USS Wilkes-Barre may refer to:
The third USS Astoria (CL-90) was a Cleveland-class light cruiser of the United States Navy.
USS Wilkes-Barre (CL-103) was a Cleveland-class light cruiser of the United States Navy that served during the last year of World War II. She was named after the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
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William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Company of Philadelphia was founded in 1830 by William Cramp, and was the preeminent U.S. iron shipbuilder of the late 19th century. In 1890 the company built the battleships USS Indiana and USS Massachusetts, armored cruiser USS New York, and protected cruiser USS Columbia. Three of these ships took a part in the battle with the Spanish fleet in 1898 at Santiago de Cuba. The victory in this battle heralded America's emergence as a great power.The American Shipping and Commercial Corporation bought the yard in 1919 but closed it in 1927 as fewer ships were ordered by the U.S. Navy after passage of the Naval Limitations Treaty in 1923.
Multiple ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Newark, after the city of Newark, New Jersey.
Five ships of the United States Navy have been named Buffalo, the first after the large mammal, the others after the city of Buffalo, New York.
USS Amsterdam may refer to:
Five United States Navy ships have borne the name Atlanta, after the city of Atlanta, Georgia:
Three ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Juneau, after the city of Juneau, Alaska:
USS New Haven may refer to:
USS Fargo has been the name of two ships of United States Navy, the first of which was not completed as originally planned. Hence, there has been only one commissioned ship named for the city of Fargo, North Dakota.
Six ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Cheyenne, in honor of the city of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
USS Birmingham (CL-62), a United States Cleveland-class light cruiser named for the city of Birmingham, Alabama, the "Steel City", was laid down at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Newport News, Virginia on 17 February 1941 and launched on 20 March 1942 by Mrs. Cooper Green, wife of the president of the Birmingham City Commission. She was commissioned on 29 January 1943, Captain John Wilkes in command. Birmingham was one of the "fightingest" ships of the Navy and suffered heavy damage on at least three occasions.
Four ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Helena, after the city of Helena, Montana.
Three ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Huntington, after the city of Huntington, West Virginia.
Only one vessel of the United States Navy has been named USS Wilmington, after the city of Wilmington, Delaware, although the name was intended for two others.
USS Little Rock (CL-92/CLG-4/CG-4) was one of 27 United States Navy Cleveland-class light cruisers completed during or shortly after World War II, and one of six to be converted to guided missile cruisers. She was the first US Navy ship to be named for Little Rock, Arkansas. Commissioned in mid-1945, she was completed too late to see combat duty during World War II. After an initial South American cruise, she spent the next few years serving off the east coast of the U.S., in the Caribbean, and in the Mediterranean. Like all but one of her sister ships, she was retired in the post-war defense cutbacks, becoming part of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet in 1949.
USS Vicksburg may refer to:
The Worcester class was a class of light cruisers used by the United States Navy, laid down in 1945 and commissioned in 1948-49. They and their contemporaries, the Des Moines-class heavy cruisers, were the last all-gun cruisers built for the U.S. Navy. Ten ships were planned for this class, but only two were completed.