21.10.02

GOOD NAME FOR A FIGHTING SHIP. Atlantic Blog offers a proposal to name a ship USS Flight 93. Excellent proposal: I too will be writing The Honorable Gordon England, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, DC 20350-1000 with that suggestion.

Currently carriers bear the names of high government officials (John Stennis, Ronald Reagan), but they used to be named after battles (mostly now guided missile cruisers, e.g. Yorktown, Saratoga), and destroyers are often named for individual heroes (Reuben James, The Sullivans.)

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