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(London Times)   Royal Navy sailors begin campaign for new carrier HMS Prince of Wales to be renamed HMS Ark Royal. HMS Ark Royal 300+ years of kicking ass and taking names   (timesonline.co.uk) divider line 118
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2010-03-21 01:29:56 PM
HMS Ark Royal:Royal Navy::USS Enterprise:US Navy (& Starfleet, of course)
 
2010-03-21 01:55:16 PM
I'd say Canada should buy the soon-to-be-decommissioned Ark Royal but we don't really need aircraft carriers here. We really need troop transport(s).
 
2010-03-21 02:14:07 PM
And getting sunk, subby. Don't forget that part.
 
2010-03-21 02:29:09 PM
They could always call it "Ark II".

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/hot like scorched earth
 
2010-03-21 02:36:54 PM
They should honor all British people by naming it the HMS Goblin Shark.
 
2010-03-21 03:11:29 PM
RocketRod: "Ark II"


Boy, that takes me back.
 
2010-03-21 03:13:43 PM
The only way I'm against this is if they put a stable on the HMS Prince of Whales for the lulz.
 
2010-03-21 03:15:04 PM
HagarTheHorrible: HMS Ark Royal:Royal Navy::USS Enterprise:US Navy (& Starfleet, of course)

Sigh...Beat me to it.

/ Constitution-class?
 
2010-03-21 03:24:51 PM
With women now serving on board, it should be renamed the Fark Royale.
 
2010-03-21 03:24:57 PM
shower_in_my_socks


Sigh....another "beat me to it" moment.


/what do they call a tank?
//I don't know, I didn't join the Army.
 
2010-03-21 03:26:33 PM
gopher321: I'd say Canada should buy the soon-to-be-decommissioned Ark Royal but we don't really need aircraft carriers here. We really need troop transport(s).


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2010-03-21 03:26:41 PM
The version of the HMS Ark Royal serving during WWII served as the platform for the airplanes that disabled the Bismarck, allowing other ships in the fleet to sink her.
 
2010-03-21 03:27:53 PM
Umm, if you have to keep re-upping the name and then apply the records of the old ship to the new ship, you are not kicking ass and taking names, but the Cleveland Browns
 
2010-03-21 03:27:54 PM
Who the fark cares? A bunch of mercenaries and thugs want some ship of death to be named something else in order to honor other ships of death which were also manned by thugs? Big farking deal.
 
2010-03-21 03:28:25 PM
FTFA: True, such a move might be problematic; the sensitive matter of naming is dealt with by a sub-committee of the Ministry of Defence.

Well there's your problem: wrong type of boat.
 
2010-03-21 03:29:17 PM
Hell, subby, if you count the first Ark Royal (new window), it's more like 400+ years.
 
2010-03-21 03:30:27 PM
They should name this ship the HMS Duchess of Cornwall.

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Or am I the only one that sees the resemblance.
 
2010-03-21 03:30:54 PM
The Ark Royal is an honorable name with centuries of tradition. Great idea.
 
2010-03-21 03:31:24 PM
Rum, sodomy, & the lash
 
2010-03-21 03:35:21 PM
Friedrich Guggenberger laughs from whereever he is.
 
2010-03-21 03:37:25 PM
EmployeeOfTheMinute: Rum, sodomy, & the lash

I just woke up but was that last night?

Damn kind.
 
2010-03-21 03:38:03 PM
MAYORBOB: The version of the HMS Ark Royal serving during WWII served as the platform for the airplanes that disabled the Bismarck, allowing other ships in the fleet to sink her.

...and it was sunk not long after by Kapitänleutnant Guggenberger in U-81.
 
2010-03-21 03:39:16 PM
Trustafarian: Friedrich Guggenberger laughs from whereever he is.

I don't think he can fathom it.
 
2010-03-21 03:39:53 PM
Wait, you want to rename a ship? You've already got women on board, and now you want to rename it? Wanna build it out of an ancient Indian burial ground, too?

/I know it's not launched yet, but you don't go around renaming ships
//although an aircraft carrier made of human bones would sure be one hell of a sight
 
2010-03-21 03:42:27 PM
lh3.ggpht.com
 
2010-03-21 03:44:35 PM
Royal Navy sailors begin campaign for new carrier HMS Prince of Wales to be renamed HMS Ark Royal. HMS Ark Royal 300+ years of kicking ass and taking names


And sinking. Don't forget sinking...
 
2010-03-21 03:44:39 PM
kmmontandon: And getting sunk, subby. Don't forget that part.

Hey, the Lexington, the Yorktown, and the Hornet all were sunk in battle as well, but that doesn't make their record of service any less admirable.

/Not to mention the Saratoga, which was ignominiously sunk in the Bikini Atoll bomb tests.
 
2010-03-21 03:46:44 PM
Paulistinian: Who the fark cares? A bunch of mercenaries and thugs want some ship of death to be named something else in order to honor other ships of death which were also manned by thugs? Big farking deal.

Whoa...slow down, there, or you're gonna sprain your vagina.
 
2010-03-21 03:46:57 PM
No Catchy Nickname:
With women now serving on board, it should be renamed the Fark Royale.

They also have a bar on the ship too...

Of course it much better to have men together for a year without the sight of a female. That way you can play the Village People and have a grand old gay time.
 
2010-03-21 03:47:33 PM
Paulistinian: Who the fark cares? A bunch of mercenaries and thugs want some ship of death to be named something else in order to honor other ships of death which were also manned by thugs? Big farking deal.

You would be surprised just how much impact you and your ilk have over the naming and classification of ships when you throw your hissy fits and get your panties in a wad.

"The designation "destroyer" has actually gone out of favor in most nations. Part of this is political correctness. Ships that, for a century, had been called "destroyers", are now usually called "frigates."

The Last Cruiser (new window)
 
2010-03-21 03:53:17 PM
HagarTheHorrible: HMS Ark Royal:Royal Navy::USS Enterprise:US Navy (& Starfleet, of course)

LOL -- thanks for making an analogy I could understand.
 
2010-03-21 03:56:17 PM
FTA: Tradition, in other words, looms large here. Even the ship's dentist, Lieutenant Commander Lindsay Falla, 29, takes up the cry. "What prestige to work here," says the lieutenant, who achieved her qualifications at Glasgow University, where she signed up after seeing a Navy advertisement offering "Dentistry with a difference".

"I knew almost immediately that dentist on Ark Royal was the one job for me," she says. "There is no other job for a dentist in the Navy. I knew early on that if I could get posted here it would be what I wanted to do."

There's only one dentist in the Royal Navy? I'm shocked.

hasty ambush Quote 2010-03-21 03:47:33 PM
Paulistinian: Who the fark cares? A bunch of mercenaries and thugs want some ship of death to be named something else in order to honor other ships of death which were also manned by thugs? Big farking deal.

You would be surprised just how much impact you and your ilk have over the naming and classification of ships when you throw your hissy fits and get your panties in a wad.

"The designation "destroyer" has actually gone out of favor in most nations. Part of this is political correctness. Ships that, for a century, had been called "destroyers", are now usually called "frigates."

The Last Cruiser (new window)


I think cruisers should be named after famous cruisers, like the USS Larry Craig or the USS George Michael.
 
2010-03-21 03:56:42 PM
hasty ambush: Paulistinian: Who the fark cares? A bunch of mercenaries and thugs want some ship of death to be named something else in order to honor other ships of death which were also manned by thugs? Big farking deal.

You would be surprised just how much impact you and your ilk have over the naming and classification of ships when you throw your hissy fits and get your panties in a wad.

"The designation "destroyer" has actually gone out of favor in most nations. Part of this is political correctness. Ships that, for a century, had been called "destroyers", are now usually called "frigates."

The Last Cruiser (new window)


Don't worry, there are still lots of destroyers being made. That article doesn't say otherwise. And it's out of date. Double the price of DD(X) and reduce the numbers to two.
 
2010-03-21 03:59:05 PM
HMS Warspite is due for a comeback, the last one kicked ass.
 
2010-03-21 04:03:05 PM
HMS Ark Royal (R07) a light aircraft carrier is already in service and will be in service for some time.
 
2010-03-21 04:03:19 PM
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2010-03-21 04:09:23 PM
Served on the Ark, so getting a kick etc. (and the Invincible and Illustrious)

Technically, not an aircraft carrier, but a through-deck cruiser. It matters you know.

Also, so glad no-one has called it the British Navy - Royal, dammit, ROYAL!

/13 years before the mast.
/still kinda miss it.
 
2010-03-21 04:12:19 PM
limeyfellow: No Catchy Nickname:
With women now serving on board, it should be renamed the Fark Royale.

They also have a bar on the ship too...


Actually each mess has a bar, well a fridge really. The Senior Rates, and officers have a proper bar.

3 cans, per man, per day, perhaps.

RN Rocks. Good Times.

:)

/LRO(G) for what it matters.
 
2010-03-21 04:15:12 PM
Veeoh: Served on the Ark, so getting a kick etc. (and the Invincible and Illustrious)

Technically, not an aircraft carrier, but a through-deck cruiser. It matters you know.

Also, so glad no-one has called it the British Navy - Royal, dammit, ROYAL!

/13 years before the mast.
/still kinda miss it.


My god, I think you might be the first British (ex) serviceman I have encountered on Fark, compared to all the serving and retired American servicemen and women here. Not forgetting the ones who let their wife do their typing for them...
 
2010-03-21 04:22:44 PM
shower_in_my_socks: "Do you know what they call an aircraft carrier in England?"

No, but I know what they put on aircraft carriers in Holland instead of ketchup.
 
2010-03-21 04:23:05 PM
No Catchy Nickname: Veeoh: Served on the Ark, so getting a kick etc. (and the Invincible and Illustrious)

Technically, not an aircraft carrier, but a through-deck cruiser. It matters you know.

Also, so glad no-one has called it the British Navy - Royal, dammit, ROYAL!

/13 years before the mast.
/still kinda miss it.

My god, I think you might be the first British (ex) serviceman I have encountered on Fark, compared to all the serving and retired American servicemen and women here. Not forgetting the ones who let their wife do their typing for them...


I think I have seen a couple of others - we are a rare breed. :)
 
2010-03-21 04:25:57 PM
The Brits have an odd way of naming ships:

# HMS Ark Royal (R09) was an Audacious-class fleet aircraft carrier. She was launched in 1950 and was broken up in 1980. She was originally to have been named HMS Irresistible.
# HMS Ark Royal (R07) is an Invincible-class aircraft carrier, launched in 1981 and currently in service. She was originally to have been named HMS Indomitable.

(from wikipedia)

Are they all named after impressive sounding adjectives like that?
 
2010-03-21 04:27:53 PM
Tom Clancy in "Red Storm Rising" suggested that HMS Battleaxe was named after the captain's mother-in-law.
 
2010-03-21 04:32:04 PM
Veeoh: I think I have seen a couple of others - we are a rare breed. :)

I'm sure; ex-Navy AND able to use a computer;)

/I keed, I keed
 
2010-03-21 04:32:14 PM
Veeoh: RN Rocks. Good Times.

The navy's out of sight man come together with the RN it's really something other than else.
 
2010-03-21 04:32:27 PM
Donnchadha: The Brits have an odd way of naming ships...Are they all named after impressive sounding adjectives like that?

I am looking forward to:
HMS Bestial
HMS Insatiable
HMS Bodacious
 
2010-03-21 04:40:06 PM
jaytkay: Donnchadha: The Brits have an odd way of naming ships...Are they all named after impressive sounding adjectives like that?

I am looking forward to:
HMS Bestial
HMS Insatiable
HMS Bodacious


HMS Totally Rad

Or to be more British

HMS Well It's Not That Bad
 
2010-03-21 04:41:53 PM
R.I.P. Ark Royal


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2010-03-21 04:44:02 PM
Americans think that "naval tradition" is whatever the country can scrape together on a moment's notice and send to war. Yeah, yeah, yeah, congrats on the last 50 years when you kept your Navy up so that it could actually be useful against anyone other than a bunch of barges parked in Manila Bay or an unarmed merchant fleet. That sure is a fine tradition of boats with guns on them you have.

Why would anyone expect them to understand this?
 
2010-03-21 04:50:49 PM
SockMonkeyHolocaust: Americans think that "naval tradition" is whatever the country can scrape together on a moment's notice and send to war. Yeah, yeah, yeah, congrats on the last 50 years when you kept your Navy up so that it could actually be useful against anyone other than a bunch of barges parked in Manila Bay or an unarmed merchant fleet. That sure is a fine tradition of boats with guns on them you have.

Why would anyone expect them to understand this?


It sounds like someone's pissed their service is now a launching pad for Marines and Flyers.

/Or you get a 10/10 for the trolling effort
 
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