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 - Royal Navy Battleships

32 comments in this topic

Recommended Posts

1,113
[WGA]
Administrator, Developers
896 posts
5,932 battles

God save the Queen!

32207226_2081108325437694_39971005207695

HMS Warspite, the ship that refused to sink!

Survived both World Wars and only succumbed to Mother Nature after set adrift on her way to the scrappers torch.

Which battleship best portrays the Royal Navy?

#throwbackthursday

#anchorsaweigh

  • Cool 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Members
1,248 posts
737 battles
8 minutes ago, Gneisenau013 said:

Which battleship best portrays the Royal Navy?

Not the tech tree ones, with the HE spam and underwater citadel cutting off the machinery spaces and poor dispersion that just encourages more HE spamming. They need to seriously revisit this line as it's such an unrewarding and poor line addition to the game.

 

The Warspite is a great vessel and what the British battleships should have been. Excellent guns, great maneuverability, and still reasonably vulnerable and punishable when making misplays.

Edited by DeliciousFart
  • Cool 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
147
Members
707 posts

why the image of HMS Hood (taken on March 17, 1924)

Edited by b101uk
  • Cool 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2,197
[SYN]
[SYN]
Members
6,809 posts
10,327 battles

The KGV's with the 4-2-4 gun arrangement are pretty instantly recognizable in a crowd.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,113
[WGA]
Administrator, Developers
896 posts
5,932 battles
20 minutes ago, b101uk said:

why the image of HMS Hood (taken on March 17, 1924)

It's the stock image used on today's World of Warships tweet:

https://twitter.com/WorldofWarships/status/994593193021837313

Also despite her tragic service history during World War II, I think a lot historians still remember HMS Hood as the one RN battleship that stood out during the war.

#throwbackthursday

#anchorsaweigh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,996
[ARGSY]
Members
6,297 posts
4,256 battles
2 minutes ago, Gneisenau013 said:

Also despite her tragic service history during World War II, I think a lot historians still remember HMS Hood as the one RN battleship that stood out during the war.

Had she gone out in a gentler fashion than the Earth-Shattering Kaboom, I think she might have been more famous and less notorious. By contrast, the Yamato never even engaged an enemy capital ship directly (escort carriers don't count), but the nature of the attack that destroyed her gave her the far more positive reputation of a ship that went down swinging against overwhelming odds.

  • Cool 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
266
[SEOP]
Members
1,286 posts
46 minutes ago, Gneisenau013 said:

Which battleship best portrays the Royal Navy?

HMS Victory

  • Cool 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7,369
[NMKJT]
Beta Testers
21,418 posts
3,875 battles

Considering how long she was in service, how long she spent as the "face" of the Royal Navy, and how the entire country took up arms to take out the ship that sank her

 

The Mighty Hood. No argument.

 

Warspite is a close second, but while she had a more successful combat history and famously broke free of the tow ropes to beach herself in protest of being scrapped, she was never as famous as Hood.

21 minutes ago, Dr_Dirt said:

HMS Victory

An outdated, outgunned hulk that's only good for parades?

trollface-peek-png.1869

Edited by KiyoSenkan
  • Funny 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Alpha Tester
1,960 posts
1 hour ago, Gneisenau013 said:

Which battleship best portrays the Royal Navy?

Not a battleship and not in the game, but imo it's Lion, Beatty's flagship.

1280px-Lion1916.png

 

Followed by Iron Duke, Jellicoe's flagship. Both ships fought at Jutland.

1280px-HMS_Iron_Duke2.png

  • Cool 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,271
[RKLES]
Members
7,210 posts
8,982 battles

Warspite and Duke of York service records are notable for me. Warspite tried her best to be unsinkable and still manage to get herself into more than her fair share of incidents. Duke of York was selected to carry Prime Minister Winston Churchill, she Fought the Scharnhorst in what has been called the last large caliber gun duel bewteen capital ships, and DOY was present in Tokyo Bay respresenting the British for Japan’s Surrender.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
266
[SEOP]
Members
1,286 posts
51 minutes ago, KiyoSenkan said:

An outdated, outgunned hulk that's only good for parades?

don't speak blasphemy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7,369
[NMKJT]
Beta Testers
21,418 posts
3,875 battles
3 minutes ago, Dr_Dirt said:

don't speak blasphemy

Yeah my bad. Moving that thing would be a bad idea, so parades are out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[LHG]
Members
1,652 posts
4,919 battles
1 hour ago, Dr_Dirt said:

HMS Victory

Agreed.  

100 guns is the way to go!!! :Smile_izmena:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[LHG]
Members
1,652 posts
4,919 battles

With 20th Century battleships though, it's really hard to beat Warspite.  Sure Hood is famous if you consider her blowing up and failing her mission while taking almost all of her crew with her a good representative of the Royal Navy.  I'd rather pick a bulldog tough ship that just refused to go down all the while giving grief to her enemies.  It would be hard to find a better representative of this than Warspite. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7,369
[NMKJT]
Beta Testers
21,418 posts
3,875 battles
Just now, BB3_Oregon_Steel said:

With 20th Century battleships though, it's really hard to beat Warspite.  Sure Hood is famous if you consider her blowing up and failing her mission while taking almost all of her crew with her a good representative of the Royal Navy.  I'd rather pick a bulldog tough ship that just refused to go down all the while giving grief to her enemies.  It would be hard to find a better representative of this than Warspite. 

Hood is famous for her life before Denmark Strait, not just that one battle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,541
[WOLF2]
Beta Testers
3,870 posts
5,255 battles

Warspite.

The KGV class as a whole deserves an honorable mention.

and, of course. . . HMS Dreadnought which ushered in the new age of the modern battleship.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[LHG]
Members
1,652 posts
4,919 battles
14 minutes ago, KiyoSenkan said:

Hood is famous for her life before Denmark Strait, not just that one battle.

No, everyone knew about her as the largest warship in the world for a long time, but she wasn't famous for anything she actually did before her demise other than the fact that she was big and she existed. 

After Denmark Strait, she became famous for blowing up.  

I suppose given what happened to Beatty's Battlecruisers at Jutland, to Hood at Denmark Strait, to Repluse in the South China Sea, the enduring image of a Royal Navy Battlecruiser breaking in half in a huge mushroom cloud of smoke could fit the image of the Royal Navy in the minds of some.  Sort of a "we're brave, we're fast, look fantastic on paper and we blow up impressively and often, yay!!!" kind of thing. 

But I think their true character is of dogged toughness and a refusal to break which is exemplified by a number of their vessels, but amongst the battleships, I think it's hard to argue against Warspite, for her performance in both World Wars, being the prime example of this. 

Edited by BB3_Oregon_Steel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25
[NSWC]
Members
146 posts
7,669 battles

HMS Warspite had an epic career. At Jutland, she survived her rudder jamming and being focused by both Hipper's battlecruiser squadron and the leading parts of Scheer's battleship line at the same time. The Germans hit her 13 times before her crew got her back under control. Effectively HMS Warspite faced down the entire enemy fleet and survived.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
569
[KP]
Members
2,066 posts
18,788 battles
1 hour ago, BB3_Oregon_Steel said:

With 20th Century battleships though, it's really hard to beat Warspite.  Sure Hood is famous if you consider her blowing up and failing her mission while taking almost all of her crew with her a good representative of the Royal Navy.  I'd rather pick a bulldog tough ship that just refused to go down all the while giving grief to her enemies.  It would be hard to find a better representative of this than Warspite. 

The Warspite sure gave the British taxpayers there money's worth

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
55
[RELSH]
Supertester
322 posts
3,956 battles
4 hours ago, Dr_Dirt said:

HMS Victory

I know there was talk about possibly having USS Constitution take a trans-atlantic voyage and have her tie up alongside the drydock that HMS Victory is in.   I think the consensus was that it wasn't feasible at this time.  I think it would be pretty amazing and definately worth the price of flying to the UK to see Old Ironsides alongside HMS Victory both in their Age of Sail Tall ship glory if they ever did do so.

There's just something about the old ships of the line and frigates that makes them more special then more modern warships.

Edited by EroSun

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6,418
[DAKI]
[DAKI]
Alpha Tester, In AlfaTesters, Beta Testers
12,527 posts
4,416 battles
1 hour ago, IronMike11B4O said:

The Warspite sure gave the British taxpayers there money's worth

 

Adding to this, imho I would say that the Queen Elizabeth class as a whole were the best BBs that Britain ever built in terms of getting value for money.

  • Cool 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
159
[OBS]
Members
1,243 posts
9,078 battles
5 hours ago, DeliciousFart said:

Not the tech tree ones, with the HE spam and underwater citadel cutting off the machinery spaces and poor dispersion that just encourages more HE spamming. They need to seriously revisit this line as it's such an unrewarding and poor line addition to the game.

 

The Warspite is a great vessel and what the British battleships should have been. Excellent guns, great maneuverability, and still reasonably vulnerable and punishable when making misplays.

I agree; made it all the way to Conqueror then sold it.  The mega heal is a lie and just a crutch to make Lion and Conqueror playable.  Conq takes So Much HE damage that I sold the thing as a stupid novelty.  An entire heal can be wiped out by even moderate cruiser focus in a minute or so.  I like Warspite and Queen Elizabeth as actual BBs, the rest after them are just silly.  Not saying they suck or are useless, I just did not like them.

Monarch was a good AP ship I amend.

Edited by BullHalsey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[LHG]
Members
1,652 posts
4,919 battles
2 hours ago, Super_Dreadnought said:

Adding to this, imho I would say that the Queen Elizabeth class as a whole were the best BBs that Britain ever built in terms of getting value for money.

Agreed. +1

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.

×