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Built to a different set of plans (Bethlehem) than the Wickes (Bath) the Little versions were
considered less successful than the Bath designed ships, with few remaining in service past 1936.
Displacement 1,154 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 2 x 1pdr AA (1 x 3"/23AA In Some Ships), 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 24,200 SHP; Curtis Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 103.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Fore River, Quincy on July 4 1918.
Launched October 27 1918 and commissioned February 19 1919.
Decommissioned June 21 1922.
Stricken January 7 1936.
FateSold September 8 1936 and broken up for scrap.

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Bush 80kBorn in Wilmington, Del., William Sharp Bush was appointed Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps 3 July 1809. He lost his life while serving aboard Constitution when he fell mortally wounded while attempting to board the frigate Guerriere 19 August 1812. He was posthumously awarded a silver medal by Congress. The pen and ink drawing is representative of the period.Bill Gonyo
Bush 85kUSS Bush (Destroyer # 166) At Boston, Massachusetts on 20 February 1919, the day after she went into commission. Panoramic photograph, taken by Crosby, Naval Photographer, 11 Portland St., Boston. Note the open pilothouse structure on this destroyer. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Jim Flynn

USS BUSH DD-166 History
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(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR Reuben Burton Coffey    Feb 19 1919 - Oct 26 1919
LCDR Eugene Thompson Oates    Oct 26 1919 - Feb 20 1920
LT George Turner Howard    Feb 20 1920 - Jun 8 1920
LT Douglas Castleberry Woodward    Jun 8 1920 - Jul 20 1920 
LTJG Charles Cameron Beck    Jul 20 1920 - Aug 10 1920
LTJG Mortimer Bybee Carraher    Aug 10 1920 - Nov 27 1920
LCDR Cummings Lincoln Lothrop Jr.    Nov 27 1920 - Jan 15 1922
LT Robert Pearce Briscoe    Jan 15 1922 - Jun 21 1922 (Later ADM)

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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