True... but how many have we had named USS Chesapeak? She was also one of our original six frigates and the only one that bore the name and then.... what?
The others were
And, contrary to popular belief, the Constellation is NOT the same ship moured in California.
I don't know of a "Constellation" moored in California...did you mean the Baltimore one?
The Concordia wasn't an oil tanker, she was a purpose built sailing ship. The only USS Nimitz ever built is currently still in service and is not a battleship. She is CVN-68, the first of ten Nimitz class aircraft carriers. http://wikipedia.org/en/USS_Nimitz
Perhaps you mean one of the retired Iowa class battleships? Those were Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri, and Wisconsin. All of them except for Iowa are currently museums. Two other ships (Illinois and Kentucky) were under construction at the end of World War II but were never completed.
The Constellation, I'm pretty sure, spent some time in san diego.
If I were to choose an american battleship, I would choose the Nimitz, I would not mind a job there, but AFAIK she is still functional and used for military needs.
Heck yeah, three WestPacs and almost two years on that beast and I still love her. I was one happy sailor when I learned my squadron would cruise on the Nimitz. Now I just need to get to the Enterprise...