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This paper documents Rose Island's role as part of the Naval Torpedo Station at Newport and was the continuation of Islands of the Narragansett Bay Interdisciplinary Project. As a large portion of Rose Island’s eighteenth and mid-nineteenth century history has been documented, the continuation of documenting Rose Island’s twentieth century history includes its role as part of the Naval Torpedo Station at Newport. After researching the Torpedo Station in Newport, it was discovered that Rose Island played a small but vital role in this large military installation. It was used for ammunition storage, but its role is just as important to document to produce as much of the island’s history as possible.

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Rose Island, Torpedo Station, Narragansett Bay

Rose Island’s role as part of the Naval Torpedo Station at Newport



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