This will be the fifth vessel named after Pittsburgh.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The US Navy is naming a new ship after our city.

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The USS Pittsburgh will be the fifth Navy vessel to bear the city’s name.

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The first vessel was an ironclad gunboat used in the Civil War and the last was a submarine decommissioned in 2019.

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The new vessel will be an amphibious warship.