Allied Warships

USS William R. Rush (DD 714)

Destroyer of the Gearing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 714 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down19 Oct 1944 
Launched8 Jul 1945 
Commissioned21 Sep 1945 
End service1 Jul 1978 

Reclassified as DDR-714 on 18 July 1952.
Reverted back to DD-714 on 1 July 1964.
Stricken and transferred to South Korea 1 July 1978 being renamed Kang Won.
Kang Won was retired from the South Korean Navy 29 December 2000.


Commands listed for USS William R. Rush (DD 714)

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1T/Cdr. Theodore Robert Vogeley, USN21 Sep 19455 Nov 1946

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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