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Names for future aircraft carriers for consideration

When the CVNX program was first started in the late 1990s the name for the U.S. Navy's next class was to have been the Shepard after the late astronaut Alan B Shepard, but this was changed in 2004 to the Ford-class as a result of the death of Gerald R. Ford and Alan Shepard would be used for a supply ship(personally I think it was a mistake given ADM Shepard's service.).But as to future names I would like to suggest the following individuals, Alexander Haig(former NATO SACEUR and Sec of State),Stephen Decatur, David Dixon Porter, David Farragut ,Ethan Allen, Daniel Morgan, Zachary Taylor, Nathaniel Green, Ernest J. King, John Hancock, Ben Franklin (both founding fathers of this country who both had carriers named after them and certainly deserve to be considered for another.) also Patrick Henry just to name a few. Please I'd like to hear from everyone their suggestions for naming future carriers both who should be considered and who shouldn't.
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I would like to see them get away from naming ships after people living or dead. Let's get back to the different classes as in WWII. Ships named for city's, states and battles. Ships named for others that have a history in the USN. Lexington, Enterprise, etc.
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I would like to see them get away from naming ships after people living or dead. Let's get back to the different classes as in WWII. Ships named for city's, states and battles. Ships named for others that have a history in the USN. Lexington, Enterprise, etc.
SSN=Cities except the Virginia class and Sea Wolf classes.
SSBN=States with one or two exceptions.

But FWIW, I agree about naming ships for people except for DDs, FFs, etc. which have always been named after people in the USN.
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SSN=Cities except the Virginia class and Sea Wolf classes.
SSBN=States with one or two exceptions.

But FWIW, I agree about naming ships for people except for DDs, FFs, etc. which have always been named after people in the USN.
Then can we name the small ships after MoH winners and such that have no political ref and refers back to the military's long line of sacrifice and bravery?
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The exception would be the next garbage scow they build, the USS Tricky Dicky!

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The exception would be the next garbage scow they build, the USS Tricky Dicky!

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How about the USS BARAK OBAMA.
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I would think that we should name them for the most important things in our society:

Constitution is taken
Republic
President
Congress
United States
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I would like the names to be for Historic Naval Vessels, like:

Enterprise
Hornet
Ranger
Wasp

Certainly there are many to choose from! I would also now consider Lexington and Saratoga Historic names.

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How about some threatening names?

USS Asskicker
USS Shitload of Nukes
USS Nation Crusher

Sort of like them older British names but with an American twist.
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Alexander Haig(former NATO SACEUR and Sec of State),
He was army, the navy isnít going to reward him with a carrier.

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John Hancock,
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Ben Franklin (both founding fathers of this country who both had carriers named after them and certainly deserve to be considered for another.)
The USS Franklin was named for the battle of the same name not Ben.
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How about some threatening names?

USS Asskicker
USS Shitload of Nukes
USS Nation Crusher

Sort of like them older British names but with an American twist.
Or like the Viking swords,Knee biter and bonce crusher.
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Then can we name the small ships after MoH winners and such that have no political ref and refers back to the military's long line of sacrifice and bravery?
That is why the DDs, etc. are named after people. They are navy heroes with the exception of Winston Churchill DDG.
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I would like the names to be for Historic Naval Vessels, like:

Enterprise
Hornet
Ranger
Wasp

Certainly there are many to choose from! I would also now consider Lexington and Saratoga Historic names.

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Enterprise is to be a new CVN
Hornet is available.
Ranger is available.
Wasp is a LHD.
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