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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #90 on: 05 December 2018, 19:52:30 »
Where's Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino of NUMA?

Probably right there, having been brought in as a salvage consultant but subsequently recruited by NATO covert ops to help foil a dastardly plot by a secret organisation to steal the guidance system of a prototype hypersonic antiship missile carried onboard for sale to the highest bidder

Unfortunately they ran into spies, femme fatales and combat divers of the Russian, Chinese, Israeli and Iranian Navies all aimed at the same objective. Much derring-do and blood-chilling underwater combat was had and the guidance system was safely restored into NATO hands

Whereupon Dirk discovered he was really employed by a rogue admiral who wanted the system so he could fit it onto an air-launched cruise missile which could deliver a nerve agent precisely into the HQ of NATO Enhanced Forward Presence in the Baltics, with planted evidence pointing at Russia and precipitating WW3 thus avenging said rogue admiral on all participants of the senseless Cold War which deprived him of his daughter many decades ago

After a thrilling car, helicopter and private jet chase Dirk managed to engineer the lawndarting of the admiral's modified Su-27 destroying the missile and nerve gas, and has the admiral arrested by the real Military Intelligence after which he goes back to the quiet life of actually raising the Helge Ingstad for reals.

All of which happened without a peep in the media, I swear. Ah the things our Govts cover up.

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #91 on: 05 December 2018, 20:19:21 »
I think your forgetting the Viking Treasure Ships, a three longboat fleet carrying pre-Columbian artifacts that sank near the salvage area in 999 AD. Worth $100 Billion Euro today, including an ' Eye of the Jaguarundi ', a 10 carat natural black diamond worth $10 Million Euro.

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #92 on: 05 December 2018, 22:17:02 »
Don't forget the running battle within the frigate that's happening during the salvage operation fought against Nazi mafiosos, using Roman Gladii that were unearthed because the ship managed to land right on a lost predreadnought that was filled with them.
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #93 on: 05 December 2018, 23:18:36 »
And do not forget the detour to "borrow" a unique vintage car that happens to be on their escape route which is in serviceable order, fully fuelled and with keys left in the ignition.
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #94 on: 06 December 2018, 10:13:56 »
Where's Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino of NUMA?

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #95 on: 06 December 2018, 12:01:56 »
Bit of a departure for the Royal Navy, but the 4 new nuclear ballistic missile subs will be named the Dreadnought class and not apparently have contiguous D-names. That opens up the field considerably.

Boat 1 - Dreadnought
Boat 2 - Valiant
Boat 3 - ?
Boat 4 - ?

Place your bets gentlemen. I've got Warspite and Ramillies.

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #96 on: 06 December 2018, 12:45:52 »
Boat 3 - Incompetence
Boat 4 - Never Built due to 2nd English Civil War.

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #97 on: 06 December 2018, 12:48:13 »
Where's Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino of NUMA?

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #98 on: 06 December 2018, 14:01:18 »
Bit of a departure for the Royal Navy, but the 4 new nuclear ballistic missile subs will be named the Dreadnought class and not apparently have contiguous D-names. That opens up the field considerably.

Boat 1 - Dreadnought
Boat 2 - Valiant
Boat 3 - ?
Boat 4 - ?

Place your bets gentlemen. I've got Warspite and Ramillies.
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #99 on: 06 December 2018, 14:14:33 »
Vanguard. Victorious.
Both these along with Vigilant and Vengeance are the current British SSBNs.

Huh. Vengeance. That suddenly puts Revenge well in the running. I thought it was a bit un-PC for the modern world. But what is it if not a statement of intent anyway.

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #100 on: 06 December 2018, 14:33:49 »
Bit of a departure for the Royal Navy, but the 4 new nuclear ballistic missile subs will be named the Dreadnought class and not apparently have contiguous D-names. That opens up the field considerably.

Boat 1 - Dreadnought
Boat 2 - Valiant
Boat 3 - ?
Boat 4 - ?

Place your bets gentlemen. I've got Warspite and Ramillies.
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #101 on: 06 December 2018, 16:49:10 »
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #102 on: 06 December 2018, 20:10:16 »
But what is it if not a statement of intent anyway.
Ultima Ratio Mundo?  Considering what she's a harbinger of.

Then again, how about HMS Harbinger?

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #103 on: 06 December 2018, 22:00:53 »
Boat 3 - Incompetence
Boat 4 - Never Built due to 2nd English Civil War.

:)

Well, if they are anything like the boats we bought...

Probably right there, having been brought in as a salvage consultant but subsequently recruited by NATO covert ops to help foil a dastardly plot by a secret organisation to steal the guidance system of a prototype hypersonic antiship missile carried onboard for sale to the highest bidder

Unfortunately they ran into spies, femme fatales and combat divers of the Russian, Chinese, Israeli and Iranian Navies all aimed at the same objective. Much derring-do and blood-chilling underwater combat was had and the guidance system was safely restored into NATO hands

Whereupon Dirk discovered he was really employed by a rogue admiral who wanted the system so he could fit it onto an air-launched cruise missile which could deliver a nerve agent precisely into the HQ of NATO Enhanced Forward Presence in the Baltics, with planted evidence pointing at Russia and precipitating WW3 thus avenging said rogue admiral on all participants of the senseless Cold War which deprived him of his daughter many decades ago

After a thrilling car, helicopter and private jet chase Dirk managed to engineer the lawndarting of the admiral's modified Su-27 destroying the missile and nerve gas, and has the admiral arrested by the real Military Intelligence after which he goes back to the quiet life of actually raising the Helge Ingstad for reals.

All of which happened without a peep in the media, I swear. Ah the things our Govts cover up.

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #104 on: 06 December 2018, 22:21:03 »
Bit of a departure for the Royal Navy, but the 4 new nuclear ballistic missile subs will be named the Dreadnought class and not apparently have contiguous D-names. That opens up the field considerably.

Boat 1 - Dreadnought
Boat 2 - Valiant
Boat 3 - ?
Boat 4 - ?

Place your bets gentlemen. I've got Warspite and Ramillies.

Maybe time for a new HMS Ark Royal, HMS Revenge or HMS Repulse?

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #105 on: 06 December 2018, 22:26:29 »
British names seem so much cooler then American ship names. I hope they use something that hasn't been used a lot.
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #106 on: 06 December 2018, 23:57:47 »
British names seem so much cooler then American ship names. I hope they use something that hasn't been used a lot.

Gunboats, minesweepers, and other minor vessels have had some interesting names

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Cockchafer) (It's a beetle)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Tickler (Delicious irony)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Spanker (understatement)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Cheerful (Irony again)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Decoy (and again)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Surprise (and again)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ships_named_HMS_Terror (Appropriate)

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #107 on: 07 December 2018, 03:42:13 »
In fairness, we named a submarine the U.S.S. Wahoo.  Granted, it's a type of fish, but still.

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #108 on: 07 December 2018, 06:52:38 »
Maybe time for a new HMS Ark Royal, HMS Revenge or HMS Repulse?

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Ark Royal is more for carriers, but Revenge and Repulse are excellent choices


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Surprise (and again)

Nothing wrong with that one :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G95g0vzTAKI

In fairness, we named a submarine the U.S.S. Wahoo.  Granted, it's a type of fish, but still.
As well as Bass, Cuttlefish, Salmon, Cod, Mackerel, Bream, Pomfret, Herring, Hake, Haddock, Halibut... while I understand naming conventions are one thing, I don't want the fleet review to read like a menu...

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #109 on: 07 December 2018, 07:14:42 »
British names seem so much cooler then American ship names. I hope they use something that hasn't been used a lot.

I quite liked the old American convention of naming after cities, states and battles. Not so much the current convention for naming after people.

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #110 on: 07 December 2018, 08:08:30 »
I like the old American thematic naming conventions of the Early American ships and the British ships.

Early American ships like Alliance, Hornet, Hyannis, Congress, Merrimack, Hyannis for example.

British had the Thunderer, Powerful, Iron Duke, Tiger, Invincible etc.

Funny thing the French has neat names to like the le Terrible.

Current navies go Singapore has best ship names in recrnt years. Since they name ships with English western thematic names like Intrepid etc.
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #111 on: 07 December 2018, 11:10:34 »
I quite liked the old American convention of naming after cities, states and battles. Not so much the current convention for naming after people.

Naming after people is not just current . . . its been done for a while, EG https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Reuben_James_%28DD-245%29 which I always remember b/c of its history.  Even on the subs it varied in the Nuc Age, some of the early boomers were the Washington/Allen class while the attack subs were still being named for fish a la the Sturgeon which was 60s to 2004.  The head scratcher to me is we have Ohio SSBN and Virginia SSN in the fleet at the same time- used to you could pick up a techno-thriller and figure out if it was about a SSBN or SSN just from the name of the sub!

And just b/c I mentioned her, the Reuben James before US entry into WWII . . . apt since today is the 7th.

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #112 on: 07 December 2018, 11:12:28 »
And since it is December 7th . . .

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #113 on: 07 December 2018, 13:59:37 »
British names seem so much cooler then American ship names. I hope they use something that hasn't been used a lot.
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #114 on: 07 December 2018, 15:15:10 »
Such a nice and sad picture of the USS Arizona
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #115 on: 07 December 2018, 17:22:24 »
The US Navy created a video for the 77th Anniversary of the attack of Pearl Harbor.  It's creative thing they did...
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #116 on: 08 December 2018, 06:57:55 »
If you folks are after a good alternate history story with lots of naval goings on and general conflict -

https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/keynes-cruisers.388788/   - Part 1

 https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/keynes-cruisers-volume-2.451883/  - Part 2 still ongoing.
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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #117 on: 09 December 2018, 13:06:20 »
HMS Argyll. Once again, tis a pity we will not see ships of its like any more, it's all stealth cupolas and pyramid heads with a spinning knob on top - and I don't mean the captain...


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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #118 on: 09 December 2018, 13:08:52 »
Greebles are painting and preservation nightmares in real life.  At least the crews will appreciate the newer ships...

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Re: Naval Pictures VI: A New Enterprise
« Reply #119 on: 09 December 2018, 13:29:46 »
And the minis painters, too...
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