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Old 09-26-2006, 04:36 AM   #1
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Default Best name of all time?

What's your nomination for the best ship name of all time?

Personally, I like H.M.S. Victory, it just kind of says it all, doesn't it?
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Old 09-26-2006, 06:43 AM   #2
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USS Constitution (Old Ironsides)...the nickname drives the point home.
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What about HMS Beagle?
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Old 09-27-2006, 07:57 AM   #6
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If we are talking names of boats in general...then clearly, "Trim"
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best - and probably truest - name I ever saw was "She's got the house"
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:17 AM   #8
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Best Yacht Names?

Racer - "Blew By You"

Cruiser - "Endless List"

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One that I heard many stories about and doubted that it really existed was a boat named "FUJIMO" meaning F*** U Jane, I'm Moving Out.

Then last year I was watching a video on rough weather sailing in San Fancisco, and there it was, a Santa Cruise 70 (I believe) with FUJIMO on the sides.
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What about HMS Beagle?
Is there any story behind the name Beagle?

Some really funny one mentioned above!
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Once passed a LARGE motor yacht in Ft Lauderdale...their dinghy was a 2 engined cigarette boat of some kind called "Piece o Ship"
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The Beagal was Darwin's ship used for geographical survey in 1830's.
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The Beagal was Darwin's ship used for geographical survey in 1830's.
Yes it was, and a legendary ship.

I do wonder why it had such a "humble" name when so many other British Navy ships had very impressive names?
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One of my "yachts" is called El Fenix -The Pheonix. When I 1st recommissioned my dad's 1965 boat, I was going to call her "The Endevour" after James Cook's ship, but then she suffered a catostauphic crack up (at the hands of a friend) and after rebuilding her, "Pheonix" was the only name that made any sense...

Sort off topic here, but I read about the HMS Pandora before I read any mythology as a child, -so to me,for some time, the reference to "Pandora's Box" meant the dark nasty little hole where the Bounty's mutineers were kept until the Pandora cracked up on the Great Barrier Reef.

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