Accession Number : ADA519572


Title :   Navy Ship Names: Background for Congress


Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.


Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE


Personal Author(s) : O'Rourke, Ronald


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA519572


Report Date : 26 APR 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : 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 in recent years have perceived a breakdown in, or corruption of, the rules for naming Navy ships.


Descriptors :   *NAVAL VESSELS , *LEGISLATION , CONGRESS


Subject Categories : GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
      MARINE ENGINEERING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE