Steam powered war ship carrying the weapon Peacemaker. Designed by Ericcson and Stockton, the Peacemaker exploded on board February 28, 1844 killing two members of the cabinet.
Six United States Navy ships have borne the name Princeton, after the town of Princeton, New Jersey, site of an American victory in the Revolution.
The fourth USS Princeton (CVL-23) was a United States Navy Independence class light aircraft carrier lost at the battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.
The fifth USS Princeton (CV-37) (also CVA-37, CVS-37, LPH-5) was a United States Navy Ticonderoga-class aircraft carrier (later refit into a Boxer-class LPH).
USS Princeton (CG-59) is a Ticonderoga-class cruiser guided-missile cruiser serving in the United States Navy. She is armed with missiles and cannons capable of defeating threats in the air, on the sea, ashore, and underneath the sea. She is named for the Revolutionary War victories over the British by George Washington in and around the town of Princeton, New Jersey.
The first Princeton was the first screw steam warship in the United States Navy. An accident on board her in 1844 killed Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Secretary of the Navy Thomas Gilmer and others.
The third USS Princeton was a composite gunboat in the United States Navy.