USS Cushing (TB-1)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-0679-0;
USS Cushing (Torpedo Boat #1 / TB-1) was a torpedo boat in the United States Navy during the Spanish-American War. She was named for William Barker Cushing. Cushing was launched 23 January 1890 by N. G. Herreshoff of Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island; sponsored by Miss K. B. Herreshoff; and commissioned 22 April 1890, Lieutenant C. M. Winslow in command. The first torpedo boat built for the Navy, Cushing was attached to the Squadron of Evolution and equipped for experimental work to complete the development of torpedo outfits and to gather data for the service. On 8 September 1891 she reported to Newport, Rhode Island for duty at the Naval Torpedo Station, and except for a brief period out of commission, 11 November 1891-11 January 1892, Cushing continued her torpedo experiments in this area until 1893.
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