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The USS Vincennes was a US Navy warship which visited Japan several times in the 1840s-1850s.

The Vincennes was one of the first US Navy ships to go to Japan, being captained by Commodore James Biddle to arrive at Uraga in 1846 alongside the USS Columbus.

The ship was used on an embassy to Japan again in 1854-1855, as part of a small fleet commanded by Commodore Matthew Perry. At least two members of the Vincennes crew died while on that embassy: John Williams and John Miller, both of whom died in 1854 and were buried in the Tomari International Cemetery in Naha, on the island of Okinawa.

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