|USS Bush (DD-166)|
|Namesake:||William Sharp Bush|
|Builder:||Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts|
|Laid down:||4 July 1918|
|Launched:||27 October 1918|
|Commissioned:||19 February 1919|
|Decommissioned:||21 June 1922|
|Struck:||7 January 1936|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping, 8 September 1936|
|Class & type:||Wickes class destroyer|
|Length:||314 ft 5 in (95.83 m)|
|Beam:||31 ft 8 in (9.65 m)|
|Draft:||9 ft 2 in (2.79 m)|
|Speed:||35 knots (65 km/h)|
|Complement:||122 officers and enlisted|
|Armament:||4 × 4" (102 mm), 2 × 3" (76 mm), 12 × 21" (533 mm) torpedo tubes|
History[edit | edit source]
Bush was launched 27 October 1918 by Fore River Shipbuilding Company, Quincy, Massachusetts; sponsored by Miss Josephine T. Bush, a descendant of Lt. Bush; and commissioned 19 February 1919, Commander R. B. Coffey in command.
After her final acceptance trials in July 1919 Bush operated along the East Coast with Destroyer Squadron 3, Atlantic Fleet, until 29 November 1919 when she arrived at Charleston, South Carolina, and became a unit of Squadron 1 Flotilla 7, in reduced commission. She was in reserve status until the summer of 1920. She then engaged in conducting training cruises for Naval Reserves. Thereafter, she exercised alternately at Charleston, her winter base, and at Newport, Rhode Island, her summer base, until placed out of commission 21 June 1922 at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Bush was sold 8 September 1936.
References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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