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USS Massachusetts

Seven ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Massachusetts in honor of the sixth state.

The first Massachusetts[?] a topsail schooner, was the first Revenue Marine[?] cutter of the United States.

The second Massachusetts[?] was a wooden steamer that saw action during the Mexican-American War.

The third Massachusetts[?] was an iron screw steamer that saw action during the American Civil War.

The never-launched Kalamazoo-class monitor[?] Passaconaway was renamed first to Thunderer then to Massachusetts before being broken up in the ways.

The fourth Massachusetts was a battleship that saw action in the Spanish American War].

The fifth Massachusetts[?] was a transport that served contemporaneously with BB-2 and also saw action in the Spanish-American War.

The sixth Massachusetts was a battleship already under construction when she was canceled by the Washington Naval Treaty.

The seventh Massachusetts was a battleship that saw action in World War II.



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