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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.

    Any I've missed?
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    Re: Royal Navy's latest ship named after programming language

    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.

    Sorry not meaning to take away from your thread Spot. You know me, I can't take a darn thing seriously.
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    Re: Royal Navy's latest ship named after programming language

    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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