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The Tuesday ship naming contest....

gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
edited September 2010 in Commuting chat
If you had a ship, what would you name it?

"HMS Hotfat" is my first choice.

Or the *symbol* that Prince changed his name to:

HMS prince_symbol.jpg

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  • MonkeyMonsterMonkeyMonster Posts: 4,628
    HMS Banana
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  • NGaleNGale Posts: 1,866
    Jake is being pedantic....he asks if it's a merchant ship or warship you're talking about :lol:
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  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
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  • MonkeyMonsterMonkeyMonster Posts: 4,628
    NGale wrote:
    Jake is being pedantic....he asks if it's a merchant ship or warship you're talking about :lol:

    warship of course - merchants aren't allowed full HMS honours or something like that?
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  • NGaleNGale Posts: 1,866
    NGale wrote:
    Jake is being pedantic....he asks if it's a merchant ship or warship you're talking about :lol:

    warship of course - merchants aren't allowed full HMS honours or something like that?

    an HMS is a title given to ships of the Royal Navy, not even RFA ships have an HMS title as they are owned by the RN but manned by sailors of the MN.

    Jake does trump most people though, he was on the board which named HMS Daring :)
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 17,963
    NGale wrote:
    NGale wrote:
    Jake is being pedantic....he asks if it's a merchant ship or warship you're talking about :lol:

    warship of course - merchants aren't allowed full HMS honours or something like that?

    an HMS is a title given to ships of the Royal Navy, not even RFA ships have an HMS title as they are owned by the RN but manned by sailors of the MN.

    Jake does trump most people though, he was on the board which named HMS Daring :)

    Read that as HMS Darling first time round - very Blackadder. :lol:
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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    HMS PMT

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  • MonkeyMonsterMonkeyMonster Posts: 4,628
    rjsterry wrote:
    NGale wrote:
    NGale wrote:
    Jake is being pedantic....he asks if it's a merchant ship or warship you're talking about :lol:

    warship of course - merchants aren't allowed full HMS honours or something like that?

    an HMS is a title given to ships of the Royal Navy, not even RFA ships have an HMS title as they are owned by the RN but manned by sailors of the MN.

    Jake does trump most people though, he was on the board which named HMS Daring :)

    Read that as HMS Darling first time round - very Blackadder. :lol:

    and given his penchant for waxed bits...
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  • SplottboySplottboy Posts: 4,208
    H.M.S. HIT...
  • NGaleNGale Posts: 1,866
    rjsterry wrote:
    NGale wrote:
    NGale wrote:
    Jake is being pedantic....he asks if it's a merchant ship or warship you're talking about :lol:

    warship of course - merchants aren't allowed full HMS honours or something like that?

    an HMS is a title given to ships of the Royal Navy, not even RFA ships have an HMS title as they are owned by the RN but manned by sailors of the MN.

    Jake does trump most people though, he was on the board which named HMS Daring :)

    Read that as HMS Darling first time round - very Blackadder. :lol:

    and given his penchant for waxed bits...

    I think ITB and DDD have stolen the crown for waxed bits given the Sac Wax tread :shock:
    Officers don't run, it's undignified and panics the men
  • doogeedoogee Posts: 82
    There is a pic of HMS Defender that I posted on the 'View from the Balcony' thread, it's not a bad name and miles better than HMS Duncan... :shock:

    Personally I like HMS Dragon
  • rjeffroyrjeffroy Posts: 638
    Hard to beat some of the names here: http://www.mtyc.org.uk/Pages/miscellany_humour.htm
  • NGaleNGale Posts: 1,866
    edited August 2010
    doogee wrote:
    There is a pic of HMS Defender that I posted on the 'View from the Balcony' thread, it's not a bad name and miles better than HMS Duncan... :shock:

    Personally I like HMS Dragon

    HMS Defender, associated with the City of Exeter and my Sea Cadet unit now, TS Exeter.

    Jake was hoping for a posting on HMS Daring, but his sister beat him to it so it won't be happening now. :(
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  • doogeedoogee Posts: 82
    NGale wrote:
    doogee wrote:
    There is a pic of HMS Defender that I posted on the 'View from the Balcony' thread, it's not a bad name and miles better than HMS Duncan... :shock:

    Personally I like HMS Dragon

    HMS Defender, associated with the City of Exeter and my Sea Cadet unit now, TS Exeter.

    Jake was hoping for a posing on HMS Daring, but his sister beat him to it so it won't be happening now. :(

    Tell him he's not missing much, they're just big grey floaty things that go round in circles a lot, well that my experience of them anyway!! Lucky old me gets to go out on Dragon in November.
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    NGale wrote:
    doogee wrote:
    There is a pic of HMS Defender that I posted on the 'View from the Balcony' thread, it's not a bad name and miles better than HMS Duncan... :shock:

    Personally I like HMS Dragon

    HMS Defender, associated with the City of Exeter and my Sea Cadet unit now, TS Exeter.

    Jake was hoping for a posing on HMS Daring, but his sister beat him to it so it won't be happening now. :(

    bit vain isn't he? :wink:
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  • NGaleNGale Posts: 1,866
    NGale wrote:
    doogee wrote:
    There is a pic of HMS Defender that I posted on the 'View from the Balcony' thread, it's not a bad name and miles better than HMS Duncan... :shock:

    Personally I like HMS Dragon

    HMS Defender, associated with the City of Exeter and my Sea Cadet unit now, TS Exeter.

    Jake was hoping for a posing on HMS Daring, but his sister beat him to it so it won't be happening now. :(

    bit vain isn't he? :wink:

    damn I hate typos :lol:
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  • NGaleNGale Posts: 1,866
    doogee wrote:
    NGale wrote:
    doogee wrote:
    There is a pic of HMS Defender that I posted on the 'View from the Balcony' thread, it's not a bad name and miles better than HMS Duncan... :shock:

    Personally I like HMS Dragon

    HMS Defender, associated with the City of Exeter and my Sea Cadet unit now, TS Exeter.

    Jake was hoping for a posing on HMS Daring, but his sister beat him to it so it won't be happening now. :(

    Tell him he's not missing much, they're just big grey floaty things that go round in circles a lot, well that my experience of them anyway!! Lucky old me gets to go out on Dragon in November.

    Ahh he was just wanting to get command as chief engineer on one of the best ships in the fleet. With his promotion pending now it's unlikely to happen, he'll be pretty much land based for the rest of his career now.
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  • invincibleinvincible Posts: 157
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    tempting fate???
  • NGaleNGale Posts: 1,866
    invincible wrote:
    <
    tempting fate???

    Ahhh decommissioned in 2005 and sent to the knackers yard...still tempting fate :roll: :wink:
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  • jimmypippajimmypippa Posts: 1,712
    In honour of ITB:

    HMS Veet
  • MonkeyMonsterMonkeyMonster Posts: 4,628
    NGale wrote:
    invincible wrote:
    <
    tempting fate???

    Ahhh decommissioned in 2005 and sent to the knackers yard...still tempting fate :roll: :wink:

    I didn't realise Jake was *that* old... :D
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  • SidiSidi Posts: 21
    If todays news about us sharing air craft carriers with the French is true, it won't be HMS any more.

    It's a little known fact but the motto of the French navy used to be "To the water it is time" but they changed it after getting fed up of English sailors laughing at their cries of " A l'eau c'est l'heure". :lol:
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  • jimmypippajimmypippa Posts: 1,712
    I was wondering about suggesting HMS Charles de Gaulle
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 15,288
    Sidi wrote:
    It's a little known fact but the motto of the French navy used to be "To the water it is time" but they changed it after getting fed up of English sailors laughing at their cries of " A l'eau c'est l'heure". :lol:

    Painfully contrived and barely funny

    I'll be having that for future use.
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  • NGaleNGale Posts: 1,866
    NGale wrote:
    invincible wrote:
    <
    tempting fate???

    Ahhh decommissioned in 2005 and sent to the knackers yard...still tempting fate :roll: :wink:

    I didn't realise Jake was *that* old... :D

    he's certianlly getting there and it does amuse me when he is refered to as being 'one of the old guard' by the young officers :lol:
    Officers don't run, it's undignified and panics the men
  • PBoPBo Posts: 2,493
    Sidi wrote:
    It's a little known fact but the motto of the French navy used to be "To the water it is time" but they changed it after getting fed up of English sailors laughing at their cries of " A l'eau c'est l'heure". :lol:

    Painfully contrived and barely funny

    I'll be having that for future use.

    +1000
  • RoastieRoastie Posts: 1,968
    For some reason all the ships that do deliveries here are called the "No Smoking"!?! :wink:
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