pacificjourney
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USN Ship Naming Process

Wed Dec 11, 2002 12:21 pm

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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RE: USN Ship Naming Process

Wed Dec 11, 2002 12:42 pm

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!

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RE: USN Ship Naming Process

Wed Dec 11, 2002 1:48 pm

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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RE: USN Ship Naming Process

Wed Dec 11, 2002 2:05 pm

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.
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RE: USN Ship Naming Process

Wed Dec 11, 2002 4:25 pm

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

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RE: USN Ship Naming Process

Wed Dec 11, 2002 4:54 pm

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.

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RE: USN Ship Naming Process

Wed Dec 11, 2002 6:42 pm

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

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RE: USN Ship Naming Process

Wed Dec 11, 2002 7:23 pm

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
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RE: USN Ship Naming Process

Wed Dec 11, 2002 7:37 pm

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

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RE: USN Ship Naming Process

Wed Dec 11, 2002 10:43 pm

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"
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RE: USN Ship Naming Process

Wed Dec 11, 2002 11:14 pm

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

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RE: USN Ship Naming Process

Wed Dec 11, 2002 11:31 pm

Alpha1 -

I to thought there was a USS Richard M Nixon but apparently not, at least that I could find.
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RE: USN Ship Naming Process

Thu Dec 12, 2002 12:18 am

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
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RE: USN Ship Naming Process

Thu Dec 12, 2002 9:14 pm

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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RE: USN Ship Naming Process

Fri Dec 13, 2002 12:16 pm

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

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RE: USN Ship Naming Process

Fri Dec 13, 2002 12:36 pm

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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