Appendix:Glossary of U.S. Navy slang/Unit nicknames

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Many ships and units of the United States Navy have nicknames; these nicknames are listed here. All other Navy slang is listed in Appendix:Glossary of U.S. Navy slang.

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  • Big E: Nickname for the USS Enterprise (CV-6), which won 24 battle stars during World War II, also known as the most decorated ship in the U.S. Navy. (Actually, the most decorated ship is the USS Parche (SSN-683), receiving a total of nine Presidential Unit Citations, ten Navy Unit Citations, and thirteen Navy Expeditionary Medal awards during her thirty years of service.)
  • Big Gray Hate Maker: Term of endearment for the USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19).
  • Big Stick: Nickname for the USS Iowa (BB-61), crew's nickname for USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).
  • Block-o-wood: Nickname for the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3).

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  • Chicken of the Sea, play on official slogon: Eagle of the Sea for USS Tarawa (LHA-1)

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  • FID: First In Defense: Nickname for the USS Forrestal (CV59).
  • Fighting I: Nickname for the USS Intrepid (CV-11), now a museum ship in New York Harbor.

*FIGHTIN FIVE N DIME : Crews' nickname for the USS EATON DD/DDE 510

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  • John Sore Penis: Nickname given to the aircraft carrier USS John C Stennis after it makes a port call in Australia and closes down all of the local brothels.
  • Jolly Rogers: Crews nickname given to the Spruance class destroyer USS John Rodgers

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  • Latex Glove: Crews nickname given to the AEGIS cruiser USS Leyte Gulf
  • Love Muscle: Crews nickname given to the Arleigh Burke destroyer USS Russell

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  • Magnificent Seven: Term of endearment for the USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7)

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  • Pubic Mound: Crews nickname given to the destroyer tender USS Puget Sound

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  • Stinkin' Lincoln: Crews nickname given to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln

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