America Newest Warship Is Named After One Of Our Oldest Bad Asses


The names of our weapons of war instill fear in the hearts of our enemies. Just recalling some of them will give you shivers.

The Predator Drone

The B-52 Flying Super Fortress (FLYING SUPER FORTRESS!)

The F-22 Raptor

Trident Submarine Ballistic Missiles (Think on that one for a second. Our missiles that come from deep within the ocean and can destroy entire cities are called Tridents. TRIDENTS!).

So you may hear the name, The USS Ralph Johnson and not think much of it. The USS Ralph Johnson. The Ralph. Ain’t gonna be frightening ISIS with the Ralph.

But you’d be wrong. According to Popular Mechanics, it’s an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, which is fucking street. It’s laden with Tomahawk missiles, which is the second best damn name for a missile.

And as for the name, Ralph Johnson posthumously won the Medal of Honor in Vietnam when he jumped on a grenade to save the lives of two other marines he was with.

If that ain’t valor worthy of a destroy, I don’t know what is.

And yes, I originally made fun of this name, but I did not know what Johnson had done. I just thought Ralph was a silly name for a ship.

[Via Popular Mechanics]