Naming ships for heroes brings interesting results
As I am in the midst of researching World War II, I recently ran across a curious item.
It stems from the admirable and honorable practice of naming ships and military installations after fallen heroes.
To the left is the USS Everts, named after Lt.(JG) Milo Everts who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for sticking to the gun turret he was commanding despite his wounds and damage to the turret.
A whole line of destroyer escorts was named after him, most of them sent to the British and rechristened with the names Napoleonic War heroes.
The result was the USS Manlove.