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Thread: For You Navy History Buffs - 4th Ford Class Aircraft Carrier Name

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    Default Re: For You Navy History Buffs - 4th Ford Class Aircraft Carrier Name

    USS Yorktown
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    Default Re: For You Navy History Buffs - 4th Ford Class Aircraft Carrier Name

    Usually carriers get named after presidents (Enterprise being the exception). Subs get named after cities and states (depending on fast attack vs boomer). Amphibious ships are named after famous battles (ie Iwo Jima). Destroyers after medal of honor people etc.

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    Default Re: For You Navy History Buffs - 4th Ford Class Aircraft Carrier Name

    Quote Originally Posted by CubersWrist View Post
    Usually carriers get named after presidents (Enterprise being the exception). Subs get named after cities and states (depending on fast attack vs boomer). Amphibious ships are named after famous battles (ie Iwo Jima). Destroyers after medal of honor people etc.
    Then it should be named the USS Donald J Trump, as was suggested earlier.

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    Default Re: For You Navy History Buffs - 4th Ford Class Aircraft Carrier Name

    Quote Originally Posted by CubersWrist View Post
    Usually carriers get named after presidents (Enterprise being the exception). Subs get named after cities and states (depending on fast attack vs boomer). Amphibious ships are named after famous battles (ie Iwo Jima). Destroyers after medal of honor people etc.
    Carriers have long been named for presidents, but the JFK was the start of the naming alone of presidents (Except for Nimitz) Why not use Lexington, or Yorktown.. Yorktown would be the 3rd carries to carry the name.....
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    Default Re: For You Navy History Buffs - 4th Ford Class Aircraft Carrier Name

    I'm with you, Yorktown would be a great name. She was a fighter to the end.

    Her sailors would feel a lot of pride knowing the legacy they represent.

    Just imagine her maiden voyage, they could cruise to the location where CV-5 went down and hold a ceremony in remembrance and honor those 141 that went down with her.

    Last edited by Desertdawg; 07-03-2018 at 06:09 AM.

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    Default Re: For You Navy History Buffs - 4th Ford Class Aircraft Carrier Name

    Can't argue with USS Yorktown. Great history.

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    Default Re: For You Navy History Buffs - 4th Ford Class Aircraft Carrier Name

    currently,the name yorktown is used by the agis cruiser CG-48 that is decommisioned.

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