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Revenue Cutter:

  • Built in 1874 by Hall Brothers, San Francisco, CA
  • Completed 10 November 1885
  • 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 227 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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    Rush 46k Photo from the Naval History website Robert Hurst
    Rush 77k Departure to the Bering Sea on 2 January 1886 to search for the crew of the whaling bark Amethyst
    Photo 1378 from Photo from the Naval History website
    Rush 33k Dressed overall with flags, in Sitka Harbor, on 4 July 1901, firing an Independence Day salute
    Photo from Photo from the Naval History website
    Rush 89k Being worked on at an unidentified shipyard, 2 August 1904
    Photo from Photo from the Naval History website

    View the Rush history entry located on the Coast Guard Cutter History website

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