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Old 15-09-2011, 18:46
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While in Chatham Dockyard in 1955 serving aboard the frigate WHITESAND BAY, I came across the ship named TRUELOVE, I bet any matelot with the hat tally with that name got some stick ashore, why give a fighting ship a name such as that?

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Why did Johnny Cash's father call him Sue?.
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Old 15-09-2011, 20:16
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It was "Sioux", not "Sue"
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Old 24-09-2011, 16:57
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Why did Johnny Cash's father call him Sue?.
I have been studying the life and times of Hms truelove (J 303) and fortunately for those on board for most of the time their cap tallies would say HMS as they spent most of the time at war.
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Old 18-10-2011, 16:13
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1998-2011-It is hard to comprehend the H.M.C.S., when the Canadian Forces is in the situation; they are in!!!! During W.W.II when Canada had a real NAVY, some of the CAP TALLIES had some of the SHIPS names, though as the ROYAL NAVY; most of the CAP TALLIES had H.M.C.S.=HIS MAJESTY`S CANADIAN SHIP!!! H.M.S.=HIS MAJESTY`S SHIP!!!!!
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Old 23-11-2011, 18:01
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A contender for the longest ships name, Castle Corvette, Knaresborough Castle. Including HMS, it is 22 letters, add another 3 for spaces, that makes 25.
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There was a Soviet Navy cruiser called October Revolution, Sverdlov class I think. Its full official name was TCHETYRNADTSATAIA GODOVSTCHINA OKTIABRSKOI REVOLIOUTSII.
Jeez thats even longer than that famous Welsh railway station with the long sign - the one on all the postcards, LLanfair summutorother

BIRMINGHAM...Brum
SHEFFIELD...the shiny Shef - apparently the town of Sheffield provided stainless steel door clips for the ship.
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Andy,

this is the totally glib answer to your question that you might probably expect from an old Chief Stoker.

HMS BEAVER.

But I believe the probable answer is that IMPREGNABLE became the training ship HMS KENT in 1862 and thereafter the training ship HMS CALEDONIA from November 1888.

This could have led to the naming of the WRNS Barracks at Southsea as Duchess of Kent Barracks, after the training ship KENT.

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LOL Sandy, Impregnable to Beaver - that is absolutely brilliant! I almost wet myself.
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1998-2011-It is hard to comprehend the H.M.C.S., when the Canadian Forces is in the situation; they are in!!!! During W.W.II when Canada had a real NAVY, some of the CAP TALLIES had some of the SHIPS names, though as the ROYAL NAVY; most of the CAP TALLIES had H.M.C.S.=HIS MAJESTY`S CANADIAN SHIP!!! H.M.S.=HIS MAJESTY`S SHIP!!!!!

Brian:
I am unsure of your point.

By the way-current serving 30-years-in CPO1 Stoker talking here. Canada has have a VERY capable Navy with a VERY proud uniformed cadre (with a very rich and proud history I will add) who proudly wear their Ship's names on Navy-standardized ball caps.
IE:
HMCS TORONTO
FFH 333

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I bet that this modern Royal Navy will never have ships named Gay Fencer or Bold Pioneer etc. again. I don't think I would relish a run ashore in Brighton with either on my cap ribbon!
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My first Cap Tally was HMS GAMECOCK (very near the Center of England)
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A contender for the longest ships name, Castle Corvette, Knaresborough Castle. Including HMS, it is 22 letters, add another 3 for spaces, that makes 25.
How about the WWII MS Trawler:

HMS Admiral Sir John Lawford.

With spaces and the '.', I make that 29?

Admittedly, the tallies probably had simply HMS on them, but thats one heck of a long name - even for a nameboard!

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Old 20-11-2015, 13:14
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Hms Emperor of India is the longest one I can think of.
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How about Luigi di Savoia Duca Degli Abruzzi? 34, including spaces. (One wonders if the old RM has cap tallies that wound around the head twice.)
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