Five ships of the United States Navy have been or will be named USS Bainbridge, after William Bainbridge, a notable commodore of the early Navy.
The second USS Bainbridge (Destroyer No. 1), later designated DD-1, was the first destroyer in the United States Navy and the lead ship of her class.
USS Bainbridge (DLGN-25/CGN-25) was the only ship of her class. Initially a guided missile destroyer leader in the United States Navy, she was re-designated as a guided missile cruiser in 1975. At 9100 tons, she is notable as the smallest nuclear-powered surface warship commissioned by any navy.
The fifth USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) is the 46th of 62 planned Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in the United States Navy.
The first USS Bainbridge was a brig in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. She was named for William Bainbridge.
The third USS Bainbridge (DD-246) was a Clemson-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She was named for Commodore William Bainbridge, who served in the War of 1812 and the Barbary Wars.