Five United States Navy ships have borne the name USS Atlanta, after the city of Atlanta, Georgia.
USS Atlanta (CL-51) of the United States Navy was the lead ship of her class of light cruisers. She was the third Navy ship named after the city of Atlanta, Georgia.
USS Atlanta (CL-104) of the United States Navy was a Cleveland-class light cruiser during World War II. She was the fourth Navy ship named after the city of Atlanta, Georgia.
The first Atlanta was an iron-hulled, schooner-rigged, screw steamer in the Confederate Navy, later captured and served in the United States Navy.
The second USS Atlanta was a protected cruiser and one of the first steel warships of the "New Navy" of the 1880's.
USS Atlanta (SSN-712), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the fifth ship of the United States Navy to be named for Atlanta, Georgia. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on 1 August 1975 and her keel was laid down on 17 August 1978. She was launched on 16 August 1980 sponsored by Mrs.