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#1 Murph

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 1642 PM

The US Navy is naming the newest carrier to be laid down the USS Doris Miller, and in my opinion it is well named.  https://pjmedia.com/...-named-for-him/


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#2 Dawes

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 1704 PM

The man certainly deserved having a ship named after him. But when the most decorated Marine in history (Lewis "Chesty" Puller) gets a frigate instead, I chalk it all up to PC garbage.


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#3 Markus Becker

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 1710 PM

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 1725 PM

A retroactive upgrade of his Navy Cross to the Medal of Honor would have probably been as appropriate a gesture, if not more so.


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#5 Markus Becker

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 1737 PM

That would have neither prevented a USS Clinton, nor a USS Obama. ;)
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Posted 20 January 2020 - 2059 PM

This is a lot better than naming one for a politician of any party, but Miller's name should have been given to a destroyer ot frigate. Naming the upcoming FFG(X) class of frigates for him would have been nice.

Perhaps, though, this will be a new naming convention. Anything to avoid a USS Clinton or Pelosi.
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#7 Ivanhoe

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 2135 PM

That would have neither prevented a USS Clinton, nor a USS Obama. ;)

 

Which shows there's hope for the USN after all.

 

Of course, given the events of PH, it would have been perfect to name a battleship after him, but sadly...


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#8 Burncycle360

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 0056 AM

Did they finally get the kinks worked out of the EM catapults?


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#9 Ken Estes

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 0410 AM

That would have neither prevented a USS Clinton, nor a USS Obama. ;)

 

Ding! You broke the code.


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#10 EchoFiveMike

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 1427 PM

Racial pandering.  An honorable man, he should have a destroyer or frigate named for him; making radical exceptions to the naming convention just fosters more racial animosity.  

 

No matter what "they" do, the USS Obama will be known as the African Queen, and the Clinton will be the Bubba or possibly the Willie J, or some minor variations on those concepts.  S/F....Ken M  


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#11 Corinthian

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 2250 PM

Racial pandering.  An honorable man, he should have a destroyer or frigate named for him; making radical exceptions to the naming convention just fosters more racial animosity.

 

This. The man did good. But I don't think he (or any politician) merits being named an aircraft carrier.

Please bring back Lexington, Yorktown, etc names for carriers.


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#12 Adam_S

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 0334 AM

The man certainly deserved having a ship named after him. But when the most decorated Marine in history (Lewis "Chesty" Puller) gets a frigate instead, I chalk it all up to PC garbage.

A frigate? Where do you put the bayonet on that?


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#13 JasonJ

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 0339 AM

While African Americans make up only about 7% of the officers in the USN (with close to only about 5% in the top ranks), they make up about 20% of E1 to E9. If counting all minors, they make up about 40% of seamen. It could have pilitical pandering in it, but there might be a desire to give more to that bulk of work horse seamen in the USN.
https://www.google.c...FfBHRTrlwzhmy2I

Miller is better than Clinton, Obama, or Trump anyway.

Edited by JasonJ, 22 January 2020 - 0346 AM.

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 0847 AM

This is a lot better than naming one for a politician of any party, but Miller's name should have been given to a destroyer ot frigate. Naming the upcoming FFG(X) class of frigates for him would have been nice.

Perhaps, though, this will be a new naming convention. Anything to avoid a USS Clinton or Pelosi.

USS Miller (FF-1091), originally (DE-1091) was a Knox-class destroyer escort in the United States Navy. She was named for Cook Third Class Doris "Dorie" Miller, who was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions at the attack on Pearl Harbor

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https://en.wikipedia...iller_(FF-1091)


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#15 Nobu

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 0956 AM

The Navy should probably upgrade his Navy Cross based on how much PR they are extracting from his name and legacy alone.

USS Donald. J. Trump on a carrier would be art (of the deal) at a high form in various ways.
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#16 RETAC21

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 1606 PM

From feisbuk: In terms of merit, the class can be ordered as Enterprise, Miller, JFK and Ford. Both JFK and Miller should have been DD names - there was a Joseph Kennedy, so one ship can honor 2 brothers. Carriers should have been named after their historical counterparts (ie Intrepid, Ranger, Lex, Sara) battles, or really prominent Americans: Washington, Lincoln, Franklin. My 2 cents

 

But as was pointed to me, life ain't perfect.


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#17 Jeff

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 1859 PM

The man certainly deserved having a ship named after him. But when the most decorated Marine in history (Lewis "Chesty" Puller) gets a frigate instead, I chalk it all up to PC garbage.

 

Indeed, while he was a very brave man, other men just as brave were given DD, DE and FF ships. It's certainly no worse than many other names given but I don't see why the navy decided to go from an Arleigh Burke to a CVN.


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