Greatest Warship Name Ever

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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Post by alecsandros » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:35 pm

My favorite names are:

- Warspite
- Haruna
- Vengeance (though canceled)
- Graf Spee

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Post by Karl Heidenreich » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:34 am

I like very much Agincourt.
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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Post by RF » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:09 pm

But not if you are French.......
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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Post by RF » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:14 pm

I have seen some accounts of the German naval Z Plan in which it was claimed that among the projected names for the H classe battleships was one of ''Der Fuhrer'' presumably in honour of and in deference to Hitler.

Quite what Hitler's superstitions and fears would have made of such a ship is interesting, particulary as the Allies could have had a policy of ''Sink the Fuhrer'' the very threat of which wouldn't comfortably sit with Geobbels' propaganda......
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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Post by Karl Heidenreich » Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:35 pm

But not if you are French.......
Can´t care less...
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Post by Karl Heidenreich » Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:36 pm

Quite what Hitler's superstitions and fears would have made of such a ship is interesting, particulary as the Allies could have had a policy of ''Sink the Fuhrer'' the very threat of which wouldn't comfortably sit with Geobbels' propaganda......
:D :D :D

Can you imagine Churchill telling that to Tovey?
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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Post by RF » Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:53 pm

Can you imagine Tovey carrying it out? And the headline in the Sun newspaper........
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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Post by Patrick McWilliams » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:44 pm

No doubt about it, it has to be Dreadnought: not merely for Admiral Jackie Fisher's oft-quoted remark that she should "dread nought", i.e. fear God only, but for giving a generic class name to every battleships built subsequently!

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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Post by RF » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:43 am

Yes indeed Patrick.
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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Post by Gary » Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:06 pm

Yes "Iron Duke" sounds wonderful and is probably hard to beat.

Repulse and Revenge have certain strong qualities to them.

Yamato is a very catchy name as is Richelieu
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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Post by RF » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:19 am

Your mentioning of Richelieu is appropriate, as the statesman reference in the name approximates to Bismarck respectively of France and Germany......
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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Post by P a R » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:59 pm

AJAX-LEANDER-ACHILLES,etc

I like RN ships to named after characters from Greece mythology!!

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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Post by RF » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:22 am

P a R,

You would no doubt like the names of some of the ships of the Blue Funnel line, also so named.
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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Post by yellowtail3 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:41 pm

Bonhomme Richard
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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Post by hammy » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:14 pm

Italian Light cruisers -- poetry to look at , poetic names too .

Giovanni Della Bande Nere

Alberico Da Barbiano

Raimundo Montecuccoli

Emanuele Filiberto Duca D'Aosta

Eugenio Di Savoia

Luigi Di Savoia Duca Degli Abruzzi
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