USS Bush (DD-166)

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USS Bush (DD-166)
Career (US)
Namesake: William Sharp Bush
Builder: Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts
Laid down: 4 July 1918
Launched: 27 October 1918
Commissioned: 19 February 1919
Decommissioned: 21 June 1922
Struck: 7 January 1936
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 8 September 1936
General characteristics
Class & type: Wickes class destroyer
Displacement: 1,191 tons
Length: 314 ft 5 in (95.83 m)
Beam: 31 ft 8 in (9.65 m)
Draft: 9 ft 2 in (2.79 m)
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
Complement: 122 officers and enlisted
Armament: 4 × 4" (102 mm), 2 × 3" (76 mm), 12 × 21" (533 mm) torpedo tubes

USS Bush (DD–166) was a Wickes-class destroyer in the United States Navy during the World War I. She was named for Lieutenant William Sharp Bush, USMC.

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Bush was launched 27 October 1918 by Fore River Shipbuilding Company, Quincy, Massachusetts; sponsored by Miss Josephine T. Bush, a descendant of Lt. Bush; and commissioned 19 February 1919, Commander R. B. Coffey in command.

After her final acceptance trials in July 1919 Bush operated along the East Coast with Destroyer Squadron 3, Atlantic Fleet, until 29 November 1919 when she arrived at Charleston, South Carolina, and became a unit of Squadron 1 Flotilla 7, in reduced commission. She was in reserve status until the summer of 1920. She then engaged in conducting training cruises for Naval Reserves. Thereafter, she exercised alternately at Charleston, her winter base, and at Newport, Rhode Island, her summer base, until placed out of commission 21 June 1922 at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Bush was sold 8 September 1936.

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