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The first U.S. Navy ship to be so named, USS Canonicus was a single-turret monitor in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. The lead ship of her class, she was originally named for Canonicus, a chief of the Narragansett Indians. She was briefly named Scylla.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Canonicus_%281863%29
Added by: Rubbings
5/27/2012
 
 
 
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