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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/19/2012 10:07:16 PM   
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I still have to vote for those other boats. I was thinking of Leander and Southampton.

As for the new ships, I have a question first before voting. Why is Warspite (I mean the ship) flying the French Flag in the colour pic that was posted by Redcoat?

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/19/2012 10:12:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: british exil

I still have to vote for those other boats. I was thinking of Leander and Southampton.

As for the new ships, I have a question first before voting. Why is Warspite (I mean the ship) flying the French Flag in the colour pic that was posted by Redcoat?

Mat
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Mat iirc this is an identification marking used during the Spanish Civil War.

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/19/2012 10:38:26 PM   
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Giulio Cesare is a nice looking ship. At the bottom she is camoflagued as a Soviet ship called Novorossiysk.







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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/19/2012 10:42:02 PM   
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As you have all gathered by now, I have no idea about ships. Still wondering how so much metal can float.

But my vote has to go to the Kongo. Sorry Warspite old sport.

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/19/2012 10:46:02 PM   
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Giulio Cesare is a nice looking ship. At the bottom she is camoflagued as a Soviet ship called Novorossiysk.






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She wasn't camoflagued as, she was the Novorossiysk - she was handed to the Soviets as part of Italy's war reparations. So is Cesare your vote Mr O?

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/19/2012 10:46:38 PM   
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I wish there was a category where this Grand Beauty could be nominated.







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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/19/2012 10:54:44 PM   
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She wasn't camoflagued as, she was the Novorossiysk - she was handed to the Soviets as part of Italy's war reparations. So is Cesare your vote Mr O?

I prefer to call it camouflaged because I am not sure I can refer to her as Novorossiysk. That is a to ugly name for such a nice looking ship.

No. This is not my vote and I have yet to decide what ship I will be voting for. I am at the moment browsing pictures of these ships. For some reason I have a bias towards one of the ships in this category so I feel the need to do my research so that my vote can be fair. This is to important for snap calls.

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/19/2012 10:57:20 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Orm


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

She wasn't camoflagued as, she was the Novorossiysk - she was handed to the Soviets as part of Italy's war reparations. So is Cesare your vote Mr O?

I prefer to call it camouflaged because I am not sure I can refer to her as Novorossiysk. That is a to ugly name for such a nice looking ship.

No. This is not my vote and I have yet to decide what ship I will be voting for. I am at the moment browsing pictures of these ships. For some reason I have a bias towards one of the ships in this category so I feel the need to do my research so that my vote can be fair. This is to important for snap calls.
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Glad you are taking this seriously Ormster - you are right, this is tres tres important, in fact this will prove to be the most definitive beautiful ships of WWII contest EVER. FACT.

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/19/2012 11:09:42 PM   
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This was once again a tough category but after comparing pictures of the beauties I decided that my winner in this category is HMS Warspite.










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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/19/2012 11:11:46 PM   
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And here are three more pictures of HMS Warspite just to honor HMS Warspite and My Lord Warspite1.










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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/19/2012 11:38:26 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Orm

And here are three more pictures of HMS Warspite just to honor HMS Warspite and My Lord Warspite1.





warspite1

Why thank-you squire!

The above is at the beginning of the end for the poor old girl She is shelling German positions in the channel (probably August 1944, after returning to action following repairs for mine damage).

After being hit by glider bombs, shells, bombs and mines, her hull is battered and her machinery worn out; only three of her four main turrets are operable (X-turret is trained to stern), one shaft and one boiler room is out of action and her top speed only around 15 knots...

On the 1st November 1944, she took part in her last operation, Infatuate, off the Dutch island of Walcheren. There, at 1723hrs she fired her magnificent 15-inchers for the last time.

Exactly three months later, almost 30-years after her first commission, and having seen action from Jutland to to the Indian Ocean and from Norway to the Mediterranean, the Grand Old Lady paid off into reserve. She had served the Royal Navy with distinction; she had given her all for her country .

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 12:15:36 AM   
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ORIGINAL: warspite1

Most Beautiful Fast Battleship of WWII

Voting closed - in due course the final to be contested by:

Bismarck (Germany) vs Yamato (Japan)

Most Beautiful Battlecruiser of WWII

Voting closed - in due course the final will be contested by:

USS Alaska (United States) vs HMS Hood (United Kingdom)

Most Beautiful Inter-War Heavy Cruiser

Voting closed - in due course the final will be contested by:

Admiral Hipper (Germany) vs Zara (Italy)

Most Beautiful Pre-War Light Cruiser

Group A

Leander (5) - warspite1, MAurelius, Empire101, redcoat, british exil
Brooklyn (3) - Chickenboy, fodder, Zorch
Abruzzi (2) - Orm, bradfordkay

Group B

Southampton (6) - warspite1, Empire101, Zorch, redcoat, Orm, british exil
Nurnberg (3) - Chickenboy, MAurelius, fodder
La Galissoniere (1) - bradfordkay

The Light Cruiser Competition is now closed

Most Beautiful Old Girls Tarted Up For War

Kongo (3) - fodder, Chickenboy, british exil
Warspite (3) - warspite1, redcoat, warspite1
Cesare (1) - bradfordkay

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 12:18:13 AM   
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The next competition is for Most Beautiful Aircraft Carriers of WWII.

This competition will feature two semi-finals, the draw for which is about to be made....

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 12:19:42 AM   
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Semi-final 1

USS Essex (United States) vs Taiho (Japan)









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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 12:21:30 AM   
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Which means semi-final 2 will be between

USS Yorktown (United States) vs HMS Illustrious (United Kingdom)











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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 12:22:09 AM   
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Any better pictures of all four would be gratefully received

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 1:46:31 AM   
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ORIGINAL: warspite1

Semi-final 1

USS Essex (United States) vs Taiho (Japan)


















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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 1:56:03 AM   
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ORIGINAL: warspite1

Which means semi-final 2 will be between

USS Yorktown (United States) vs HMS Illustrious (United Kingdom)




















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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 6:09:24 AM   
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Essex and Yorktown for me. I've always felt that the USN fleet carriers had a certain aura of grace shown by those of no other nation.

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 9:24:15 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Most Beautiful Fast Battleship of WWII

Voting closed - in due course the final to be contested by:

Bismarck (Germany) vs Yamato (Japan)

Most Beautiful Battlecruiser of WWII

Voting closed - in due course the final will be contested by:

USS Alaska (United States) vs HMS Hood (United Kingdom)

Most Beautiful Inter-War Heavy Cruiser

Voting closed - in due course the final will be contested by:

Admiral Hipper (Germany) vs Zara (Italy)

Most Beautiful Pre-War Light Cruiser

Group A

Leander (5) - warspite1, MAurelius, Empire101, redcoat, british exil
Brooklyn (3) - Chickenboy, fodder, Zorch
Abruzzi (2) - Orm, bradfordkay

Group B

Southampton (6) - warspite1, Empire101, Zorch, redcoat, Orm, british exil
Nurnberg (3) - Chickenboy, MAurelius, fodder
La Galissoniere (1) - bradfordkay

The Light Cruiser Competition is now closed

Most Beautiful Old Girls Tarted Up For War

Kongo (3) - fodder, Chickenboy, british exil
Warspite (3) - warspite1, redcoat, warspite1
Cesare (1) - bradfordkay


Yes, I did see this earlier. I was hoping someone else would point it out.

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 9:30:34 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: fodder


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Most Beautiful Fast Battleship of WWII

Voting closed - in due course the final to be contested by:

Bismarck (Germany) vs Yamato (Japan)

Most Beautiful Battlecruiser of WWII

Voting closed - in due course the final will be contested by:

USS Alaska (United States) vs HMS Hood (United Kingdom)

Most Beautiful Inter-War Heavy Cruiser

Voting closed - in due course the final will be contested by:

Admiral Hipper (Germany) vs Zara (Italy)

Most Beautiful Pre-War Light Cruiser

Group A

Leander (5) - warspite1, MAurelius, Empire101, redcoat, british exil
Brooklyn (3) - Chickenboy, fodder, Zorch
Abruzzi (2) - Orm, bradfordkay

Group B

Southampton (6) - warspite1, Empire101, Zorch, redcoat, Orm, british exil
Nurnberg (3) - Chickenboy, MAurelius, fodder
La Galissoniere (1) - bradfordkay

The Light Cruiser Competition is now closed

Most Beautiful Old Girls Tarted Up For War

Kongo (3) - fodder, Chickenboy, british exil
Warspite (3) - warspite1, redcoat, warspite1
Cesare (1) - bradfordkay


Yes, I did see this earlier. I was hoping someone else would point it out.


How did what I wrote after the quote end up as a quote by warspite1?

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 9:33:42 AM   
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Again in the above post, what I wrote after the quote ended up as a quote by myself. Is this thread haunted or something?

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 9:33:52 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Most Beautiful Fast Battleship of WWII

Voting closed - in due course the final to be contested by:

Bismarck (Germany) vs Yamato (Japan)

Most Beautiful Battlecruiser of WWII

Voting closed - in due course the final will be contested by:

USS Alaska (United States) vs HMS Hood (United Kingdom)

Most Beautiful Inter-War Heavy Cruiser

Voting closed - in due course the final will be contested by:

Admiral Hipper (Germany) vs Zara (Italy)

Most Beautiful Pre-War Light Cruiser

Voting closed - in due course the final will be contested by:

HMS Leander (United Kingdom) vs HMS Southampton (United Kingdom)

Most Beautiful Old Girls Tarted Up For War

Kongo (3) - fodder, Chickenboy, british exil
Warspite (3) - warspite1, redcoat, Orm
Cesare (1) - bradfordkay

Most Beautiful Aircraft Carriers of WWII

USS Essex (1) - bradfordkay
vs
Taiho

USS Yorktown (1) - bradfordkay
vs
Illustrious

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 9:35:48 AM   
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ORIGINAL: fodder

Again in the above post, what I wrote after the quote ended up as a quote by myself. Is this thread haunted or something?
warspite1

fodder, doesn't that happen when you make your reply after the wrong quote - it's easily done.

btw - thanks for spotting the mistake - I keep doing that i.e. putting the ship name and not the voter.

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 9:42:33 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: fodder

Again in the above post, what I wrote after the quote ended up as a quote by myself. Is this thread haunted or something?
warspite1

fodder, doesn't that happen when you make your reply after the wrong quote - it's easily done.

btw - thanks for spotting the mistake - I keep doing that i.e. putting the ship name and not the voter.


Your messing with my head.

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 9:45:33 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: fodder


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: fodder

Again in the above post, what I wrote after the quote ended up as a quote by myself. Is this thread haunted or something?
warspite1

fodder, doesn't that happen when you make your reply after the wrong quote - it's easily done.

btw - thanks for spotting the mistake - I keep doing that i.e. putting the ship name and not the voter.


Your messing with my head.
warspite1

Messing with your head? How so old fruit? I just made a mistake...

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 9:54:32 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: fodder


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: fodder

Again in the above post, what I wrote after the quote ended up as a quote by myself. Is this thread haunted or something?
warspite1

fodder, doesn't that happen when you make your reply after the wrong quote - it's easily done.

btw - thanks for spotting the mistake - I keep doing that i.e. putting the ship name and not the voter.


Your messing with my head.
warspite1

Messing with your head? How so old fruit? I just made a mistake...


I'm the fruit? Did you read your post in the other thread? Yes, I know, but does everyone else?

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 9:58:53 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: fodder


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: fodder


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: fodder

Again in the above post, what I wrote after the quote ended up as a quote by myself. Is this thread haunted or something?
warspite1

fodder, doesn't that happen when you make your reply after the wrong quote - it's easily done.

btw - thanks for spotting the mistake - I keep doing that i.e. putting the ship name and not the voter.


Your messing with my head.
warspite1

Messing with your head? How so old fruit? I just made a mistake...


I'm the fruit? Did you read your post in the other thread? Yes, I know, but does everyone else?


Well, I see they do now, nice cover.

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 11:50:54 AM   
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ORIGINAL: fodder


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Semi-final 1

USS Essex (United States) vs Taiho (Japan)










warspite1

Nice pictures!

This is perhaps the easier of the two for me. The contest is all about beauty and I have to go for Taiho on that basis. If the contest was about which carrier is the most awesome weapon of war then there is only one winner - sorry Essex.

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RE: Australian Beauties - 12/20/2012 11:55:04 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Which means semi-final 2 will be between

USS Yorktown (United States) vs HMS Illustrious (United Kingdom)










warspite1

This semi-final on the other hand is just rubbish. This should be the final - how the hell do I pick from these two? Although this is contest about beauty, the performance of Yorktown, Hornet and of course Enterprise (the USN's Warspite) are difficult to ignore. Same goes for the six armoured carriers Illustrious, Victorious, Formidable, Indomitable, Implaccable and Indefatigable.

So with a somewhat heavy heart I will plump for Illustrious on the basis that Yorktown's funnel is slightly oversize and I prefer the enclosed bow.. but I wish I could vote for both.

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