|SS Harvey Cushing|
|Career (United States)|
|Owner:||War Shipping Administration (WSA)|
|Operator:||Marine Transport Lines, Inc.|
|Ordered:||as type (EC2-S-C1) hull, MC hull 1210|
|Builder:||St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida|
|Laid down:||5 September 1943|
|Launched:||31 October 1943|
|Sponsored by:||Betsey Cushing Roosevelt Whitney|
|Completed:||11 November 1943|
|Fate:||Laid up in the, National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama, 30 August 1946|
|Status:||Sold for commercial use, 9 December 1946, removed from fleet, 25 February 1947|
|Operator:||A.F. Klaveness & Co.|
|Fate:||Grounded, 20 September 1965|
|Status:||Refloated and scrapped|
|General characteristics |
|Class & type:||
|Length:||441 ft 6 in (135 m)|
|Beam:||56 ft 10.75 in (17.3419 m)|
|Draft:||27 ft 9.25 in (8.4646 m)|
|Speed:||11.5 knots (21.3 km/h)|
|Capacity:||10,800 long tons deadweight (DWT)|
SS Harvey Cushing was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Harvey Cushing, an American neurosurgeon, pathologist, writer and draftsman. A pioneer of brain surgery, he was the first exclusive neurosurgeon and the first person to describe Cushing's disease.
Harvey Cushing was laid down on 5 September 1943, under a Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1210, by the St. Johns River Shipbuilding Company, Jacksonville, Florida; she was sponsored by Betsey Cushing Roosevelt Whitney, the daughter of the namesake, and was launched on 31 October 1943.
She was allocated to Marine Transport Lines, Inc., on 11 November 1943. On 30 August 1946, she was laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Mobile, Alabama. She was sold for commercial use, 9 December 1946, to the government of Italy, for $544,506. She was removed from the fleet on 25 February 1947. Harvey Cushing was renamed Eretteo and reflagged in Italy. On 20 September 1965, she ran aground on Sakhalin Island, and broke in two. She was refloated by the Soviet Union and towed to Sovetskaya Gavan, where she was most likely scrapped.
- "St. John's River Shipbuilding, Jacksonville FL". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 16 October 2010. http://shipbuildinghistory.com/shipyards/emergencylarge/stjohnsriver.htm.
- Maritime Administration. "Harvey Cushing". Ship History Database Vessel Status Card. U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. https://vesselhistory.marad.dot.gov/ShipHistory/Detail/2110.
- Davies, James (May 2004). "Specifications (As-Built)". p. 23. http://www.ww2ships.com/acrobat/us-os-001-f-r00.pdf.
- "SS Harvey Cushing". http://usmaritimecommission.de/query.php?datalist=1&typeofquery=Name%20of%20Ship&valueofquery=Harvey%20Cushing&code=B1210a.
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