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Re: Naming of newest upcoming Ford-class carrier.
is this change of naming policy to avoid a USS DONALD TRUMP?
FF-1091 was decommissioned in 1991 and stricken in 1995. Dorie Miller was indeed a war hero, but not enough of a war hero to have a capital ship named for him. Recycle the name for a Burke class DDG. This member would cast his vote for names like Constellation, Kitty Hawk, or Ranger. Or perhaps a battle for which no ship (aircraft carrier or missile cruiser) has been named: the battle of Hampton Roads, the first naval battle between armored warships, USS Monitor vs CSS Virginia.
I agree on traditional names; I'd rather see Lexington and Saratoga recycled first.
But Dorie Miller did have a Knox class named after him FF-1091 USS Miller
Never thought naming carriers after people was a good idea. I would much prefer a new SARATOGA, LEXINGTON, RANGER, etc.
I think naming a destroyer after Miller would have been more appropriate.