3 Apr, 2020
Navy Ship Names: Background for Congress [Updated April 3, 2020]
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
O'Rourke, Ronald
From the Background: "Names for Navy ships traditionally have been chosen and announced by the Secretary of the Navy, under the direction of the President and in accordance with rules prescribed by Congress. For most of the 19th century, U.S. law included language explicitly assigning the Secretary of the Navy the task of naming new Navy ships. The reference to the Secretary of the Navy disappeared from the U.S. Code in 1925. The code today (10 U.S.C. §8662) is silent on the issue of who has the authority to name new Navy ships, but the Secretary of the Navy arguably retains implicit authority, given the location of Section 8662 in subtitle C of Title 10, which covers the Navy and Marine Corps."
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  • Author
    O'Rourke, Ronald
  • Publisher
    Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
  • Report Number
    CRS Report for Congress, RS22478
  • Date
    3 Apr, 2020
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Congressional Research Service: crsreports.congress.gov/
  • Format
  • Media Type
  • Subjects
    United States. Navy
    Ship names
  • Resource Group
    Reports (CRS)
  • Series
    CRS Report for Congress, RS22478

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