BENJAMIN RUSH


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Year Built
1942
Official Number
241874
Shipyard
Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard
General Type
Dry Cargo
Specific Type
Break Bulk
MARAD Type
EC2-S-C1
Ship Length
417.6 feet
Beam
56.8 feet
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
4389 tons
Gross Tons
7191 tons
Cargo Capacity
499816 square feet
Draft, Summer
--
Draft, Lightweight
--
Displacement, Summer
--
Displacement, Lightweight
--
Immersion, Summer
--
Immersion, Lightweight
--
Fate
Sold - Scrap


Historical Narrative



This Liberty ship was named for Benjamin Rush (1745-1813). Benjamin Rush was a physician, politician, and Founding Father of the United States. Rush was a Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence. Rush served as the Surgeon General of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Rush was also the founder of Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.

MARAD has no written history for the Liberty ship Benjamin Rush at this time.


Vessel Name History

BENJAMIN RUSH

Mission

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Historical Documents
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Milestones


Event: Entry
Date: 10/24/1947

Event: Acquisition
Date: 10/24/1947

Event: Disposition
Date: 5/9/1954

Event: Withdrawl
Date: 5/9/1954


Ship Imagery


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Status Cards


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Documents


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Plans


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Shipwreck Information


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