List of U.S. military vessels named after living Americans

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Former president George H. W. Bush views a model of USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), the aircraft carrier named for him.

The United States Navy has a long tradition that no vessel be named for a living person, and an equally long tradition, stretching back to the Continental Navy, of breaking it from time to time. The U.S. Navy generally announces the name of a ship some time before it is launched, and well before it is accepted for purchase and commissioned into active service.

List of ships[edit]

The following ships received their names while their namesakes were alive. The list includes several ships whose namesakes died before the ships were commissioned.

1700s[edit]

George Washington

1800s[edit]

James Madison

1900s[edit]

Jimmy Carter and a model of the SSN-23

2000s[edit]

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