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POLL - Select a name for my hybrid future battleship.

Started by seadude, August 16, 2021, 03:50:48 PM

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What should the name be?

USS United States
2 (8.7%)
USS Liberty
4 (17.4%)
USS Reprisal
4 (17.4%)
USS Hawaii
11 (47.8%)
USS Iwo Jima
2 (8.7%)
USS Wisconsin (Have enough decal numbers for that.)
8 (34.8%)
USS America
2 (8.7%)
Other option. Please list and describe in a post.
6 (26.1%)

Total Members Voted: 23

Voting closed: September 01, 2021, 03:50:48 PM

seadude

3 votes allowed per user. Poll closes on or about Sept. 1st.

My what if hybrid future Iowa/Burke battleship is nearly done at about 80% to 85%.
https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=48217.0
I had originally wanted to go with USS Kentucky BBG-66, but after searching through all my spare decals, I found I did not have enough 6 numbers to put at the bow.  :o  :banghead:
USS Illinois BB-65 is out of the question. I will NOT name my ship the state that the Chicago Bears are in. I'm a Wisconsin Packer fan. I hate the Bears.
BB-67 to 71 is also out of the question as those hull numbers were all for the Montana class.
But, I can either go with 73, 74, 76, 78, or 80 as I have plenty of those numbers. I kind of like 80 the best.  :wub: 76 would be my second choice.
So if Kentucky is out for a name, what then? Any suggestions?
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Old Wombat

#1
Hmmm?

Carriers are mostly Admirals & Presidents, these days.

Battleships are/were mostly states.

Iwo Jima sounds like a USMC Landing Support Ship.

United States/America are, perhaps, fraught with the same danger as "Deutschland".

Liberty/Freedom sound like recent Littoral Combat ships' names.

California, perhaps?

Hmmm?
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Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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seadude

Quote from: Old Wombat on August 17, 2021, 03:06:15 AM
Hmmm?

United States/America are, perhaps, fraught with the same danger as "Deutschland".

What do you mean?

Quote from: zenrat on August 17, 2021, 05:05:15 AM
Batty McBattleship.

No. Absolutely not.
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NARSES2

Quote from: seadude on August 17, 2021, 06:05:02 AM
Quote from: Old Wombat on August 17, 2021, 03:06:15 AM
Hmmm?

United States/America are, perhaps, fraught with the same danger as "Deutschland".

What do you mean?


I think what Womby means is that the danger in naming a ship after your nation is that it marks it out as a prime target in the event of any War and nowadays it doesn't even need a declared War to make it a target with the prevalence of terrorist groups. If it then suffers damage or even loss in combat the effect on morale can be quite enormous.

Decals my @r$e!

tigercat

How about George Washington both state and president combined ?

kitbasher

USS Dreadnaught.

Don't be bound by current naming convention.  Have the vessel reflect a new class of warship, like the RN did 115 years ago.  Giving it the same name as an RN submarine will confuse the enemy.
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dadlamassu

To me it looks like something from the kit bashed Gerry Anderson programmes...

USS Thunderbird 

scooter

Well, since Montana and Hawaii are the only two states to have a battleship named after them, those would be the best.  And, whilst there *was* a Montana class, it wouldn't be the first time that the USN reused a state for a class not built - vis a vis South Dakota (1920) and (1939).

But I also think that because the Navy decided that subs are going to be the battleships of the future (Ohio SSBNs and Virginia SSNs), a new naming convention for heavy surface assets should be used, and second KB's Dreadnought
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seadude

Quote from: NARSES2 on August 17, 2021, 06:10:41 AM
Quote from: seadude on August 17, 2021, 06:05:02 AM
Quote from: Old Wombat on August 17, 2021, 03:06:15 AM
Hmmm?

United States/America are, perhaps, fraught with the same danger as "Deutschland".

What do you mean?


I think what Womby means is that the danger in naming a ship after your nation is that it marks it out as a prime target in the event of any War and nowadays it doesn't even need a declared War to make it a target with the prevalence of terrorist groups. If it then suffers damage or even loss in combat the effect on morale can be quite enormous.


No different than naming it USS America. We had a carrier named the America once. I didn't see it come under attack at all.
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seadude

A 76 hull number would be nice. Something that invokes the "Spirit of '76" (1776), know what I mean?
Just need to think of some sort of patriotic name. Hmmm?  :rolleyes:
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Rheged

I like the Dreadnaught  as a name, also  Courageous, Renown and Resolution.   On the other hand, King George III  or Benedict Arnold are unlikely to gain much support.
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scooter

Quote from: seadude on August 17, 2021, 08:53:16 AM
A 76 hull number would be nice. Something that invokes the "Spirit of '76" (1776), know what I mean?
Just need to think of some sort of patriotic name. Hmmm?  :rolleyes:

Revolution?
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seadude

Or how about........
USS Jeff Bezos
AMAZON class battleship
You pick the target and the ship will deliver it's ordnance there in 7 days or less. Guaranteed. 3 days or less if you have a PRIME account.  ;D ;D ;D
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