Encyclopedia > USS Columbia

  Article Content

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.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Meta state

... of this isomer is mysterious, though is it believed to have something to do with supernovas. When it relaxes to its base state, it releases energetic photons with ...