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I'm a History buff. I have been interested in ships and their histories since I was a kid. Over time I developed "favorites". Ships that had interesting stories, or involvement in major battles, or a special place in history.... or all of the above. I'm also a sucker for "drop dead gorgeous". 

 

Consequently, when I became aware of WoWs, I was hoping to collect those ships that have always held a certain fascination for me. They are my "Goal" ships. The ones I want in my port to stare at, and play as well. It is a nice bonus if they are fun to play. Attaining these ships is one of the driving factors that shapes which lines I play.

 

Fortunately, many of my favorite ships, or their sister ships, are already in the game:

 

Mikasa

Emden

Fletcher (The Sullivans)

Mogami (Suzuya)

Enterprise

Hipper

Scharnhorst

Hood

Shiratsuyu (Shigure)

Admiral Graf Spee

Bismarck

 

I have been able to grind to a couple, and bought the ones that were offered as Premium ships. I'm hoping that the ships in brackets will be available as Premiums at some point. I'm very happy to have been able to collect some of these ships, and will continue to grind to the ones I do not have. However, there are other ships that are not yet in the game that I am hoping to be able to collect.

 

von der Tann

Derfflinger

Goeben

Seydlitz

Dreadnought

Ajax

Scharnhorst (Armoured Cruiser)

West Virginia

Washington

 

What about the rest of you? Which ships are your "Goal" ships? I expect to see HMCS Haida mentioned. (Hopefully WG is taking notes) :cap_look:

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Growing up I had the model of the USS Missouri BB 63,so that was my ultimate prize. Would love to have(but never going to) the ships that I served on, USS Saratoga CV60,USS Detroit AOE4,USS Ticonderoga CG47. Now having the Tico in the game would be something,, engage Aegis and launch the missiles against the red team. Be kinda cool to add fast support ships to this meta and limit ship ammo/fuel so that it's necessary to add 1 to your teams fleet to fight a battle,and need to do ship to ship un-rep.(Underway replenishment)

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These I have, and have been too, sometimes more than once;

 

Mikiasa, (I've been to see it in Yokosuka, Japan)

USS Texas, (Second battleship I saw after Alabama, and first after I actively started wanting to visit museum ships)

USS Alabama, (First battleship museum I ever went to)

USS North Carolina

USS Missouri

USS Salem, (Des Moines) Unfortunately, I suck so hard at it I never play it any more.

USS Cassin Young (Fletcher) Rarely play it any more.

 

Prinz Eugen, (Of course I haven't been to see it. Bit hard to visit Kwajalean Atoll)

 

These I want, but doubt I'll ever see;

 

USS Olympic

USS Oregon

USS Kearsarge

USS Washington (Radar)

HMS Prince of Wales (Smoke 'Sink! the Bismarek!')

Musashi

 

No way in hell I'll ever see it in game goal 'boat.'

 

USS Batfish, (because I was a volunteer for a restoration project on the sub that took several year to complete)

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I don' think the Seyditz will come out, the GZ will probably be the only KMS CV. My goal is to get the Nelson, I've played it in Atlantic Fleet (well that was the Rodney, but they're pretty much alike), but having it in WoWs would be great.

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1 minute ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

Prinz Eugen, (Of course I haven't been to see it. Bit hard to visit Kwajalean Atoll)

I once had a friend who had a job on Kwajalean atoll for the US Weather service; an interesting fact is the highest point on the atoll is only 6 foot above sea level.

He was there on his "tour" for a calendar year; you wouldn't believe what they paid him for that year. 

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Sorry, I was referring to SMS Seydlitz, the Battle Cruiser that earned a "Dreadnought" achievement at Jutland.

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Cool thread! 

 

Ones I have so far:

Bismarck 

N. Carolina (got to see her..gave her a kiss too!)

Scharnhorst 

Shiratsuyu (I'm terrible in it, poi?)

Graf Spee (grind) 

Warspite 

Dunkerque 

Charles Martel (love at first sight)

 

 

Ones I would like:

Montana ('merica!) 

KGV (not sure I can grind that much anymore...)

Nelson/Rodney 

Henry the IV (I like French ships..sue me)

Richelieu (told ya) 

Zara (my Great grandpa was in the Italian navy in WWII. That and she might be the best looking CA ever built)

Agamemnon ( We need more pre dreadnoughts)

Speaking of: The Dreadnought

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The goal ships I have so far:

 

Enterprise. (The pride of my collection, even though I suck at carriers. She means a lot to me.)

Kongō. (I have known about the class for a long time)

Hood. (It's the Hood. Duh)

Bismarck. (It's the Bismarck, the terror of the sea)

Prinz Eugen. (Bismarck's escort on her maiden voyage)

 

 

Ones I am still working towards:

 

Fletcher. (My dad built a model of the USS Eaton that I know have, I restored it mostly after it was damaged during a move)

Missouri. (The first true warship I knew about and loved as a kid)

Yamato. (The pinnacle of the IJN. I heard a lot about this ship and have wanted her ever since)

 

 

I think that is mine. 

Fair winds and following seas captains!:Smile_honoring:

 

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Okay Ships I have:

Missouri (this was the one I wanted most, I have been to Hawaii and up on her deck, cool experience) (Also have a model I built as a Teenager)

Bismarck (Also have a model I built as a Teenager)

Enterprise (I have models of CV-6 and CVN-65 thanks to my model building hobby)

HIryu (fan of the Pacific War Theater action)

Tripitz

Graf Spee

Arizona (Missouri is docked so she overlooking the Arizona as to be protecting her fallen sister and crew)

Atago (just a cool and fun ship)

 

Would like to get:

Kaga (fan of Pacific Was Theater action)

Akagi (same)

Scharnhorst looks like a fun boat, and i have the Gnies.

Fletcher (taken a real liking to the USN DD line)

 

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10 minutes ago, Sir_Davos_Seaworth said:

Ones I would like:

Nelson/Rodney 

Agamemnon ( We need more pre dreadnoughts)

 

D'oh! Forgot the Nelson. I'm squirreling away Free XP for that monstrosity.

 

Pre-Dreads for the pure steampunk joy of secondaries-from-hell pandemonium. :Smile_izmena:

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19 minutes ago, Doomlock said:

Ones I am still working towards:

 

Fletcher. (My dad built a model of the USS Eaton that I know have, I restored it mostly after it was damaged during a move)

 

 

 

16 minutes ago, gcangel82 said:

Would like to get:

 

Fletcher (taken a real liking to the USN DD line)

 

 

I had a model of The Sullivans when I was a kid. I fell in love with that classic look of graceful yet muscular lines.

 

BTW The Sullivans is still around as a Museum ship in Buffalo NY. I have been there, and if you are a Fletcher fan it is a real thrill to stand on her decks (and marvel at how narrow the beam is).

 

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Ships I wanted:

Ones that I have:

Enterprise

Bismarck

Hood

Scharnhorst

Indianapolis

North Carolina

Mogami

 

Ships I don't have

Lexington class carrier

Essex

Midway

Yamato

Fletcher

Gearing

Iowa

Missouri

KGV

 

Ships that are not out yet

USS Somers(Somers class DD leader)

USS Wasp

Ark Royal

Prince of Wales

HMS Norfolk

HMAS Canberra

USS San Diego

Brooklyn Class light cruiser

Worcester class light cruiser

USS Wichita

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As an NC native, my all time favorite ship is the North Carolina. I have been to see her many times and as a child she was the epitome of a what a "battleship" was. 

I had played some World of Tanks, but when I found out about WoWS and that I could eventually get the NC, I was hooked. I'm still grinding my way to her (Half way through New Mex) and she is my driving goal every day. 
 

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HMS Northampton, HMS Essex, De Ruyter, HMAS Australia, Derfflinger, Seydlitz, USS Alaska, HMS Lion

I have most of the ones i want in game. trying to decide whether to grind Yamato or Grosser Kurfurst for my next T10 BB

 

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I have Warspite, Hood, Texas, Scharnhorst, Admiral Graf Spee, Bismarck, King George V, Orion, Bellerophon, Iron Duke (Jellicoe's flagship at Jutland), Campbeltown (Saint Nazaire Raid), Belfast (North Cape), Queen Elizabeth, Fiji, Fuso (Surigao Straits), Farragut, Mahan, Leander, Gallant, Koenig Albert, Mikasa, Hiei, Kirishima, (ARP versions-Guadalcanal I and II), Duca D'Aosta, Émile Bertin, Haguro, Ashigara, Nachi, Takao (ARP versions), Perth. Even Bogue fits in this. Just about anything that was involved in a major action or campaign (Battle of the Atlantic ASW), I'll go for it. It is called owning a piece of virtual history and I admit I am a collector as well as an amateur historian.

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my goal ships ive gotten have been

Prinz eugen

Kagerō (for Yukikaze but when i get harekaze thatll be for yukikaze)

USS Texas (first and so far only BB ive been on)

Yamato

Fubuki

Bismarck

Akatsuki (hibiki)

 

ships i want but havent gotten 

USS Lexington (only because i went to the Essex class USS Lexington)

Hood

a real Yukikaze ;-;

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7 minutes ago, LycorisFubuki said:

ships i want but havent gotten 

USS Lexington (only because i went to the Essex class USS Lexington)

Hood

a real Yukikaze ;-;

mikasa

 

Its your lucky day. Both the Hood and Mikasa are in the Premium Shop  Go for it!

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3 hours ago, Skarp_AGW said:

... there are other ships that are not yet in the game that I am hoping to be able to collect.

 

von der Tann

Derfflinger

Goeben

Seydlitz

Dreadnought

Ajax

Scharnhorst (Armoured Cruiser)

West Virginia

Washington

 

What about the rest of you? Which ships are your "Goal" ships? I expect to see HMCS Haida mentioned. (Hopefully WG is taking notes) :cap_look:

Cool thread!

Ajax is in game - as Leander.  

My main 'goal' ship is Oklahoma - I figure if they get around to the second USN BB line Nevada will be in there, which is close enough so long as there's a late-30's era hull available.

Also waiting patiently on Richelieu and I'd like to see Renown in game.

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We've got Albany and Diana. USN Olympia was the same period and about the same design. I'd like to see her in the game. As a famous ship and also a museum ship, it should be in.

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23 minutes ago, Skarp_AGW said:

 

Its your lucky day. Both the Hood and Mikasa are in the Premium Shop  Go for it!

money is the issue. parents wont let me get a job (well i am 13 and do live on a "bad" spot of my city) and i dont get paid for chores :P

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my goal ship(s) would be 

Midway- I'm from San Diego and the Midway is there for all the visit. My dad was in the navy and I got to spend time on a few CVs with him when I was a kid.

USS San Diego (CL-53) - again I'm from SD and that would be cool to have this ship in the game. 

Z-52

 

 

Ships that I have currently

 USS Montana

USS Black

USS Des Moines

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, LycorisFubuki said:

money is the issue. parents wont let me get a job (well i am 13 and do live on a "bad" spot of my city) and i dont get paid for chores :P

Oh well... Christmas is coming. Time to start a campaign of hints for the Hood. 

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I really like ships also , being Canadian HMCS Haida of course, I was on her as a Sea Cadet when she was moored in Toronto, Interestingly my next door Neighbor served on the Haida during the war but for whatever reason was reluctant to talk about it 

would like to get the Hood if it ever comes

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