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.
The fifth USS Somers (DD-381) was the lead ship of the Somers-class destroyers. She was namd for Richard Somers.
The sixth USS Somers (DDG-34, ex-DD-947) was a Forrest Sherman-class destroyer when her keel was laid down at the Bath Iron Works on 4 March 1958, she was launched on 30 May, and commissioned on 3 April 1959.
USS Somers was a schooner, formerly the Catherine, purchased by the United States Navy in 1812. She was purchased for $5500.00 from Jacob Townsend, a pioneer and one of the first settlers of Lewiston, NY and purveyor of goods on the Great Lakes . She fought in the War of 1812 under the command of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry on Lake Erie and Lake Huron, and took part in the capture of the British Squadron on 10 September 1813.