Definitions for "USS Raleigh"
USS Raleigh (LPD-1), the lead ship of her class of amphibious transport docks, was the fourth ship of the United States Navy named for the capital of North Carolina, which in turn honors the English explorer Sir Walter Raleigh, the first to attempt the establishment of an English settlement in North America.
Four ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Raleigh, after the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, which in turn was named after Sir Walter Raleigh.
USS Raleigh (C-8) was a United States Navy protected cruiser commissioned in 1894 and in periodic service until 1919. The second ship named Raleigh, C-8 was laid down on 19 December 1889 at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia; launched 31 March 1892; sponsored by Mrs. Alfred W.