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Encyclopedia > USS Michigan

Three ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Michigan in honor of the U.S. state of Michigan.

  • The first USS Michigan, the Navy's first iron-hulled warship, launched in 1842, operated on the Great Lakes for her entire career, was later renamed Wolverine and decommissioned in 1912.
  • The second USS Michigan (BB-27), a South Carolina-class battleship, saw action against Mexico and escorted convoys during World War I.
  • The third USS Michigan (SSBN-727), the second Ohio-class submarine, no longer serves as a ballistic missile submarine, but will be converted into a guided missile submarine (SSGN).

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Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3391 words)
Michigan was explored and settled by French voyageurs in the 17th century.
Michigan borders Indiana and Ohio to the south, and Wisconsin to the southwest of the Upper Peninsula.
The Lower Peninsula of Michigan is nicknamed "The Mitten" because it resembles the palm of a right-hand mitten.
Encyclopedia: USS Michigan (1843) (791 words)
USS Michigan was the United States Navy’s first iron-hulled warship and served during the American Civil War.
Michigan was designed by naval constructor Samuel Hart; fabricated in parts at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, during the last half of 1842; and carried overland to Erie, Pennsylvania, where assembled.
After the war, Michigan continued her faithful service, and was the ship which intercepted and interned the army of the Fenian Brotherhood as it returned from its invasion of Canada near Buffalo, New York in 1866.
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