In today’s news, a follow up the a post that dates to January 2007 (Politics Ruins Everything):
Newest amphibious assault ship will be named America
By Cindy Clayton, The Virginian-Pilot
The Navy’s newest large deck amphibious assault ship will be called the America, according to Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter who made the announcement in Jacksonville, Fla.
While I am sad that the name will not be applied to a CVN, this is far better than nothing. Still, I take heart that my harumphing about ship names in the post I link to above finds some good company. Information Dissemination notes the twelve names for carriers they prefer: Constellation, Enterprise, Essex, Hornet, Intrepid, Kitty Hawk, Midway, Oriskany, Ranger, Saratoga, Wasp, and Yorktown. The only addition I have for that list is Lexington.