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USS Hawaii Submarine and Ship

The United States Navy has named two of the vessels after the State of Hawaii: the USS Hawaii (CB-3_ Navy cruiser and the USS Hawaii (SSN-776) nuclear submarine. The Navy also named one of their submarines after King Kamehameha the Great.

USS Hawaii Submarine
USS Hawaii (SSN-776) In April of 2006 the U.S. Navy announced that the third of their Virginia-class attack submarines would be named after the state of Hawaii. The USS Hawaii (SSN-0776) is expected to be launched in 2007.

USS Hawaii Navy Cruiser
USS Hawaii (CB-3) The first United States Navy ship to be named the USS Hawaii was an Alaska-class U.S. Navy cruiser known as the USS Hawaii (CB-3). The ship was partially constructed during World War II but it was never completed.

The United States Navy also named a submarine after Hawaii's King Kamehameha I:

USS Kamehameha
USS Kamehameha (SSN-642) This United States Navy submarine was one of 41 Polaris fleet ballistic missile submarines built in the 1960's. the USS Kamehameha was commissioned in 1965 and decommissioned in 2002.

See also:
- USS Bowfin Submarine Tour
- USS Arizona Battleship Memorial
- USS Missouri Battleship Tour

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