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Was scrolling though info on IJN looking for quick info on a ship since I did not have the exact spelling for it thanks to the fact I am currently watching a documentary and got curious since the ship I was looking for was one that had been allowed to pass by the Washington Naval Treaty and happened to come across a familiar name along the way that I had not expected the Izumo...

Let's just say the ship Wargaming has in game and the one that was actually built and used are very different lol.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_cruiser_Izumo

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Hey Admiral - very astute observation! Many naval vessels have had their names used for multiple vessel classes through time.  As an example, the current names of JMSDF Aegis destroyers may be familiar to WOWS players.  Similarly, the US carrier Enterprise has had multiple ships carrying that name and many current USN DDGs and former FFGs carry the names of WWII ships in classes familiar to WOWs players.

 

For a laugh - google Roon and a German armored cruiser of an earlier era will come up - at least the in-game Izumo was a real paper concept ship patterned after the British Nelson class of BBs (the IJN was heavily influenced by British ship design for BBs in the WWI era - the Kongo was actually built by the British for Japan, tho her sisters were built in Japan).

 

Ship naming historically followed National patterns - e.g. Japanese capital ships were named after famous mountains or provinces in Japan, IJN DDs had "poetic names" and some WWII DDs had earlier named predecessors in WWI classes, US BBs used to be named after States (now SSBNs of the Ohio & SSNs of the Virginia Class), DD(G)s were usually named after Naval Heroes, the British have had various naming conventions, e.g. The "River" class.

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Did you know that the Shimakaze was a ship of the Minekaze class?

 

And Isokaze belonged to the Kagerou class?

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I dont get why this is funny. They had to name that thing with somehow you know.

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i want russian bbs "touch me not" and "three holy hierarchs", imo among the weirdest ship names ever

 

How about the Great Prince Elector? aka Großer Kurfürst

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??? names get reused.

practically all navies do it.

 

Germans have it the worst, when it comes to ship name selection pool.

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Germans have it the worst, when it comes to ship name selection pool.

 

Nah, we have tons of cities to name them after. And of course animal names. Only with historical persons it could get problematic...

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Royal Navy has a pool of ship names that any new ship can be named from if not currently in use.   To my knowledge only one ship name has ever been removed from that and that was Prince Eugene which was removed after the germans Prinz Eugen was launched, named for the same person  Price Eugene of Savoy who worked with Marlborough against the French at Blenheim in 1704.

 

The last HMS Prince Eugene was a WW1 monitor of the Lord Clive Class scrapped in 1921

 

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This is the ship we have in game known as Izumo.

 

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Why do I get the feeling thats a photoshopped Yamato?

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Why do I get the feeling thats a photoshopped Yamato?

 

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I thought it odd that a cruiser and a battleship would share the same name, but then I found that, prior to 1905, all IJN capital ships were named for provinces or shrines, and it was only after 1905 that battleships had exclusive rights to province names, and heavy (armored) cruisers were named after mountains. Izumo was completed in 1900.

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