Greatest Warship Name Ever

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My favorite names are:

- Warspite
- Haruna
- Vengeance (though canceled)
- Graf Spee
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I like very much Agincourt.
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But not if you are French.......
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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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But not if you are French.......
Can´t care less...
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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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Can you imagine Tovey carrying it out? And the headline in the Sun newspaper........
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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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Yes indeed Patrick.
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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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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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AJAX-LEANDER-ACHILLES,etc

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

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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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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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