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Seven United States Navy ships have been named USS Columbia, after the personification of the United States, also after the city of Columbia, South Carolina. The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Columbia, South Carolina Seen from across the Congaree River. ...

  • A privately-owned vessel named Columbia under Captain Robert Gray, which was sent to the Pacific Northwest to trade for fur. As the ship was privately owned, it is not designated USS. In 1792 Captain Gray discovered the Columbia River and named it after the ship; it later became the first American ship to circumnavigate the globe.
  • A 44-gun frigate Columbia was under construction at the Washington Navy Yard, but was burned in 1814 to prevent capture by the British.
  • The second Columbia was a captured Confederate screw steamer that ran aground in 1863.
  • The third Columbia was an ironclad, also captured from the Confederates in 1865 and in use until June of that year(?).
  • The fourth Columbia (C-12), later CA-16, was a cruiser in service from 1894 to 1921.
  • The fifth Columbia (AG-9) was originally the Great Northern, a troop transport, renamed in 1921 and used until 1922.

The Space Shuttle Columbia (OV-102), which flew 28 missions between 1981 and 2003, is occasionally referred to as USS Columbia; this is incorrect, however, as she was not a vessel of the United States Navy. Captain Robert Gray Robert Gray is also an Australian poet, see Robert Gray (poet) Robert Gray (1755-1806). ... Darker red states are always part of the Pacific Northwest. ... For alternative meanings, see Fur (disambiguation). ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Columbia River Gorge, Washington or North side Geography The Columbia River is the largest river in volume flowing into the Pacific Ocean from North America. ... The Washington Navy Yard is the U.S. Navys oldest shore establishment. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The first USS Columbia of the United States Navy was a 50-gun sailing frigate. ... Sailing frigates were 4th, 5th, or 6th-rated ships in the rating system of the Royal Navy. ... 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... For other ships named Columbia, see USS Columbia CSS Columbia, an uncommonly strong ironclad ram, was constructed under contract at Charleston, South Carolina in 1864, of yellow pine and white oak with iron fastenings and 6-inch iron plating. ... Ironclad warships, frequently shortened to just ironclads, were ships sheathed with thick iron plates for protection. ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... The fourth USS Columbia (C-12) was an unarmored cruiser in the United States Navy during the Spanish-American War and World War I. Columbia was launched 26 July 1892 by William Cramp & Sons Ship & Engine Building Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; sponsored by Miss H. Morton; and commissioned 23 April 1894... USS Port Royal, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, launched in 1994. ... 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... USS John Land (AP-167) in San Francisco Bay sometime in 1945-46; soldiers crowd the decks in anticipation of homecoming. ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The sixth USS Columbia (CL-56) was a light cruiser of the United States Navy, launched 17 December 1941 by New York Shipbuilding Corp. ... A light cruiser is a warship that is not so large and powerful as a regular (or heavy) cruiser, but still larger than ships like destroyers. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... USS Columbia (SSN-771), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the eighth ship of the United States Navy to bear that name. ... USS Greeneville off the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii. ... USS Los Angeles A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate underwater. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Space Shuttle Columbia seconds after engine ignition, 1981 (NASA). ... Shuttle Orbiter Columbia (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102) was the first space shuttle in NASAs orbital fleet, first flying mission STS-1 from April 12 to April 14, 1981. ... Columbia Buran This is a list of human spaceflight missions flown by space shuttles. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...



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