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# 11
05-11-2010, 12:36 PM
most of my ship names are states, eccept the Mississippi, that one was named after the river, which i often had to argue with people.
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# 12
05-11-2010, 12:40 PM
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Well, they do cast that all important primary vote first....

They could probably kick the ass of the U.S.S. Delaware
Well, seeing as the USS New Hampshire was commissioned in 2008 and the USS Delaware was decommissioned and sold for scrap in 1923, that's pretty accurate.
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# 13
05-11-2010, 01:05 PM
I flew around in the U.S.S. Rhode Island for a bit. It was a small ship.
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# 14
05-11-2010, 01:33 PM
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Well, seeing as the USS New Hampshire was commissioned in 2008 and the USS Delaware was decommissioned and sold for scrap in 1923, that's pretty accurate.
But the Delaware was such a beautiful dreadnought...

Ravenstein loves dreadnoughts.
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# 15
05-11-2010, 01:35 PM
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But the Delaware was such a beautiful dreadnought...

Ravenstein loves dreadnoughts.
Still nothing against a Virginia class submarine. Just one of those Mark 48 torpedoes, and... well...

See for yourself.
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# 16
05-11-2010, 01:56 PM
Mine was the USS DONUT... my god man it looked like one what was i suppose to do
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# 17
05-11-2010, 02:07 PM
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most of my ship names are states, eccept the Mississippi, that one was named after the river, which i often had to argue with people.
You know, there is a state named Mississippi as well :p
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# 18
05-11-2010, 02:08 PM
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But the Delaware was such a beautiful dreadnought...

Ravenstein loves dreadnoughts.
I miss the days of the Dreadnaughts and Battleships.
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# 19
05-11-2010, 02:19 PM
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Still nothing against a Virginia class submarine. Just one of those Mark 48 torpedoes, and... well...

See for yourself.
Couple of problems with that. That is the sinking of the HMAS Torrens, a destroyer escort protected by about 10 mm of armor on the belt, the area the torpedo would have hit.

Compare that to the USS Delaware, which had about a 280 mm armored belt. As a similar sinking we have the HMS Barham which was hit by three G7 Torpedoes. The HMS Barham had a similar belt armor to the Delaware (British battleships tended to be underarmored in comparison to the battleships of other navies, Barham was a later generation of dreadnought then the Delaware) and the G7 had a larger warhead then the Mk 48 does. Thinking the Delaware could have taken several such torpedo hits would not be an overestimation. However the Delaware would have been doomed anyway as she lacked anti-submarine systems.

Modern ships tend to react poorly to damage in comparison to their predecessors due to the emergence of active defenses like anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapons. Modern technology and naval doctrine de-emphasizes sturdiness and passive protections like armor and system redundancy in favor of agility and technology. A good example of this would be the Falklands War, where many British vessels were lost to damage that a WW1 or 2 ship would have shrugged off.
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# 20
05-11-2010, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by .Angelous.****.
Technically the way I see it, the ship doesn't really exist until I first get into it. So I rename it and redesign it before I do that, Then keep it that way. And pretend it came that way in the first place. (After all why would should I fly a ship I don't like the look of or name?).
Yep, this is my view. I rename it and then pretend it was always called that.

Personally I name my ships after historical Royal Navy ships (some famous ones but mostly I just go down the list and pick a name I like). My Escorts are all named after Cruisers (but not Battlecruisers, that's just asking for trouble) and my Cruisers are all named after Battleships or Ships of the Line. I don't currently have any Science Vessels but I think when I do I'll name them after RN Survey Ships (which have surprisingly cool names).
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