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    Zerstorer 1934

    They'll find a way not to make them OP, I highly doubt they'll be superior to other vessels of the same type and tier.
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    French cruisers

    Thank you!
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    French cruisers

    Has there been any rumor about whether French ships will be introduced in the game?
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    USS Omaha

    Thank you for the explanation, I can see your point. Too bad for the historical value of some pics, I understand the need to avoid possible misbehaviours though. Slave trade? That comes totally unexpected...I'll look for further details
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    USS Omaha

    I'm sorry, I didn't really remember that, but it clearly wasn't posted for propaganda purposes, it was an historical photo. Anyway, it won't happen again. Out of curiosity, how does it work when one wants to post a pic of a war-period German ship? Must it be edited before posting?
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    USS Omaha

    Hanszeehock, on 23 September 2014 - 03:52 PM, said: Im on my iPad in the pub at the moment but will PM you with detailed instructions if that would help ? It surely would, thanks! Querulous, on 23 September 2014 - 04:18 PM, said: Thats a strange and wonderful story - I wonder if any other navy has paid any bonus since. I know the USSR had a whole system of awards (and medals) in WWII for example. Not sure if since. I've never heard of similar episodes taking place after WWII, but it may be possible that some navies kept the tradition alive. It would be interesting, if anybody knew more about it, to deepen the subject.
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    USS Omaha

    I tried, but it didn't work either.
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    USS Omaha

    I don't know if it'd be better to post this topic in the WWI section, anyway, I wanted to share this "funny" and interesting episode concerning the USS Omaha, one of my favorite American cruisers: " Just prior to the US entry into World War II, on 6 November 1941, while on neutrality patrol with Somers in the mid-Atlantic near the Equator, Omaha sighted a vessel which aroused much suspicion by her actions. Refusing to satisfactorily identify herself, and taking evasive action, the stranger was ordered to heave to. She flew the American flag and carried the name Willmoto of Philadelphia on her stern. As Omaha's crew dispatched a boarding party to the freighter, its crew took to lifeboats and hoisted a signal which indicated that the ship was sinking. When their party pulled alongside, they could hear explosions from within the hull, while one of the fleeing crewmen shouted "This is a German ship and she is sinking!" In short order, the men of Omaha – despite the extreme risk – salvaged the vessel, rendered her safe and had her underway for Puerto Rico. The "American freighter Wilmoto", as it turned out, was the German freighter Odenwald carrying a cargo of rubber. Odenwald was taken to Puerto Rico. An admiralty court ruled that since the ship was illegally claiming American registration, there was sufficient grounds for confiscation. A legal case was started claiming that the crews of the two American ships had salvage rights because Odenwald's crew attempting to scuttle the ship was the equivalent of abandoning her. The court case – settled in 1947 – ruled the members of the boarding party and the prize crew were entitled to $3,000 apiece while all the other crewmen in Omaha and Somers were entitled to two months’ pay and allowances. This was the last prize money awarded by the US Navy." (from Wikipedia) The USS Omaha (from Navsource.org)
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    RN Ferdinando Cassone

    I guess you're right...I have a thing for this kind of vessels, I just hope they don't turn it into some kind of unlikely monster.
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    Zerstorer 1934

    Lol, I totally agree about tin cans! They're often way more enjoyable than first line hyper tough battleships
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    RN Ferdinando Cassone

    After getting to know its features, I find it a bit hard to believe. As you said, though, who knows...
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    RN Ferdinando Cassone

    I generally like the idea of modernised "old" ships, but I'd get along with UP 41 equally well. I guess we'll just have to sit and wait. Thanks again anyway
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    RN Ferdinando Cassone

    Thank you very much for this insight, I couldn't open the topic on the NA forum. Such a vessel would be quite a tough motherfu***r to face, all in all it would be more realistic too, though still just a blueprint. I hope and think they'll evaluate the various options carefully when it'll be the time to pick the future Tier X.
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    RN Ferdinando Cassone

    I see...if it's likely going to be changed with another ship, what could be the possible substitutes, if you have any idea?
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    RN Ferdinando Cassone

    Thank you! Why do you think it'd be unrealistic? Because it was just a blueprint(as far as I know) or what? I couldn't open the links to the post in the American forum(nor the pic you posted) unfortunately, so I couldn't see if there are further details in it, about this subject. So it would basically an old design battleship, not too armoured, but fast enough...that might be interesting, even though not suitable for tier X perhaps.
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