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New England

 

The northeast section of the United States comprising Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The first two New Englands retained their former names, the third was named for the region.

 

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(Ship: t. 375)

 

The first New England, a whaler purchased by the Navy at New London, Conn., 21 November 1861 for the “Stone Fleet,” was sunk as an obstruction at Moffit Channel, Charleston Harbor, S.C. 25 January 1862.