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USS Columbia

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.

  • A 44-gun frigate Columbia was under construction at the Washington Navy Yard[?], but was burned in 1814 to prevent capture by the British.

In 1792, Captain Robert Gray[?], in a privately-owned vessel named Columbia sent to the Pacific Northwest to trade for fur, discovered the Columbia River and named it after the ship.

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