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What Does KMS Stands For?

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KMS Bismarck, KMS Scharnhorst and so on... and so on...

You would probably say it stands for Kriegsmarine Schiff or Kriegsmarine Ship, in English it would make sense but not in German.

What's your thought on this?

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18 minutes ago, Grygus_Triss said:

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I’ll throw this to you.

Well. "KMS" is purely fabricated ship name prefix, fabricated by English speakers. The Kriegsmarine did not use a ship name prefix ever. The Kaiserliche Marine did.

Also "HMIJNS" or "IJNS" or whatever stupid shit is even more fabricated. Japanese do not use ship name prefixes until after WW2.

IIRC in WW2, the Italian did use a prefix "Regia Nave" ("Royal ship"), and the French didn't.

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When i was a noob , i assumed KMS is Kill Myself.

They're all Prefix.

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8 minutes ago, LawrenceXVIII said:

When i was a noob , i assumed KMS is Kill Myself.

They're all Prefix.

With HE spammers and planes flying around you would probably KMS with a German BB.  :cap_cool:

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I imagine if the Kriegsmarine did use ship name prefix, it'd be "Deutschland Krieg Schiff" (DKS) :fish_book: 

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it common unofficial denotion to indicate Nationality of the German ships. a Moniker or Alias - since there no official prefix

KMS is akin like moniker like USN Iowa (United States Navy), IJN Yamato (Imperial Japanese Navy), RM Roma (Regia Marina), it often used mixedly with Ship official prefix like USS or HMS.

today it also used often when refering - ship nationality - like JSMDF Izumo class, PLANS Renai class, or FS Charles de Gaule. 

 

since its  un-official nature, it often differ depend on perspective. for example French Navy dont use prefix, but when operating as NATO, they would called themself with moniker FS (French Ship) to indicate their Nationality

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It would probably make sense to use KMS prefix but the alies are looking for repeating patterns on enigma-encrypted messages. If ze Germans used it repeatedly, it would only make the encrypted message easier to decrypt.

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3 hours ago, Paladinum said:

The Kaiserliche Marine did.

Ah yes, SMS Bayern for example.

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4 hours ago, Schiffszerstorer said:

With HE spammers and planes flying around you would probably KMS with a German BB.  :cap_cool:

All German BB line may KillMySelf due to massive shet-storm of Rockets.

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1 minute ago, Stormcloak_Rebel said:

Kiss My Sauerkraut? :cap_yes:

Oh wow this line could roast some historians.

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"kill my self"

 

basically the German navy's high command when Hitler declared war way ahead of schedule

 

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14 hours ago, Shifty_Panzer said:

Ah yes, SMS Bayern for example.

The difference is; SMS is the abbreviation for Seine Majestat Schiff (His Majesty's Ship) while KMS is purely made up.

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