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USS Memphis

Six ships of the United States Navy (and one of the Confederate Navy[?]) have been named Memphis in honor of Memphis, Tennessee (which was in turn named for Memphis, Egypt).

USS Memphis[?], a wooden five-gun crew steamer, was chartered by the Navy for the Paraguay Expedition against Carlos Antonio Lopez[?].

USS Memphis[?] was a civilian steamship used in turn by both sides of the American Civil War, ultimately becoming the civilian steamer Mississippi.

USS Memphis (ACR-10), known for most of her career as USS Tennessee (ACR-10), was destroyed by a tsunami three months after she was renamed in 1916.

USS Memphis (CL-13)[?], an Omaha-class light cruiser[?], saw action in World War II.

USNS Memphis (T-AO-162)[?], a Cumberland-class fleet oiler[?], served during the Cold War.

USS Memphis (SSN-691)[?], a Los Angeles-class submarine, was modified to serve as a test and evaluation platform.

See also CSS Memphis[?].



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