November 03, 2011

Name This Mystery Ship VIII

Go ahead, name this mystery ship!  I dare you!  If anybody gets it, they get a post of their own choosing (and I'll dine upon my chapeau).

Posted by: Wonderduck at 10:55 PM | Comments (13) | Add Comment
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1 HMS Hermes

Posted by: brickmuppet at November 03, 2011 10:56 PM (EJaOX)

2 WRONG!!!  *points, laughs*

Posted by: Wonderduck at November 03, 2011 10:59 PM (o45Mg)

3 I was going to guess the USS Sable or USS Wolverine, the training carriers that sailed mostly in Lake Michigan.  But the pictures don't quite match up. It was a wag anyway. 

Posted by: jon spencer at November 04, 2011 04:48 AM (hFoyt)

4 I wrote about the Wolverine back in May of 2010 anyway!

Posted by: Wonderduck at November 04, 2011 07:48 AM (o45Mg)

5 There's a point of honor about not using Google image search, right?

Posted by: Ed Flinn at November 04, 2011 08:46 AM (RRq7w)

6 Ed, I have no way of knowing if you're doing so.  I think it's cheating and that you're less of a human being if you do, but I can't stop someone from using it.

I can understand the temptation; after all, a post on a topic of your choice is an incredibly valuable thing *rolls eyes*.  I don't condone it, but I understand it.

Posted by: Wonderduck at November 04, 2011 11:21 AM (o45Mg)

7 Only carrier I can come up off the top of my head with an island configuration like that is HMS Eagle.  But some of the hull details do not match up.

Posted by: cxt217 at November 04, 2011 02:15 PM (Igsff)

8 On a couple of previous "name that ship" competitions, after I'd given up, I did an image search just to see, without any intention of using that as my answer.  Neither time did I get a result.

Posted by: David at November 04, 2011 02:56 PM (+yn5x)


Oh....I just realized my mistake.  You got a GOOD one, Wonderduck!  Hats off to you!

I take back my guess - it is not HMS Eagle, and you ruled out HMS Hermes.  That means it is S.S. Mamari or Fleet Tender C.  A decoy ship used by the Royal Navy during Big Mistake #2 to fool the Luftwaffe.

Good one!



Posted by: cxt217 at November 04, 2011 03:12 PM (Igsff)


CXT got it!  Name your prize, C... remember, no pr0n, politics or religion, but otherwise anything goes.

Posted by: Wonderduck at November 04, 2011 05:31 PM (OS+Cr)

11 Also, what style/flavor of hat are you going to feast upon?

Posted by: Siergen at November 04, 2011 05:52 PM (sOpcO)

12 Dang.  I know I didn't win, but how about a post about the "fleet tenders"?

Posted by: V. Duck at November 07, 2011 10:44 AM (XVJDy)


Sorry about the delay in getting back but I have been preoccupied with a few things over the weekend.  Some pleasant, some not so much.

Hmmm....Let me think about that, Wonderduck.  I have to go really deep to find something that I like covered (At least with regards to military history.) for a write-up.  Hmmmm....

Posted by: cxt217 at November 08, 2011 03:27 PM (50e3V)

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