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U.S. Navy Ships Date Back to Mid-1800s

Posted on: January 27, 2009

The U.S. Navy ships are usually named for admirals and generals and range from submarines to destroyers to battleships, barges and cargo ships and carriers or transporters dating back to the mid-1800s.


Some U.S. Navy ships have peculiar names such as Aphrodite, Arabia, Jupiter, Juanita, Marblehead, Me-Too, Quincy, Utowana, Uniontown, Wanderer, Weepoose, Xarifa, Yarnall, Zigzag and Zenda.


Some of the earlier U.S. Navy ships were commandeered from individuals and placed under the command of the Navy for service in the first war.  The Zenda was a small 48 foot motor pleasure boat built in 1912 and was deployed on section patrol duties in eastern New England beginning May 1917 until the end of the war.  She was returned to her original owner at the end of January of 1919.


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