Naval History of Washington State

Naval History of Washington State

 

At least 40 ships have been named after the state, its cities, places and people. While only two ships have been named after the state itself, starting with USS Washington (Armored Cruiser No. 11), which was commissioned in 1906, ten ships have been named after the man the state is named for. The newest ship to honor Washington will be the Virginia-class submarine Washington (SSN 787), which is conducting sea trials before its commissioning.