of the United States Navy
have been named
, originally in honor of George Washington
, and later (20th century) for the 42nd state
The first Washington was a schooner named Endeavor acquired by General George Washington, renamed Washington, and re-rigged as a brigantine.
The second Washington was a row galley that operated in Narragansett Bay.
The third Washington, 32 was one of 13 frigates authorized by the Continental Congress.
The fourth Washington, a lateen-rigged two-masted galley, served in Brigadier General Benedict Arnold's fleet.
The fifth Washington, 74, a ship of the line, was the second such to be launched by the Navy, and was on active service from 1815 to 1820.
The sixth Washington was a revenue cutter that initially operated out of Mobile, Alabama, before shifting to Key West, Florida.
The seventh Washington, a revenue cutter, was the ship that discovered Amistad after its cargo of slaves seized control of that schooner.
The eighth Washington (ACR-11) was a
Tennessee-class armored cruiser.
The ninth Washington (BB-47) was a
The tenth Washington (BB-56) was a
North Carolina-class battleship.
See also USS George Washington.