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In a break with tradition, the US Navy announced a new Littoral Combat Ship would be named for Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who survived a January 2011 assassination attempt. LCSs recently have been named for cities, and the original naming scheme for the type was for patriotic-sounding place or regional names. - Navy Times
Image: Thomas Brown / Navy Times

breakingnews:

In a break with tradition, the US Navy announced a new Littoral Combat Ship would be named for Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who survived a January 2011 assassination attempt.
LCSs recently have been named for cities, and the original naming scheme for the type was for patriotic-sounding place or regional names. - Navy Times

Image: Thomas Brown / Navy Times