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Five ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Charleston, after the city of Charleston, South Carolinamarker, after 1863 this included Charleston, West Virginiamarker.

  • The first USS Charleston was a galley that served from 1798 to 1802.


  • The second , was a protected cruiser commissioned in 1889 which captured the island of Guam during the Spanish-American War in 1898 but was wrecked the following year.


  • The third , was a protected cruiser that served from 1905 to 1923.


  • The fourth , was a patrol boat that served from 1936 to 1946 and saw service in World War II.


  • The fifth , was an amphibious cargo ship commissioned in 1968 and decommissioned in 1992.


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