- Mar 18, 2010
U-boats wouldnt count, submarines are not warships. A list like this of subs, though, would be cool as well. Such as the H.L. Hunley, which was the first combat sub to sink a warship, and that was during the Civil War.grey_space said:Hmmm....
A bit...American centric?
How about some more ancient ships of note?
The first ever Clipper? (can't remember a name)
The Padre Eterno, the biggest ever Galleon?
Any U-boat? They it could be argued for a very brief time in history terrorised the seas.
Edit: Oops, didn't read the 20th century bit. My bad. The U-boats still count though!
However, I am failing to understand some of the complaints here, such as:
The post was American-centric or that the ships listed were fails (like the Yamato, as mentioned in one thread)..
First, the thread was about famous warships first and foremost. As an American, when I saw this thread, the first two ships to come to mind were the Bismark, and Yamato. Famous, infamous, whatever you choose to call them, the ships on this list can definitely fall into that category.
As far as American-centric, did you really sit there and take count and get upset about it or something? Argue with me alllll you want, and while you might not LIKE it, the American fleet IS the most powerful naval force in our modern times. I know folks will flip out over that one, and try to put up their reasons why that isnt so, but nothing you say is going to change that fact. With that said, the British Navy has two mentions on here as well, so they are represented pretty well. The last era prior to our modern age would have the British Navy as being the most dominant naval force in the world. Before them... the Greeks, maybe? The Romans? It seems, these days, that anytime anything related to history comes up, people immediately charge in and try to take America down a notch or to try and it gets a bit old, especially when its undeserved.
The list only went with 7 choices, and as far as fame is concerned, it picked pretty well.