Friday, December 11, 2015
Without question this is a hot button issue in some quarters and is so apropos within the context of a previous and most recent blog entry.
"USS Jackson: Choice of name for Navy ship sparks criticism"
"Washington (CNN)—The commissioning of the USS Jackson, a littoral combat ship, has angered activists who don't want to see President Andrew Jackson honored. The new ship, also designated LCS 6, was commissioned in Mississippi on Saturday and honors Jackson, Mississippi, which the Navy noted in a news release is named for former President Andrew Jackson. The ship is the Navy's third to bear the seventh president's name. The designation comes amid a nationwide review of Jackson's legacy; activists who have fought having his name celebrated were dismayed to learn of the name the Navy had chosen."
President Andrew Jackson as noted in that previous blog entry a slave-owner. Also presided over the removal of the American Indian Five Civilized Tribes to territory west of the Mississippi river. Controversial subjects in American history to say the least.
So that there is no understanding and repeating the USS Jackson [LCS 6] "commissioned in Mississippi on Saturday and honors Jackson, Mississippi" the city.
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF LCS-1 AND LCS-2 ALL LCS NAMED IN HONOR OF AN AMERICAN CITY!
LCS 6 USS Jackson also featuring the tumblehome design as you can see.