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LancerUlysses' super hard USN BB Trivia #2

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#1 Of the US Battleships present on 21 November 1918 for the surrender of the German High Seas Fleet, which is the only one not represented in World of Warships?

#2 Name all of the ships, in the order (first to last), of line of battle on that day. 

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That was old Battleship division 9.

Arkansas (B)

Texas

Wyoming

New York

Delaware was in the division, but she went home early.

That leaves Florida as the only ship at the surrender not in WoWS.

No idea what their order was in the line of battle though.

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Prothall, you got the first part correct. Delaware was quarantined for Spanish Influenza at the time of the surrender. 

 

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I'll make a guess on order of battle from the order of battle on the October 1918 operation.

New York

Arkansas

Florida

Texas

Wyoming

That was their sailing order in October so it might not have changed in November

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It had changed. The US commanders wanted to keep the sailings by order of seniority of captains, but the British wanted the ships to sail in pairs by the class of ship, with the more relatively modern ships in the van and the 'spare', which was the eldest ship, not paired in the odd-numbered group in the rear. Because the war was over and the British were in charge of the ceremony, they put the ships in the following order: New York, Texas, Arkansas, Wyoming, Florida. Admiral Rodman, BTW, is noted on the document as being an Honorary Knight Commander of the Bath. He was at the time the only non-Englishman to have commanded a force containing British ships during wartime.  

 

Here is the relevant document. The US squadron's position is noted by the blue flag at the middle of the right side of the page. 

 

 

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Thanks for the trivia question.  That was cool to see.

 

It's nice to see that 100 years later, things are still the same.  

A Navy ship driver today is still obsessed with figuring out which ship is senior when encountering another Navy ship at sea, and woe be to the junior ship if it doesn't execute the proper formalities . . .  lol

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