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Post subject: Re: List of Ships in FictionPosted: December 14th, 2014, 7:56 pm
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A very worthy subject, and I'm trying to remember more ships to add, but the list seems to cover all the ones I know.
One of these is HMS Terrapin which is a Loch class frigate, if the description in the book is to go by.

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Post subject: Re: List of Ships in FictionPosted: December 14th, 2014, 8:46 pm
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USS Abraham Lincoln (armoured frigate)-20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Vern (several movies also exist).
HMS Duncan (steam yacht of Lord Glenarvan -In Search of the Castaways or The Children of Captain Grant, Jules Vern

Both books include an image of the ships (some editions definetely) plus some descripition. I had many Jules Vern books as a child, my mind has travelled for hours reading them. Donated to my municipal library gradually.


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Post subject: Re: List of Ships in FictionPosted: December 15th, 2014, 4:23 am
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Two more fictional ships:

U.S.S. Walker (DD-161)
IJN Amagi

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Post subject: Re: List of Ships in FictionPosted: December 16th, 2014, 9:39 am
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I had left off Terrapin as that name does not fit a Loch Class, but I might add it for completeness. As far as I'm aware the USS Walker and Amagi were real ships in AU circumstances so they are not fictional as such (though if Amagi is different in specs then it would count.)

I'll do more digging on the USS Abraham Lincoln and Duncan.


Another missing ship I need to add is the German gunboat Louisa from 'The African Queen'. Perhaps even the African Queen could count herself as a torpedo boat!

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Post subject: Re: List of Ships in FictionPosted: December 20th, 2014, 11:26 am
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Digging through Project Gutenberg has raised a whole host of Great War fictional ships. Some of these are slightly crazy (subs with broadside torpedoes, mixed 12in and 14in batteries and destroyers with 9 inch guns!) but interesting nevertheless.

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Post subject: Re: List of Ships in FictionPosted: December 20th, 2014, 11:33 am
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Beam torpedo tubes were a real thing back in the day.

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Post subject: Re: List of Ships in FictionPosted: December 20th, 2014, 11:52 am
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I thought those were more turntable mounted external tubes.
The U-74 in the (admittedly kids story) book had two torpedo rooms (full beam width) with two broadside tubes in each and racks for eight reload torpedoes beside them!

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Post subject: Re: List of Ships in FictionPosted: December 20th, 2014, 1:33 pm
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Yyeah, I was thinking more about the rotating tubes.
I think some of the massive cruiser submarines the USN was looking at in the interwar years had tubes like that but they were never built.

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Post subject: Re: List of Ships in FictionPosted: December 24th, 2014, 10:35 am
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Merry Christmas folks.

Another update, some film and book additions this time.

HMCS Yukon (V&W Class), destroyer
Karl Adelbert, battleship, 1910-14
Ludendorf, pocket battleship
Sachsen, training ship
HMS Topaze and Pique, armoured cruisers, 2x2 9.2in turrets
HMS Stafford (Gloucester Class), additional ship in class
HMS Invincible (Ark Royal Class), aircraft carrier, 1938
HMS Ferocious (F Class), destroyer, 1940
HMS Firefly, sloop, high-speed ASW vessel disguised as trawler, 1943
HMS Tameless (T Class), submarine
HMS Investigator, survey ship, oil-fired VTE machinery, 1910-14
HMS Huntress (Type 14), frigate, additional (thirteenth) ship in class
USS Luzon (BB-?), battleship 1910
USS Pollard, Farnum, Benson, Hastings, Spitfire, submarines, 1x bow TT, 1909-10
USS Sea Lion, submarine, 1x bow TT, 1910, sold to China same year
USS Bluefin (SS-348) (Gato Class), submarine, replaces real USS Cusk, fitted with JB-2 Loon, 1950
USS Hudson, gunboat, 1909
USS Sudbury, gunboat, 200ft long, 2x5-6in guns on centreline, 1910
USS Waverley, gunboat, 1910
USS Firefly, gunboat, sunk 1918
USS Warren (DD-?) (Clemson Class?), destroyer

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Post subject: Re: List of Ships in FictionPosted: April 18th, 2015, 2:20 pm
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I've added more German and Japanese ships today from older novels and some vessels in the Bedford Incident, the list is at the bottom of the post.

I assume the "old Chernikov Class" the German Commodore refers to in the film is a fictional class of submarines. He refers to a maximum of 25kts underwater, but that's far faster than any real Soviet diesel sub ever achieved (even Western ones too!).

HMS Ajax III is an interesting 1909 take on the cruiser of 1927 - compound quintuple expansion engines probably seemed about right then, obviously the author had never heard of Mr. Parsons and his invention!

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