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USS New Orleans

Four ships of the United States Navy have borne the name New Orleans, after the historic city of New Orleans, Louisiana.

What might have been the first New Orleans was never launched. During the War of 1812 there was a ship building race on Lake Ontario (at that time isolated from the sea), and Henry Eckford[?] laid down a 130-gun ship of the line. Peace brought a end to the construction, and the partial hull was sold on the stocks in 1883.

The Confederate States of America also had a floating gun battery on the Mississippi River named CSS New Orleans[?].



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