by Gary J
Tue Jul 15th, 2008 at 07:25:12 AM EST
In the diary about the Polish shipyards, I came up with the spur of the moment suggestion of building a European Navy to keep the continents shipyards busy, to construct a military industrial complex to rival that of the US and to generate campaign contributions and "commissions" for Euro politicians.
I suggested EUS Jan Sobieski for the Polish contribution to the aircraft carrier mountain. Presumably this name would appeal to the Poles and Lithuanians he ruled over as well as the Austrians he saved from the Turks.
Perhaps for England we could go for something like the EUS Alfred the Great.
Does anyone else want to suggest national heroes to name a Jan Sobieski class aircraft carrier after?
Perhaps the names of Admirals and Generals, who were not monarchs, could be reserved for the cruisers.