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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_warships_by_nickname

"Hotel Yamato" — Japanese battleship Yamato; due to the amount of time spent at Truk between August 1942 and May 1943 :fish_happy:

"Iron Duck" — HMS Iron Duke:fish_viking:

"Mobile Chernobyl" — USS Enterprise:fish_boom:

"Angry Cat" — French ship Henri IV[9]; named so by the British, a play on the pronunciation of "Henri Quatre" :fish_glass:

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1 hour ago, drakon233 said:

are you sure you spelled that right?

Iron duke

Iron duck

Iron duke

Iron duck

......

repeat and repeat

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well, I add some

Yukikaze often got called as "shinigami" (ferryman of the dead) because every ship that goes with her all got sunk, but not her. and she often got to ferry (often dead) survivor home

Ashigara got called "Hungry wolf" by the crew, because when she got to attend fleet review as part of corronation of King George V. one of British reporter critique the ships living condition by describing sailors there as ravanous hungry wolf, that hungry for battle. Its actualy sarcasm, but the crew took it as compliment and the name end up stuck

Hosho is also called the fleet mother or simply mother,  she is the origin of naval aviation for IJN also first purpose build carrier. The litteral term for CV by Japanese (Aviation mothership) have part where "mother"  part reffer or used to honor the Hosho

Kongo, got called by her crew "Old Bones" - because she apparantly got worked to the bone. she is the bussiest ships in the entire war, and she was very ancient by the time WW2 broke out

Fuso and Yamashiro got called Disabled Sisters (disabled as to reffer person with disability) or defective twins. because they got flawed design - so they end up spending most of their life in drydock with repair than doing what warship does

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3 hours ago, humusz said:

well, I add some

Yukikaze often got called as "shinigami" (ferryman of the dead) because every ship that goes with her all got sunk, but not her. and she often got to ferry (often dead) survivor home

Ashigara got called "Hungry wolf" by the crew, because when she got to attend fleet review as part of corronation of King George V. one of British reporter critique the ships living condition by describing sailors there as ravanous hungry wolf, that hungry for battle. Its actualy sarcasm, but the crew took it as compliment and the name end up stuck

Hosho is also called the fleet mother or simply mother,  she is the origin of naval aviation for IJN also first purpose build carrier. The litteral term for CV by Japanese (Aviation mothership) have part where "mother"  part reffer or used to honor the Hosho

Kongo, got called by her crew "Old Bones" - because she apparantly got worked to the bone. she is the bussiest ships in the entire war, and she was very ancient by the time WW2 broke out

Fuso and Yamashiro got called Disabled Sisters (disabled as to reffer person with disability) or defective twins. because they got flawed design - so they end up spending most of their life in drydock with repair than doing what warship does

Fascinating.

This is an A+ thread, please keep the nicknames coming :P

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9 hours ago, MatterCore said:

 

"Mobile Chernobyl" — USS Enterprise:fish_boom:

 

You realise that Enterprise is the later nuclear ship, not the WW2 ship we have in game.

Yes, pedant here.

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"Nelsol & Rodnol",  were the nicknames for the battleships  Nelson & Rodney, because there used to be a shipping company that built ships with names ending in "ol", & the battleships looked very much like these tankers from that company,   & reminded the sailors about them every time they saw them.... 

 

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This could go on for ages.

Scharnhorst and Gneisenau - Salmon & Gluckstein, tobacco company. They set sail most of the time together and their names start with the same letters and Salmon & Gluckstein so... that's the derogatory name the Brits gave them.

Nelson (and Rodney, sister ship) - Because of their unusual silhouette these were sarcastically nicknamed Nelsol and Rodnol by the Royal Navy ratings who never served in these ships – their manoeuvrability issues and single-funnelled silhouettes reminded Navy men of oil tankers, and a series of fleet oilers that had been built during the First World War bearing names ending in "ol"

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HMS Repair And HMS Refit. - A reference too Repulse and Renown delivered too the RN after Jutland meant they were sent straight back for refitting before even being used.

Old Iron Britches. -  HMS Iron Duke. Because she was so slow.

Wobbly R's. - WW2 RN reference to the Revenge class Battleships unmodernised before WW2.

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A few I know of:

 

Gutless and Decrepid - HMS Fearless and Intrepid (also known as Fearful and Insipid)

The Red Plum - HMS Endurance

Rusty Duck - HMS Iron Duke

Unwanted - HMS Updauted

Rusty B - HMS Bulwark (old CV)

Bag Shanty - HMS Ashanti

Frigid midget - HMS Esimo

HMS Beaver had many for which I'm sure I would have a short break from the forums for, should I type them.

Lots of others out there.

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some more 

Tirpitz called by their some german press "Königin des Nordens" - the queen of the north. However Norwegians jeer and give her counter monicker "Lonely queen of Ice" instead. since she was flagship without fleet, a queen without underling got caged by royal navy in icy region which made its sad and lonely

 

All of The planned O class Battlecruiser  (planned ship coded O,P,Q) is called "Ohne Panzer Quatsch" means "Makes no sense without armour". by the Navy

 

Battle of Denmark Strait lead to HMS Prince of Wales being called " the coward ship " by the sailors. This kinda demoralizing monicker Forced Churchil to "washed" the shame. by using her for trip to meet with US president FDR in 1941

 

USS Hornet is also known by Navy by nickname "Shangri-La". this was originated by one of reporter asking FDR where Doolitle raiders come from (if you dont know doolitle raid was, go watch michel bay - pearl harbour). FDR reply half jokingly "Shangri -La" which mythical place from popular fantasy Novel - Lost Horizon. this mostly unknown their crew though. only for top Naval brass. then Navy decide to name CVS-38 Shangri-La prob to jab or nod at FDR jokes. or to just answer (jokingly) to public curriosity about some super secret carrier named "shangri la" that once bombed previusly unpenetrable Japan

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15 hours ago, Somedude_Yudachi said:

How about Des Poines and Do*che of York?

Historical nicknames... not World of Warship nicknames...

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Evil "I". USS Intrepid, Essex Class carrier. - For her ability to attract Kamikaze's 

The "Honey Pot". HMAS Australia 2. Same reason as USS Intrepid.

"Big E". USS Enterprise. Nuclear carrier. (obviously). 

"Little M" HMAS Melbourne. - During exercises with The Big E, the air group commander was invited over to the Melbourne. Hopping into a Skyhawk he flew over. Upon seeing the size of Melbourne's flight deck, he said "forget it" and returned to the Big E. In USN circles Melbourne was forever the "Little M".

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