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well since the german port has the cap arcona in it, could we possibly get a Southampton port or even a Cherbourg port with maybe Titanic or Olympic docked???? since Cap Arcona was the stand in titanic for that certain film............

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Unless they did a pre WW1 port Titanic might not be possible  Olympic would have to be pre WW2 both were sadly gone by WW2 however Aquitania,Queen Mary or Queen Elizabeth may be possible 

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even a shot like this in port, hell add the other sister Britannic for added immersion.

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The French port for now will be Marseille. So sorry. I didn’t checked it out at PTS so I don’t have an idea about the easter eggs.

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Well since you are a fellow Canuck how about Halifax harbour in WW II--home of the third-largest navy in the world at the time:

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[And NO scoffing at the fact that our navy had no BBs or CVs but was largely a convoy escort fleet--all mariners out there bravely doing their duty--as were the Kriegsmarine submariners for that matter.]

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3 minutes ago, yamato6945 said:

Personally I'm still waiting for Scapa Flow 

Yes preferably with the HMS Royal Oak just sunk in the harbour by U-boot Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien on 14 October 1939.

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U-47: "The Bull of Scapa Flow" insignia

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2 hours ago, xThecanadianx said:

well since the german port has the cap arcona in it, could we possibly get a Southampton port or even a Cherbourg port with maybe Titanic or Olympic docked???? since Cap Arcona was the stand in titanic for that certain film............

Instead of the Titanic or the Olympic how about the Carmania in her AMC, Armed Merchant Cruiser, mode as HMS Carmania that she fought the SMS Cap Trafalger in.

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Yes, those are both liners.

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51 minutes ago, BrushWolf said:

Instead of the Titanic or the Olympic how about the Carmania in her AMC, Armed Merchant Cruiser, mode as HMS Carmania that she fought the SMS Cap Trafalger in.

PC-CA77.jpg

Yes, those are both liners.

Olympic rammed a uboat,  bounced a dud torpedo from another german uboat, ran over the nantucket lightship,  in her early years she collided with hms hawke and made it's bulbous bow ram as useful as a pancake... (that must have put a dent in the royal navies pride in being tough lol, ocean liner turns your bow ram into a pancake) if memory serves correctly hawke needed towed back to port, olympic returned home under her own steam with 2 compartments flooded and a twisted starboard prop shaft.

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and a video lol
 

 so hey RN about those bow ram's eh 

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4 hours ago, xThecanadianx said:

well since the german port has the cap arcona in it

Yep, impressive adding an SS prison ship (concentration camp) to a port which was renowned for providing minimal food and no medical services to it's inmates locked below deck in port after transfer from the Neuengamme camp which was never actually in Hamburg at that time.

The records are as follows :-

In late April, prisoners from three concentrations camps, Neuengamme, Mittelbau-Dora and Stutthof, were marched to the German Baltic coast to escape the advance of the Allies. While it was an assortment of many “enemies of the third Reich”, the majority of the prisoners were Jews and Russian POWs. The 10,000 prisoners were put onto three ships, Cap Arcona, Thielbeck and Athen. Nearly 5,000 of those prisoners were on the Cap Arcona alone.

Despite the fact that the surrender of Germany was imminent, the British RAF still had missions to carry out. On May 3, four squadrons were assigned to destroy the shipping supplies at the port of Lübeck, where the three ships were docked. At 2:30 in the afternoon, the RAF fired upon the vessels, sinking all of them since the germans refused to paint red crosses on the sides of the ships and it was assumed this was a relief convoy. If this was not bad enough, German soldiers gunned down any of the prisoners who made it back to shore. Around 7,500 prisoners died from the incident; only 350 survived the bombardment and sinking of the Cap Arcona. It is suspected that the Nazis had planned to sink the ships with the prisoners onboard anyway, but used the routine war operation to their advantage.

Despite being one of the worst maritime loses to date, this event is not very well known due to the post-victory jubilance of the Allies and the outcry for peace and reform in Europe following the war. Many historians and activists have come together to try to piece together the details of the incident to honor its victims so it can be done before the British declassify the documents regarding the incident in 2045. Several monuments in Germany have been raised to honor those wrongfully killed, including on at Lübeck and a beach in Pelzerhaken, where many of the bodies of the victims washed up and were buried.

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