USS Pittsburgh – An Honored Name for Ships that Have Defended their Nation

I am giving a presentation this Tuesday (August 23, 2022) at the Cranberry Public Library 6:30-7-30 PM


The Pittsburgh Name has an Honored Place in Naval History

The City of Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania is geographically located far from the open oceans. Despite the busy Three Rivers that offer pathways for shipping and recreation, no ocean going US Navy ships can easily navigate their way to the Point where the three rivers join. The possible exceptions are special craft built during various wars that were built on the banks of the river and shipped down the Ohio and Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. The USS Requin submarine at the Science Center was brought here under tow so she doesn’t count in this equation.

Despite geography, Pittsburgh has contributed her name and her resources many times since the Civil War. From that time to about a year ago (2020) the name Pittsburgh has been assigned to four different vessels that participated in many of the nation’s conflicts…

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