Laid down, 23 December 1941, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
Launched, 14 September 1942
Commissioned USS Bushnell (AS-15), 10 April 1943, CDR. C. T. Bonney in command
During World War II USS Bushnell was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 30 April 1948, at Mare Island Navy Yard
Recommissioned, 21 February 1953
Decommissioned, 30 June 1970, at Norfolk, VA.
Status changed in July 1975 to in service out of commission
Transferred to the Maritime Administration in August 1975 for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Lee Hall, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 November 1980
Final Disposition, sunk as a target, 1 June 1983Specifications: Displacement 9,734 t.(lt) 18,000 t. (fl) Length 530' 6" Beam 73' 4" Draft 23' 6" Speed 15.4 kts.
Complement Officers - 47 Enlisted - 397 Largest Boom Capacity 20 t. Armament (as built) four single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts four twin 40mm AA gun mounts Fuel Capacity - Diesel 26,000 Bbls Propulsion General Motors 16-248 Diesel electric engines single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear
Ship's Service Generators
three Diesel-drive 500Kw 450V A.C.
one Diesel-drive 250Kw 450V A.C. twin propellers, 11,200shp