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Barring CVs, what historic ships are still missing from the game?

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As time goes on more and more of the most sought after, fan favorite, historically significant ships have been added to the game. We have Alaska, Roma, Haida, Enterprise, Graf Spee, and Yudachi (oops, I guess I said historically significant not culturally significant.)

So as more and more historical, sought after ships get added to the game, which ones are left that players want in the game? I know there are a few famous CVs not in the game, but let's just leave them alone for now. 

I'll throw a few out there off the top of my head that are historically significant and absent. 

USS Washington

USS South Dakota (likely being held for possible line split at some point) 

USS Oklahoma

USS Juneau 

HMS Rodney

HMS Glowworm

HMCS Athabaskan

What others are still out there missing? 

 

 

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Hundreds literally hundreds. We haven't even seen what they will do with Subs or when PT and Coastal craft come in.

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11 minutes ago, Mustangrde1 said:

Hundreds literally hundreds. We haven't even seen what they will do with Subs or when PT and Coastal craft come in.

There was a reason I said significant. 

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Destroyer escorts?

Attack zeppelins?

Kamikaze aircraft?

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1 minute ago, Baritone4 said:

NJ?

Historically significant, no.  Iowa-class never had a significant surface engagement to hang their hats on.  North Carolina and south Dakota-classes did.

SD and Washington at Guadalcanal against Kirishima and saving Henderson Field.

Massachusetts attacked the Vichy French, i.e. Jean Bart as part of support for Operation Torch.

 

The 2 chances they had were spoiled.

 

In Leyte Gulf, late 1944, that idiot Halsey took all the new BBs and Fleet CVs on a wild goose chase, denying them the chance to clash with Kurita's Center Force and Yamato at Samar.

 

In April 1945 the IJN sends Yamato and her 8 escorts on a suicide run to Okinawa.  3 Iowa, 3 South Dakota-class BBs, both Alaska-class, and an unholy amount of Cruisers, and even MOAR DDs were to meet them, but Mitscher sent the CV strikes first and then notified later the sorties were already underway.  The heavy surface force was then relegated to deal with Yamato's force if they made it past the airstrikes.  Obviously Yamato never survived to see that.

 

The only historically significant Iowa-class is Missouri for the Japanese surrender.

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9 minutes ago, Ducky_shot said:

So SS Athenia as well? 

Athenia is a battlecruiser?

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9 minutes ago, Ducky_shot said:

There was a reason I said significant. 

Define significant... We have 2 World Wars and a lot of navies to chose from.

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4 minutes ago, ArIskandir said:

Define significant... We have 2 World Wars and a lot of navies to chose from.

Take enterprise, yammy, Bismarck, hood or arizona, work your way down from that until you come across a ship not in the game. 

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7 minutes ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

Historically significant, no.  Iowa-class never had a significant surface engagement to hang their hats on.  North Carolina and south Dakota-classes did.

SD and Washington at Guadalcanal against Kirishima and saving Henderson Field.

Massachusetts attacked the Vichy French, i.e. Jean Bart as part of support for Operation Torch.

 

The 2 chances they had were spoiled.

 

In Leyte Gulf, late 1944, that idiot Halsey took all the new BBs and Fleet CVs on a wild goose chase, denying them the chance to clash with Kurita's Center Force and Yamato at Samar.

 

In April 1945 the IJN sends Yamato and her 8 escorts on a suicide run to Okinawa.  3 Iowa, 3 South Dakota-class BBs, both Alaska-class, and an unholy amount of Cruisers, and even MOAR DDs were to meet them, but Mitscher sent the CV strikes first and then notified later the sorties were already underway.  The heavy surface force was then relegated to deal with Yamato's force if they made it past the airstrikes.  Obviously Yamato never survived to see that.

 

The only historically significant Iowa-class is Missouri for the Japanese surrender.

I don't think saving lives makes him an idiot.

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1 minute ago, Ace_04 said:

I don't think saving lives makes him an idiot.

He got lucky that the Taffy force scared off the IJN or a whole ton of troops on the transports would have died...

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10 minutes ago, ArIskandir said:

Define significant... We have 2 World Wars and a lot of navies to chose from.

I think he wants you to just keep listing ships until one of them fits his vague subjective non disclosed criteria of "significant". 

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USS Guadalcanal:  led the task group that captured U-505.

Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania:  all resurrected after Pearl Harbor to fight at Surigao Strait.

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2 minutes ago, Ducky_shot said:

Take enterprise, yammy, Bismarck, hood or arizona, work your way down from that until you come across a ship not in the game. 

Original Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, HMS Good Hope, HMS Invincible class, German Battlecruisers of WW1... There are lots,  most recent I can think of is the ARA General Belgrano (Brooklin class CL) sunk in action in 1982.

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I’d like to see ORP Piorun due its short Bismarck engagement.

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Johnston, Fletcher-class as part of Taffy 3 for Samar in late 1944.  Resistance that helped convince Kurita to turn away.

 

North Caolina-class BB, Washington for smashing Kirishima, saving South Dakota, as well as stopping the bombardment mission of Henderson Field.

 

Atago-class CA Chokai, who was Mikawa's flagship for the big Japanese victory at the Battle of Savo Island.  The Allies got spanked hard.  Lots of Allied CAs were lost.

 

Kagero-class DD Yukikaze for long service and surviving the worst the Pacific Theater threw at her.  From the craziness around Guadalcanal and the Solomons thru Operation Ten-Go, she made it.  There was an Azur Lane version last year for WoWs but a regular one was never done.

 

Shiratsuyu-class DD Shigure for her extensive combat actions around the Solomon Islands.  Survived some horrific engagements.

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HMS Prince of Wales. I know, just another King George V. But of her sister Duke of York I find the Prince's history a bit more interesting. Would also add the HNLMS De Ruyter.

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7 minutes ago, Baritone4 said:

I think he wants you to just keep listing ships until one of them fits his vague subjective non disclosed criteria of "significant". 

What is significant to you? And would other players agree with you? 

For a couple years the most requested ships were enterprise and haida. Now they are in the game. I'm curious to see what would be at the top of the list for the player base now. 

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1 hour ago, Ducky_shot said:

What is significant to you? And would other players agree with you? 

Keep dodging the question. You don't have a criteria. Random users of a video game forum agreeing has zero bearing on historical significance.

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A couple of years back some guys started writing in about a "line" of ships along the time period of the Civil War with ironclads like the Monitor and Merrimack (Virginia). I thought it was a novel idea with gulf and river battles. WOWS of course gets all kinds of ideas from players but that has always stood out in my mind.

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2 minutes ago, SkullCowboy_60 said:

HMS Prince of Wales. I know, just another King George V. But of her sister Duke of York I find the Prince's history a bit more interesting. Would also add the HNLMS De Ruyter.

You can't call HMS Prince of Wales and not include HMS Repulse. Since we are in this HMS Renown is even more significant in historical terms

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1 minute ago, ArIskandir said:

You can't call HMS Prince of Wales and not include HMS Repulse. Since we are in this HMS Renown is even more significant in historical terms

Wasn't excluding her, I agree with you. I thought someone above had already named her.

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36 minutes ago, Ace_04 said:

I don't think saving lives makes him an idiot.

The whole point of the powerful naval armada was to support and protect MacArthurs's landing force for the invasion of the Phillipines.  Halsey chased off a worthless decoy force with the newest, best, strongest ships of the US Navy, leaving the landing force exposed to Kurita's Center Force. 

 

It was really just a bunch of cheap little CVEs, DDs, DDEs to face a Japanese force of Yamato and other BBs, Heavy Cruisers, Destroyers.  USN ships were lost that were supposed to support amphibious operations while Halsey's powerful fleet that was to protect them were off doing nothing important.

 

The Japanese made their Leyte Gulf plans based around Halsey's overaggressiveness and played him for the fool he was.

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