USS Hancock

USS Hancock

Several ships of the United States Navy have been named USS "Hancock" or USS "John Hancock", in honor of patriot and statesman John Hancock.

*USS|Hancock|1775 was the former schooner "Speedwell", one of a small flotilla hired in October 1775. She was declared unfit for service late in 1776, and returned to her owner early the following year.

*USS|Hancock|1776 was a sailing frigate commissioned in 1776 and captured by the British in 1777. Renamed HMS "Iris", in 1781 she was captured by a French squadron. In 1793 the British found "Iris" dismantled at Toulon.

*USS|Hancock|1778, was a frigate launched 28 April 1778, and renamed "Alliance" by the Continental Congress to honor the entry of France into the war.

*USS|Hancock|AP-3, originally SS "Arizona", was purchased by the United States Department of War, then transferred to the Navy in 1902, and used as a transport until 1925.

*USS|Hancock|CV-14, was an aircraft carrier renamed "Ticonderoga" while under construction in 1943.

*USS|Hancock|CV-19, was an aircraft carrier originally named "Ticonderoga", and renamed while under construction in 1943. The fourth "Hancock" was launched in 1944 and sold for scrap in 1976.

ee also

*USS|John Hancock
*USS|Lewis Hancock

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