Accession Number:

ADA512752

Title:

Navy Ship Names: Background for Congress

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-12-23

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Names for Navy ships traditionally have been chosen and announced by the Secretary of the Navy. Congress in recent years has proposed, and sometimes passed, legislation regarding the naming of specific ships. This report will be updated when events warrant. The report answers the following questions Who Names Navy Ships, What Is the Navys Process for Selecting Names, Are There Naming Rules for Ship Types, Can Ships Be Named for Living Persons, What Is the Publics Role in Naming Ships, What Is Congresss Role in Naming Ships, and What Past Legislation Has There Been on the Issue

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE