Originally Posted by Limey Linda
I think one should be very careful about using the exact name of of a current or ex RN ship. You could cause confusion on VHF and in particular piss off some Navy people. I personally think that there are some wonderful RN ship names. But??? would you call your boat "Hood" "Ark Royal" " Dreadnought" " Illustrious" etc. etc. That would be very disrespectful. My boat is called "Inde" but I would not dream of calling it " Indefatigable"
However, it would be OK to call your boat Bismark or Belgrano.
You are right - it could be disrespectful but you could find plenty of non confusing non disrespectful ones to choose from. After all how many small boats are there with the same name and nobody complains about them?
Not sure General Belgrano would go down well locally, I've had enough holes in my boat already thank you
I was thinking of the recent Broadsword that was down here in the mid 80s for a while.
Using the torpedo theme, you could call it Tigerfish