a niece of Commodore Oliver Hazzard Perry, whose classic "We have met the enemy and they are ours" is still a classic in naval tradition. Since 1900, five active rear admirals in the Navy have been members of the Rodgers family. John Augustus Rodgers was appointed to the Naval Academy by President in 1863 and he long served on active duty in the Navy. He died on March 2, 1933, at the age of 83, and was buried among other family members in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.Darryl Baker/Bill Gonyo
Rodgers 37kUndated, location unknown. Probably taken during her service with the Massachusetts Naval Militia. Photo from Jane's Fighting Ships 1914.Robert Hurst
Rodgers 89k19-N-15-8-12. On the stocks at the Columbian Iron Works, Baltimore, MD, 1896.Terry Miller, Executive Director, Tin Can Sailors Inc.
Rodgers 80kPhoto #: NH 63745. USS Rodgers (TB-4) photographed circa 1897-98. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Terry Miller, Executive Director, Tin Can Sailors Inc.
Rodgers 189kUSS Rodgers (TB-4), USS Porter (TB-6), USS DuPont (TB-7), USS Blakely (TB-27), USS Nicholson (TB-29) and USS O'Brien (TB-30) in Norfolk circa 1905.Bill Gonyo

USS Rodgers TB-4 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry
(Located On The Hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Bill Gonyo

LTJG Joseph Lee Jayne    Apr 2 1898 - May 18 1899 (Later RADM)
ENS John Halligan Jr.    May 18 1899 - ? (Later RADM)
LTJG Alfred Wilkinson Johnson    1905 - Nov 1 1906 (Later VADM)

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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