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User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2727 posts, RR: 8
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 923 times:

The latest carrier to begin constuction for the USN is to be named the "George H.W. Bush" after that president. The previous one was called the "Ronald Reagan", clearly 'some name them after presidents routine' be established.

The obvious question is what happened to Jimmy Carter ?

Anyone know the process for deciding names for ships in the US navy ?


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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 911 times:

errrrrrrr, I believe the name Jimmy Carter was given to another ship. Maybe a Destroyer of the Aegis class. I'm not too sure.

One thing is for sure, the USS Bill Clinton is going to be the party boat!

B4e-Forever New Frontiers


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 900 times:

This was discussed in another thread today. The USS Jimmy Carter, SSN-23 is the Navy's newest nuclear sub... which is fitting since Carter was a submariner himself.


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6260 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 894 times:

The USS Bill Clinton will be painted blue and subbmerged in the tank of my toilet.

I'll go for the Bush carrier but I wish they would name the one just before it for someone better.



Is grammar no longer taught is schools? Saying "me and her" or some such implies illiteracy.
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 882 times:

The USS William J. Clinton is a minesweeper, I heard. Very fitting.

Charles


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 881 times:

In the past there has been attempts to rationalize names of ships.

Battleships where named after states, when we stopped building those we started to name nuclear missile submarines after states.

Nuclear Attack submarines are typically named after cities.

amphibious warfare ships typically are named after Marine battles, Tank Landing ships where typically named after counties. Some have been named after other famous Navy ships

Cruisers where named after battlefields, some nuclear ones where named after states also. Destroyers are named after dignitaries, even Winston Churchill has one named after him.

Transports are typically names after US. Army heroes, Some have been named after dignitaries, including Bob Hope.

Aircraft Carries where typically named after famous battles or ships in the US Navy, Recently they have been also named for dignitaries.




OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1320 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 875 times:

Hello,
who has the complete list of names of the USN aircraft carriers?
I know
Abraham Lincoln
John C. Stennis
Nimitz
Harry Truman
Theodore Roosevelt
Ronald Reagan
George Washington
Carl Vinson
Eisenhower
George Bush
Enterprise (which is not a Nimitz Class)
JF Kennedy (another non Nimitz Class)

Can anyone help me in associate those names with the ship designation, for example CVN68 Nimitz...?

Thanks

Stefano


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 873 times:

Kitty Hawk CV63 29 Apr 1961 — Active; see Fact File.
Constellation CV64 27 Oct 1961 — Active; see Fact File.
Enterprise CVN65 25 Nov 1961 — Active; see Fact File.
John F. Kennedy CV67 7 Sep 1968 — Active; see Fact File.
Nimitz CVN68 3 May 1975 — Active; see Fact File.
Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN69 18 Oct 1977 — Active; see Fact File.
Carl Vinson CVN70 13 Mar 1982 — Active; see Fact File.
Theodore Roosevelt CVN71 25 Oct 1986 — Active; see Fact File.
Abraham Lincoln CVN72 11 Nov 1989 — Active; see Fact File.
George Washington CVN73 4 July 1992 — Active; see Fact File.
John C. Stennis CVN74 9 Dec 1995 — Active; see Fact File.
Harry S. Truman CVN75 25 July 1998 — Active; see Fact File.
Ronald Reagan CVN76 — — Under construction; see Fact File.

copied off of a US Navy web site.

http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/ships/carriers/cv-list1.html


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 871 times:

Interestingly, the Seawolf class is no longer the latest thing in the US submarines. The first Virginia class attack subs will be joining the fleet in 2004. If I understand correctly, they have the same reactor as the Seawolf, but is slightly longer and narrower, which, if you remember any hydrodynamics, will result in a significantly faster sub.

It is also interesting that the new attack subs are being named after states.

Virginia (SSN 774), under construction; delivery in 2004
Texas (SSN 775), under construction; delivery in 2005
Hawaii (SSN 776), under construction; delivery in 2007
North Carolina (SSN 777), named 11 December 2000; delivery in 2006

Charles


User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 865 times:

The USS Jimmy Carter....give me a freaking break. That guy doesnt deserve a Nobel Peace Prize, let alone getting a ship named after him. If you name anything after him, how about "The Jimmy Carter Center for American Economic Theory"


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 858 times:

And you whine about others taking potshots at Reagan's Alzheimers.

When you decide to get back on the highway to maturity, kid, let us all know.


User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2727 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 854 times:

Alpha1 -

I to thought there was a USS Richard M Nixon but apparently not, at least that I could find.



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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 847 times:

And you whine about others taking potshots at Reagan's Alzheimers.

When you decide to get back on the highway to maturity, kid, let us all know.


For some reason I get the feeling that making jokes about people with Alzheimers Disease and poking fun at a presidents economic policy is two different things. Hell, I see 20 posts a day mocking GW Bush, does it really hurt you that much to see one on Jimmy Carter.  Yeah sure



America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 828 times:

Speaking of naming ships in the US Navy or the Merchant Marines, there was once a Liberty ship named after the fictional character Paul Bunyan.  Wink/being sarcastic Now someone had to be bored witless if they were pulling names out of storybooks. Regards.


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User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4334 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 813 times:

geez, its like naming the ship as USS Osama Bin Laden or USS Saddam Hussien.

Kevin


User currently offlineNJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 807 times:

My favourite remains the USS Winston Churchill. It was commissioned early last year - good article about it here >

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1212911.stm



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