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Rush (SP 712)

Sunk 8 December 1917

Motorboat: Built by Baker's Yacht Basin, Quincy, MA; Acquired by the Navy, 1 May 1917; Struck a submerged log 8 December 1917, at the entrance to the back channel of League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA, salvaged, no casualties; Hulk sold in 1921. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement unknown.; Length 36' 6"; Beam 7'; Draft 2' 6"; Speed 19 kts.; Complement three; Armament one machine gun.

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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: The first Rush was built at Bakers Yacht Basin as a private boat and acquired by the Navy 1 May 1917 from Mr. N. H. White of Brookline, Mass. Assigned to patrol duty in the 4th Naval District, Rush was wrecked 8 December 1917 while bound for Philadelphia from Boston. Although all hands were saved and much equipment salvaged, the vessel was declared a total loss 12 December 1918. Her hulk was subsequently purchased during 1921 by R. B. Scott of Philadelphia, Pa., but she did not reappear on mercantile registers in the 1920's.

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