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Re: E O D staff at work
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2020, 06:24:33 am »
...Lützow...was, from what I've heard & read, renamed from Deutschland on orders from Hitler because of his fear of the negative impact on the morale of the German people if they read the headlines "Deutschland gesunken!"...

I've read that.  Possibly in Brickhills "Dambusters".

I have pondered the sensibleness of naming ships after one's royalty/leaders or one's nation for the very reason given by Corporal Schicklgruber.

And yet there is still the USS United States and the USS America...

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Re: E O D staff at work
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2020, 06:45:01 am »

I have pondered the sensibleness of naming ships after one's royalty/leaders or one's nation for the very reason given by Corporal Schicklgruber.

But we've always named ships after royalty in the U.K. After all until the mid 1700's the reigning monarch was expected to lead his troops into battle and did up until George II. Naming them after your country though I'm not so sure about. Although again we have used cities and counties.
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Re: E O D staff at work
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2020, 10:33:17 am »

I have pondered the sensibleness of naming ships after one's royalty/leaders or one's nation for the very reason given by Corporal Schicklgruber.

But we've always named ships after royalty in the U.K. After all until the mid 1700's the reigning monarch was expected to lead his troops into battle and did up until George II. Naming them after your country though I'm not so sure about. Although again we have used cities and counties.

Looked it up as I was sure there was a HMS Britain, turned out to be HMS Briton.  So not a thing for us.  Ironically there have been two ships named USS England (although named after a person)!
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« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2020, 11:13:36 am »

I have pondered the sensibleness of naming ships after one's royalty/leaders or one's nation for the very reason given by Corporal Schicklgruber.

But we've always named ships after royalty in the U.K. After all until the mid 1700's the reigning monarch was expected to lead his troops into battle and did up until George II. Naming them after your country though I'm not so sure about. Although again we have used cities and counties.

Looked it up as I was sure there was a HMS Britain, turned out to be HMS Briton.  So not a thing for us.  Ironically there have been two ships named USS England (although named after a person)!

One of which, USS England DE-635; had a very successful 12 days hunting Japanese subs.  Drach's extended 5 minute guide (at almost 17 minutes) here
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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2020, 04:19:01 am »
I suppose one day there might be a USS Donald Trump?

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« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2020, 05:21:30 am »
I suppose one day there might be a USS Donald Trump?

Mmm, have to be a fleet oiler, I suspect...   ;) ;)
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« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2020, 05:35:31 am »
I suppose one day there might be a USS Donald Trump?

Mmm, have to be a fleet oiler, I suspect...   ;) ;)

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Re: E O D staff at work
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2020, 06:44:27 am »
Careful, careful  :angel:
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