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Re: Scharnhorst? Gneisenau? Blucher?
The Germans didn’t have a lot of admirals etc to name ships after before WW I. But many of their ships were named after cities and states, and the first twenty destroyers built in the 1930s were named after naval personnel who died in WW I battles. And then there’s also SCHEER, TIRPITZ and GRAF SPEE.
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.
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