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USS Arkansas

Four ships of the United States Navy (and one of the Confederate States Navy) have been named USS Arkansas in honor of the 26th state.

The first USS Arkansas (steamer), a wooden-hulled, barkentine-rigged, screw steamer originally named Tonawanda that saw action in the American Civil War.

The second USS Arkansas (BM-7), the lead ship of her class of single-turreted monitor, was one of the last American monitors.

The third USS Arkansas (BB-33), a Wyoming-class battleship, saw action in the Mexican-American War, in World War I, and in World War II including the D-Day Landings.

The fourth USS Arkansas (CGN-41) was a Virginia class nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser.

See also CSS Arkansas.