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I always thought this was unique. They were named after Napoleonic French Marshal Ney and Soult and they served in WWI through WWII.

Wiki Ney Ship


The diesel engines used by the ships were a constant source of technical difficulty, restricting their use. Marshal Ney in particular was, in the words of Jane's Fighting Ships, "practically a failure", on account of her MAN diesel engines being so unreliable. :cheeky:

Wiki Marshal Ney


Wiki Soult Ship


Wiki Marshal Soult




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I don't know who it was named after, but as for interesting British ships, the coal-fired, steam powered submarine that the Brits tried to develop following WW1 would certainly be on the short-list for interesting ships. Or at least an interesting concept.

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