Then again, the Deutschland
was renamed the Lützow
and fared significantly better than the rest of the German surface navy in WWII.
Perhaps more relevantly, she was given a "working name" before completion, a custom observed in many navies. Just like she was "Preussen"
before becoming Deutschland
, the Enterprise
could have been anything from an uncompleted Ti-Ho
to a barely commissioned Insufferable
to an already serving Yorktown