TIL the US Navy was going to name a submarine the USS Corpus Christi, after the city in Texas, but Catholic politicians objected to a navy ship called the USS Body of Christ. It was instead named the USS City of Corpus Christi, a formulation which remains unique in the names of Naval ships.

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  1. As a side note, no one in the Navy includes the “City of” when referring to the boat. It’s just the Corpus Christi. Because despite what a bunch of idiotic politicians might try to do, the services really don’t care in how they apply their jargon.

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