USS Rhode Island

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There have been three ships of the United States Navy named USS Rhode Island, after the state;

  • USS Rhode Island (1861) was a wooden sidewheel steamer previously named John P. King and Eagle, and later renamed Charleston that saw action in the Civil War.
  • USS Rhode Island (BB-17), a Virginia-class battleship, sailed on the first leg of the Great White Fleet's voyage, and provided anti-submarine services during World War I.
  • USS Rhode Island (SSBN-740), is an Ohio-class submarine launched in 1993

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