(a)Not more than one vessel of the Navy may have the same name.
(b)Each battleship shall be named for a State. However, if the names of all the States are in use, a battleship may be named for a city, place, or person.
(c)The Secretary of the Navy may change the name of any vessel bought for the Navy.
(1)The Secretary of the Navy may not announce or implement any proposal to name a vessel of the Navy until 30 days after the date on which the Secretary submits to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report setting forth such proposal.
(2)Each report under this subsection shall describe the justification for the proposal covered by such report in accordance with the standards referred to in section 1024(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 448.)
Historical and Revision Notes
Source (U.S. Code)
Source (Statutes at Large)
34 U.S.C. 462.
34 U.S.C. 461.
May 4, 1898, ch. 234, 30 Stat. 390 (2d sentence under “Armor and Armament”); May 13, 1908, ch. 166, 35 Stat. 159; June 29, 1949, ch. 278, 63 Stat. 300 (6th par.).
34 U.S.C. 463.
In subsection (a) the words “care shall be taken that” are omitted as surplusage.
In subsection (b) the words “first class” are omitted as obsolete.
In subsection (c) the words “by authority of law” are omitted as surplusage.
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