USS Vicksburg

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USS Vicksburg in the Atlantic Ocean
USS Vicksburg (CG-69) in the Atlantic Ocean

Four ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Vicksburg, named in honor of the city Vicksburg, Mississippi, and/or the Civil War Battle of Vicksburg (1863).

  • The first Vicksburg was a steamship, purchased and commissioned by the Navy in 1863, and sold in 1865.
  • The second Vicksburg (PG-11) was a gunboat, commissioned in 1897 and renamed Alexander Hamilton in 1922 in the Coast Guard. Around 1935, she was renamed Beta and finally placed out of service in 1944.