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Caption: USS Gopher circa 1906.

Any of an order of burrowing rodents, having small eyes, short ears, very large cheek pouches, and strong claws on the forelimbs.

The gunboat Fern (q.v.) was renamed Gopher 27 December 1905 while under repair at Detroit for duty with the Minnesota Naval Militia.

Published: Mon Jul 13 12:33:41 EDT 2015