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USS Cushing (Torpedo Boat # 1, TB-1), 1890-1920

USS Cushing, a 116-ton torpedo boat, was built in Bristol, Rhode Island. When commissioned in April 1890, she was the Navy's only modern torpedo boat, and spent most of her career assisting in torpedo development efforts. In 1898, Cushing operated out of Key West and off Cuba in support of Spanish-American War naval efforts. She was generally in reserve status after that conflict and was finally expended as a target in September 1920.

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Photo #: NH 63743-A

USS Cushing (TB-1)

Photographed during the 1890s.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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The following photograph shows USS Cushing in the background of an image of another subject:

Photo #: NH 100042

Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia

Torpedo boats of the Atlantic Fleet Reserve Torpedo Flotilla at the Norfolk Navy Yard, circa 1907. Most of these craft are partially dismantled.
The two boats in the front right and the one in the front left (listed in no particular order) are: USS Bagley (TB-24), USS Barney (TB-25) and USS Biddle (TB-26).
The two larger boats between them, in the foreground are (left to right): USS DuPont (TB-7) and USS Porter (TB- 6).
The three boats in the back row are (left to right): One of the three Torpedo Boat # 3 class (Foote, Rodgers or Winslow), USS Cushing (TB-1) and either USS Gwin (TB-16) or USS Talbot (TB-15).
The receiving ship USS Franklin (1867-1915) and a two-masted schooner are in the distance.

Courtesy of R.D. Jeska, 1984.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 55,074 bytes; 740 x 490 pixels


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Picture added 5 November 1998