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USRC Richard Rush

Call sign (1912):
Rush - Cast - Rush

Revenue Cutter:

  • Built in 1874 by the Atlantic Works, East Boston, MA
  • Launched 14 March 1874
  • Placed in service 21 July 1874
  • Acquired by the Navy 9 April 1898
  • Returned to the Treasury Department 15 August 1898
  • Decommissioned 30 September 1912 at Port Townsend, WA
  • Sold 22 January 1913 to the Alaska Junk Co. of Portland, OR and scrapped.


  • Displacement 300 t.
  • Length 175'
  • Beam 26'
  • Draft 12' 6"
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Three 6-pounders
  • Propulsion: One 400hp compound expansion steam engine, one shaft and sail.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Rush 46k Robert Hurst
    Rush 77k Departure to the Bering Sea on 2 January 1886 to search for the crew of the whaling bark Amethyst
    Rush 33k Dressed overall with flags, in Sitka Harbor, on 4 July 1901, firing an Independence Day salute
    Rush 89k Being worked on at an unidentified shipyard, 2 August 1904

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    DANFS History entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website

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