Greatest Warship Name Ever

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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Postby lwd » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:16 pm

For the benefit of you Britt's has anyone mentioned the USS England? :D

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Postby dougieo » Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:42 am

Target Practice lol

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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Postby RF » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:34 am

lwd wrote:For the benefit of you Britt's has anyone mentioned the USS England? :D


You have now, though I must admit that i hadn't heard of this ship.
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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Postby Bgile » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:35 pm

RF wrote:
lwd wrote:For the benefit of you Britt's has anyone mentioned the USS England? :D


You have now, though I must admit that i hadn't heard of this ship.


Isn't that the destroyer escort that sank all those Japanese submarines in the space of a few days? Went right down their picket line.

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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Postby lwd » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:55 pm

That's the one.
Between 12 May and 27 May 1944 she sank 6 Japanese subs.
http://de635.ussengland.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_England_(DE-635)

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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Postby RF » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:05 pm

Its a pity that there isn't an England in the US Navy today..... despite the proclamations made after sinking those six Jap subs!
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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Postby lwd » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:49 pm

Welll there was a break between the two vessels of that name in the USN. I'd guess it's one of the names on the list for a future vessel.

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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Postby hammy » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:18 pm

USS England wasn't named for the that bit of Britain , but for a serviceman .

US Destroyers are all named after previous meritorius servicemen , just like the Arliegh Burke class of today is named after the famous WW2 destroyerman .

Occasionally , that habit can give rather pretty names to the ships : - consider the DDs " Vogelgesang " ( lit=birdsong ) , and " Forrest Royal " , " Chevalier " and " Ordronaux "

Mind you , some people do end up on things with names like " Hiram P Glimpbucket " , in which I would struggle to discern some poetic tinge . :D
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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Postby Bgile » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:17 am

Yes, unfortunately most of our ships have people or place names. There are a few unlike that ... Ranger and Enterprise, for example. And occasionally a "name" with a nice catch to it like "Bonhomme Richard" and "Shangri La".

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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Postby chcrawfish » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:55 am

With the current USS Enterprise scheduled to be decommissioned soon, I really wish that the Congress and Navy would name the first ship of the next carrier class ENTERPRISE, instead of Gerald Ford. I mean, come on! Ford? He was a mediocre Congresscritter and a useless President. Okay, so he was a good Damage Control Officer on a light carrier in WW2, but certainly not worthy of having a carrier named after him!

The next carriers need to be named Enterprise, Saratoga, Lexington, Hornet, Ranger...I would add Yorktown, Bunker Hill, Independence, Wasp, and Essex in here but they've already been taken for cruisers and amphibs.
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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Postby Karl Heidenreich » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:07 pm

chcrawfish:

With the current USS Enterprise scheduled to be decommissioned soon, I really wish that the Congress and Navy would name the first ship of the next carrier class ENTERPRISE, instead of Gerald Ford. I mean, come on! Ford? He was a mediocre Congresscritter and a useless President. Okay, so he was a good Damage Control Officer on a light carrier in WW2, but certainly not worthy of having a carrier named after him!

The next carriers need to be named Enterprise, Saratoga, Lexington, Hornet, Ranger...I would add Yorktown, Bunker Hill, Independence, Wasp, and Essex in here but they've already been taken for cruisers and amphibs.


You are correct 100% with that. I cannot envision a USN without an Enterprise: it´s like atavical or prophetic not to, like inviting disaster.
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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Postby hammy » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:33 pm

Most of those " Good " names are those from the War of Independence , and that of 1812 , Thereafter they get a bit boring .

Britain had a long tradition of using the classical Greek and Roman mythological names , but the Leander class frigates appear to have been the last of those , and now the ships ( all seven of them ) are called things like HMS Cleethorpes .

Bloody dull .

And the two new Super-carriers haven't got proper " Carrier " names either , should be Eagle and Ark Royal of course ,
not Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker-Bowles-Recliner :D
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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Postby Bgile » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:42 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Postby Bgile » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:44 pm

We don't even name our submarines after fish anymore; it's all political. :x

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Re: Greatest Warship Name Ever

Postby RF » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:15 pm

chcrawfish wrote:With the current USS Enterprise scheduled to be decommissioned soon, I really wish that the Congress and Navy would name the first ship of the next carrier class ENTERPRISE, instead of Gerald Ford. I mean, come on! Ford? He was a mediocre Congresscritter and a useless President. Okay, so he was a good Damage Control Officer on a light carrier in WW2, but certainly not worthy of having a carrier named after him!



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