USS Ajax

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Four ships of the United States Navy have been named Ajax, after Ajax, a Greek hero during the Trojan War.

  • USS Ajax (1869), launched in 1864 as USS Manayunk, renamed Ajax in 1869. Decommissioned 1898.
  • USS Ajax (AG-15), named Scindia, a collier, purchased in 1898 and later converted to a seaplane tender. Decommissioned in 1925.
  • USS Ajax (SP-738), a research vessel acquired in 1917, renamed USS Rockport in 1918. Sold 1919.
  • USS Ajax (AR-6), a Vulcan-class repair ship, launched in 1941 and decommissioned in 1989.