USS Atlas

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Three ships of the United States Navy have been named Atlas, after Atlas, whose name means bearer or endurer.

  • USS Atlas (1869), held that name only briefly before being renamed Nahant on 10 August 1869.
  • USS Atlas (SP-2171), was a schooner seized by United States Customs officials at San Francisco from her German owners in 1917.
  • USS Atlas (ARL-7), was laid down on 3 June 1943 and launched on 19 October 1943.