"In 1869, one Secretary of the Navy, who disliked the Indian names borne by so many Navy ships, renamed a large number of them, substituting names from classical antiquity such as Centaur, Medusa, Goliath, and Atlas. A few months later, his successor changed most of the names back again!"
From this here:
It's been a long journey. What you consider obvious...how you think it should be...is well and good, but ultimately only amounts to your feelings of what is proper. The only actual rules are that the SECNAV rules.
Should be obvious instead of having a stupid reply by you.
I always thought it a bit odd that the Germans found generals for their ships' names.
Civil War naval battles yes as in Mobile Bay or Hampton Roads.Land battles did not make sense.
Revolutionary War land battles I understand.
Well, I think CVNs should use famous WW2 CVs only. Not presidents or other politicos.