High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Cushing (Destroyer
No. 55/DD-55) was an O'Brien-class destroyer built for the United
States Navy prior to the American entry into World War I. The ship
was the second U.S. Navy vessel named in honor of William B.
Cushing, a U.S. Navy officer best known for sinking the Confederate
ironclad warship CSS Albemarle during the American Civil War.
Cushing was laid down by the Fore River Shipbuilding Company of
Quincy, Massachusetts, in September 1913 and launched in January
1915. The ship was a little more than 305 feet (93 m) in length,
just over 31 feet (9.4 m) abeam, and had a standard displacement of
1,050 long tons (1,070 t). She was armed with four 4-inch (102 mm)
guns and had eight 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes. Cushing was
powered by a pair of steam turbines that propelled her at up to 29
knots (54 km/h).
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