9 Dec, 2020
Navy Ship Names: Background for Congress [Updated December 9, 2020]
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
O'Rourke, Ronald
From the Summary: "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. Rules for giving certain types of names to certain types of Navy ships have evolved over time. There have been exceptions to the Navy's ship-naming rules, particularly for the purpose of naming a ship for a person when the rule for that type of ship would have called for it to be named for something else. Some observers have perceived a breakdown in, or corruption of, the rules for naming Navy ships."
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  • Author
    O'Rourke, Ronald
  • Publisher
    Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
  • Report Number
    CRS Report for Congress, RS22478
  • Date
    9 Dec, 2020
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Congressional Research Service: crsreports.congress.gov/
  • Format
    pdf
  • Media Type
    application/pdf
  • Subjects
    United States. Navy
    Ship names
  • Resource Group
    Reports (CRS)
  • Series
    CRS Report for Congress, RS22478

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