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    I’d have to throw my vote in for the type VII U-Boat, as they wreaked so much havoc across the Atlantic. However, I’ve got to tip my hat to the Enterprise, what an amazing ship and crew.


  • The New Orleans Class heavy Cruisers,
    Atlanta Class Light Cruisers,
    South Dakota and Iowa Class Battleships,
    Fletcher Class Destroyers,
    Yorktown and Essex Class fleet Carriers.

    Those are just some of my favorite ships.


  • The Bismarck. That thing was a beast.

    Unfortunately, it never had the chance to fulfill its potential.


  • The Bismark 😄


  • The Achilles!

    Involved in the battle of the river plate against the Graf Spee.

    It’s main guns are a monument in Auckland these days and I remember seeing them when I was about 5 and thinking they were just the most awesome things ever!

    So not for combat record, but for childhood memories.


  • I have made plans to visit the Battleship Alabama this spring break.


  • @ABWorsham:

    I have made plans to visit the Battleship Alabama this spring break.

    Nice one, when I was in the US I had a good look around the USS Salem in South Boston. Even though thats only a heavy cruiser (i think) it was still awesome in size.


  • I see USS Constellation couple week ago.  That count?  I want see USS North Carolina but is long drive from here.

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    @italiansarecoming:

    HOLY SMOKES ENTERPRISE RULED!

    though i like what it was called i think the iowa battle ship i beleive (blank in my head because i have been chilling to much)

    The iowa and its sister ship were the biggest bship of ww2 and in history but i love the enterprise though as well

    which Sister?

    Wisconsin, New Jersey, or Missouri?

    Enterprise did rule, But she was extremely Lucky also.

    MY personal Fav is KGM Tirpitz,  Though she was just Chillin for most of the war, it took 22,000lb Tall boy Damn busting Bombs to sink her.  German Engineering at it’s finest, or British Aiming at it’s Worse.

    Although Kudos to the Japanese Submarine that Actually shelled US Mainland Soil


  • Yeah, we had a Japanese Sub in Wellington Harbour at one point.

    Gutsy submarineers the Japanese.


  • The H.M.S. Habakkuk.    😉

    Okay, okay, so I cheated, since it technically never made it off the drawing board.

    If it must be a real ship: the Yamato, hands down!

    18 inch guns!!!  Take that, Bismark lovers.  😄


  • The Battleship Alabama was huge!! I thought I was prepared for the vastness of a modern battleship, I wasn’t afterall. I would post some pic, if I could figure out the process.


  • As awesome as the Alabama was, my favorite ship to visit in Mobile Bay was the U.S submarine Shaw.


  • I concur with Frimmel, the Enterpise is my fav, that carrier at one point was our only carrier in the Pacific and it held its own.


  • I’d say the destroyer.


  • @Historybuff:

    I’d say the destroyer.

    Which one?


  • Interesting side note about the Enterprise, during the Battle of Santa Cruz, the radar tower was badly damaged, so an engineer went up there to repair and restore juice to it. They forgot to cut the power to the tower while he was up there working, when he repaired the tower and bridged the power to the tower it started spinning while he was hanging up there.  With enemy Vals and Zeros dropping bombs on the Enterprise, he spun up there for a good 20 minutes unaware by the captain.  When they finally  realized they had a man on the tower they cut the juice and got him down.  Talk about a horrifying experience!


  • @RogertheShrubber:

    Interesting side note about the Enterprise, during the Battle of Santa Cruz, the radar tower was badly damaged, so an engineer went up there to repair and restore juice to it. They forgot to cut the power to the tower while he was up there working, when he repaired the tower and bridged the power to the tower it started spinning while he was hanging up there.  With enemy Vals and Zeros dropping bombs on the Enterprise, he spun up there for a good 20 minutes unaware by the captain.  When they finally  realized they had a man on the tower they cut the juice and got him down.  Talk about a horrifying experience!

    :-o…poor soul…


  • @Upside-down_Turtle:

    @Historybuff:

    I’d say the destroyer.

    Which one?

    I meant all destroyers beacause they bore the brunt of the naval fighting.


  • @Historybuff:

    @Upside-down_Turtle:

    @Historybuff:

    I’d say the destroyer.

    Which one?

    I meant all destroyers beacause they bore the brunt of the naval fighting.

    Which destroyer is your favorite?


  • We’re looking for a proper noun.


  • The destroyer Johnston that was part of Taffy 3 at the battle of Layte Gulf.  Beacause it fought bravely and was sunk in the face of overwhelming odds.


  • Nice choice.  😄


  • U.S Iowa class (USS Wisconsin)
    Germany Bismark
    UK Hood
    They all changed the world


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