culverin wrote:Good 2nd link you have there lwd which seems to have been updated too. 1st appears defunct.
It has long intrigued me why the name Long Beach, CGN 9 was selected for the 1st US nuclear cruiser especially as it is a name with no previous naval history.
US cruisers had traditionally been named to honour Cities and Towns, which Long Beach certainly is, but seems rather obscure, certainly to non Americans...
...so who or what influenced this choice.
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