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The first USS Savannah was a coastal galley that served in the U.S. Navy from 1799 to 1802.

Galley ship mainly propelled by oars

A galley is a type of ship that is propelled mainly by rowing. The galley is characterized by its long, slender hull, shallow draft and low freeboard. Virtually all types of galleys had sails that could be used in favorable winds, but human strength was always the primary method of propulsion. This allowed galleys to navigate independently of winds and currents. The galley originated among the seafaring civilizations around the Mediterranean Sea in the late second millennium BC and remained in use in various forms until the early 19th century in warfare, trade and piracy.

USS <i>Savannah</i> (1842)

The second USS Savannah was a frigate in the United States Navy. She was named after the city of Savannah, Georgia.

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