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Author Topic: Ships name  (Read 1847 times)
Susannah
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« on: February 15, 2014, 10:18:01 am »

I have a sailors hat with no ships name as such yet.

A good spy connection would be good. Any ideas ?

Susannah
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 11:14:51 am »

You might browse through What would you name your airship? for inspiration.
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Susannah
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 11:29:19 am »

Thanks for the suggestion.

J have just had a quick skim thorough. People are very inventive.

I was going to be sailor (spy) on Tea trading ship. However you have given me the idea that perhaps I should be a submariner. Much more fitting to a spy. 100,000 leagues under the sea and all that.

I did wonder whether I should be a bit tongue in cheek and name it something to do with the current Worcester floods (where I live). In fact this could be my port of departure.

There is some god of water, or something I believe. There is a plaque up by the bridge. I am sure something to do with Sabrina because a new footbridge was named that a little further down.

However the plaque is currently underwater!! I shall have to do some internet searching to find out.

Ites always good this forum as it's starts ideas dripping (very topical here)
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2014, 12:07:48 pm »

I have a sailors hat with no ships name as such yet.

A good spy connection would be good. Any ideas ?

Susannah
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Maybe not linked to spies, but how about:
  • The Venus
  • The Nautilus
  • The Lifestyle
  • The Flying Dustman


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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2014, 02:00:34 pm »

I have a sailors hat with no ships name as such yet.

A good spy connection would be good. Any ideas ?

Susannah
(Lady Lily Cholmondley)



Maybe not linked to spies, but how about:
  • The Venus
  • The Nautilus
  • The Lifestyle
  • The Flying Dustman

Do you want a list of water Deities?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_water_deities
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Susannah
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2014, 02:23:38 pm »

Thanks for the list

It seems Sabrina (Sebern) was a water nymph not a god. But that is near enough I think. And topical to have a submarine launched ( fictionally) with that name whilst her river the Severn is so flooded.

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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2014, 03:20:10 pm »

Sybil.
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2014, 08:30:17 pm »

All I can think of is the sailor costume in one of Wodehouse's Mr. Mulliner stories, the hatband of which reads "HMS Blotto."
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Susannah
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2014, 08:45:46 pm »

I like hms blotto! (Sounds quite dopey like me!)

However read my post a couple of paragraphs up. I mdecided to become a submariner and name my submarine Sabrina - the original name for the Severn. Sabrina was a water nymph. As it is so wet and flooded here, It seems a good time to be a submariner!

However I shall save your blotto name for my ship if I may. Ehilst submarines are good for spy work, I also want to be a tea colonist - so I will be in need of a ship to sail my tea Empire!

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2014, 09:41:53 pm »

HMAS U.N.C.L.E.  ?
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2014, 09:55:21 pm »

I know that you are proposing the name for the submarine, not yourself, but "Sabrina the Submariner" sounds like an alternate-universe song title from George Formby. Perhaps a B-side to "Bell-Bottom George."
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Susannah
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2014, 10:26:35 pm »

Er - George fornby I have heard heard of - banjo and all that. But what is bell bottom George? A song?
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Susannah
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2014, 10:28:54 pm »

And HMAS uncle? What does that stand for? Am I missing the plot?
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2014, 10:31:51 pm »

Submarine Sabrina and Sabrina of the submariner is fine I reckon. Either way.
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2014, 10:35:47 pm »

Submarine Sabrina and Sabrina of the submariner is fine I reckon. Either way.

U.N.C.L.E. is an acronym for the fictional United Network Command for Law and Enforcement,

+1 cookie for the Man from UNCLE referance!

There was a book series called the morrow days and one of the main characters was called "Drowned Wednesday"

Old superstition, New rename a vessel and never give it a female name!
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Susannah
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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2014, 10:41:06 pm »

Ah .....

But ships are always 'she's'
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2014, 10:46:47 pm »

Ah .....

But ships are always 'she's'

Cough, cough, splutter, splutter, all machines are refered to as she's and unless the female officer has earned the hard worn respect of the crew, woman on ships were also considered unlucky.
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2014, 10:50:33 pm »

HMS Dauntless- Pirates of the Caribbean
African Queen
Moonraker
HMS Pinafore - Pirates of Penzance

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Susannah
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« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2014, 10:57:41 pm »

I am not unlucky though ! I just attract floods!! Which is why being a submariner is a good idea don't you think!! And anyway, steampunks are supposed to rectify the passed - so I am
Upholding woman's rights ! Thankfully men are needed on my submarine, only Casa and she is very definitely a she !!
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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2014, 11:53:50 pm »

Ah .....

But ships are always 'she's'

Obscure reference: "No, Jones, the Boiling Hell is most definitely a 'he.'"
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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2014, 08:41:59 am »

I am not unlucky though ! I just attract floods!! Which is why being a submariner is a good idea don't you think!! And anyway, steampunks are supposed to rectify the passed - so I am
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Based on that, drowned Wednesday, sounds like a good fit!
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Susannah
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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2014, 09:27:43 am »

Well perhaps I shall use Drowned Wednesday as a code word. Is this book a 'steampunk' book
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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2014, 09:41:53 am »

I have always thought SS Maelstrom would be a good name for a ship.

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« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2014, 01:36:15 pm »

Well perhaps I shall use Drowned Wednesday as a code word. Is this book a 'steampunk' book

No, YA fantasy series.

Ah it called "The Keys to the Kingdom.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Drowned-Wednesday-Keys-Kingdom-Book-ebook/dp/B002RI916M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392554109&sr=8-1&keywords=drowned+wednesday
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« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2014, 02:02:32 pm »

There's a ship, (albeit a flying one) in the Tales of the Ketty Jay serious, skippered by a pirate queen. It's called The Delirium Trigger which I think is a fantastic name.


How about caling your sub 'The Lorelei'

According to German legend, there was once a beautiful young maiden, named Lorelei, who threw herself headlong into the river in despair over a faithless lover. Upon her death she was transformed into a siren and could from that time on be heard singing on a rock along the Rhine River, near St. Goar. Her hypnotic music lured sailors to their death
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