Originally Posted by JohnK3
The New UltraDreadnought Class:
Debating with myself on whether to suggest the Arizona. Would it be considered sacrilege by many? Or a tribute to those that died on the original, much the same way the Maine would be a tribute to those who died on her.
We are, after all, building a fantasy fleet. What other new classes could we build for that fleet? New destroyers, maybe? Anything else?
Arizona is certainly an appropriate suggestion, John, but I think I think that name will be forever enshrined at Pearl Harbor and perhaps that is best. Besides, isn't the Arizona still officially carried as an active ship in the U.S. Navy in remembrance of her sacrifice? I seem to remember reading that somewhere.
Hmmm, new ship classes . . . Didn't the naval designers consider building a carrier/battleship at one time? A ship with a carrirer deck but also with heavy guns and armored like a battlewagon? If we added missile armament she would be a powerful vessel indeed. She might be armed with the naval variation of that new Joint Strike Fighter. Perhaps we could name her USS Virginia, after the Confederate vessel of the same name.