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  • USS Truxtun DDG 103 2011-2015

    probably don't have any shipmates on the boards here, but just in case you are swing by and say hi.
    the answer is on the floor- john roseberry

    A tiger dies and leaves his fur,
    A man dies and leaves his name,
    A teacher dies and teaches death.
    Seikchi Toguchi 1917-1998

  • #2
    I retired from the Navy in 2005. That's a bit after my time...

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    • #3
      Somebody like Truxtun and Bainbridge and John Paul Jones should have Carriers named after them not destroyers.

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      • #4
        I served in Buchanan (DDG-14) from 70-72. Lord, wish we'd had Truxton fire power back then...especially when Jane Fonda got on Radio Hanoi.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Merkava188 View Post
          Somebody like Truxtun and Bainbridge and John Paul Jones should have Carriers named after them not destroyers.
          Not really. Jones was a surface fighter, and should have such a ship named after him.
          Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
            Not really. Jones was a surface fighter, and should have such a ship named after him.
            He was the "Founding Father" of the U.S. Navy and I feel he should have a carrier named for him. Wasn't there a nuclear power destroyer named Truxtun?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Merkava188 View Post
              He was the "Founding Father" of the U.S. Navy and I feel he should have a carrier named for him. Wasn't there a nuclear power destroyer named Truxtun?
              He was 'a' founding father of the US Navy-Edward Preble and John Barry also have claim to that title-to my mind Preble most of all for the training of the young naval officers who later fought in the War of 1812.
              We are not now that strength which in old days
              Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
              Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
              To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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              • #8
                From the website of the Naval History and Heritage Command:

                Father of the U.S. Navy

                The importance of the sea as a highway, a source of food or a battlefield, if necessary, was well understood by the American colonists. When the Revolution came, it was a natural impulse, therefore, that many men in numerous locations would play prominent roles in the founding of a national navy. Thus, the Navy recognizes no one individual as "Father" to the exclusion of all others. As it was the Continental Congress, convoked in Philadelphia, that created the Navy in their resolution of 13 October 1775, the members of Congress must collectively receive credit for the creation of the Continental Navy, the forerunner of the United States Navy. The various attempts to credit individual naval officers with this act are misguided, for those officers received their commissions from the very body that created the Navy in the first place. None of this, of course, detracts from the great contributions to our struggle at sea for independence made by General Washington, John Barry, John Paul Jones, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and others.
                We are not now that strength which in old days
                Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                • #9

                  Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
                  Not really. Jones was a surface fighter, and should have such a ship named after him.


                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Jo..._Jones_(DDG-53)
                  "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                  Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                  you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post

                    Not really. Jones was a surface fighter, and should have such a ship named after him.
                    To be fair at the time surface fighting was the only option John Paul Jones really had lol
                    the answer is on the floor- john roseberry

                    A tiger dies and leaves his fur,
                    A man dies and leaves his name,
                    A teacher dies and teaches death.
                    Seikchi Toguchi 1917-1998

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by General_Jacke View Post

                      To be fair at the time surface fighting was the only option John Paul Jones really had lol
                      True.
                      Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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