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(CNN)   Headline, announcing christening of USS Canberra: "US Navy christens only warship named for a foreign capital." Reality: USS Tripoli, her crew, and the entire Marine Corps would beg to differ   (cnn.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
Like the squids care what the jarheads think.
 
5 days ago  
The USS Tripoli is named after the Kingdom of Tripoli and the Barbary war battle, not the city itself.
 
5 days ago  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The USS Tripoli is named after the Kingdom of Tripoli and the Barbary war battle, not the city itself.


That was the time we killed all the pirates and started global warming.
 
5 days ago  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The USS Tripoli is named after the Kingdom of Tripoli and the Barbary war battle, not the city itself.


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this is the shiat that's wrong today. People think they know shiat and they don't.
 
5 days ago  
Dammit, now it's stuck in my head...

Marines' Hymn (The Halls of Montezuma) /w lyrics
Youtube SwS6OkgUXKE
 
5 days ago  
C'mon guys we even have a song about it.
The Marines' Hymn (lyrics) - USMC hymn
Youtube Qqv6tzeJ9R4
 
5 days ago  
Yes, but is it pronounced Can-Bear-Uh?
 
5 days ago  
No one cares what those crayon eaters do; we just pat them on the head and offer them a "burnt sienna."
 
5 days ago  
Does the USS Richmond not count?
 
5 days ago  
Did look up the Tripoli.  The original names suggested was Fallujah.   I like Tripoli.
 
5 days ago  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The USS Tripoli is named after the Kingdom of Tripoli and the Barbary war battle, not the city itself.


Glad we cleared that up, someone get the lights.
 
5 days ago  
Can't wait for a mouth breathing atheist to notice the word "christening".
 
5 days ago  
Sounds like Subby was being too littoral.
 
5 days ago  
Are they gonna strap a thrall to one of the roller logs and use his blood and guts to anoint the hull of the ship during launch, like they used to do back in the good old days?
 
5 days ago  

the money is in the banana stand: Yes, but is it pronounced Can-Bear-Uh?


Can-Bra
 
5 days ago  

the money is in the banana stand: Yes, but is it pronounced Can-Bear-Uh?


No, it's pronounced throatwarbler mangrove
 
5 days ago  

GhostOfSavageHenry: C'mon guys we even have a song about it.
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Jack of all trades theme song
Youtube SmSVZtNtg1o


Wrong song, buddy
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
When my grandpa was still around, every time he took a shiat he'd say "I just flushed a Marine"
 
5 days ago  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The USS Tripoli is named after the Kingdom of Tripoli and the Barbary war battle, not the city itself.


Although if we're being extra pedantic, I think the USS Canberra is named after the HMAS Canberra in honour of its service alongside the USN at Guadalcanal.

/First ship named after an allied capital city?
 
5 days ago  

FrancoFile: Like the squids care what the jarheads think.


Squid - a lower form of marine life.
 
5 days ago  
 
5 days ago  

Bondith: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The USS Tripoli is named after the Kingdom of Tripoli and the Barbary war battle, not the city itself.

Although if we're being extra pedantic, I think the USS Canberra is named after the HMAS Canberra in honour of its service alongside the USN at Guadalcanal.

/First ship named after an allied capital city?


We're already being pedantic, so no harm throwing another log on the pedantic fire.
 
5 days ago  
 
5 days ago  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: the money is in the banana stand: Yes, but is it pronounced Can-Bear-Uh?

Can-Bra


Thats the joke.jpg
 
5 days ago  

Marcus Aurelius: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The USS Tripoli is named after the Kingdom of Tripoli and the Barbary war battle, not the city itself.

That was the time we killed all the pirates and started global warming.


We? You got a mouse in your pocket, Mr. Time Traveler?
 
5 days ago  

gar1013: Can't wait for a mouth breathing atheist to notice the word "christening".


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5 days ago  

gar1013: Can't wait for a mouth breathing atheist to notice the word "christening".


Yes, it's a very exciting time.
 
5 days ago  
My Grandfather served on this ship during WWII. He was supposed to be in his rack but he was goofing off eating ice-cream elsewhere when the ship was torpedoed. If he wasn't goofing off at that time he would have been somewhere here:

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5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Good thing it's a littoral combat ship. Figurative combat ships don't work very well.
 
5 days ago  
I guess since a Australian defense conglomerate built it they have to be happy with the name.  But, given the press of the LCS I would hold off for something else to bear the name.
 
5 days ago  

LagerVsAle: Good thing it's a littoral combat ship. Figurative combat ships don't work very well.


And a clittoral combat ship would have been too hard for the men in the crew to find.
 
5 days ago  

Bondith: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The USS Tripoli is named after the Kingdom of Tripoli and the Barbary war battle, not the city itself.

Although if we're being extra pedantic, I think the USS Canberra is named after the HMAS Canberra in honour of its service alongside the USN at Guadalcanal.

/First ship named after an allied capital city?


He's being correct, you're being pedantic
but you aren't wrong.
 
5 days ago  

Man with the Red Eyes: No one cares what those crayon eaters do; we just pat them on the head and offer them a "burnt sienna."


Until the bullets start flying
 
5 days ago  
The US actually signed a couple of treaties with Tripoli, and in the one from 1796 is a declaration from the US that "the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion." This is often cited to counter Christian assertations to the contrary, as treaties supersede US laws.
 
5 days ago  
How about the USS Moscow
(Idaho)
 
5 days ago  

alicechaos: How about the USS Moscow
(Idaho)


It would be constantly vandalised.
 
5 days ago  

UNC_Samurai: [usscanberramuseum.org image 850x672]


Holy Crap! It was torpedoed already!
 
5 days ago  
It's like we fought Britain and the rest of Europe in WW 2 to have these morons completely ignore history.
 
5 days ago  
At least the Aussie guy correctly stated it was the only one named after the capital of an allied country.
 
5 days ago  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Man with the Red Eyes: No one cares what those crayon eaters do; we just pat them on the head and offer them a "burnt sienna."

Until the bullets start flying


Yes, our Brigade Combat Teams just couldn't get by without some devildogs to operate the weapons.

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/I kid though
//I have several dear friends who are Marines
///best unit I worked with in Iraq was Marine
 
5 days ago  

NephilimNexus: Dammit, now it's stuck in my head...

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Adelaide Crows theme song (Lyrics) AFL Sing-A-Long
Youtube subHCYCimYs
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Naming a littoral combat ship after a foreign capital seems like back-handed insult.
 
5 days ago  

Man with the Red Eyes: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Man with the Red Eyes: No one cares what those crayon eaters do; we just pat them on the head and offer them a "burnt sienna."

Until the bullets start flying

Yes, our Brigade Combat Teams just couldn't get by without some devildogs to operate the weapons.

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/I kid though
//I have several dear friends who are Marines
///best unit I worked with in Iraq was Marine


Navy/Marines always has been a pretty classic case of me against my brother, me and my brother against everybody else
 
5 days ago  

Bslim: It's like we fought Britain and the rest of Europe in WW 2 to have these morons completely ignore history.


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5 days ago  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Man with the Red Eyes: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Man with the Red Eyes: No one cares what those crayon eaters do; we just pat them on the head and offer them a "burnt sienna."

Until the bullets start flying

Yes, our Brigade Combat Teams just couldn't get by without some devildogs to operate the weapons.

[Fark user image 300x300] [View Full Size image _x_]

/I kid though
//I have several dear friends who are Marines
///best unit I worked with in Iraq was Marine

Navy/Marines always has been a pretty classic case of me against my brother, me and my brother against everybody else


As someone from a large family, I understand that dynamic very well
 
5 days ago  
Our son shares the name with a famous writer, but was not named for the writer.
 
5 days ago  

UNC_Samurai: gar1013:

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Looks like the one your mom gave me.
 
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