Four ships of the United States Navy
(and two ships of the Confederate States Navy
) have been named USS Tennessee
in honor of the 16th state
The first USS Tennessee was a wooden screw frigate built as Madawaska.
The second USS Tennessee (ACR-10)
was the lead ship of her class of armored cruiser.
The third USS Tennessee (BB-43)
was the lead ship of her class of battleship.
The fourth USS Tennessee (SSBN-734) is an
See also CSS Tennessee (sidewheel), and
CSS Tennessee (ram).