USCGC Rush (WHEC-723)

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USCGC Rush (WHEC-723)
USCGC Rush (WHEC-723)
Career (United States)
Name: USCGC Rush
Namesake: Richard Rush
Builder: Avondale Shipyards
Cost: $20 million
Launched: 16 November 1968
Homeport: Honolulu, Hawaii
Motto: "Kia'i Kai No Ka Oi"
Status: Active
General characteristics
Displacement: 3,250 tons
Length: 378 ft (115 m)
Beam: 43 ft (13 m)
Draught: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Propulsion: CODOG plant:
2 Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines
2 Pratt and Whitney gas turbines
Speed: 29 knots
Range: 14,000 miles
Endurance: 45 days
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 Over-the-Horizon type
Complement: 167 personnel
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SPS-40 air-search radar
Armament: Otobreda 76 mm, Phalanx CIWS

USCGC Rush (WHEC-723) is a U.S. Coast Guard high endurance cutter based out of Honolulu, Hawaii, and previously based out of Alameda, California. Constructed at Avondale Shipyard near New Orleans, Louisiana and launched November 16, 1968, she is the fifth Coast Guard Cutter to be named after the eighth Secretary of the Treasury Richard Rush.The United States government has officially offered USCG RUSH to Bangladesh Navy.[1]


USCGC Rush has earned numerous awards since commissioning. Awards listed are current as of May 2014.[2]

Gold star
Gold star
Gold star
Gold star
Silver star
Gold star
Silver star
Gold star
Gold star
Bronze star
1st Row Coast Guard Commendation Medal
2ndRow Combat Action Ribbon Presidential Unit Citation w/ Hurricane Katrina clasp Secretary of Transportation Outstanding Unit Award
3rd Row Coast Guard Unit Commendation w/ Operational Distinguishing Device and four stars Navy Unit Commendation Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation w/ Operational Distinguishing Device and six stars
4th Row Coast Guard E Ribbon w/ seven stars Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation National Defense Service Medal w/ service star
5th Row Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Vietnam Service Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
6th Row Humanitarian Service Medal Special Operations Service Ribbon Coast Guard Sea Service Ribbon
7th Row Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation Vietnam Campaign Medal



United States Coast Guard. (2008). Medals and Awards Manual: COMDTINST M1650.25D. Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office.

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