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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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    Size Image Description Source
    USS PCS-1380
    Rushville 143k Key West, FL
    The Heritage House Collection, donated by the Campbell, Poirier and Pound families
    Photos courtesy of Florida Keys Public Libraries
    Robert Hurst
    Rushville 76k 20 April 1945
    USS Rushville (PCS 1380)
    Rushville 422k Photo USN 1043655 from National Archives the Bureau of Ships collection L45-246.05 Naval History and Heritage Command
    Photo added 9 February 2021
    Rushville 355k c. January 1958
    Left to right: ex-Rushville, ex-Deming (PCS 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
    02LT Denis-James Joseph Downey, USN - USNA Class of 1946
    Awarded two Legions of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal - Retired as Vice Admiral
    1947 - 1948
    03LTJG George Hardgrave "Asmo" Asman, USN - USNA Class of 19451948
    04LT Edward Albert Christofferson, Jr., USN - USNA Class of 1945
    Awarded the Purple Heart - Retired as Captain
    05LT Hugh St. Clare Sease, Jr., USN - USNA Class of 19511957
    ??LT Robert Kneedler, USN
    Courtesy Joe Radigan, Bill Gonyo and Wolfgang Hechler

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