This US Navy Battleship Sported Two Swimming Pools
The USS New Jersey, one of the great Iowa Class Battleships, was reactivated in the late 1960s to serve during the height of the Vietnam War. Her forward 40mm guns were removed during a very light and...
Hog Islander
Hog Islanders is the slang for ships built to Emergency Fleet Corporation designs number 1022 and 1024. These vessels were cargo and transport ships, respectively, built under government direction an...
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USS LST-888
USS LST-888 was an LST-542-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. Late in her career she was renamed Lee County (LST-888) — after counties in twelve Southern and...
USS Laramie (AO-16)
USS Laramie (AO-16) was a Kaweah-class fleet replenishment oiler in the United States Navy.Laramie was built in 1920 under USSB contract by William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia; acquired by the Navy...
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This US Navy Battleship Sported Two Swimming Pools
The USS New Jersey, one of the great Iowa Class Battleships, was reactivated in the late 1960s to serve during the height of the Vietnam War. Her forward 40mm guns were removed during a very light and...
USS Exchange (1862)
USS Exchange (1862) was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as a gunboat in support of the Union Navy blockade of Confederate waterways. ...
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USS Benham (DD-49)
USS Benham (Destroyer No. 49/DD-49) was an Aylwin-class destroyer built for the United States Navy prior to the American entry into World War I. The ship was the first U.S. Navy vessel named in honor ...
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USS Newark (C-1)
The first USS Newark (C-1) was a United States Navy protected cruiser, the first modern cruiser in the US fleet.She was laid down by William Cramp and Sons of Philadelphia on 12 June 1888, launched on...
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USS Indiana (BB-1)
USS Indiana (Battleship No. 1) was the lead ship of her class and the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships of the time. Authorized in 1890 and commissioned five...
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USS Wright (AV-1)
USS Wright (AZ-1/AV-1) was a one-of-a-kind auxiliary ship in the United States Navy, named for aviation pioneer Orville Wright.
Originally the unnamed "hull no. 680", the ship was laid down at Ho...
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USS Knickerbocker (SP-479)
USS Knickerbocker (SP-479), was a United States Navy tug, minesweeper, and dispatch ship in commission from 1917 to 1919.
Knickerbocker was built as a commercial tug of the same name in 1873 by Ne...
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USS Mississippi (BB-23)
USS Mississippi (Battleship No. 23), the lead ship of her class of battleships, was the second ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the U.S. state of Mississippi. After her career in the U...
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USS Buck (DD-420)
The second USS Buck (DD-420), a World War II-era Sims-class destroyer in the service of the United States Navy, was named after Quartermaster James Buck, a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. It was b...
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USS Upshur (DD-144)
USS Upshur (DD–144) was a Wickes class destroyer in the United States Navy before and during World War II. She was the first ship named for Rear Admiral John Henry Upshur.Upshur was laid down on 19 Fe...
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USS Richmond (CL-9)
USS Richmond (CL-9) was an Omaha-class light cruiser of the United States Navy. She was the third Navy ship named for the city of Richmond, Virginia.Richmond was laid down on 16 February 1920 by Willi...
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SS Mariposa (1883)
SS Mariposa was a steamboat which served in the Pacific Ocean from 1883 to 1917.
The Mariposa was an iron ship built in 1883 in Philadelphia by the William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Company. I...
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USS Adolph Hugel (1860)
USS Adolph Hugel (1860) was a schooner acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. With her two 32-pounder guns, she was intended for use by the Union Navy as a gunboat in support of the...
USS Stockton (DD-73)
USS Stockton (DD-73), a Caldwell-class destroyer, served in the United States Navy, and later in the Royal Navy as HMS Ludlow.The second US Navy ship named for Commodore Robert F. Stockton (1795–1866)...
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USS Sioux (YT-19)
The first USS Sioux (YT-19) was an iron-hulled tug in the United States Navy. Sioux was named after the Sioux people.Sioux, was built as P. H. Wise at Philadelphia in 1892 by Neafie & Levy and was...
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USS Niji (SP-33)
USS Niji (SP-33) was an armed motorboat that served in the United States Navy as a patrol vessel from 1917 to 1919.Niji was built in 1914 by Essington Shipbuilding Company at Essington, Pennsylvania, ...
CSS Baltic
CSS Baltic was an iron and cottonclad sidewheeler ship built in 1860 in Philadelphia as a river tow boat belonging to the Southern Steamship Co. She was purchased by the State of Alabama, converted to...
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USS Umpqua (1865)
USS Umpqua, a single-turreted, twin-screw monitor, was laid down in March 1863, before the official order had been placed, at Brownsville, Pennsylvania, by Snowden & Mason; launched on 21 December...
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USS LST-60
USS Atchison County (LST-60) was an LST-1-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. Named for counties in Kansas and Missouri established in honor of David Rice Atc...
USS LST-60 - Wikipedia
USS Lionfish (SS-298)
USS Lionfish (SS-298), a Balao-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy named for the lionfish, a scorpaenid fish native to the Pacific and an invasive species found around the Car...
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USS Gherardi (DD-637)
USS Gherardi (DD-637) (later DMS-30), a Gleaves-class destroyer, is the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for Rear Admiral Bancroft Gherardi.Gherardi was launched 12 February 1942 by the...
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USS Vesuvius (1888)
USS Vesuvius, the third ship of the United States Navy named for the Italian volcano, was a unique vessel in the Navy inventory which marked a departure from more conventional forms of main battery ar...
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USS Randolph (1776)
The first USS Randolph was a 32-gun frigate in the Continental Navy named for Peyton Randolph.Construction of the first Randolph was authorized by the Continental Congress on 13 December 1775. The fri...