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Rushville (PCS 1380)

Call sign:
November - Tango - Quebec - Bravo


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper:

  • Laid down 27 February 1943 as PC-1380 at Wheeler Shipbuilding Corp., Whitestone, Long Island, NY
  • Reclassified PCS-1380 in April 1943
  • Launched 25 February 1944
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1380, 22 March 1944
  • Decommissioned 21 March 1946 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Recommissioned in January 1947
  • Decommissioned 15 July 1954 at Stockton, CA and laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Stockton Group
  • Named Rushville 15 February 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register 5 September 1957
  • Sold for scrap 29 April 1958 to the Western Contracting Corp. of Sioux City, Iowa.


  • Displacement 245 t. (lt) 338 t.(fl)
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 24' 6"
  • Draft 8' 7"
  • Speed 14.1 kts.
  • Complement 57
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm mount, one 20mm gun mount, four depth charge projectors, one depth charge projector (hedgehog) and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USS PCS-1380
    Rushville 76k 20 April 1945 Robert Hurst
    Rushville 355k c. January 1958
    Left to right: ex-Rushville, ex-Deming (PSC 1392) and two unidentified PCS'/YMS' at Mare Island awaiting transfer to civilian buyers
    Darryl Baker

    Commanding Officers
    01LT John James Connell, USNR22 March 1944
    ??LT Denis-James Joseph Downey, USN - USNA Class of 1946
    Retired as Vice Admiral
    ??LT Robert Kneedler, USN.
    ??LT Hugh St. Clare Sease, Jr., USN - USNA Class of 1951.
    Courtesy Joe Radigan and Bill Gonyo

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    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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