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Re: Naming of newest upcoming Ford-class carrier.
Sadly I think the horse left the naming barn long ago. At least Miller, despite being consigned to a non-combat role, saw combat, unlike John Cornelius Stennis. Iím guessing this board addressed that particular name choice some time ago.
LHA-6 is USS America . Her and Tripoli are optimized for air assault, and do not have a well-deck.
CVN-75 was supposed to named United States , after the sail frigate ( she nicknamed the 'Covered Wagon' because she was slightly slower than Constitution and President ), but Harry Truman stopped a carrier from being named United States AGAIN!
Seriously, when the Republicans wanted to name a ship after Reagan, the Democrats wanted to name a ship after a Democrat president, so in trade we got Harry S Truman as CVN-75 and Ronald Reagan as CVN-76...
I agree with Paul. A destroyer would be more appropriate. Perhaps name the ship America or United States. as she would represent all of the citizens of our overly politically charged country.