Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
You need to play a total of 5 battles to post in this section.
Gneisenau013

Throwback Thursday - HMS Warspite

13 comments in this topic

Recommended Posts

3,295
[HINON]
Members
8,838 posts

She is the Grandest of Old Ladies.

Edited by RipNuN2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,091
[SPTR]
Members
3,459 posts
5,672 battles

Wielding the big stick at tier 6 before it's cool.

All if fair in love and war. HMS Warspite, the Original and the Best!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
71
[-SYN-]
Members
212 posts
4,240 battles

A ship with personality, she did what she pleased, when she wanted it. Regardless of the crew's opinion. 

Charged the high seas fleet on her own twice (thanks rudder jam), and decided she wasn't going on the breakers yard willingly. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,317
[TF16B]
Members
8,063 posts
17,012 battles

Taught me angling more than any other ship.

Such a delight when she got the turret speed buff. Now you have to microwave your tea while the turrets turn, instead of brewing it properly!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
287
[DISST]
[DISST]
Alpha Tester, In AlfaTesters
960 posts

There is a plaque near Seattle where tge ship was repaired.. was placed thrir after tge war by her crew.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Members
626 posts
1,630 battles
On 4/12/2018 at 1:24 PM, fierymountain said:

Certainly better then the Queen Elizabeth hands down!

Poor QE never got a chance to prove herself at Jutland lol. In WOWS 100% though. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3
[-TBP-]
Members
18 posts
2,809 battles

The brits save cruisers and destroyers as museum ships that really didnt do that much(Belfast) but the 1 battle tested beloved queen of the seas they dont think twice about scrapping her even when she fought back while being towed to the breakers lol. How amazing would it be to be able to walk on the deck of the most famous, battletested, beloved ship in RN history and maybe of all navies in history. Good call chaps save the Belfast which spent most of the war being repaired or upgraded instead of the Grand Lady Warspite.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
411
[2CUTE]
Beta Testers, In AlfaTesters
2,259 posts
3,836 battles
6 hours ago, linusboy2118 said:

The brits save cruisers and destroyers as museum ships that really didnt do that much(Belfast) but the 1 battle tested beloved queen of the seas they dont think twice about scrapping her even when she fought back while being towed to the breakers lol. How amazing would it be to be able to walk on the deck of the most famous, battletested, beloved ship in RN history and maybe of all navies in history. Good call chaps save the Belfast which spent most of the war being repaired or upgraded instead of the Grand Lady Warspite.

 

Warspite and Renown would have been great candidates for preservation, barring the fact the UK was totally broke at the end of the war, and HAD to scrap most of its WWII navy to make ends meet

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46
[NGA-B]
[NGA-B]
Members
311 posts
4,562 battles
On 07/08/2018 at 3:24 PM, Sledgehammer427 said:

Warspite and Renown would have been great candidates for preservation, barring the fact the UK was totally broke at the end of the war, and HAD to scrap most of its WWII navy to make ends meet

In theory yes, in practice no. The issue of money aside,  Warspite was a total wreck of a ship towards the end of her life and the cost of preserving her as a museum would of been prohibitively expensive. For practical preservation a ship like Renown or Vanguard would of been better choices simply because their physical condition was much better. We should consider ourselves lucky enough money was raised to buy Belfast, the MoD at the time would of been more than happy to let her go to the breakers yard.

Edited by Monty9185

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1
[KOTC]
Members
12 posts
2,079 battles

Yeah, the US got to preserve so many of its fleet simply because we were mad rich at the end of the second world war. It's a shame, though, I think the US should've helped the other allied navy in such historical preservation efforts. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×