What's your favourite warship?

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  1. Cybermat47

    Cybermat47 2nd Lieutenant

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    Mine would have to be the Type VII C U-boat, U-96 of Das Boot fame in particular.

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    A close second would be the Type VII B U-boat, U-48, the most succesful submarine of WWII, in particular. The VII B was 2 feet shorter than the VII C, lighter, and had a smaller conning tower. The VII C could carry active sonar (but rarely did), and was later upgraded with two progressively larger conning towers for improved AA defense, and radar.

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    Osmanovic 1st Lieutenant

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    This isn't a war ship but is my favorite military ship, it is operated by the U.S. Navy

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    For me its the PT Boat

    While their primary mission was to attack enemy shipping, what PT boats did more often was to provide fire support for troop landings, lay and destroy mines, carry out rescues and harass enemy coastal supply lines, a mission that earned them the nickname “barge busters.” In the Mediterranean Sea they wrought similar havoc on heavily armed German supply barges called F-lighters as well as their torpedo-laden German counterparts, the E-boats. At war’s end the Navy stripped, beached and burned most PT boats, but one 80-foot Elco, PT-617, survives at the Battleship Cove Naval Museum in Fall River, Mass.

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    John F Kennedy commanded the PT-109

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    AMDR Captain Staff Member Administrator

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    Virginia-class submarine - USN

    From striking land targets with TLAMs, to deploying UUVs, sinking enemy warships, and conducting reconnaissance, the Virginia-class does it all.

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    Iowa Class Battle-Ship

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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    Almost all modern frigates and destroyers look the same. So, meh. Hard to pick a favorite from them. Nothing really stands out.

    But...

    USS Long beach has my vote for the weirdest looking warship:eek::

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    Hmm... hard to pick:0o0:.

    Probably Sweden's Visby Class:

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    T-123456 Captain Staff Member International Mod

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    Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier

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    Class and type: Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier
    Displacement: Approximately 100,000 long tons (110,000 short tons; 100,000 tonnes) (full load)[7]
    Length: 1,106 ft (337 m)[8]
    Beam:
    • 134 ft (41 m) (waterline)
    • 256 ft (78 m) (flight deck)
    Height: nearly 250 ft (76 m)
    Decks: 25
    Installed power: Two A1B nuclear reactors
    Propulsion: Four shafts
    Speed: In excess of 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
    Range: Unlimited distance; 20–25 years
    Complement: 4,660
    Armament:
    Aircraft carried: More than 75
    Aviation facilities: 1,092 ft × 256 ft (333 m × 78 m) flight deck
     
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    Falcon Major Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Visiby Class for me



    @Cybermat47 it's spelt favorite. :D
     
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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    What criteria is everyone using?

    Since there's really no difference between this:

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    And this:

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    From a performance or aesthetic perspective, I tend to go with looks. The more radical the better.

    Visby rates high for me in the weird looks category, but so does Skjold:

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    The old Pegasus Class Hydrofoils are cool too:

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    T-123456 Captain Staff Member International Mod

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    My choice can take out Airforces ,Navies and even Armies.
     
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    Sven Teh Viking dood Industry Professional Ret. Military

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    USS Narwhal (SSN-761) my favorite boat.

    She was a piece of junk, but was one of the most innovative submarines to grace the US Navy. She was also a one-of-a-kind beauty

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    Not even the Virginias run as silently as she did.

    USS Dolphin (AGSS-555) would be a strong choice too. She was the last conventional submarine in USN service, only being retired in 2007.

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    The Barbel Class were the last armed conventional submarines in USN service.

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    It's a shame we don't build them anymore, not even for the export market:(.
     
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