USS Washington (BB-47), a Colorado-class battleship, was the second ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 42nd state. Her keel was laid down on 30 June 1919 at Camden, New Jersey, by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation. She was launched on 1 September 1921, sponsored by Miss Jean Summers, the daughter of Congressman John W.
Ten ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Washington, originally in honor of George Washington, and later (starting with the 1905 armored cruiser) for the 42nd state.
USS Washington (BB-56), the second of just two North Carolina-class battleships, was the third ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 42nd state. Her keel was laid down on 14 June 1938 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. She was launched on 1 June 1940, and commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 15 May 1941, with Captain Howard H.J.
The fourth USS Washington was a ship of the line of the United States Navy.
The Washington was one of the 13 cutters of the Morris-Taney Class. These cutters were the backbone of the US Revenue Cutter Service for more than a decade. Samuel Humphreys designed these cutters for roles as diverse as fighting pirates, privateers, combating smugglers and operating with naval forces.
The sixth USS Washington was a revenue cutter in the United States Navy. She discovered Amistad after the slaves onboard had seized control of that schooner in an 1839 mutiny.