U.S. NAVY SHIPS
Names beginning with the letter R

This page lists all R-named U.S. Navy Ships whose pictures are available through the Online Library.

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R-named ships are listed below in alphabetical order. Scan down the list until you find the ship you want, then click its entry to access appropriate image pages.

  • R-1 (Submarine # 78, later SS-78), 1918-1946
  • R-2 (Submarine # 79, later SS-79), 1919-1945
  • R-3 (Submarine # 80, later SS-80), 1919-1941
  • R-4 (Submarine # 81, later SS-81), 1919-1946
  • R-5 (Submarine # 82, later SS-82), 1919-1946

  • R-6 (Submarine # 83, later SS-83), 1919-1946
  • R-7 (Submarine # 84, later SS-84), 1919-1946
  • R-8 (Submarine # 85, later SS-85), 1919-1936
  • R-9 (Submarine # 86, later SS-86), 1919-1946
  • R-10 (Submarine # 87, later SS-87), 1919-1946
  • R-11 (Submarine # 88, later SS-88) 1919-1946

  • R-12 (Submarine # 89, later SS-89), 1919-1943
  • R-13 (Submarine # 90, later SS-90) 1919-1946
  • R-14 (Submarine # 91, later SS-91), 1919-1945
  • R-15 (Submarine # 92, later SS-92), 1918-1946
  • R-17 (Submarine # 94, later SS-94), 1918-1942

  • R-18 (Submarine # 95, later SS-95), 1918-1946
  • R-19 (Submarine # 96, later SS-96), 1918-1942
  • R-20 (Submarine # 97, later SS-97), 1918-1946
  • R-21 (Submarine # 98, later SS-98), 1919-1930
  • R-22 (Submarine # 99, later SS-99), 1919-1930

  • R-23 (Submarine # 100, later SS-100), 1919-1930
  • R-24 (Submarine # 101, later SS-101), 1919-1930
  • R-25 (Submarine # 102, later SS-102), 1919-1930
  • R-26 (Submarine # 103, later SS-103), 1919-1930
  • R-27 (Submarine # 104, later SS-104), 1919-1930

  • R.R. Cuyler (1861-1865)
  • Raazoo (SP-508), 1917-1919
  • Rabaul (CVE-121, later CVHE-121 and AKV-21), completed but not commissioned, 1946-1971
  • Radford (Destroyer # 120, later DD-120, AG-22 & DD-120) 1918-1936
  • Radford (DD-446, later DDE-446 & DD-446), 1942-1970

  • Radford, Arthur W. (DD-968), 1977-2003. Properly called Arthur W. Radford
  • Radnor (ID # 3023), 1918-1919
  • Raeo (SP-588), 1917-1919
  • Raleigh (Cruiser # 8, C-8), 1894-1921
  • Raleigh (CL-7), 1924-1946

  • Ralph Talbot (DD-390), 1937-1948
  • Ramage (DDG-61), 1995-____
  • Rambler (SP-211), 1917-1919
  • Ramsay (Destroyer # 124, later DD-124, DM-16 & AG-98 1919-1946
  • Randolph (CV-15, later CVA-15 & CVS-15), 1944-1975

  • Randwijk (ID # 2546), 1918-1918 (very brief USN service)
  • Ranger (SP-237), 1917-1937. Later renamed SP-237
  • Ranger (CC-4), 1917 Program -- construction cancelled, 1923.
  • Ranger (CV-4), 1934-1947
  • Ranger (CVA-61, later CV-61), 1957-1993

  • Ransom B. Fuller (Barracks ship, 1917-1918)
  • Rappahannock (ID # 1854, later AF-6), 1917-1933
  • Rathburne (Destroyer # 113, later DD-113, APD-25 & DD-113), 1918-1946
  • Rattler (1862-1864, "Tinclad" # 1)
  • Rawlins (APA-226), 1944-1987

  • Ray, David R. (DD-971), 1977-2008. Properly called David R. Ray
  • Raymond (ID # 2057), 1917-1919
  • Raymond J. Anderton (SP-530), 1917-1919. Also known as Anderton
  • Reagan, Ronald (CVN-76), 2003-____. Properly called Ronald Reagan
  • Red Rover (1862-1865)

  • Redhead (AMS-34, later AMCU-48 and MHC-48), 1944-1959, originally named YMS-443
  • Read, Abner (DD-526), 1943-1944. Properly called Abner Read
  • Reeves (DE-156, later APD-52), 1943-1960
  • Reeves (DLG-24, later CG-24), 1964-2001
  • Regis II (SP-1083), 1917-1919

  • Rehoboth (AVP-50, later AGS-50), 1944-1970
  • Reid (Destroyer # 21), 1909-1919
  • Reid (Destroyer # 292, later DD-292), 1919-1931
  • Reid (DD-369), 1936-1944
  • Relief (1908-1919). Renamed Repose in 1918.

  • Relief (ID # 2170), 1918-1919
  • Relief (1917-1921), later YP-2
  • Remey (DD-688), 1943-1976
  • Remlik (SP-157), 1917-1920
  • Rendova (CVE-114, later AKV-14), 1945-1972

  • Reno (DD-303), 1920-1931
  • Reno (CL-96, later CLAA-96), 1943-1962
  • Renshaw (Destroyer # 176, later DD-176), 1919-1936
  • Renshaw (DD-499, later DDE-499 & DD-499), 1942-1970
  • Repose (1908-1919). Name changed from Relief in 1918.

  • Reposo II (SP-198), 1917-1919
  • Republic (AP-33), 1941-1945. Previously President Grant (ID # 3014), 1917-1919
  • Requisite (AM-109, later AGS-18), 1943-1965
  • Rescue (ID # 3209), 1918-1919
  • Rescue (AH-18), 1945-1946. Previously Antaeus (AS-21, later AG-67), 1941-1945

  • Resolute (1898-1900)
  • Resolute (ID # 3003), 1918-ca.1919
  • Reuben James (DD-245), 1920-1941
  • Revenge (1777-1779)
  • Reyner & Son (SP-869), 1918-1920. Also called J. Reyner & Son

  • Rhebal (SP-1195), 1917-1919
  • Rhind (DD-404), 1939-1948
  • Rhode Island (1861-1867)
  • Rhode Island (Battleship # 17, later BB-17), 1906-1923
  • Rich (DE-695), 1943-1944

  • Rich (DD-820, later DDE-820 and DD-820), 1946-1979
  • Richard B. Anderson (DD-786), 1945-1977
  • Richard E. Byrd (DDG-23), 1964-1993
  • Richard E. Kraus (DD-849, later EDD-849, AG-151 & DD-849), 1946-1977
  • Richard S. Edwards (DD-950), 1959-1997

  • Richmond (CL-9), 1923-1947
  • Richmond K. Turner (DLG-20, later CG-20), 1964-1998
  • Ricketts (DE-254), 1943-1974
  • Ricketts, Claude V. (DDG-5), 1962-2001. Properly called Claude V. Ricketts
  • Rickwood (SP-597), 1917-1919

  • Riette (SP-107), 1917-1919
  • Rijndam (ID # 2505), 1918-1919
  • Rijnland (ID # 2718), 1918-1919
  • Rinehart (DE-196), 1944-1950
  • Ringgold (Destroyer # 89, later DD-89), 1918-1940

  • Ringgold (DD-500), 1942-1959
  • Rin Tin Tin (1918-1932). Later renamed Freight Lighter # 160, Water Barge # 30 and YW-30
  • Ripple (ID # 2439), 1918-1919
  • Rivalen (SP-63), 1917-1919
  • Rizal (DD-174, later DM-14), 1919-1931

  • Roan, Charles H. (DD-853), 1946-1973. Properly called Charles H. Roan
  • Roanoke (1857-1883)
  • Roanoke (ID # 1695), 1918-1919
  • Roanoke (CL-145), 1949-1972
  • Robalo (SS-273), 1943-1944

  • Robert A. Owens (DDK-827, later DDE-827 & DD-827), 1949-1982
  • Robert H. McCard (DD-822), 1946-1980
  • Robert H. McCurdy (ID # 3157), 1918-1919
  • Robert K. Huntington (DD-781), 1945-1973
  • Robert L. Barnes (ID # 3088, later AK-11, AO-14 and AG-27), 1918-1941

  • Robert L. Wilson (DD-847, later DDE-847 & DD-847), 1946-1980
  • Robert M. Thompson (ID # 3319), 1918-1919
  • Robert Smith (DD-324), 1921-1931
  • Roberts, Samuel B. (DE-413), 1944-1944. Properly called Samuel B. Roberts
  • Roberts, Samuel B. (DD-823), 1946-1971. Properly called Samuel B. Roberts

  • Robinson (Destroyer # 88, later DD-88), 1918-1940
  • Robinson (DD-562), 1944-1982
  • Robison (DDG-12), 1961-1994
  • Rochester (Armored Cruiser # 2, CA-2), 1893-1941, formerly named New York and Saratoga
  • Rochester (CA-124), 1946-1973

  • Rockaway (AVP-29), 1943-1948
  • Rockefeller, William (ID # 1581), 1917-1918. Properly called William Rockefeller
  • Rockford (PF-48), 1944-1953
  • Rockport (SP-738), 1917-1919. Originally named Ajax. No image is available, or known to exist
  • Rodgers (Torpedo Boat # 4, TB-4), 1897-1920, later renamed Coast Torpedo Boat # 2

  • Rodgers (Destroyer # 254, later DD-254), 1919-1940
  • Rodgers, John (DD-574), 1943-1970. Properly called John Rodgers
  • Rodgers, John (DD-983), 1979-2005. Properly called John Rodgers
  • Rodman (DD-456, later DMS-21 & DD-456), 1942-1955
  • Rodman, Admiral Hugh (AP-126), 1945-1997. Properly called Admiral Hugh Rodman

  • Rodney M. Davis (FFG-60), 1987-___
  • Rodolph (1864-1865, "Tinclad" # 48)
  • Roe (Destroyer # 24, later DD-24), 1910-1934
  • Roe (DD-418), 1940-1947
  • Roepat (ID # 2536), 1918-1919

  • Rogday (ID # 3585), 1918-1919
  • Rogers (DD-876, later DDR-876 & DD-876), 1945-1981
  • Roi (CVE-103), 1944-1946
  • Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), 2003-____
  • Rondo (SP-90), 1917-1919. Later renamed SP-90

  • Rondo (ID # 2488), 1918-1919
  • Roosevelt (DDG-80), 2000-____
  • Rooks (DD-804), 1944-1962
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (CVB-42; later CVA-42 and CV-42), 1945-1978. Properly called Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Roosevelt, Theodore (ID # 1478), 1918-1919. Properly called Theodore Roosevelt
  • Roosevelt, Theodore (CVN-71), 1986-____. Properly called Theodore Roosevelt

  • Roper (Destroyer # 147, later DD-147 & APD-20), 1919-1946
  • Rose, General Maurice (T-AP-126), 1945-1997. Properly called General Maurice Rose
  • Rosedale (ID # 3079), 1918-1919
  • Roselle (SP-350), 1918-1919
  • Ross (DD-563), 1944-1978

  • Ross (DDG-71), 1997-____
  • Rowan (Torpedo Boat # 8), 1899-1918
  • Rowan (Destroyer # 64, later DD-64), 1916-1939
  • Rowan (DD-405), 1939-1943
  • Rowan (DD-782), 1945-1977

  • Rowe (DD-564), 1944-1978
  • Royal, Forrest (DD-872), 1946-1973. Properly called Forrest Royal
  • Rudyerd Bay (CVE-81, later CVU-81 and AKV-29), 1944-1960
  • Rupertus (DD-851), 1946-1973
  • Rush, William R. (DD-714, later DDR-714 & DD-714), 1945-1978. Properly called William R. Rush

  • Russ (SP-1151), 1917-1921. Originally named Greenport Hull 278
  • Russell (DD-414), 1939-1947
  • Russell (DDG-59), 1995-____
  • Rutland (APA-192), 1944-1982
  • Rutoma (SP-78), 1917-1919
  • Russell, Governor (1898-1899). Properly called Governor Russell

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