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But SecNav doesn't submit the names...
Posted by Mr. Sardonicus on November 21, 2020, 7:33:14, in reply to "Naming of SSN804
...those are done by the head of NHHC. You are quite correct, however, that SecNav has the final say. And obviously, it's a politicized business as well.
I missed the announcement when it was made on 10/13/20. This is q welcome reversion to the traditional naming convention. Naming submarines after States never made sense given the limited number of States. I don't like the current status where naming of a ship is left to the whim of a single person, even if that person is the Secretary of the Navy.
In case others missed it, the name chosen is USS Barb.
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