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Postby Casey Thrower » Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:37 pm

I find it ironic that a weapon of war would be named after a pacifist and leading critic of our current president at a time of war. Go figure. ???
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Postby Novagator » Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:47 pm

I was thinking the same thing.
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Postby mike byers » Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:48 pm

Yes I agree.

This is another example of politcal lobbying. EB is of course located in the great state of Connecticut, where one of their senators is the rather liberal Chris Dodd.
I believe that this is his answer to Washington National Airport, and the latest aircraft carrier being named for President Regean.

However, President Carter is a Naval Academy Graduate-and served as engineer aboard at least one nuc boat during his Naval career.


I love the American boats (having served myself), BUT, the Brits, by far have the best submarine names of all Navies.


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Postby Feet Wet » Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:50 pm

I was going to write an inflamitory reply to this thread, instead I'm going to say how much I had enjoyed this apolitical organization, til now.
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Postby Casey Thrower » Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:55 pm

Feet Wet wrote:I was going to write an inflamitory reply to this thread, instead I'm going to say how much I had enjoyed this apolitical organization, til now.
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Apolitical? Hardly. Sorry opinions bother you. I'll try and do better.




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Postby WL Upshaw/Scale Shipyard » Mon Apr 12, 2004 10:44 pm

Guys......

This sub was named back in 1997, and yes, it was very political, as are most ship namings, there are several screwed up names on some of the newer ships being commissioned over the last few years, but.....the political process is what it is.

So lets not confuse the naming of this sub, which was about 7 years ago, with the more current ships named for political posturing.
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Postby Ramius-II » Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:50 am

Do you think they will have a peanut symbol on the conning tower? ???
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Postby mike byers » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:08 am

I simply stated the fact of how warships are/have been named for the last 3 decades, good or bad, it is a fact that politics are present when billion dollar war machines are planned.

This is also why I like the names of the Brit subs, (as far as I know) know political lobbying is involved.
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Postby FX Models » Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:25 pm

Actually the next submarine class will be the Don Gonyea class and it will certainly be a dismal failure that pretends to be successful....

I wonder if anyone will get that....

hee hee...

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Postby David H » Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:23 am

Nah sorry,

All our subs are named after humble sailors and ones even named after a midshipman. I think it was "Rankin". "Collins" Waller and Sheehan were all ordinary blokes. What you might call typical aussie Battlers!

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