Five United States Navy ships have borne the name Albany, after the town of Albany, New York.
The first Albany[?] was a 22-gun sloop-of-war[?] commissioned in 1846 and lost at sea in 1854.
The second Albany[?] was a 14-gun screw sloop[?] commissioned as Contoocook in 1868, renamed in 1869, and decommissioned the next year.
The third Albany (CL-23) was a protected cruiser purchased on the ways in 1898 and later reclassified as a light cruiser.
The fourth Albany (CA-123) was a heavy cruiser commissioned in 1946 and later converted to a guided missile cruiser[?].
The fifth Albany (SSN-753)[?] is an attack submarine commissioned 1990 and on active service in 2003.