Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords (pass the Malox!!!)

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Re: Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords (pass the Malox!!!

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Post by recaffeination » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:11 pm

I was thinking replacement for the SS James Longstreet.
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Re: Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords (pass the Malox!!!

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Post by stevie_d_64 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:59 pm

jimlongley wrote:And then there is the propensity for sailors serving in ships to refer to them by a nickname.

The USS Zellars was, to us, the "Zippin Z"; the "Z-boat"; or "Captain Crunch and his Bunch."

I am having a wonderful time imagining what the sailors' nicknames will be for their home away from home.
USS Constellation - Constipation

USS Forrestal - Flaming Forrestal

USS Ranger - Danger Ranger (dumped more F-14's in the drink "failed cat-shots" than any other from what I recall)

USS La Salle - Great White Ghost of the Arabian Coast

USS Gabriel Giffords - Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
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Re: Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords (pass the Malox!!!

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Post by TexasGal » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:10 pm

But did she? She suffered a terrible trauma but instead of continuing to honor our Constitution, she is allowing a political agenda to use her disfigurement to destroy the rights of people who had nothing whatever to do with her injuries. The very people who would have risked their own lives to defend her that day. I feel sorry for her, but I do not respect how she is using her circumstance to appeal to emotion rather than facts. And I wonder how much of her behavior has been influenced by her husband. I saw initial interviews with him that indicated he took this stance in the beginning more than she did. It's true the young men and women who will serve on this ship will not likely attach much importance to this, but then that is disappointing in itself.
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Re: Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords (pass the Malox!!!

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Post by jimlongley » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:15 pm

stevie_d_64 wrote:
jimlongley wrote:And then there is the propensity for sailors serving in ships to refer to them by a nickname.

The USS Zellars was, to us, the "Zippin Z"; the "Z-boat"; or "Captain Crunch and his Bunch."

I am having a wonderful time imagining what the sailors' nicknames will be for their home away from home.
USS Constellation - Constipation

USS Forrestal - Flaming Forrestal
We called it the "FIRESTALL!"
stevie_d_64 wrote:
USS Ranger - Danger Ranger (dumped more F-14's in the drink "failed cat-shots" than any other from what I recall)
We followed it when it was dumping F-4s.
stevie_d_64 wrote:
USS La Salle - Great White Ghost of the Arabian Coast

USS Gabriel Giffords - Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
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Re: Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords (pass the Malox!!!

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Post by MeMelYup » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:50 pm

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Re: Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords (pass the Malox!!!

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Post by powerboatr » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:45 pm

stevie_d_64 wrote:
jimlongley wrote:And then there is the propensity for sailors serving in ships to refer to them by a nickname.

The USS Zellars was, to us, the "Zippin Z"; the "Z-boat"; or "Captain Crunch and his Bunch."

I am having a wonderful time imagining what the sailors' nicknames will be for their home away from home.
USS Constellation - Constipation

USS Forrestal - Flaming Forrestal
we called it the forest fire
USS Ranger - Danger Ranger (dumped more F-14's in the drink "failed cat-shots" than any other from what I recall)

USS La Salle - Great White Ghost of the Arabian Coast

USS Gabriel Giffords - Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
uss saratoga...sucking sara
uss elmer montgomery...elmer fudd
uss valdez...(named after a corpsman killed in Vietnam) oil leak
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Re: Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords (pass the Malox!!!

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Post by stevie_d_64 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:02 am

These land types are prolly sitting back shaking their heads going...

...squids...Geesh...

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Re: Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords (pass the Malox!!!

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Post by Dragonfighter » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:27 am

When they abandoned the convention of naming all ships after states, battles and tall ships of yore, they started down this road. I don't like them naming them after presidents either, even if it is Washington or Reagan. Now all one has to do to get a ship named after them is wield enough clout to impact funding.
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Re: Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords (pass the Malox!!!

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Post by jimlongley » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:21 am

Dragonfighter wrote:When they abandoned the convention of naming all ships after states, battles and tall ships of yore, they started down this road. I don't like them naming them after presidents either, even if it is Washington or Reagan. Now all one has to do to get a ship named after them is wield enough clout to impact funding.
I wasn't aware that they had stopped that. The convention had been that only certain ships were named after people, others were named after places and such, too lazy to go in the other rooms and get the whole list.

One of my favorites has always been the naming of ammo ships after volcanoes.
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Re: Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords (pass the Malox!!!

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Post by Liberty » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:54 pm

Dragonfighter wrote:When they abandoned the convention of naming all ships after states, battles and tall ships of yore, they started down this road. I don't like them naming them after presidents either, even if it is Washington or Reagan. Now all one has to do to get a ship named after them is wield enough clout to impact funding.
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Re: Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords (pass the Malox!!!

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Post by Dadtodabone » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:23 am

She can have the LCS aka Little Crappy Ship. Under gunned for their mission, and therefore unable to complete missions without fleet cover, vastly over budget, maintainence nightmares, hulls cracking under stress. The whole DD-X program should be scrapped. Elmo is spinning in his grave.
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Re: Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords (pass the Malox!!!

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Post by tacticool » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:02 pm

recaffeination wrote:I was thinking replacement for the SS James Longstreet.
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