USS Saint Petersburg LPD 26 Project

USS Saint Petersburg Project objective is to request the Secretary of Navy to name a new ship of the line the USS Saint Petersburg LPD 26. We the citizens of the Great State of Florida are making this requesting to the United States Navy to name a Ship of the line after the City of Saint Petersburg, Florida since no ship in American Naval History has ever been honored with the name, The Saint Petersburg.

Please Read the E-Mail from the Director of Histories and Archives for the Naval History and Heritage Command below!

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cc"Van benthuysen, Judith V CIV CHINFO WASHINGTON DC, CHINFO"
dateThu, Apr 2, 2009 at 9:06 AM
subjectUSS Saint Petersburg

Mr. Sprinkle,

I am CDR Robert Moss, Director of Histories and Archives for the Naval History and Heritage Command. Among other responsibilities, my office provides name options to the Secretary of the Navy for ships scheduled. We provide those names based on a "naming convention" approved by the Secretary at the naming of the first ship in a given class, or amended by him at a later date.

The name given a ship is chosen solely by the Secretary of the Navy. On that basis I cannot say when, or even if, a specific name will be given to a US Navy ship. Rest assured that your suggestion, Saint Petersburg, along with the hundreds of others we receive each year, will be given due consideration when evaluating names for future ships.

Thank you for you interest in Naval History and the future of the Navy. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me.

Very Respectfully,

CDR Robert "Groundhog" Moss
Director of Histories and Archives
Naval History and Heritage Command
805 Kidder Breeze Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374
(202) 433-3940

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