Definitions for "USS Vincennes"
Keywords:  vincennes, cruiser, navy, savo, sunk
Four United States Navy ships have been named USS Vincennes, after the town of Vincennes, Indiana, site of an important Patriot victory in the American Revolution.
The second USS Vincennes (CA-44) was a United States Navy New Orleans-class heavy cruiser sunk at the Battle of Savo Island in 1942.
The first USS Vincennes was the first United States warship to circumnavigate the globe. The ship was named in honor of the Battle of Vincennes.