List of U.S. military vessels named after presidents
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These are vessels named for Presidents of the United States of America (in order of their presidency and ship's commissioning):
Ships named for one president
- George Washington has had several vessels named after him before he died in 1799, including at least four in the 1770s and one in 1798, one in 1814 as well as an armored cruiser, a submarine and an aircraft carrier in the 20th century. (See also USS Washington).
- USS Washington (1775) was a schooner named Endeavor acquired by Gen. Washington in October 1775, renamed Washington, and re-rigged as a brigantine.
- USS Washington (1776) was a row galley that operated in Narragansett Bay during the winter and spring of 1776.
- USS Washington (1776) was one of 13 frigates authorized by the Continental Congress. She was launched in August 1776. Destroyed prior to commissioning.
- USS Washington (1776), a lateen-rigged two-masted galley, was built in the autumn of 1776.
- USS George Washington (1798) was a 24-gun sloop-of-war commissioned in 1798.
- USS Washington (1814) a ship of the line, was the second such to be launched by the Navy, and was on active service from 1815 to 1820.
- USS George Washington (SSBN-598), in commission 1959–1985.
- USS George Washington (CVN-73) was commissioned in 1992.
- John Adams has had two ships named after him in 1799 before his death on 4 July 1826, as well as a submarine in the 20th century:
- Thomas Jefferson has had one ship named in his honor before his death, as well as a submarine in the 20th century:
- USS Jefferson (1814) was launched in 1814;
- USS Thomas Jefferson in service 1942–1955.
- USS Thomas Jefferson (SSBN-618), in commission 1963–1986.
- NOAAS Thomas Jefferson (S 222) was commissioned 2003
- James Madison has had three vessels named for him before he died on 28 June 1836, as well as a submarine in the 20th century:
- James Monroe has the:
- Andrew Jackson has had three vessels named for him:
- Martin Van Buren has had one vessel named in his honor before his death, as well as an indirectly named patrol frigate in the 20th century:
- James K. Polk has had two vessels named for him:
- James Buchanan
- USS Republic (AP-33) was briefly named the USS President Buchanan; see also USS President Grant below.
- Abraham Lincoln has three
- Ulysses S. Grant has the
- USS General Grant, a steamship gunboat commissioned from 1864-1865
- USS President Grant (ID-3014), later USS Republic (AP-33), in commission 1917-1919, 1921, and 1941-1945.
- USS U. S. Grant (AP-29), in commission 1917-1919 and 1941-1945.
- USS Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631), in commission 1964–1992.
- Rutherford B. Hayes has the
- Theodore Roosevelt has had three vessels named in his honor, including:
- Woodrow Wilson has the
- Franklin D. Roosevelt has the
- Harry S. Truman has the
- Dwight D. Eisenhower has the
- John F. Kennedy has the
- Lyndon B. Johnson has the
- Gerald R. Ford has the
- Jimmy Carter has the
- Ronald Reagan has the
- George H. W. Bush has the
Ships named for two presidents
- John Adams and John Quincy Adams:
Ships named for the Office of the President
- USS President, of which there have been two
- USS President (1800) was a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate and was one of the original six frigates of the United States Navy. Captured by the Royal Navy in 1815.
- USS President (1812) was a 12-gun sloop that served until 1814 when also captured by the Royal Navy.
- During a short period both USS Presidents were simultaneously in US Navy service under the same name.
- William Henry Harrison
- John Tyler
- Zachary Taylor
- Millard Fillmore
- Franklin Pierce
- See also: SS President Pierce, later USS Hugh L. Scott (AP-43)
- Andrew Johnson
- See also: SS President Johnson, commissioned as USS Manchuria (ID-1633) from 1918-1919.
- James A. Garfield
- Chester A. Arthur
- See also: SS President Arthur, later commissioned as USS Princess Matoika (ID-2290) (1918-1919)
- Grover Cleveland
- Benjamin Harrison
- William McKinley
- See also: SS President McKinley, later commissioned as USS J. Franklin Bell (APA-16)
- William Howard Taft
- Warren G. Harding
- Calvin Coolidge
- Herbert Hoover
- Richard Nixon
- Bill Clinton (still living)
- George W. Bush (still living)
- Barack Obama (still living)
- Donald Trump (still living and in office)
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