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Old 28 February 2012, 18:37   #11
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Do you feel Overseas or beretta is a bad name for SSR?
Don't see a problem and think its a great name for a fast boat
unless to some peeps it sounds like your saying ,gun gun knowing how touchy authority's are nowadays in some places
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Old 28 February 2012, 20:26   #12
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Long time since I put a boat on the small Ships register,just a thought if you ever do they used to be very keen on not using wrong sounding names or upsetting anyone even more so if going abroad,

Suppose captain pug washes mate would be out too lol
Not this old myth again

Just for clarity

Capt. pugwash's crew consisted of Master Mate, Tom the cabin boy (not Roger) and there was NO seaman Staines.

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Think dangerous aircraft, guns or missiles (though preferably not anti-ship missiles - "Exocet closing on the port bow" might provoke an entirely unwelcome reaction from a warship!)

I toyed with loads of names. Anything too long (more than about three syllables) is out, anything that sounds like a Boney M song is obviously out, and anything that would make you sound stupid or like a weekend sailor on the radio is out.

That's where 'Seawolf' came from as it was short and snappy for the radio, and it fits with the theme of being grey and quick

Beretta is good on all of the above. Phalanx is another one that made my shortlist (it's a cannon). Swordfish (plane). Hellfire (missile). Tigerfish (torpedo). I was nearly going to call it Firefox but decided that I'd get bored with people asking me why I named it after a web browser...
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Old 29 February 2012, 05:26   #14
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I have to ask - why were you going to name it after a web browser?
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Old 29 February 2012, 05:31   #15
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I dont want to bring attention to the fact that I live in Rochdale
Someone's got to.... I suppose...
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Old 29 February 2012, 07:51   #16
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I have to ask - why were you going to name it after a web browser?
Suspect it's a Generational thing...
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Suspect it's a Generational thing...
Ahh yes, as this is the only fire fox i know....
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Old 29 February 2012, 08:01   #18
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Must confess having spent the best part of my 60+ years around boats and harbours I still subscribe to the old thought, never change a boats name. I know the thinking behind it is not relevant nowadays but its still a tradition.
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I still subscribe to the old thought, never change a boats name..

Staying as Beretta ...
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Staying as Beretta ...

Glad to hear it Steve. Happy days with her.
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