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USS Franklin

Five United States Navy ships have been named USS Franklin, the first four after Benjamin Franklin, and the fifth, the aircraft carrier CV-13, perpetuating the name of the previous ships (it was not the usual practice at the time to name carriers after individuals).

  • The first Franklin was a 6-gun schooner, taken under the command of Commodore John Manly[?] in 1775, participating in the capture of many British vessels and returned to the owner in 1776.

Another Franklin was the carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt[?].

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