Definitions for "USS Somers"
Keywords:  somers, destroyer, navy, richard, ship
Six ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Somers in honor of Master Commandant Richard Somers who was killed at Tripoli in action against the Barbary pirates.
The second USS Somers was a brig in the United States Navy during the Mexican-American War, infamous for being the only U.S. Navy ship to undergo a mutiny which led to executions.
USS Somers (DD-301), a Clemson-class destroyer, engaged in peacetime operations with the Pacific Fleet from 1920 until she was scrapped under the London Naval Treaty in 1930. She was the fourth ship of the United States Navy named for Richard Somers.