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USN Ship Names, old is new again

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USN Ship Names, old is new again
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:45 PM

The USN is turning back the clock and naming a sub after a fish again. Until the Los Angeles Class SSNs, that was the standard. Now a new Virginia Class sub will be USS Barb.

 

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/10/14/navy-names-newest-sub-after-wwii-legend-sank-17-ships-and-blew-train.html

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:56 PM

Nice.  Barb was the focus of one episode of Hell Below.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, October 16, 2020 4:52 AM

I like it,didnt they also name a Virginia Class the Arizona which I liked

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Posted by Surface_Line on Friday, October 16, 2020 5:10 AM

And the lead ship for the new frigate program will be Constellation.  If you can't focus any father back than CV-64, it doesn't seem cool.  But since the first USS Constellation was a frigate, I think it is right on.
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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, October 16, 2020 5:25 PM

Hmmmm;

     Do we even have Destroyers anymore? I ask this because I would like to see another U.S.S.OZBOURN? The young Marine Teenager gave his life so other Marines could live.

     My First Ship ( a Gearing Class) Was named after Him, and I believe both those who have gone before and those who have given it all at any time, should be reflected in our ship Naming!

     The Pride we felt as crew, was seen as she was the Fastest, Meanest and Best in the Des-Div, Oh, she was Flag too!  And the Best Looking, both before and after FRAM !

 When I first Met Her, I was fresh out of School and I came face to face with a Late war All Gun Destroyer! Omigosh! She was my Naval introduction to Sea Duty!

 Interesting thought. All the Gun Crew on  5"-38 Mount One were from Below the Mason-Dixon line( Look that up) We were also the best shots with those rifles on and off the director!

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, October 16, 2020 5:27 PM

Arleigh Burkes all over the place.

 

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 16, 2020 5:32 PM

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, October 16, 2020 5:39 PM

Hey ! Thank You so much for that Keavdog. At's My Girl! Ain't she Purty?

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, October 16, 2020 5:50 PM

Weren't you a plank owner on Constellation, the original one?

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, October 16, 2020 7:57 PM

I doubt he was a plank owner, but he probably scratched some things on her.

 

Joking TB.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, October 16, 2020 9:25 PM

GMorrison

Weren't you a plank owner on Constellation, the original one?

 

TB is that you on the right? 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Friday, October 16, 2020 10:13 PM

That's actually San Diego harbor, with the USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110) returning, and the HMS Rose / HMS Surprise outgoing. I would recognize that part of the channel anytime. I know those waters well.

And as for ARIZONA, it is destined for a SSN, but not there yet.

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Posted by Surface_Line on Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:04 AM

TB, we don't have as many destroyers as we used to, but some of them are named for postwar heroes - eother Korean War, Viet Nam or the Cold War, like SW2 Robert Stethem, who was murdered by terrorists when TWA flight 847 was hijacked in 1985.

My last ship was named for Corporal Tony Stein, USMC, who was killed at Iwo Jima.  We treated him as a member of our crew - any outside dinner included a setting for Tony Stein, and reservations were made in his name.  Nowadays, almost 30 years after decomm, former crewmen have an annual reunion at Cpl Stein's hometown of Dayton, Ohio.
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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:45 PM

No,  Bill, actually it was the Rattlesnake!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:46 PM

Aw,Cmon Stick! What would I be doing on Her Majesty's anything? As a visitor maybe!

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, October 17, 2020 4:42 PM

It has long been custom in the Royal Australian Navy, (RAN), to name ships after places and cities in Oz. Those named after capital citys are usually passed on, so we have HMAS Melbourne I II and III, etc. Off hand I can only think of one ship named after a Naval hero, we don't have marines. The story behind the naming of HMAS Sheean is an interesting one. If anyone is interested, I would be glad to share it.

When in the RAN I served on DDG's and in my collection of militaria I have a cigarette lighter from the USS Harold E. Holt, an American DDG. This ship was named after an Australian prime minister that dissapeared whilst swimming at a Victorian beach. His body was never found and all sorts of theories have arisen as a result.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by EdGrune on Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:21 PM

Then there was the WWII-era cruiser USS Canberra, named in honor of the HMAS Canberra lost early in the war in the SW Pacific

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:14 AM

Where it gets more interesting is the "A" ships.

They usually are suggested by name by the private contracting ship yards who submit them to Congress which is paying for them.

 

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