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    Default Looking for a list of "nicknames" for British ships

    Dear shipmates,

    I remember in a thread somewhere here in the forum a list of "nicknames" British saylors used for their ships. The only one I still have in mind is the famous "Billy Ruffian" for the HMS Bellerophon. But I think there was a list with round about a dozend of those nicknames.
    I executed some searches via the forum search function without success.
    Can somebody help me?

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    Hi Achim.

    there was a short discussion here at page two:
    https://sailsofglory.org/showthread....-Ortagal/page2


    On wikipedia i found "List of warships by nickname"
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ps_by_nickname

    And here:
    http://zuzuray.com/nicknames2.html

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    Thanks for that Dobbs.
    It is a pity that most of the ships mentioned are post 1850 but you can find a few for our era if you look hard enough.

    Rob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lankin View Post
    Hi Achim.

    there was a short discussion here at page two:
    https://sailsofglory.org/showthread....-Ortagal/page2

    Hi Lankin,
    thank you - This was the list I was looking for .

    And also thank you for providing the additional links - normally I look up all my stuff on the internet, but for some reason I just forgot to ask wikipedia before starting this thread .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Thanks for that Dobbs.
    It is a pity that most of the ships mentioned are post 1850 but you can find a few for our era if you look hard enough.

    Rob.
    I deny all credit and draw attention to Iankin.

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