Two ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS La Vallette, named in honor of Rear Admiral Elie A. F. La Vallette.
Elie Augustus Frederick La Vallette was one of the first rear admirals appointed in the United States Navy when Congress created the rank in July 1862.
USS LaVallette (DD-315) was a Clemson-class destroyer built for the United States Navy during World War I.
The Clemson class was a series of 156 destroyers which served with the United States Navy from after World War I through World War II.
In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast, maneuverable long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy or battle group and defend them against smaller powerful short-range attackers. They were originally developed in the late 19th century by Fernando Villaamil for the Spanish Navy as a defense against torpedo boats, and by the time of the Russo-Japanese War in 1904, these "torpedo boat destroyers" (TBDs) were "large, swift, and powerfully armed torpedo boats designed to destroy other torpedo boats". Although the term "destroyer" had been used interchangeably with "TBD" and "torpedo boat destroyer" by navies since 1892, the term "torpedo boat destroyer" had been generally shortened to simply "destroyer" by nearly all navies by the First World War.
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The Boston Navy Yard, originally called the Charlestown Navy Yard and later Boston Naval Shipyard, was one of the oldest shipbuilding facilities in the United States Navy. It was established in 1801 as part of the recent establishment of the new U.S. Department of the Navy in 1798. After 175 years of military service, it was decommissioned as a naval installation on 1 July 1974.
Bath Iron Works (BIW) is a major United States shipyard located on the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine, founded in 1884 as Bath Iron Works, Limited. BIW has built private, commercial, and military vessels, most of which have been ordered by the United States Navy. The shipyard has built and sometimes designed battleships, frigates, cruisers, and destroyers, including the Arleigh Burke class which are currently among the world's most advanced surface warships.
A guided-missile destroyer is a destroyer designed to launch guided missiles. Many are also equipped to carry out anti-submarine, anti-air, and anti-surface operations. The NATO standard designation for these vessels is DDG. Nations vary in their use of destroyer D designation in their hull pennant numbering, either prefixing or dropping it altogether. The U.S. Navy has adopted the classification DDG in the American hull classification system.
The Fletcher class was a class of destroyers built by the United States during World War II. The class was designed in 1939, as a result of dissatisfaction with the earlier destroyer leader types of the Porter and Somers classes. Some went on to serve during the Korean War and into the Vietnam War.
USS La Vallette (DD-448) was a World War II-era Fletcher-class destroyer in the service of the United States Navy. She was the second Navy ship named after Rear Admiral Elie A. F. La Vallette.
Three ships in the United States Navy have been named USS Evans, the first two for Robley D. Evans, and the third for Ernest E. Evans.
Three ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Duncan, in honor of Master Commandant Silas Duncan.
Four ships of the United States Navy have borne the name Davis. The first three were named in honor of Admiral Charles H. Davis. The fourth, DD-937, was named for Commander George F. Davis.
USS Henley has been the name of three ships in the United States Navy named for Robert Henley. A fourth ship was named for his brother, John D. Henley.
Four ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Ingraham, named in honor of Captain Duncan Ingraham
Four ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Nicholson, named in honor of the Nicholson family, James; Samuel; John; William; and James W..
USS Chevalier (DD-451), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for Lieutenant Commander Godfrey Chevalier.
Four ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Hull, in honor of Commodore Isaac Hull.
Two ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Anthony, in honor of Marine Sergeant Major William Anthony.
Two ships in the United States Navy have been named USS Young, the first for John Young, a captain in the Continental Navy, and the second for Rear Admiral Lucien Young (1852–1912).
The Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company was a United States shipyard, active from 1917 to 1948. It was founded during World War I to build ships for the United States Shipping Board. During World War II, it built ships as part of the U.S. Government's Emergency Shipbuilding program. Operated by a subsidiary of the United States Steel Corporation, the shipyard was located at Kearny Point where the mouth of the Hackensack River meets Newark Bay in the Port of New York and New Jersey. The shipyard site is now part of River Terminal, a massive distribution facility that is partially a foreign trade zone.
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Maynard W. Tollberg (1904–1943) was a United States Navy sailor killed in action during World War II. He received a posthumous Navy Cross for his actions.