Built in 1963, by Star Shipyards of New Westminster, British Columbia as the Island Rocket for Island Tug and Barge Limited of Vancouver, British Columbia. A subsidiary of McAllister Towing Limited Montreal of Montreal.
In 1969, Island Tug and Barge Limited was acquired by Genstar Limited of Vancouver, British Columbia. Where the tug initially retained her name.
In 1971, Genstar Limited partnered with the Dillingham Corporation to merge Island Tug and Barge with the Vancouver Tug Boat Company, creating Seaspan Marine Incorporated of Vancouver, British Columbia. Where the tug was renamed as the Seaspan Rocket.
In 2017, the tug was sold to an individual from New Westminster, British Columbia. Where she was renamed as the Rocket .
She is a single screw tug, rated at 450 horsepower.