USRC Benjamin Rush

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Name: USRC Benjamin Rush
Namesake: Benjamin Rush
Builder: John Richards[1]
Launched: 13 September 1828
Homeport: Presque Isle, Pennsylvania
Fate: Sold (1833)
General characteristics
Displacement: 39 tons

The USRC Benjamin Rush was a United States Revenue Cutter stationed at Presque Isle, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1827 in Erie and was launched on 13 September 1828. The USRC Benjamin Rush has often been confused with the USRC Richard Rush, which was in service at the same time.[2] The ship was named for the signer of the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Rush.

Daniel Dobbins was in command of the USRC Benjamin Rush from 1829 to 1833. Its successor was the USRC Erie.[2] The USRC Benjamin Rush was sold in 1833.


  1. Bates, Samuel (1884). History of Erie County, Pennsylvania. 2. Warner, Beers and Co. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Benjamin Rush, 1828". United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 2008-08-06.