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Old 09-30-2006, 09:28 AM   #15
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I just watched a movie last night "Master and Commander" about an English war ship, (circa 1805) being sneak attacked by a French war ship. In the end, the english ship HMS <font color="navy"></font id="navy">"SURPRISE" got revenge!
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Old 09-30-2006, 02:55 PM   #16
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Eagle Sail's comment of course brings us to H.M.S. Revenge, Sir Walter Raleigh's command. Another wonderful name but it does imply that something has previously gone wrong and revenge is needed.

Otherwise, I think Discovery is a great name for a research vessel. Also as a name of a research vessel, H.M.S. Challenger was pretty good.

The R.N. has come up with some great names in the past. What about Valiant, Vanguard, Dreadnought and Indefatigable? Although they have also had some fairly 'pansy' names too, such as Dainty.

I also once saw a GP 14 dingy called PTO (Pleas Turn Over). The name was printed upside down on the transom.

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Old 09-30-2006, 08:18 PM   #17
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One that always amuses me when I see it sailing in Melbourne - "Knot a Clew"

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Old 10-02-2006, 02:48 AM   #18
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The R.N. ...have also had some fairly 'pansy' names too, such as Dainty.
Was it names like these that prompted Gilbert and Sullivan with HMS Pinafore?

"My gallant crew good morning..."
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Old 10-02-2006, 05:31 AM   #19
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I like 'La Seduzione' (italian for The Seduction)...now that sums it all up for me!
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Old 10-02-2006, 12:30 PM   #20
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I know it is probably known all over the world but I have seen "The Office" in Melbourne so that the owner can reply on the mobile - Yes Dear, I am hard at work at the office!!!
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Old 10-03-2006, 05:47 PM   #21
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I accept that this may go over some heads but my yacht is called 'Bedouin' and the yacht tender is called 'Camel Dung'. A bedouin is a nomadic person who wander looking for fresh feed and water for his herd of camels, when he's moved on what remains is the camel dung!! Bedouin is certainly nomadic and I though it a humorous naming.

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Old 10-03-2006, 06:12 PM   #22
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In a similar vein I saw a yacht named Richard The Lionheart and the tender called Little Dick

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Old 10-03-2006, 09:55 PM   #23
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Good name, Bedouin!

We named our boat GALLIVANTER... as in - one who Gallivants

Websters Dictionary defines Gallivant as "To wander about, seeking pleasure or diversion."

And we named our dinghy after an old Elvis song - "Love Me Tender".

That's us.

Love to Live - Live to Love,

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Old 10-04-2006, 10:16 PM   #24
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Entertaining topic re boat names. One that I can remember from a trailer yacht meeting when a friend had problems getting on for the start of the race due to no boatname displayed. He drove to the local hardware and searched for a sticker to put a name on his boat, he returned with a sign that read "Slippery When Wet", and finished very well

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I have an 18 foot likkle day sailer and she is called " Micro Ship"

Very cute and I love her, best likkle boat going

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This was just sent to me...and apparently it is for real. Titan Shipping Company, Ship's name is "Titan Uranus"

http://www.boreme.com/boreme/funny-2...-uranus-p1.php
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My wife wanted to name our boat "Handbasket" but I didn't want to temp the fickle finger. I wanted something Simple like "Bob" (makes the absolute best sense to me). The kids thought both were dumb. Guess they didn't get it! We settled on Bajamas (like sitting in the Bahamas in our Pajamas).
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I once saw a sailing dinghy with the Norwegian word HJELP! (means HELP) written upside down. Nice name to have when the boat has capsized.

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