A 990-ton Naval gunboat built at Union Iron Works, San Francisco, CA in early 1896. Named for our city, the USS Wheeling served in the Spanish-American War, the Philippine-American War, the Boxer Rebellion, and World War I, and berthing barge for motor torpedo boat crews. In 1946—shortly after the end of WWII—she was decommissioned.
A second boat, USNS Wheeling (T-AGM-8), a Wheeling-class missile range instrumentation ship, was acquired by the U.S. Navy in 1962. She was sunk as part of a Naval exercise on 12 after being assigned as target ship for Harpoon missile testing in 1981.
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