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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Jun 2017 6:45 p.m. PST

U.S. Navy video of the commissioning ceremony of the Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS-10) in Galveston, Texas. Speakers include Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. William Moran. The ship sponsor is Jill Biden and the ceremony speaker is former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…


Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian13 Jun 2017 7:53 p.m. PST

Ugh. Why an LCS? I mean… why not go all the way and throw her a Burke or an SSN. That would be a step!

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2017 4:07 a.m. PST

It is improper, in my view, to name ships after living persons.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2017 4:15 a.m. PST

What happened? Did the US suddenly run out of MoH recipients?

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian14 Jun 2017 4:57 a.m. PST

It is improper, in my view, to name ships after living persons.

Agreed, but this is nowhere near the first time.

Apache 614 Jun 2017 8:18 a.m. PST

I've called my Congressman and Senator and expressed my displeasure with this and several other politically motivated ship names that have occurred. Perhaps that will help us honor our heros, as opposed to someone who is primarily known for seeking to restrict the civil rights of American citizens.

Choctaw14 Jun 2017 8:40 a.m. PST

Apache 6, agreed.

CorroPredo Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2017 9:22 a.m. PST

Amen, Apache 6!

Murvihill14 Jun 2017 10:02 a.m. PST

I'd prefer we recycled the names of famous ships of the past. There are enough of them.

zoneofcontrol14 Jun 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

Yes, the irony of having an armed warship (or facsimile thereof), named after her is quite comical.

Personal logo Striker Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2017 1:52 p.m. PST

Last month's Proceedings had a good article ship naming. Some very solid rules.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Jun 2017 3:33 p.m. PST

The Navy could fix the entire issue that is plaguing the Navy simply by having a new carrier named "Enterprise"….

Zyphyr15 Jun 2017 8:45 a.m. PST

At least we only named a glorified yacht after her and not something useful.

jgibbons Inactive Member15 Jun 2017 5:18 p.m. PST

This is wrong on so many levels…

ScoutJock15 Jun 2017 6:41 p.m. PST

She took a bullet for her beliefs, which is more of a sacrifice than most people ever make.

zoneofcontrol15 Jun 2017 7:53 p.m. PST

Actually she took a bullet for some wacko's beliefs.

leidang16 Jun 2017 10:13 a.m. PST

I don't like that ships are named after politicians of any sort. I'd prefer CMH winners, Battles, and historically appropriate naming traditions such as USS Enterprise. The last thing we need is to highlight any internal divisiveness by naming after people not universally admired.

Great War Ace16 Jun 2017 8:23 p.m. PST

USS His Oness. Nope, that doesn't roll off the tongue at all. ;)

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

She took a bullet for her beliefs, which is more of a sacrifice than most people ever make.

I'm pretty sure she didn't volunteer to get shot, as you are suggesting. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time is not worthy of this type of honour.

soledad18 Jun 2017 10:27 a.m. PST

Imagine the carrier USS Donald Trump!

wardog18 Jun 2017 1:10 p.m. PST

correct me if i am wrong here. i think enterprise is going to a new Gerald R Ford class carrier?

ScoutJock19 Jun 2017 7:38 a.m. PST

She was not in the wrong place at the wrong time,. She was targeted for her position in the government and was a victim of domestic terrorism, same as the GOP baseball team. Does that make her worthy? The Navy seems to think so.

Then you have President Ford, who was never elected to that office, oversaw the final sell out of South Vietnam, presided over one of the worst economies of the late 20th century and is probably best known for falling down the stairs of Air Force 1, yet he has an entire class of Aircraft Carriers named after him, so the bar must not be very high.

The Navy sure has interesting protocols and traditions when it comes to naming their boats.

Murvihill19 Jun 2017 9:35 a.m. PST

Unfortunately politicians and politics interferes regularly with the naming of ships.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa19 Jun 2017 9:36 a.m. PST

Imagine the carrier USS Donald Trump!

My immediate though was a marble flight deck and can you gild an entire carrier?

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2017 10:42 a.m. PST

Not sure orange is a good colour for a carrier.

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