Destroyer Names

#1
Apologies if this has been done before.....

Seems the navy is getting some spangly new, actually quite good ships...... but some of the names are a bit dodge, i feel!

Daring Launch

HMS Daring, Dauntless, Dragon, Defender... these i can understand.... but are 'Diamond' and 'Duncan' suitably warry?

Personally, i think the name should impart terror onto those that oppose it...... anyone think of any good names? Something bloody, like HMS Destructive!!!!

SR10
 
#2
How about "Thunderchild", a la HG Wells? (War of the Worlds).
 
#4
If they go for the original full order of 12 (which I doubt), one of them will be called HMS Dainty - now there's a name to strike fear into Her Majestys Foes!
 
#5
thank fck it wasnt HMS Pansy:

British Flower Class Corvette/Temptress Class Patrol Gunboat: Built 1939 as
the "Flower Class" corvette HMS Pansy by Harland and Wolff Ltd., Belfast


(oh, hellllllooooooooooooo!)
 
#6
Or if they become the Politician class destroyers, sorry, defence aquatic platforms:

HMS Tony
HMS Gordon
HMS Mandy
HMS Buff
HMS Darling ("Come in Darling")
HMS Cherie

and not to forget RFA Gorgeous George!
 
#7
moving-target-survivor said:
thank fck it wasnt HMS Pansy:

British Flower Class Corvette/Temptress Class Patrol Gunboat: Built 1939 as
the "Flower Class" corvette HMS Pansy by Harland and Wolff Ltd., Belfast
though credit where credit is due... wouldn't have wanted to be on the HMS Compass Rose (The Cruel Sea)

SR10
 
#8
You could name the a Mine Sweeper HMS Charles Kennedy after his pub antics. :lol:
 
#10
moving-target-survivor said:
thank fck it wasnt HMS Pansy:

British Flower Class Corvette/Temptress Class Patrol Gunboat: Built 1939 as
the "Flower Class" corvette HMS Pansy by Harland and Wolff Ltd., Belfast


(oh, hellllllooooooooooooo!)
Yes flower class were the back bone of the WWII anti-submarine fleet I suppose when your getting your arrse kicked like we were in the first few years of WWII the small victories count

from the navy list i was quite disappointed HMS Cockchafer is on the banned list
 
#11
"If you wish to suggest a name for a future Royal Navy ship, write to the

Chairman of the Ships’ Names and Badges Committee
Head of the Naval Historic Branch,
3-5 Great Scotland Yard,
Whitehall, London SW1A 2HW."



You thinking what I'm thinking?
 
#12
SunrayOneZero said:
Apologies if this has been done before.....

Seems the navy is getting some spangly new, actually quite good ships...... but some of the names are a bit dodge, i feel!

Daring Launch

HMS Daring, Dauntless, Dragon, Defender... these i can understand.... but are 'Diamond' and 'Duncan' suitably warry?

Personally, i think the name should impart terror onto those that oppose it...... anyone think of any good names? Something bloody, like HMS Destructive!!!!

SR10
Yes it has

http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=19551/postdays=0/postorder=asc/highlight=Duncan/
 
#14
HMS Iron Duke- Ships crest a pile of dead Frenchmen on a hill of dead Frenchmen in a field of....dead Frenchmen.
 
#15
How about the
HMS Cnut stamper
HMS Bollock buster
HMS Ring piece Fister
 
#20
Private_Pike said:
HMS Iron Duke- Ships crest a pile of dead Frenchmen on a hill of dead Frenchmen in a field of....dead Frenchmen.
The reality is rather less interesting.



HMS Iron Duke is a Type 23 Duke Class frigate.


Edited as image link didn't work.
 

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