Your Favourite Warship of World War II

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Your Favourite Warship of World War II

Post by miro777 » Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:30 pm

Hey guys
I was wondering what the most favourite war ship is?
There has been polls and many have voted for the Bismarck.
I wonder why? Is it his faith? His strenth? His aura?
What makes the Bismarck so popular?
If it's not the Bismarck. Why is it the ship you choose?

thanx

(my favourite is the Bismarck)

miro

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Post by Karl Heidenreich » Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:49 pm

There is a poll right here on Kbismarck. Just push the "view results" of previous polls.
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Post by Djoser » Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:12 pm

Can I choose the "H" class improved Bismarck with 16" guns?

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Post by Coyote850 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:45 am

To name one ship is very hard I have several.

USS Enterprise, CV-6. - Exceptional ship. Kept the US in the war in the Pacific for several months. Deserved a much better fate than being scraped.

IJN- Light cruiser Yahagi - Relatively small cruiser that sailed with the Yamato on the final sortie. Took an unbelievable pounding by US aircraft before sinking.

Prinz Eugene- Just a damn fine looking ship.

Repulse- Same as above. Very good looking ship, big guns and fast.

USS Alaska- Great combination of firepower, speed and good looks.

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favorite WW2 ship(s)

Post by turlock » Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:23 pm

Favorite KM ship? Scharnhorst.

British- Hood, and Tribal class DD's.

U.S.- Enterprise, for reasons already posted.
South Dakota- Good old Battleship X. You really have to visit Alabama or Massachussetts to appreciate their design.
Iowa- Grace, elegance, power, and plenty of outstanding American WW2 vintage craftsmanship to make a man's heart swell with patriotic pride. Plus, she was the only living (commissioned) BB that I'll ever get aboard.
Fletcher class DD's.
Japan- Nagato- An exceptional design for her time, and well crewed.
Kagero class- Great tin cans


Italy- Vittorio Veneto class. Some of the most beautiful steel warships ever built, and chronically under-rated.

France- La Fantasque. Radical engineering.
Richelieu- A really good design, and because Jean Bart was ugly.

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Re: Your Favourite War Ship of the 2nd World War

Post by RF » Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:34 pm

Favourite ship out of all of WW2?

To be honest I have more of a liking for merchant rather than warships so some of the blockade runners such as Cortellazzeo would be in the running, but thinking about it I would probably go for Kormoran.

For regular warships I would probably go for Bismarck or Scharnhorst.

However I also think the S Boats looked pretty good.
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Re: Your Favourite War Ship of the 2nd World War

Post by Farragut » Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:08 am

USS O'Bannon a Fletcher Class. 17 battlestars and zero purple hearts. That's the ship that I'd want to be on.

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Re: Your Favourite War Ship of the 2nd World War

Post by chcrawfish » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:41 pm

USS ENTERPRISE, hands down wins overall.

German: SCHARNHORST

Japanese: SHOKAKU

Brit: HMS WARSPITE

Italian: well, none of them really distinguished themselves

French: see Italian
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Re: Your Favourite War Ship of the 2nd World War

Post by Bgile » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:30 pm

USS Washington.

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Re: Your Favourite War Ship of the 2nd World War

Post by lwd » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:51 am

USCGC Eastwind my father's ship.

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Re: Your Favourite War Ship of the 2nd World War

Post by Legend » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:42 pm

The La Fantasque class!!! They were not as sleek as some larger ships, but they had great hulls and sleek superstructure fronts.
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Post by JtD » Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:54 pm

Karl Heidenreich wrote:There is a poll right here on Kbismarck. Just push the "view results" of previous polls.
Best regards.
Where do I find this poll?

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Re: Your Favourite War Ship of the 2nd World War

Post by RF » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:56 pm

Legend wrote:The La Fantasque class!!!
But what did they achieve?
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Re: Your Favourite War Ship of the 2nd World War

Post by Legend » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:58 pm

Insane speeds! 45 knots of it! :dance:
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Re: Your Favourite War Ship of the 2nd World War

Post by lwd » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:11 pm

There was a thread on them somewhere recently perhaps the axis history forum. They apparently saw some action in the med operating as a group under Free French control.

Looked it up here it is:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... =Fantasque
Here's a search that turned up a few more threads there:
http://forum.axishistory.com/search.php ... mit=Search
It only goes back a year so there may be some older ones there.

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