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Fireball
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 1:59 am    Post subject: Your 3 fave ships Reply with quote

Well guys everyone has his favoured warships be for the firepower or just the look.
Here are my top 3.

1. Akagi Japanese fleet carrier, since I was a kid that ship made a huge impression on me and far up is she sticking out of the water even the US pilots have commented on how marvelous she was.

2. Hood british battlecruiser. the design of a battlecruiser taken to its limits... how beautiful are her lines?

3.Yamato Japanese battleship … well its Yamato

Curious to se your nominations

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea Fireball! Here are mine:
1) Italian BB Vittorio Veneto. She is not only a powerful BB capable of taking on the best the Allies have to offer but she is easy on the eyes.
2) German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer. Interesting concept and a very interesting and active war career.
3) Italian BB Giulio Cesare. Just a beautiful ship!
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really hard to pick just 3, but in no particular order-

Akagi- There's something about this floating mountain...

Atago class- I like all the IJN heavies, but these are my favorites.

SMS Scharnhorst- Not sure what it is, but I've always loved this ship and it's sister.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. St Laurent class DDH as I had a grand father who serve on one ship of this class.
2. King George V class Battleship.
3. Crown Colony class light cruiser (one ship served with the RCN till the early 60s).
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In no particular order,

USS Maryland

HMS Good

KMS Gneisenau
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Panzergator ..did you mean Hood? Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. Auto correct beat me again.
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll run with
USS Yorktown
Zara class
Bismark
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

USS Missouri BB-63

USS Salem CA-139 (and she masqueraded as Graff Spee in "The Battle of the River Plate"

Tie

USS Alaska CB-1 and the never built USS Montana BB-67
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WWI Germany battlecruiser Derfflinger-class
WWII USA heavy cruiser Oregon City (CA 122)-class
WWII UK destroyer Tribal-class

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have some favorite ships, though I admit that they are my favorites for personal reasons and there has been no historical or technical ** CENSORED ** involved:

1. USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). My grandfather was a plank-owner on this ship and commissioning her was the culmination of his 24-year Navy career. Plus I grew up in San Diego and the Kitty Hawk was a bit of a local celebrity there - much anguish and anger when she moved to Yokosuka.

2. USS New Jersey (BB-62). When I was in Jr high school I was in the Sea Cadets (stop laughing) and the New Jersey spent some time in port in San Diego. I spent several days exploring her and it left a big impression.

3. Spruance Class Destroyer. No one ship in particular, but the whole class. Destroyers always struck me as the infantry of the sea, and there's nothing I love more than a straight-leg grunt in a line unit.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I limited myself to WWII, but I have others.

As an 11-year-old in Baltimore, we collected pennies to restore the USA Constellation. It and USE Constitution are BIG favorites. 20 years later, I was TDY to Camp A. P. Hill in Virginia and had some time to visit Baltimore's inner harbor and walked the decks of the restored Constellation my pennies helped.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

USS Constitution - yep old Ironsides

Any WWII ESS€X class carrier - Yorktown, Hornet and Enterprise may have kept the US in the war but the ESS€X class won it in the Pacific

USS New Jersey - slugged it out with the Japanese, N Koreans, Chinese, Syrians and Hezbollah and 45 years later, its sister ships Wisconsin and Missouri rained Tomahawk cruise missiles on Saddam.
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PG, glad you collected pennies as I did visit it on Historical trip 12 years ago.
Like Redleg on his grandfather being a plank owner.
This is a good thread, good comments.

1. Missouri- first BB that I recall, probably has to do with the Japanese surrender. Retains position with the modern updated weapon with missiles.
2. This one... a PT Boat, cause I wanted one, Kennedy and movie PT-109, when I was a kid.
3. A Tico, Bismark, North Carolina, Ventorio Venitio .....
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the IJN was fascinating as it had such a diverse collection of ships. Some of Their conversions were cool if somewhat useless (ie BB Ise) . My top three:
1. Yamato - just plain old awesome looking, inglorious demise...
2. Agree on PT Boats - as a kid I loved them
3. CLAAA Atlanta - I dig all the turrets, 5” guns, and the battle history. But other than that I can’t explain why.
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