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USS William R. Rush (DE-556)
Name: USS William R. Rush
Namesake: Captain William R. Rush (1857-1940), a U.S. Navy officer and recipient of the Medal of Honor and Navy Cross
Builder: Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts (proposed)
Launched: Never
Fate: Construction contract cancelled 10 June 1944
General characteristics
Class & type: John C. Butler-class destroyer escort
Displacement: 1,350 tons
Length: 306 ft (93 m)
Beam: 36 ft 8 in (11 m)
Draft: 9 ft 5 in (3 m)
Propulsion: 2 boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp; 2 propellers
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nmi. (12,000 km) @ 12 kt
Complement: 14 officers, 201 enlisted
Armament: 2 × 5 in (127 mm)/38 guns (2×1)
4 × 40 mm AA guns (2×2)
10 × 20 mm AA guns (10×1)
3 × 21 in. torpedo tubes (1×3)
8 × depth charge projectors
1 × depth charge projector (hedgehog)
2 × depth charge tracks

USS William R. Rush (DE-556) was a proposed World War II United States Navy John C. Butler-class destroyer escort that was never completed.

William R. Rush was to have been built at the Boston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts. Her construction contract was cancelled on 10 June 1944.

The name William R. Rush was reassigned to the destroyer USS William R. Rush (DD-714).


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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