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  USS Bush DD-529
USN
Fletcher Type Destroyer

2,050 Tons
377' x 39' x 13"
5" x 5" gun
10 x 40mm AA
7 x 20mm cannon
10 x 21" torpedo tubes
6 x depth charge projectors
2 x depth charge tracks
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USN June 11, 1944

Ship History
Built Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation in San Francisco, California. Laid down February 12, 1942. Launched October 27, 1942. Commissioned May 10, 1943. Named in honor of Marine Lieutenant William Sharp Bush. Lt. Bush who was killed on August 19, 1812 while serving aboard the USS Constitution.

Wartime History
After her shakedown cruises and exercises, the Bush spent late 1943 patrolling Alaskan waters near Adak. During the end of November 1943, Bush departed the Aleutians Islands.

Sinking History
On April 6, 1945 while on radar picket duty off Okinawa, sunk by Japanese kamikaze aircraft that nearly split the destroyer into two halves, and caused it to sink with the loss of 87 of the crew.

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USS BUSH - DD529

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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