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Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:28 PM

Caroline Kennedy to christen carrier named after her father

Source: Associated Press


Updated 12:42 pm CST, Friday, December 6, 2019

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline will participate in the christening of a new aircraft carrier that's named after the 35th U.S. president.

Newport News Shipbuilding said the christening of the USS John Kennedy will occur Saturday at the shipyard in Newport News, Virginia.

Caroline Kennedy is the sponsor of her father's namesake ship. She will smash a bottle of American sparkling wine across the carrier's hull.

The ship is the second of the U.S. Navy's new Ford-Class of aircraft carriers. The new carrier is designed to carry and fly more planes with fewer sailors.


Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Caroline-Kennedy-to-christen-carrier-named-after-14886653.php

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Reply Caroline Kennedy to christen carrier named after her father (Original post)
Judi Lynn Dec 6 OP
duforsure Dec 6 #1
dflprincess Dec 6 #2
Ohiogal Dec 6 #3
Kid Berwyn Dec 6 #5
sdfernando Dec 6 #12
LineLineLineNew Reply .
BuffaloJackalope Dec 6 #17
Mister Ed Dec 6 #4
LeftInTX Dec 6 #6
lastlib Dec 6 #9
whistler162 Dec 6 #10
Mister Ed Dec 6 #11
jpak Dec 7 #19
melm00se Dec 6 #7
lastlib Dec 6 #14
meadowlander Dec 6 #15
Auggie Dec 6 #8
sdfernando Dec 6 #13
Skittles Dec 6 #16
Bayard Dec 7 #18

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:35 PM

1. Maybe trump will have one named after him

King Laughingstock

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Response to duforsure (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:37 PM

2. Or Trumpy McFathead. Nt

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Response to duforsure (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:41 PM

3. The only ship that deserves his name

is a garbage scow.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:47 PM

5. Absolutely. Russian Navy thanks him for the Crimea.



North Korea, too.

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Response to duforsure (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:44 PM

12. I think it should be named the USS Donald Dunsel /nt

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:17 PM

17. .

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:44 PM

4. I remember watching her christen the previous U.S.S. JFK on live TV.

It was when she and I were both about ten years old. Sorta had a crush on her back then, but I suppose lots of boys did.

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:03 PM

6. Yes, I remember

I was wondering what she was doing with that bottle of champagne!!

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:32 PM

9. I THOUGHT there was another carrier named for him....

What will happen to it now?

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Response to lastlib (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:40 PM

10. Retired a few years ago.

I guess it needed too many upgrades/repairs. She had been in service for 40 years.

My youngest brother was assigned to her in August 2001 for his sea duty.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:42 PM

11. To be scrapped, it appears...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_John_F._Kennedy_(CV-67)

After nearly 40 years of service in the United States Navy, Kennedy was officially decommissioned on 1 August 2007. She is berthed at the NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance facility in Philadelphia and, until late 2017, was available for donation as a museum and memorial to a qualified organization.[1][7] In late 2017, the Navy revoked her "donation hold" status and designated her for dismantling.[4] The name has been adopted by the future Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN-79).

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 06:36 PM

19. I think most little boys back in the day were gaga over her

I was...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:11 PM

7. Don't worry

if there is ever a USS Donald J Trump, the ship's nickname will probably be extremely hilarious.

"The Big Stick" USS Theodore Roosevelt
"The Big E" USS Enterprise

I am sure that we can have some real fun here.

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Response to melm00se (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:46 PM

14. garbage scow??

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Response to melm00se (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:51 PM

15. "The Bigly Water Mover Thing"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:12 PM

8. $11.341 billion price tag ...

according to Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_John_F._Kennedy_(CVN-79)

Powered by two nuclear reactors

1,106 ft long -- almost a 1/4 mile.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 04:46 PM

13. That is a LOT of $$ for something that really isn't ready for prime-time

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:29 PM

16. nice

I have always like Caroline, she seems like a great gal.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:43 PM

18. Make it so

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