US Navy Ships - Firsts
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The world's first nuclear frigate. The USS Bainbridge (CGN 25) was the fourth ship in the Navy to bear the name. The only ship of her class. Initially a guided missile destroyer leader in the United States Navy, she was re-designated as a guided missile cruiser in 1975. At 9100 tons, she was notable as the smallest nuclear-powered surface warship commissioned by any navy.
The second USS Bainbridge (DD-1) was the first destroyer in the United States Navy and the lead ship of her class.
Named for her Irish-American inventor, John Philip Holland. The boat was originally called "Holland VI", and launched on 17 May 1897.
1934 FDR. First visit by a US president to South America.
Delivered the atomic bomb to Tinian to be used later over Hiroshima
He USS Langley (CV-1/AV-3) was converted in 1920 from the collier USS Jupiter (AC-3). Following another conversion, to a seaplane tender, Langley fought in World War II. She was so badly damaged by Japanese bombing attacks that she was sunk by her escorts on 27 February 1942.
1917 -- Chester Nimitz, Commander of Pacific Operations in WWII was Maumee's executive officer
Was the US Navy's first iron-hulled warship, launched in 1843, operated on the Great Lakes for her entire career, was later renamed Wolverine and decommissioned in 1912.
She is most famous for her participation in the first-ever naval battle between two ironclad warships, the Battle of Hampton Roads on 9 March 1862 during the American Civil War, in which Monitor fought the ironclad CSS Virginia of the Confederate States Navy.
USS Nautilus (SSN-571) was the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine and the first vessel to complete a submerged transit across the North Pole.
April 1941 -- Depth charged a German Sub while rescuing sailors from a torpedoed ship.
The King and Queen of Hawaii -- 1832
The first US Navy warship with propelling machinery below the waterline. Rattler, the first British warship with screw, was also launched in 1843]. The Princeton was laid down 20 October 1842 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard under the supervision of Capt. Robert F. Stockton. Capt. Robert Stockton on Princeton, the first screw-propelled naval steamer, challenged British merchant ship Great Western to a race off New York, which Princeton won easily.
The first USS Ranger was a sloop-of-war in the Continental Navy and received the first government-sanctioned salute to an American fighting vessel by a foreign power.
On convoy duty North Atlantic -- Oct. 1941
1853 -- Mare Island, San Francisco, California.
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