ORIGINAL: planner 3
I prefer this site since it's where I found the game and I come here to roost quite often, no other reason.
Besides I get to see/read Hans and Fritz here, aka parruski and his cohort in grime Bowsprite, no, maybe warbird, no that's not correct either, well anyway Heckle and Jeckle the Booby Twins.
That would be warspite1 - as in HMS Warspite, the most beautiful* battleship that ever put to sea
* not a classical beauty like HMS Hood admittedly, but a lady full of character, one that, by 1937 had been round the block a few times already, but for whom the main event was still to come
Yeap, I always wondered why the Brits did not preserve it. It was veteran of Jutland (In which she took a battering while fighting with Betty's Battle Cruisers) and numerous campaigns in WW2.
We did not preserve her for one main reason; we were absolutely stoney broke, penniless, not a pot to wee in, brassic, the cupboard was bare, up a certain creek without a wading implement etc.
That reality makes it no less sad, that they took the short-sighted, rubbish decision to scrap the Grand Old Lady
22nd November 1944 - The British Pacific Fleet is born (temporary avatar changes to commemorate the ships and aircraft). HM Ships Formidable, Illustrious, Victorious