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First FFG(X) to be named USS Constellation

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SECNAV Braithwaite Names First FFG(X) USS Constellation.

Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite announced today that the first FFG(X) guided-missile frigate would be named Constellation, making the announcement from the second ship to bear that name: USS Constellation, a sloop-of-war launched in 1854 and decommissioned in 1933 that is preserved as a National Historic Landmark in Baltimore, Md.

https://news.usni.org/2020/10/07/secnav-braithwaite-names-first-ffgx-uss-constellation
 

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the USN had 6 frigates which at that time were the most powerful in the world. She had 28 × 18-pounder long guns
20 × 32-pounder carronades.

https://www.bing.com/search?q=1776+navy+frigate+names&form=ANNTH1&refig=f878267061c94cdea95257eb2f4a9e44&sp=-1&pq=1776+navy+frigate+names&sc=1-23&qs=n&sk=&cvid=f878267061c94cdea95257eb2f4a9e44
 

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Not to be confused with the *other* USS Constellation  :whistle:

https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/USS_Constellation_(NCC-1017)#:~:text=The%20USS%20Constellation%20(NCC%2D1017,command%20of%20Commodore%20Matt%20Decker.
 

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Dimsum said:
Not to be confused with the *other* USS Constellation  :whistle:

https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/USS_Constellation_(NCC-1017)#:~:text=The%20USS%20Constellation%20(NCC%2D1017,command%20of%20Commodore%20Matt%20Decker.

Nerd!  ;D
 

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Dimsum said:
Not to be confused with the *other* USS Constellation  :whistle:

https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/USS_Constellation_(NCC-1017)#:~:text=The%20USS%20Constellation%20(NCC%2D1017,command%20of%20Commodore%20Matt%20Decker.

FFG 1017
:rofl:
 

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Then we'll probably see US Ships Chesapeake, Congress, President and United States.
 

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Oldgateboatdriver said:
But never another USS Constitution.

Old Ironside Forever  :salute:

Agreed.  When they planned to build the Lexington-class CCs (battlecruisers) back in the latter years of the Great War, one of those ships was to be named USS Constitution.  Because of that, Old Ironsides was RE-NAMED as Old Constitution in 1917 (it reverted back in 1935 when the CCs were cancelled).
 

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“While the [frigate] is based on a proven hull design and mature shipboard technologies, it remains a new class and the Navy and the shipbuilding industrial base have had past production challenges in managing costs, technical concurrency, design changes and schedule of lead ships of a class,” reads language from the FY 2022 appropriations law. “There is concern that prematurely adding a second [frigate] shipyard before the first shipyard has identified and corrected technical and production issues will inject unneeded risk and complexity into the program.”

Naval ship designer Gibbs & Cox is reworking the FREMM initial design and is set to complete a critical design review on the frigate later this year before the official start of fabrication.

The FY 2022 law mandates that “prior to award of a contract for second [frigate] shipyard, the agreement directs the Navy to prioritize the following objectives: technology maturation and risk reduction for critical shipboard components; major systems integration; full ship technical data package creation; and successful operationally realistic testing for the first ship. The agreement further directs the Secretary of the Navy to submit a report 90 days prior to awarding a contract for the second [frigate] shipyard to the congressional defense committees outlining the acquisition strategy for achieving the full frigate program of record and meeting these technology maturation and risk reduction objectives.”

 
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