Accession Number : AD1017534


Title :   Navy Ship Names: Background for Congress


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Congressional Research Service Washington United States


Personal Author(s) : O'Rourke,Ronald


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1017534.pdf


Report Date : 14 Sep 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 29


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 Navys 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. On July 13, 2012, the Navy submitted to Congress a 73-page report on the Navys policies and practices for naming ships.


Descriptors :   NAVAL VESSELS , NAVY , POLICIES , CONGRESS , NAVAL OPERATIONS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE