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aristarkos
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roland wrote:
In my recently completed game, Duke James Paul named his ships Eleanor Rigby, Penny Lane, and Taxman.
Revolution 9? Lady Madonna? Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had I SotL named Aragorn (Lord of the ring was out at the time I captured it).

I also like naming ships from TV and movies etc. Enterprise, Minnow, Black Pearl.....

My favorite though is the Venus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yzleePVgrc&feature=related I'm a huge Sex Pistol's fan
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Flagship is a Ship of the line called Leviathan.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ship names have a definite female theme as well, mateys...

How 'bout Lovely Rita? Michelle? Baby's in Black? She`s So Heavy?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave the Knave wrote:
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Revolution 9? Lady Madonna?


Ship names have a definite female theme as well, mateys...

How 'bout Lovely Rita? Michelle? Baby's in Black? She`s So Heavy?


Could Comment about the role of Females back in the Pirates Days - but ...........
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Carib King
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CAPTAINcredible wrote:
The Carib King


Not sure what this means - googled it and came up with - and e-book reference about Christopher Columbus...

http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/horace-stebbing-roscoe-st-john/a-life-of-christopher-columbus-hci/page-5-a-life-of-christopher-columbus-hci.shtml
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bagged me a Mail Runner a while back. I had it fully up-graded and armed to the teeth with 12 cannons! Problem was I didn't know what to call her! Here I have a fully armed and fully loaded "ultra-rare" ship, but I don't have a clue what to name it! I stole it from a Spanish settlement, so it had some sort of Spanish name. The mayor asked me to deliver a message, and as soon as we turned the corner (and out of sight)- Bam! Got it! It was betrayal at its finest! I was so happy! Sadly, I couldn't think of a good "postal" term or name for my Mail Runner. I think I finally just settled on "FedEx"! Oops

I also tried using a (large) Fluyt as a flagship! Yes, you read that correctly! Shocked

I figured since this would be the ONLY time I'd try something this crazy, I'd give the ship a name that would be rememberable as well. Say hello to the "Spruce Deuce"! Please don't ask for the "break-down" of the name- it's not pretty! Feeling Sick

I had the Spruce Deuce fully upgraded and fully armed with 12 guns. While it's not the worst ship (if you know a few tricks), it's no warship! I went up against a Fast Galleon in my Spruce Deuce, and I WON! Was it luck? I don't know. Was I outta my mind? You better believe it! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always call my (NOT Large) Frigate "Black Magic". Back in the old days (2005-09) I used an Ocean Barque called the "Cujo" (hence, my screenname)! Yes, I know the Barque's limitations, but I've also learned afew tricks that help during sea battles. See, "Old dogs CAN learn new tricks". Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My vavourite names for my flag ship are "Calypso" or "Medusa". My other ships are often named by the names of pretty celebrities like "Salma Hayek" or "Nelly Furtado". Sometimes I name ships just with some sort of hot chilies like "Tabasco". Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to vary it up a little. Sometimes use a historical ship name sometimes using the language of the country I am aligned with and sometimes, if the name is really really good, keep it what it is.

Dreadpirate Roberts wrote:
But often I prefer just to keep the name of the ship that I captured. That way, it has a bit of history. I also love the wet smack of irony when the captured english SOL "Surprise" participates in raids against St Kitts.


Nice sense of humor!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My two ships are SOTLs.

Flagship: Abbigail - named after my girlfriend

Secondary: Neptune - Who can stand against the king of the sea?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a huge Assassin's Creed fan I'm a fan of bird names. Jackdaw (which I was using before AC4 BTW), Aquila, Eagle, Sparrow, Owl, Hawk, etc.
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