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Favorite ship of WWII

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  1. Wspauldo12

    Wspauldo12 New Member

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    I love the Prinz Eugen. She survived the Bismark mission, the channel dash, she supported german retreats from the baltic, she lived through heavy bombings, and ended the war intact. lastly, she refused to be sunk even after the US tested a NUKE on her. The name is also cool.
     
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    Favorite would be HMS Warspite, served with distinction through both world wars and in end not even the breakers took her without a fight.


    Honorable Mentions

    HMS Hood, in my opinion the most beautiful capital ship ever built but unfortunately also one of the most unlucky.

    HMS Rodney, member of probably the most ugly class of battleships ever, but soldiered manfully through WW2 despite being basically clapped out.
     
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    HMS Valiant, I always thought the QE class was the best looking class of capitol ship ever built, and there was just something about the name of the Valiant combined with her service record
     
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    USS Alabama. Got to go with the hometown battleship. :D
     
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    I like German ships. They didn't have many capital ships, but what they had were good. The pocket battleships were very good. I think Captain Lamsdorf acted al little too cautious in his scuttling of the Admeral Graf Spee.

    Other German ships I like were Scharnhorst because it fought with honor and bravery until it was sunk. i also like her sister, the Genisenua because she had an awsome name. I also like how she was always getting real banged up but still served till 1944ish. She was also the flag ship of the German High Seas Fleet.
     
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    I think that's spelled "Gneisenau", or something close to that. :wink:
     
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    Thats a pretty tough word to spell without looking, even for the best German II student in the state of maine. I think you spelled it right though.
     
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    My favourite ships are the Hood(best looking) and the Dunkerque/Strasbourg battlecruisers.(next best looking).
     
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    The Enterprise.
     
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    Same here. No other carrier in any navy took the kind of beatings she did and survived. Not to mention her being, more than once, the only operational American carrier in the Pacific.
     
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    I don't know much about the PAcific war. I find most American WWII carriers to be very ugly. The Essex Class (I think thats it) were really simple, and they looked horrid. They were too wide to fit down the Panama Cannal, so as they went, the flightdeck sides scraped of all the lights and poles next to the cannal. It would have stuck if they hit something really important. I prefer the look of fighting ships. They are big and have big guns. :bang: :bang:
     
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    All aircraft carriers are ugly, pretty much. I guess the British ships with their enclosed bows looked relatively okay. Little Hermes...ilkh!
    The Essex class was perfectly capable of passing through the Panama Canal.
     
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    Guys dont't think I'm mad but i prefer small ships. I would put on first place S-100 class S- boats ( good design), together with soviet gunboat BKA-1125 ( don't you yust love T-34 tank turret mounted on a boat).
    Speaking of litlle biger ships i vote for TRIBAL ( thanks for correcting me) class destroyers (jack of thousand trades).
    About even bigger ships Prinz Eugen ( naturally).
    Speaking of much bigger ships my vote goes for Yamato class battleships.
    And last but not least in carrier class i vote for HMS Eagle ( an old warrior that preformed well).
     
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    Overall I'd say probably the USS Yorktown (The one sunk at Midway - Also remember beauty is entirely in the eye of the beholder, and we're talking favoutite ships here, not necessarily prettiest), closely followed by HMS Hood.
     
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    You mean this?

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    YESSSSSSSSSSS. Nasty looking boat isn't it?
     
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    To put it mildly, yes, it's very nasty looking. Blech!!! :p
     
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    Yeah, I like those Soviet armored gunboats. They were simple and effective. An obscure Soviet design that I like is the Pr 1190 monitor.
    I don't know what you mean by Tambor class destroyers. There was a US submarine by that name, or are you thinking of the Fugas class perhaps?
     
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    I was looking at that mkmagazin.almanacwhf.ru website. Is that an official web site for the MK journal?
     

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