Why were some Navy ships named after still living former presidents?
- USAFisnumber1Lv 71 month ago
They have to name them after someone or something. Besides, it is not much of an honor if they wait for you to die before they honor you, best to honor someone while they can enjoy it.
- durango joeLv 72 months ago
I do not know but I do not want a aircraft carrier named after either Bush, Obama or Trump.
So lets name the next one the Enterprise.
- W.T. DoorLv 72 months ago
I have no idea who thought that was a good idea. It appears Trump is moving away from that policy. The next a/c carrier will be named the Enterprise (the 9th USN ship to carry the name) and the one after that for Pearl Harbor Navy Cross winner Dorey Miller.
Another carrier is already in the works but has not been named.I hope Trump chooses from the names of the carriers in service on December 7, 1941.
- GorgiaLv 42 months ago
Because it is to honor them