bong's ship be like>HMS Vengeance>Vanguard>Revenge>Invisible>Monarch>Conquerorgoogle HMS + edgy word, there's good change they got itwhy can't we give ship name like that ? instead we get some faggy senator no one even remember
Probably because Britain has had only two people worth remembering. The guy that invented falafel and Big Ben.
>>58333380we had USS Liberty but fucking kikes sink her
>>58333380HMS spear chucker
>>58333380HMS Aryan killer
>>58333380HMS CHinaHMS dublin HMS California
>Her Majesty's Ship Lord Cockinghamshire
>USS Tel Aviv>USS Shepherd's Bane>USS Nordstream>USS Haliburton
>>58333380It'd probably be more humiliating to be killed by the Harvey Milk or Gabby Giffords tbqh.
HMS Spotted DickHMS Bangers and MashHMS Figgy Pudding
HMS Fish N Chips
>>58333380HMS Pious InquisitorHMS Shadow of IntentHMS Long Night of Solace
>>58333380Fish Don't Vote.
>>58333399no they didn't, they attacked her. she returned to port under her own power.
>>58333380HMS Jorge shultzheimerbergstein
Doesn't america have a ship called the fucking USS hector Ortiz
>>58333380having a call of duty gamer tag on your ship wont save it from an exocet or any similar weapons systems anon
>>58333380Sorry that you're to gay to give your ships cool names.
>>58333380The British Empire went around spreading civilization, the American Empire goes around spreading homosexuality.The names are perfectly appropriate.
>>58334914Missiles aren't a silver bullet unless your opponent is sailing dysfunctional garbage fires where zero out of three missile defense systems work (Moskva). The race between aerial attack and air defense has been ongoing at sea since 1914
>>58335146Go name your ship after a fucking tax form faggot.
>>58333380the US has way too many ships to follow a naming convention like that. bong ships get away with it because there are typically less than 10 in a class, and every class starts with the same letter, for instance HMS Trafalgar, HMS Trenchant, HMS Tireless. Those are referred to as T-boats, because of how they're named. If you applied this to the 90-something Arleigh Burkes, it wouldn't work.
>>58335200They've always had cool names even at the globe spanning height of the RN.
>>58335203In fiction maybe. In real life, they suffered from the same problem the US Navy does, where they run out of decent names and just toss shit on there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ship_names_of_the_Royal_Navy_(A)
>>58335260No in real life. Look up any British ship you like and they ALL have a cool name.
>>58335274You fucking monkey the royal navy has 1/10th the manning of the current USN. They have the luxury of doing "cool" names because they have no real navy. Even then, there are a lot of them named after battles or flag officers, just like the US. And then there's shit named after fuckoff rivers in bumfuck nowhere
>>58335315Hey faggot do British Empire mean anything to you? Naming your ship something cool is a tradition the predates the navy even.
it's more humiliating when your ship call "invincible" is sunk
>>58335346oh no no bongsisters...
>>58335320>Hey faggot do British Empire mean anything to you?no, I live in the 21st century
>>58335394And have never picked up a history book? Globe spanning empire. Countless ships. Not all named after a fax machine.
>>58335406>history bookyeah, that's my point
>>58335409Your point is retarded.
>>58335346Not just sunk, instantly vaporized.
>>58335413I'm sure scared of HMS Unicorn and HMS Flower
>>58335406the royal navy hasn't been relevant since ships were made out of wood.
>>58334679HMS Terminus Est
>>58335423Unicorn came too late in the war to do anything, but the Flower-class boats scared the shit out of the U-Boat crews. Fast enough to keep up and enough ammunition and fuel to outlast the subs batteries.
>>58333380the british are right in this casenaming ships after people is stupidbut as i understand they started the trend of naming our tanks after generals which was also stupid
>>58335200The US could follow the same naming convention. The Royal Navy just reuses the good names but there were a lot of shit ones too, American ships however have exclusively shit names.
>>58335423HMS Unicorn is scary, especially if you are a collage student
>>58335767>the Flower-class boats scared the shit out of the U-Boat crewsI'm not saying they were ineffective ships, I'm saying they had a lame name.
>>58335824i'd go for HMS Pansy desu
>>58335828the thing about the Royal Navy is that they've been around for so long that they've used every name, from badass (indefatigable) to lame (carcass)quantity has a quality all its own
>be swede>Name ship after dynasty vasa>sinks in virgin voyage>dynasty dies with that kinghm
>>58335772Yeah you're going to have some seasoned warships in the future
>>58333380Just look up the names of the British Ironclads and pre dreadnaughts as well as dreadnaughts and fast battleships/battlecruisers on Wikipedia; the French too.
>>58335380>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ship_names_of_the_Royal_Navy_(A)looked it up and impregnable I-IV were training ships that overlapped at Devonport
>why can't we give ship name like that ? instead we get some faggy senator no one even rememberWho is this "we", you burgercunt?
>>58335260They got to Cr- before they were stopped.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-class_destroyer_(1943)They were not done expanding, not by a long shot.Actually it's really not difficult, you just need something in the region of 2,000 names. I could come up with 2,000 cool names out of the dictionary.>>58335346And it's awesome when her descendents redeem the name.If you decommission a name everytime it gets sunk because you're too humiliated by the event, you will fast run out of good names.If you don't use a name because you're afraid it gets sunk... then my dear, you were defeated before you even tried.>>58335423The Unicorn is a respected heraldic animal.
>>58333393>The guy that invented lalafel
>>58335433They taught you how to make and operate an aircraft carrier.
>>58336931>US navy invented Carrier and Submarine warfare (Nimitz)>UK navy invented, idk, "having more guns" or smthwow much impressvery apex
>>58336970Armatard these threads have to stop. It's pathetic at this point.
>>58336970UK invented modern battleship
>>58336989If it is a Russian it's even more hilarious, British officers literally trained the first Russian Navy for the Tsar.
>>58333380USS Goyjewer is a great name. That's what I think.
>>58336989>praising the USN means I'm armatardYou've lost the plot, my friend.
>Gave cool Mythology names to Repair Ships of all thingsI guess the system of using States and Cities was too easy of a naming system too pass up, but the USN can name cool things when they want.
>>58337036Bongs gave them to frigates since the 18th centuryPretty based reallyAnd most are good names too
>Hear ye hear ye, by decree of his majesty's government, the Storm Shadow shall be deployed on the HMS Invinciblevs>Congress has voted in resolution 3855/4 that the BXM-12 will be deployed on the USS John Smith
>>58337036I think names like that end up turning up in a shit ton of scifi, you have Enterprise and Prometheus after all.It should be more common in the USN imo, gives a sense of true historical weight to the institution, and since it's almost directly descended from the bongs I think it should reflect that.They should continue naming after major cities though, I think that's also cool.
>>58336970>wow>much impress>very apexgo back to your 132th ukrainian war threads
>>58337052>his majestyit just sounds off
>>58333393What about the guy who invented butter chicken?
>>58337151>war tourist tries to assert authorityadorable!
>>58335915>name your ship vasa>centuries later normies will remember your name only cause of the dietarian biscuits
>>58337322Is vasa similar to water in EnglishI feel like there might be a etymological link there
>>58337322it's not a biscuit it's just hard breadand why the fuck do the german put fucking yoghurt on it, you put the same stuff as regular bread on it
>>58337367tribal class also got cool name like zulu, mohawk, sikh, gurkha, etcyou get the idea
>>58337427Yeah I'd hate to be on that ship kek
imagine being one of the hundreds of sailors who died when their ship was sunk by a boat named "wahoo"
>>58333380Intimidation. The best battles are the ones you don't have to fight. It also goes the other way as well: making the enemy overextend to destroy HMS Indestructible and getting right into the trap.
>>58333380>be named "USS Thresher">tear yourself apartWell, that kinda tracks.
>>58333393Name more than 2 Americans worth remembering who:>arent military figures>were born in the USA
>>58337542Naming your ships and bases after military heroes who received valor medals is the correct way to do it. Because then you can tell the cool story over and over.Dude crawled into a Vietnam hillside tunnel complex and killed twenty NVA with a 1911, two grenades and a knife. Fucking badass.
>>58333380Sometimes it’s better not to tempt fate. The loss of a ship named “Invincible” is a lot more painful than the loss of a ship named “John McBurger.”
>>58337337vannvandvattenwasserwateryes they have all the same etymology
>>58333393The guys that invented your country were British.
>>58337337No, it comes from the norse word for a bundle of sticks (which is pretty similar to Latin fasces but no one knows if they have the same origin)
>>58338003No vasa comes from vase which means bundle of sticks
>>58337160I miss her too>>58337427>>58337367>Pridham-WippellI think that list is arranged in convoy column order
>>58338008They ceased to be British the moment they became Americans. This is something smelly foreigns never seem to understand.
>>58339650The US didn't exist pre-declaration. The founding fathers were British.This is something smelly mutts don't seem to understand.
A bored magic genie has granted you a battleship with which you can sail the seven Seas, /k/. But, there is one condition: its name. The more badass the name, the more powerful your ship.So, what will it be?
>>58337542There's obvious astronauts, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins (who I guess technically are "military figures" by virtue of being test pilots and aviators before being astronauts, but c'mon) and the likes of Katherine Johnson who did the calculations for the Apollo mission. You have Oppenheimer, becomer of sneed and changer of geopolitics from the 20th century onward. If we're including pop culture icons, you've got fuckin' Elvis, Walt Disney, Dr Seuss, fuckin' Sylvester Stallone, that list is endless. I'd include people like Frederick Douglas, John Brown, and others, but you'd probably include them as "military figures".It's pretty dumb to say "were born in the USA" as a criteria though, the whole idea behind the United States is to act as a safe haven of liberty, everyone present in the USA today is the descendant of an immigrant, colonial or otherwise (except Natives, I guess, but even they immigrated from fuckin' Indochina several millenia ago).
>>58336970The Americans learned proper carrier air control from the British in the first place you dumb fucking nigger
>>58337542>Elvis Presley (not including his service)>Johnny Cash>Gabe Newell>Mikey Yackson>Mark Twain>Louis Armstrong>Com Truise>Mike Tyson>Ernest Hemingway>Bob Ross (not including his service)>Uncle Rogers>Uncle Ted (K)>Donald Trump>John Moses Browning>Duke NukemI could go on.
>>58333380Bongs: HMS VengeanceAlso Bongs: pic related
>>58335845I mean there was the whole flower class. I also remember some quote about how they were running out of names for all the liberty ships and escort carriers that were being built.
>>58339410It sure is. It's the list of ships to be used, for the departure of troops currently stuck in greece, after Germany successfully invaded and defeated greece.
>>58339742Keep seething bongaloid, you aren't getting those back taxes.
>USS Barack ObamaDescribe this ship to me
>>58335394Most of these ships are WW1-WW2 era ships, I'd say the British Empire was fairly meaningful. I don't know how you're seething so hard. Also quite funny that you need to tell everyone how great the USN is and how insignificant the Royal Navy is when the USN have a destroyer called the Winston S. Churchill in your fleet>>58335423Yes, and I quake in my boots when I hear a ship named after a braindead shooting victim
>>58340294Piece of total shit but everyone still goes on about how great it is because first black guy to do a thing.
>>58340284>back taxesNot so much then
>>58339972>the whole idea behind the United States is to act as a safe haven of libertyAs well as white people. It's important to state the two. Because that's how the United States ever came to be.
>>58340336It wasn't about taxesit was about who levied the taxes
>>58340199One of the Royal Navy's finest defeats.>It takes the Navy only three years to build a ship, but it takes three centuries to build a tradition>>58340127It's because the lower class favour Monty Pythonesque jokes, while the nobs like classical names>>58340294>>58340328America's first experimental starfighter, clearly
>>58340328He wasn't that bad actually outside of foreign policy anon
>>58334679HMS Forward unto DawnHMS In Amber CladHMS Two for flinchingUNSC names>> Covenant names
>>58339972>The whole idea behind the United States is to act as a safe haven of liberty for the worldwide eliteFTFY
>>58335423Unicorns are a bad omen
>>58340479He was a well meaning weakling but let's not go there, tis a /pol/ place
>>58338047You're a bundle of sticks if you know what I mean
>>58340557Unicorns can only be shackled by a rightful anointed king. Its from the Heraldic supporters of the royal coat of arms, you'll note it has a crown and a chain round its neck.
>>58333380We had a lot of ships named after predatory fish and battles. The USS Massachusetts was also called "Big Mamie" which is amusing to me at least.
>>58340446I must say, there really wasn't all that much they could do, in that sort of situation. Although, the British could have sent in more aircraft for support; Especially when Germany was ONLY using aircraft over the mediterranean. In the end, it could have been much worse; the Italians could have joined in the ensuing carnage that was the retreat. But, fortunately, the Italians were worthless as both an adversary and as an ally.
Mutt ships be like>USS Some Dude Who Liked To Eat Dick
>>58333380>No mention of WarspiteAnyways its because they/had have everything, for every edgy name there's a jovial onehttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Pansy
>>58340284US has an (unsuccessful) rebellion about taxation almost immediately after independence for onetwo, the founding fathers were most certainly, English and identified as such until their death, and considered their fledgling nation one that English first and foremostThe entire premise of the rebellion was because the colonies weren't being treated as the Englishmen they were with their enshrined rights in the English bill of rightsKike suppression of history to divide the USA into a melting pot 1/64th load of bullshit is an unironic globohomo attack on our culture that so loves liberty
>>58339972Imagine getting clapped by the USS Theodore Seuss Geisel.
>>58333380Some yank ships have cool names. They named an aircraft carrier after Captain Kirk's spaceship.
>>58334548HMS Gay Viking is my favourite.
>>58335260Yeah no. Those A names are pretty good.
>>58333380I have a few names for the US Navy's next ships:USS Ronald McDonaldsUSS Dr PepperUSS Sasha CohenUSS Ramon SanchezUSS Rachel Goldstein USS Michael Jordan III
>>58334514USS Rustbucket was not available, I guess?
>>58333380Generally British naming conventions (for operations as well as ships) are supposed to be fairly neutral sounding. So they go for random adjectives and nouns. Alternatively they are meant to invoke part of history/culture (invincible, taranis), or showcase the objective of the ship (victorious, vengeance, vigilant & victory)
USS WalmartUSS Caitlyn JennerUSS Jazz BonoUSS Kim KardashianUSS Tupac Shakur
>>58340294Everyone goes on and on about how much better is is than the USS George W Bush because of how it has less drones.The vessel's air complement is comprised specifically and only of drones
>>58342619In WW2 they had a WRAC who'd slowly go down a dictionary to supply them with innocuous codenames. This sometimes had unfortunate results when the name hinted too much at the nature of the operation.Currently the British seem to like Saxon operation names when only they are involved, or native ones if fighting with local allies
>>58342532Err.. got some bad news for ya lad.
>>58340310Churchill was American
>>58340489How could you forget the best one?>HMS Say My Name
>>58342532https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Enterprise_(1705)Piccard chads can't stop winning
Simple solution is >Destroyers = county names (Clark, Harris, etc)>Cruisers = Cities >LHA/LHD = States >Carriers = Important US battles (Yorktown, Bunker Hill, Gettysburg Shiloh) >Subs = names of predatory sea-life (Dolphin, Pike, Great White, Hammer Head, Yellowfin, Bluefin, perch etc)>Smol botes and auxiliaries = notable Americans/politicians
>>58333380USS George Floyd
>>58333380Simple, Americans are born without souls.
>>58333380The 2nd Escort Group is the most successful anti-submarine unit of the war, sinking 23 U-boats in 2 years. It was made up of six Black Swan class sloops with occasional reinforcements:>HMS Starling>HMS Cygnet>HMS Kite>HMS Wild Goose>HMS Woodpecker (sunk)>HMS Wren
>>58343009Sounds kinda gay, kinda like talking up our munitions such as switchblade or javelin or whathaveyou (actually those are pretty tame). I'd rather be killed by HMS BetterThanSupermanWonderWomanAndBatmanCombined than the USS limp dick.
>>58333380early 20th century was pure kino
>>58346481And the only thing we got was Jutland (and the travesty of scuttling the entire German fleet after the war), some French sitting in a port and getting fucked up, and before that some shit around the cape of South America and an eastern African river sit-in.I really like these machines, but despite "Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead!" the most destruction was from aircraft, mines, and torpedoes. Really missed out on some naval kino.
>>58340294> USS Barack ObamaUhhh let me be clear, sailors will have gay sex aboard me
>>58340294Black Ops 2 said it would be a futuristic aircraft carrier in service by 2025
>>58343009Unlike in bongistan, the leader of America is literally the commander in chief. US presidents are warrior-kings..
>>58342572if you're 14 and just read percy jackson maybe
>>58333393The bonggers can't catch a break.
>>58347047You're aware that in the UK the monarch is still the commander in chief, aren't you? Or are you the sort of American who is fairly sure he's heard rumours about a world that exists outside of his home county but isn't entirely sure if they're credible or not?
>>58340105>Today, USS Duke Nukem launched Tomahawk missiles at Iranian airfieldsngl that would be sick
>>58347604>You're aware that in the UK the monarch is still the commander in chief, aren't you?lolno>Charles III declares war on the EU>suddenly suffers a food poisoning accident
>>58347919Do ... do you think the President is leading combat from the front lines like he's trying to LARP as Patton or something?
>>58337337>>58338003also voda in slavic languages: vodka is the diminutive meaning "little water."
>>58342578Didnt the coca cola corporation own a shit load of surplus warships a while back? They missed a trick there, not renaming them after all the drink brands.
>>58348092It was Pepsi, and IIRC they were only interested in trading soft drinks for out of date Soviet naval trash in order to get hold of the scrap value of those ships.
>>58346513Bismarck vs Hood and Prince of WalesBismarck vs KGV and RodneyScharnhorst vs Duke of YorkSurigao straightGuadalcanalSamarCape MatapanPretty sure there were a few more battles where big guns were fired
>>58333380Don't forget the real vessels:HMS gay bruiserHMS gay fencer
>>58334419HIS Majesty. Not Her majesty.
Still think HMS Ambush is the sickest name ever for a sub.
>>58336803>The Unicorn is a respected heraldic animal.For homos. Right up there with HMS Rainbow.
>>58333380Can't wait to see Harvey Milk on exercise with HMS Gay Viking.
>>58347047>US presidents are warrior-kingsThey are literally neither of those things.
>>58348357HMS Vengeance for an SSBN
>>58350339The one drawback to British subs is that they are only allowed to surface during equally evil-looking weather.>"Sir, we must surface to assist those refugees struggling to land in France.">"We can't, Number One, it's a sunny day topside."
>>58350399Or in Scotland.I'd actually like to go sub-spotting on the Clyde, but I'll never have the time and the bong police would definitely move me on in a matter of days.
>>58347919The POTUS can't declare war either. Only the Congress can.
>>58347820>DUN-DUN DUN, DUN-DUN DUN>"Nice miss-iles, nerd.">DUN-DUN DUN, DUN-DUN DUN>"Mine don't miss.">-heavy guitar noises-