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What should the name be?

USS United States
2 (5.1%)
USS Liberty
4 (10.3%)
USS Reprisal
4 (10.3%)
USS Hawaii
11 (28.2%)
USS Iwo Jima
2 (5.1%)
USS Wisconsin (Have enough decal numbers for that.)
8 (20.5%)
USS America
2 (5.1%)
Other option. Please list and describe in a post.
6 (15.4%)

Total Members Voted: 23

Voting closed: September 01, 2021, 03:50:48 pm

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Re: POLL - Select a name for my hybrid future battleship.
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2021, 12:06:58 pm »
put my 2 "normal" votes and for the 3rd ohhh boy, ive got a bucketful
 
go for a Ian M Banks Culture style one, possibly I said ive got a big stick  considering the comment originally ( I believe) came from a US president it fits

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Re: POLL - Select a name for my hybrid future battleship.
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2021, 02:24:59 pm »
How about USS Igkya.
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Re: POLL - Select a name for my hybrid future battleship.
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2021, 02:44:04 pm »
The USN has some traditions, though these days those are less followed than honored.
You might name it "District of Columbia" or "Puerto Rico" if you want to tweak some noses.   ;D
Hawaii would be a good name, after the state and a previous, albeit uncompleted ship.

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Re: POLL - Select a name for my hybrid future battleship.
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2021, 02:49:37 pm »
I really think sticking with a State name is the only way to go for a US Battleship.

I nominate Utah

Avoids conflicts with other names used in later ships, and pays tribute to the largely forgotten ex-Utah battleship sunk at Pearl Harbor. 
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Re: POLL - Select a name for my hybrid future battleship.
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2021, 03:26:32 pm »
Wasnít Kentucky and Illinois the next names in line? Let me check
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Re: POLL - Select a name for my hybrid future battleship.
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2021, 11:05:16 pm »
If its a Hybrid maybe a Carrier name

USS Enterprise , USS Hornet , USS Wasp


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Re: POLL - Select a name for my hybrid future battleship.
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2021, 03:56:56 am »
put my 2 "normal" votes and for the 3rd ohhh boy, ive got a bucketful
 
go for an Iain M Banks Culture style one, possibly I said ive got a big stick  considering the comment originally ( I believe) came from a US president it fits

USS subtlety
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any famous cryptographers?
 

My favourite Culture ship name has always been Meatf***er.


How USS Constitution?
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Re: POLL - Select a name for my hybrid future battleship.
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2021, 06:30:18 am »
Hmmm?

United States/America are, perhaps, fraught with the same danger as "Deutschland".

What do you mean?


I think what Womby means is that the danger in naming a ship after your nation is that it marks it out as a prime target in the event of any War and nowadays it doesn't even need a declared War to make it a target with the prevalence of terrorist groups. If it then suffers damage or even loss in combat the effect on morale can be quite enormous.


No different than naming it USS America. We had a carrier named the America once. I didn't see it come under attack at all.

Yup, but the World's moved on a bit since then and not to a very nice place  :-\
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Re: POLL - Select a name for my hybrid future battleship.
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2021, 06:34:40 am »
A 76 hull number would be nice. Something that invokes the "Spirit of '76" (1776), know what I mean?
Just need to think of some sort of patriotic name. Hmmm?  :rolleyes:

 ;D ;D I like that thought process  :thumbsup: So how about Yorktown or another US War of Independence victory ? Wouldn't bother the Royal Navy much as they'd simply say "nothing to do with us"  :angel:

As for Dreadnaught, if used would it be spelt like that ? Not sure how it would be spelt in the US, have to ask a couple of my US friends who are ex primary teachers  ;D
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Re: POLL - Select a name for my hybrid future battleship.
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2021, 07:56:28 am »
FYI, "USS WINSCONSIN" has been picked as a name for one of the new missile submarines.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Wisconsin_(SSBN-827)

Dunno if that makes any difference to you.  A bunch of us Navy vets are furious that TPTB have named a Virginia-class boat the USS Arizona.
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Re: POLL - Select a name for my hybrid future battleship.
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2021, 12:16:29 pm »
Any great US Navy battleship captains that deserve remembering?

John Paul Jones and the Bonhomme Richard spring to mind but I don't see this ship acting in the same independent manner.

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Re: POLL - Select a name for my hybrid future battleship.
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2021, 01:56:57 pm »
Any great US Navy battleship captains that deserve remembering?

John Paul Jones and the Bonhomme Richard spring to mind but I don't see this ship acting in the same independent manner.

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Re: POLL - Select a name for my hybrid future battleship.
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2021, 02:08:00 am »
Any great US Navy battleship captains that deserve remembering?

John Paul Jones and the Bonhomme Richard spring to mind but I don't see this ship acting in the same independent manner.

Admiral Willis "Ching" Lee
The last US battleship commander to sink an enemy battleship in a one on one duel at the Second Naval Battle of Guadalcanal - through the skilled use of radar and naval gunnery.

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Re: POLL - Select a name for my hybrid future battleship.
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2021, 03:22:55 am »
I'm amazed they haven't edited Admiral Lee's nickname out of existence, yet, to make it Historically PC. :rolleyes:
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Re: POLL - Select a name for my hybrid future battleship.
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2021, 10:58:41 am »

How USS Constitution?

She's still in commission, special, so that name isn't available.
Of the other first frigates, Constellation is available, as are United States, President, and Chesapeake, though the latter two lost their battles.
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