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Re: Intrepid Museum Gets Shuttle Enterprise, Houston Has a Problem

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Sat Apr 28 21:29:46 2012, in response to Re: Intrepid Museum Gets Shuttle Enterprise, Houston Has a Problem, posted by WillD on Sat Apr 28 16:15:10 2012.

The Navy tends to name carriers after their "friends" in Congress or the White House, hence the Vinson and the Reagan. Interestingly, President Jimmy Carter did not have a carrier named after him, but a sub (SSN-23), in recognition of his time in the Silent Service. IIRC, subs are usually named after cities, states, or earlier subs, rather than Presidents.

But yes, Enterprise is a storied and honored name among American naval ships, and it would seem fitting that a new carrier continue the lineage, when CVN-65 is decommissioned next year.

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