Naming a RN ship after Sunderland...

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Paddy O'Dors, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    Would you support a campaign?

    Just a toe in the water but there's a few frigates in the 26/31 city class that's gonna need a name in the next few years and according to one of the Ships Names Committee they're open to suggestions.

    My first pitch was that the oldest Trafalgar Square in the country is in Sunderland in recognition of how many people lost their lives in the battle from our town. And they're all commemorated too.
  2. Rather they built it there, than name it after there
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  3. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    Too right. You obviously know more about it than I do but let’s do it.
  4. shaviessafc

    shaviessafc Winger

    We've had a flying boat named after the city, but a Navy ship would be good too. :cool:
  5. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    We've never really built naval ships on the Wear unless we've been at war. I'm from a shipbuilding family and would like that too but it's never gonna happen.
  6. lostinfrance

    lostinfrance Central Defender

  7. MickeyV

    MickeyV Midfield

    Great idea to honour a City that has built so many Royal Navy ships, long ago admittedly. I'll sign a petition.
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  8. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    Great stuff, and spread the word too hopefully.

    I've not clicked the link but HMS Newcastle sank in the same monsoon if it's the one off Pondcherry or whatever it's called.
  9. HeroHurley

    HeroHurley Goalkeeper

    Sounds too much like Mackemenemy which is too much like Lawrie McMenemy.

    Too much.
  10. Outrageous that we haven’t had one named after us for ages.
    All of my family have been in the RN, including me uncle who was on Arrow during the Falklands
  11. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    HMS Macky McMackemface you republican peacenik.

    We've just lost HMS Ocean too as our adopted warship. :(
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  12. Aye but gained an unbuilt submarine
  13. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    HMS Quinnandphillips anyone?
  14. Alan BStard

    Alan BStard Striker

    HMS Ashbrooke
  15. HeroHurley

    HeroHurley Goalkeeper

    HMS Nyron has a sort of colonial ring to it that will suit us in the glorious post Brexit era. :cool:
  16. super noodles

    super noodles Winger

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  17. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    True. It'll probably hit a rock and sink before getting out of port though (unless accompanied by HMS Evans).
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  18. dcl0sc

    dcl0sc Striker

    HMS Bradley Lowery for me like.....!

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