I received my orders from the Navy yesterday. I will be teaching a 6-to-8 week college composition course aboard this behemoth:

USS Chancellorsville

She’s the USS Chancellorsville. She is named after the Confederate victory over Union forces at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia. She’s a fairly new ship – commissioned in 1989 and first used during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

My favorite bit of information comes from the ship’s website: “When CHANCELLORSVILLE is not putting warheads on foreheads or otherwise striking fear into the hearts of our nation’s enemies, she resides in homeport San Diego or calls on friendly foreign ports around the world.”

I like the mental picture of warheads on foreheads. Anyone else?