December 27, 2011

Name This Mystery Ship X

No actual contest this time around, as this one would be too easy to brute-force, but nevertheless: Name This Mystery Ship!

Get it right, and you will gain the people's ovation and fame forever.  Get it wrong, and... uhm... nothing will happen.  So there!

UPDATE: Since nobody's gotten it yet, I'll just give the answer.  The ship pictured is CVE-123, the USS Tinian.  She was completed in just under six months, and was launched in September 1945.  She was never actually comissioned, sailing right from acceptance trials into the Pacific Reserve Fleet where she sat until 1970.  She was struck from the list on June 1st, 1970, and sold for scrap 18 months later.  The Tinian had never been a US Navy warship.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 05:32 PM | Comments (10) | Add Comment
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1 I am going to do another wag, a CVE? There were so many CVE's built that I cannot even start to guess a name.  Some of the ones transferred to Great Britain muddy the guessing even further.

Posted by: jon spencer at December 27, 2011 06:20 PM (hFoyt)

2 It is a CVE, yes.

Posted by: Wonderduck at December 27, 2011 07:55 PM (f/6aJ)

3 White Plains?

Posted by: brickmuppet at December 27, 2011 08:53 PM (EJaOX)

4 I'm cheating (looking at Wikipedia), so if I'm right I don't win anything. It looks like it's a member of the Commencement Bay class.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at December 27, 2011 11:18 PM (+rSRq)

5 There's nothing to win this time around, Steven, but it is indeed a member of the Commencement Bay class.

Posted by: Wonderduck at December 28, 2011 12:29 AM (f/6aJ)

6 I would have suggested that it was Commencement Bay itself, except that Commencement Bay was given a "dazzle" paint job.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at December 28, 2011 10:24 AM (+rSRq)

7

Odd.  IIRC, if she was never comissioned, she should not have gotten an 'USS' prefix.

 

Posted by: cxt217 at December 28, 2011 04:07 PM (9V46Q)

8 I wondered about that as well.  She was named at her launching, it appears, and I suppose the USS was simply applied at that time.

Posted by: Wonderduck at December 28, 2011 06:51 PM (f/6aJ)

9 So apparently what's distinctive about her is that she's the last CVE ever built.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at December 28, 2011 09:36 PM (+rSRq)

10 Yes, and I meant to put that in the "Update" and completely whiffed on it.  Being on vacation is relaxing, but it dulls the brain.

Posted by: Wonderduck at December 28, 2011 09:50 PM (f/6aJ)

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