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    Royal Navy's latest ship named after programming language

    HMS Forth was launched today. It's an offshore patrol vessel.

    I look forward to sister ships in due course. HMS COBOL, perhaps. There was Her Majesty's Trawler Algol a while ago, and three warships called HMS Java. HMS Hermes celebrated early network language development before reincarnation as an Indian aircraft carrier, HMS Pascal was sunk by a U-Boat, HMS Perl was listed as defeating Blackbeard in 1718 but I think that's a misprint. There was HMS Python too, renamed Pandora in 1928 because no sailor would go to sea in a ship named after a snake - unlucky women yes, snakes no. HMS Easytrieve, sadly, never existed.

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    HMS Perl such as the Black Pearl in Pirates of the Caribbean???
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    I doubt it, but it's possible the Black Pearl got its name that way.
    Blackbeard was a pirate with a short history and a bad reputation. His real name was Edward Teach, and he became a pirate captain in the year 1716, at about the age of 36. Blackbeard sailed the Atlantic outside of the Virginia and North Carolina's coast, until his death at the hands of Robert Maynard of HMS Perl in 1718, two short years after Blackbeard started his pirating career.

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    hmmm interesting.

    Well on the humor side of it all, the movie Pirates of the Caribbean was built from a Disneyland ride, then laced with some bits and pieces of history. How we love to entertain ourselves in the funniest ways.

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    You're more than welcome, I can be far too serious sometimes.

    I remember there was a Miranda language, not that I ever used it. Three ships of the Royal Navy were HMS Miranda, so that's another. I did try to find an HMS SuperCollider but that's nowhere on the rolls.

    HMS Oberon was a submarine and a Wirth language with a lot of Algol and Pascal features, as you'd expect. If there had been an HMS Modula that would have made a complete set. "Oberon is still maintained by Wirth and the latest revision is dated May 3, 2016".

    Bingo! "Nine ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Ruby"!
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    Re: Royal Navy's latest ship named after programming language

    "language", do share, I am as naïve as they get on this topic.
    We don't get a lot of ship exposure here on the flatlands.
    And how do they come up with these names.
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    The names? Some are ancient and traditional: Ark Royal is mediaeval, Repulse and Renown are C18th (I think) Perl is from a time and place before spelling was standardised, others were captured and used against their former owners: Tonnant, for example. Then when navies went ironclad and then modern you got ships named after famous admirals like Rodney and Hood or classes named after flowers (!) or counties or cities.

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    Re: Royal Navy's latest ship named after programming language

    interesting.
    flowers lol, like the mayflower
    Like I said I don't know much about ships but find this rather interesting.
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    Re: Royal Navy's latest ship named after programming language

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    Well these names apply only to ships commissioned into the navy. Privately built and named ships tend to be the ones with names like Perl or Miranda but back in the wooden ship days the distinction between fighting ship and commercial vessel was more blurred and privately built ships did end up in the navy with their original name. So Mayflower wasn't a navy ship name. However the Flower class of Corvettes was conceived for escort duty in the Atlantic at a time when we were desperately hoping the USA would join the fight against Hitler and it is possible that the Flower class got its name from the Mayflower.

    ...also worth noting that an officer collecting his crew from shore leave would go into a pub and if from HMS Exeter, might shout for all the Exeters to report back on board immediately. Whether an officer from HMS Daisy would do the same is open to question...
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