August 20, 2010

Name This Mystery Ship

No hints, no clues save one: she came to a tragic end.

The first person to guess correctly will win a post on a topic of their choice.  Leave your guess in the comments!

UPDATE: Reader flatdarkmars wins the contest, and has requested another "name that ship/plane/waffleiron/whatever" post.  Look for that to come soon!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 09:31 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 Ship recognition is not my strong suit.  I was going to guess the USS Hammann, but the port holes in the bow look wrong.  How about the USS Warrington DD-383?

Posted by: Siergen at August 21, 2010 12:05 AM (jMQcx)

2 That's certainly a strange configuration for a ship. But it's a bit hard to tell for sure because I'm having a hard time telling what's the ship, and what's on the shore behind it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at August 21, 2010 12:37 AM (+rSRq)

3 Siergen got it right the first time.  DD-412 Hammann.  Fourth picture from the top:

Posted by: flatdarkmars at August 21, 2010 01:27 AM (zxqxC)

4 Really?  What happened to the row of portholes on the bow, halfway between the waterline and the main deck?

Did they weld the port holes over later on?

Now as to that "a topic of their choice", you'll write a post about anything?  I'll have to ponder that a bit.  With great power, comes great responsibility...

Posted by: Siergen at August 21, 2010 11:59 AM (jMQcx)

5 D'oh!  I just realized that flatdarkmars is the one who said my first guess was right, not Wonderduck.  I think I may need to get new reading glasses...

Posted by: Siergen at August 21, 2010 04:19 PM (jMQcx)


Siergen: that would be my guess.  Given that US Navy did the same to other ships in the early days of Big Mistake #2, it would hard to imagine her not receiving the modification.


Posted by: cxt217 at August 21, 2010 11:12 PM (OQ3pW)


The 'snake-skin' type paint scheme was a bit unusual for US ships even during WW2, but there is a photo of a destroyer with similar paint scheme in Richard Frank's Guadacanal.


Posted by: cxt217 at August 21, 2010 11:15 PM (OQ3pW)

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