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Histories for USS Rushmore - LSD 14




10 Jul oiler (ronald casey)
yep we were refueling and the ex: was in charge, he had never done the maneuver before. if you close on the ship along side and do not allow the ships to maintain a certain distance between the two, a vacuum forms and the two ships cannot separate without colliding. which is exactly what happen to... More
27 May Specifications (Donald Clement)
Casa Grande Class Dock Landing Ship: Displacement 4,490 t.(lt), 9,375 t.(fl); Length 457' 9"; Beam 72' 2"; Draft 18'; Speed 15kts; Complement 326; Boats, (Well Deck Capacity) 18 LCMs; Aircraft, modified c. 1952 to accommodate 9 helicopters on added flight deck; Armament 1 5"/38 DP gun mount, 2... More
27 May Battle Stars (Donald Clement)
Rushmore earned three battle stars for World War II service.
27 May Recommissioned (Donald Clement)
Rushmore recommissioned at Charleston, S.C., 21 September 1950 to begin a period of Atlantic Fleet service. Her next 10 years included Caribbean exercises, Reserve cruises, a Mediterranean cruise, and regular Arctic trips to resupply the DEW Line bases. Rushmore was present for ceremonies at... More
27 May Decommissioning (Donald Clement)
After the war, Rushmore operated in the Far East, particularly in occupied Japanese waters. She decommissioned 16 August 1946 and was mothballed in Pascagoula, Miss.
27 May WWII (Donald Clement)
Following shakedown in the Chesapeake Bay, landing ship dock Rushmore departed Norfolk 5 August 1944 for the Pacific where she participated in four amphibious landings: Leyte Gulf in October 1944, Palawan in February 1945, Mindanao in March1945; and Tarakan, Borneo, in May 1945. Rushmore entered... More
27 May Commissioning (Donald Clement)
(LSD-14: dp. 9,375 (f.); l. 457'9"; b. 72'2"; dr. 18'0"; s. 15 k.; cpl. 326; a. 1 5", 12 40mm., 16 20mm.; cl. Ashland) Rushmore (LSD-14) was laid down as HMS Sword 31 December 1943 by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, Va; launched as Rushmore 10 May 1944 sponsored by Miss... More
05 Oct Bandaid (Daniel Cummins)
My Dad told me the story of the bandaid that was painted on the side of the ship. He said they got hot over the bandaid..Daniel C Cummins USMC 66-68
09 Nov Bandaid (John Shutter)
The Oiler that hit us was the Chuckawaugan (sp), I was in the engine room when she hit us.
29 Jun I ALSO REMEMBER THE BAND AID. (Richard Chester)
WE WERE HIT BY CAPTAIN CRUNCH I DONT REMEMBER THE AUTUAL NAME OF THE OILER,I KNOW IT HIT US EVERY TIME IT CAME ALONG SIDE. I THINK IT WAS PAINTED BY DAVE OLSEN BM3 THIRD DIVISION. I WAS ABOARD SHIP WITH MY BROTHER JIM



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