- USS Samuel B. Roberts
The first USS Samuel B. Roberts fought doggedly against a superior Japanese fleet until being sunk during World War II; the name Samuel B. Roberts has appeared two more times, including a ship launched in 1984 that participated in Desert Storm.
- USS Yorktown
Ships named USS Yorktown include an aircraft carrier that fought in the Coral Sea and Midway battles and its successor, which helped spearhead the assault against Japanese-held island fortresses during World War II.
- USS Constitution
The USS Constitution serves as a training facility for the Navy's CPO.
- USS Texas
The USS Texas is the last battleship afloat that was involved in WWI and WWII.
- USS New York
Reinforced with steel from the World Trade Center, the USS New York is one of the most technologically advanced vessels.
- USS New Jersey
The USS New Jersey, one of the most notable battleships, assisted in both WWII and the Korean War.
- LST 325
Landing ship tanks weren't thought of as warships but were the first to touch the beaches from North Africa, to Sicily, to Normandy.
- USS Enterprise
Eight U.S. Navy ships have held the name Enterprise, but none as significant as the last two.
- USS Arizona
A national cemetery with 900 crew members entombed within; a symbol that epitomizes American naval sacrifice and courage.
- USS Hornet
The USS Hornet sets various wartime records during World War II.
- USS Nautilus
From 1951 through 1979, the USS Nautilus completed numerous successful voyages.
- USS Jeremiah O'Brien
Liberty ships like the USS Jeremiah O'Brien kept supplies flowing to the troops during World War II; USS Jeremiah O'Brien is berthed in San Francisco and cruises around the world.
- USS Laffey
The USS Laffey was actually two World War II ships with the same name: DD-459, which fought to the death at Guadalcanal in 1942; and DD-724, which earned the nickname 'The Ship That Would Not Die' during a Japanese kamikaze attack.