Prince Charles "saves" Ark Royal

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  1. Paddingtonbear

    Paddingtonbear Badgeman

  2. ex-GI

    ex-GI New member

    Good news if true
  3. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    Loads of ships have had their name changed during building. Have a grub through back copies of Jane's to see.
  4. Topstop

    Topstop War Hero


    "A senior Navy officer said it was virtually unheard of to change the name of a ship that was already being built."

    What about HMS Eagle, was supposed to be HMS Audacious. and the last Ark was built as the "Irresistible".

    It is not unheard of, they are just following "TRADITION"........
  5. Chaz

    Chaz War Hero

    The latest HMS London (now Romanian Navy) was originally named HMS Bloodhound.
  6. Ryan79

    Ryan79 New member

    I've just read an article in the may edition of 'Warships' about Ark Royals, past and present. Its says that 'Ark Royal V was originally intended to be named 'Indomitable', but due to public outcry caused by the loss of the previous Ark Royal in 1980, which had become something of a national heroine due to the BBC series 'Sailor', the name was changed. There is also a suggestion in the article that there have been calls for one of the two new super carriers to 'carry the name forward into the 21st century
  7. Topstop

    Topstop War Hero

    HMS Elephant, last 2 were launched as Minotaur and Hermes
  8. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    Oh and HMS Highburton was to be HMS Blue Cockchafer - imagine going ashore with that written on your hat. Roars of applause I think. All the Tons were originally to have 'insect' names.
  9. R12_CV

    R12_CV New member

    Nothing against the good name of Ark Royal (I was as saddened as the next nozzer when we watched her pay-off in Guzz at the end of 78 ) but I would prefer to see the name HMS Prince of Wales revived.

    Lets give the Ark a rest.... for now.
  10. Flagdeck

    Flagdeck New member

    You're an ex-GI...... you're supposed to SHOUT

    (Aren't you ???) ^_~
  11. Flagdeck

    Flagdeck New member

    Why don't they call it..........HMS Prince Ark
    HMS Ark Wales
    HMS Royal Ark
    Please indicate you preference in true AV fashion, Nick Clegg will announce the winner if he is still leader of the LibDems this time next week.
  12. Jlou

    Jlou New member

    Won't happen, it would be 'politically unwise' to sell off "HMS Ark Royal" to the French.
  13. finknottle

    finknottle Banned

    Let's have a chuck up for Charlie, 'Charlie Chucks Up'.
  14. lesbryan

    lesbryan War Hero

    All of the emergency destroyers CH CO CA's inww11had there names changed
  15. TheRowan

    TheRowan New member

    And going a bit further afield, the Riga/Leonid Brezhnev/Tblisi/Admiral Kuznetsov (yes, it's one ship :p)
  16. Topstop

    Topstop War Hero

    11 out of 32 had names changed, still a big chunk
  17. diesel

    diesel Badgeman

    HMS Finknottle, so if it's flogged to the frogs the 'Republique' bit is in his title....can't leave a dig at the Royal Family out of it can you? You need :help:
    Last edited: May 4, 2011

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