Man Pushes for a USS Quincy in the Navy

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If a retired U.S. Navy captain can muster enough political clout from Quincy, Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., a brand new Navy ship could soon bear the name USS Quincy.

According to an article on, Kevin Wensing, a native of Quincy’s one-time sister city, Quincy, Illinois, is motivated by a love of his hometown and admiration for the country’s sixth president, John Quincy Adams, inaugurated 190 years ago.

Wensing has launched a lobbying campaign to enlist the support of Quincy, Massachusetts mayor Thomas Koch, members of the U.S. House and Senate and the ultimate decision-maker: the Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.

Read about the push to include a USS Quincy in the Navy.