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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Aug 2017 4:44 a.m. PST

What is your favorite ship that saw action in the First World War?

JimDuncanUK23 Aug 2017 4:45 a.m. PST


Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 5:04 a.m. PST

SMS Kaiserin


Ostroc23 Aug 2017 5:32 a.m. PST


Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 5:40 a.m. PST


GatorDave Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 6:00 a.m. PST

Another Warspite fan.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 6:09 a.m. PST

The USS Yorktown. Oh the war stories JT Ellison told me about, back when we worked together in the 70's.

pvernon23 Aug 2017 6:37 a.m. PST

SMS Königsberg (1905)

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 6:45 a.m. PST

I am rather fond of hearing about that French coal burning battleship that when it hit a mine off the Dardenelles the alllied sailors cheered.

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 6:57 a.m. PST

1. Good Hope and Monmouth
2. Invincible

bz1bz1 Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 7:05 a.m. PST

HMS Indefatigable

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Aug 2017 7:24 a.m. PST


Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 7:44 a.m. PST


rmaker23 Aug 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

Prinz Eugen.

Texas Jack23 Aug 2017 8:11 a.m. PST


Andrew Preziosi23 Aug 2017 8:49 a.m. PST

Any one that I could have been on and didn't sink!

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 9:09 a.m. PST


Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 9:11 a.m. PST

Maybe pushing the boundaries of the question but I'm fascinated by the Lusitania.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 9:19 a.m. PST


Jeroen72 Inactive Member23 Aug 2017 9:25 a.m. PST


Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 9:27 a.m. PST



MHoxie Inactive Member23 Aug 2017 9:29 a.m. PST

SMS Hindenburg. Derfflinger class, with incremental improvements.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 9:55 a.m. PST

And another Warspite fan!

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 10:07 a.m. PST

USS Texas

freerangeegg23 Aug 2017 10:53 a.m. PST


dragon623 Aug 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

Skipper John wrote:


goragrad23 Aug 2017 11:17 a.m. PST

Warspite for the win!

JimDuncanUK23 Aug 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

Surely the Warspite by a mile, fought in two World Wars and even refused to go to a scrapyard after decommissioning.

15 Battle Honours including fighting in the largest surface battle ever.


Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 12:00 p.m. PST


CorroPredo23 Aug 2017 12:20 p.m. PST


Yellow Admiral23 Aug 2017 1:06 p.m. PST

I have a totally irrational fondness for the Russian armored cruiser Rurik. She was worked so hard, she was falling apart at the end of the war. My 1/2400 Rurik has appeared in nearly every Baltic scenario I've put together. I get mad when another player playing her gets her sunk. :-)

- Ix

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 1:37 p.m. PST

What's the one in the Faulkner short story? British torpedo boat with a two-man crew that sneaks into German-held harbors?

Mikasa Inactive Member23 Aug 2017 1:57 p.m. PST

Easy, HMS Zubian

JMcCarroll23 Aug 2017 2:51 p.m. PST

Derfflinger. took a 15" hit to the bridge and most survived.

She is one fine looking ship she is!!!
and she sunk two Brit BCs. Can any other capital ship claim that ?

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 7:03 p.m. PST

Yep, got to be the Derfflinger, such a beauty to be taken in harms way.

21eRegt23 Aug 2017 8:15 p.m. PST

Yet another Warspite vote. Though admittedly mostly for what she did in WWII.

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 12:51 a.m. PST

Another vote for Seydlitz. I find all those inline four-turret layouts almost indistinguishable. Five turrets with two wing turrets and no forward superfiring turret, on the other hand – what's not to like?

John the Confused24 Aug 2017 1:01 a.m. PST

HMS Agincourt – all those turrets.

langobard Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 3:47 a.m. PST

Another vote for Warspite!

Mobius24 Aug 2017 7:35 a.m. PST

Another vote for Seydlitz.

Bozkashi Jones24 Aug 2017 3:32 p.m. PST


Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 8:46 p.m. PST

African Queen

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 9:07 a.m. PST

Definitely a mention for Agincourt. Turrets named for the days of the week – splendid.

I also have a lot of time for HMS Furious when she had a sloping flight deck forward and one 18" tube aft:


I do not get how you achieved a straddle with a one-gun main battery.

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 10:44 a.m. PST

Warspite for me too, although Tiger does look good too.

Forager25 Aug 2017 8:05 p.m. PST

another for Seydlitz

Sailor Steve26 Aug 2017 3:51 a.m. PST

Dreadnought. Mainly because of what she represented, but also for being the only battleship ever to sink a submarine.

scl136 Inactive Member28 Aug 2017 6:53 p.m. PST

SMS Derfflinger. Just a real beauty! My favorite WW1 ship.

Blutarski10 Sep 2017 4:44 p.m. PST

His Majesty's Steamboat AFRICAN QUEEN
Captain Rose Sayer
Executive Officer Charles Allnut
which swept the German navy from Lake Tanganyika in a single bold stroke of British pluck and improvisational ingenuity!


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