O - Highpockets
HIGH POCKETS In 1951, the US Navy contracted with the Baker Manufacturing Co. of Evansville WI for two 24 ft. hydrofoils. These projects were directed by Gordon Baker, who has been described as a mechanical genius. The first of these craft, HIGH POCKETS had a surface-piercing foil configuration, i.e. four retractable "V"-foils that could be steered and rotated to allow banking into a turn. HIGH POCKETS was the first hydrofoil to embark the then Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Carney, in the summer of 1953