Thursday, July 12, 2018
Ships By the Name USS Missouri-- Part 4: SSN-780 (and Ships Named USS St. Louis)
Back in the 1900s state names were given to battleships. Now, they are given to submarines.
The 5th USS Missouri (SSN-780) is a Virginia-class attack submarine. commissioned 31 July 2010. In 2016 it was home ported at Pearl Harbor.
In addition, five U.S. warships have been named the St. Louis (Wikipedia lists seven):
USS St. Louis 1828 sloop Civil War
USS St. Louis 1861 Ironclad Civil War
USS St. Louis 1898 troop transport
USS St. Louis (C-20) protected cruiser 1906-1922
USS St. Louis (CL-49) light cruiser 1939-1946 At Pearl Harbor
USS St. Louis (LKA-116) Amphibious cargo ship 1969-1991
USS St. Louis (LCS-19) Littoral Combat Ship
Also there have been two ships with the name USS Kansas City.