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Interesting British Ships


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Hello,

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Marshal_Ney

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshal_Ney

Wiki Soult Ship

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Marshal_Soult

Wiki Marshal Soult

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshal_Soult

thanks,

barry

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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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