USS Galena


USS Galena

Three ships in the United States Navy have been named USS "Galena". They were named for a city in Kansas, a city in Illinois; a town in Maryland and a town in Missouri; and a village in Ohio and a village in Alaska. All of those which were named for a native lead sulfide, the chief ore of lead.

*USS|Galena|1862, was a steamship, during the American Civil War

*USS|Galena|1880, was a steamship commissioned in 1880 and decommissioned in 1890

*USS|Galena|PC-1136, was a patrol boat commissioned in 1943 and decommissioned in 1946


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