U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced this past Friday that the U.S. Navy's newest warship will be named the USS Detroit. This will be a 378 foot long Freedom class littoral coast ship, which means that it is designed for combat operations close to shore.
The USS Detroit will unquestionably be one of the bad ass ships along hostile shores. It's only appropriate then that it have a suitably bad ass name.
|Freedom Class Warship in the U.S. Navy|
The USS Detroit is still being built at the Marinette Marine facility in Wisconsin. Once it is officially christened, however, I believe it would only be appropriate for this ship to sail off to its first duty with "American Bad Ass" by Detroit's own Kid Rock blaring from its public address system.