United States ship naming conventions

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United States ship naming conventions for the navy were established by United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt. However, elements had existed since before his time. If a ship is reclassified, for example a destroyer is converted to a mine layer, it retains its original name.

Traditional conventions[edit]

Contemporary ship naming conventions[edit]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ And the possible exception of USS Shangri-La (CV-38), which however can be said to have been named after a "battle," the Doolittle Raid
  2. ^ Technically the Essex-class carriers Franklin, Randolph and Hancock were named for the Continental Navy ships which bore the names of those men, not the men themselves.
  3. ^ Long Beach was the last US warship built on a true cruiser hull
  4. ^ Congressional Research Service (June 12, 2013). "Navy Ship Names". United States Naval Instute. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 

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