History Main / ArtisticLicenseShips

8th Apr '18 8:31:56 AM NineballCirno
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* ''[[Series/TenPointFive 10.5 Apocalypse]]'' seems to think the standard method of approaching a tsunami in an ocean liner is to have the wave broadside the ship, and that it's apparently ''unusual'' that this didn't work. In reality, facing into the wave is the only chance you have at either riding over the top of the wave if you're at a sufficient distance from land, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VcWF8dIDj4 as seen here with this Japanese Coastguard ship in 2011), or being carried by the wave into land without capsizing and being torn to pieces by the tsunami, [[https://www.newstatesman.com/sites/default/files/styles/nodeimage/public/blogs_2017/08/2017_34_tsunami_new.jpg?itok=u2nw8L2E as seen with this boat]], which managed to rest relatively intact on top of a building because it was washed straight ahead by the rising water.

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* ''[[Series/TenPointFive 10.5 Apocalypse]]'' seems to think the standard method of approaching a tsunami in an ocean liner is to have the wave broadside the ship, and that it's apparently ''unusual'' that this didn't work. In reality, facing into the wave is the only chance you have at either riding over the top of the wave if you're at a sufficient distance from land, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VcWF8dIDj4 as seen here with this Japanese Coastguard ship in 2011), or being carried by the wave into land without capsizing and being torn to pieces by the tsunami, 2011)]], [[https://www.newstatesman.com/sites/default/files/styles/nodeimage/public/blogs_2017/08/2017_34_tsunami_new.jpg?itok=u2nw8L2E or being carried by the wave into land without capsizing and being torn to pieces by the tsunami, as seen with this boat]], which managed to rest relatively intact on top of a building because it was washed straight ahead by the rising water.
30th Mar '18 5:46:08 PM StarSword
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* ''Anime/SuperAtragon'': In their effort to stuff more anti-American cliches into the show, the writers overlooked the fact that US battleships were named after states, not abstract concepts. Those are reserved for pre-Nimitz class carriers (''USS Independence'') or new, headlines-worthy corvettes [[note]]or, [[InsistentTerminology Littoral Combat Ships (LCS)]] if you're a US Navy officer[[/note]], such as the ''USS Freedom''.

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* ''Anime/SuperAtragon'': In their effort to stuff more anti-American cliches into the show, the writers overlooked the fact that US battleships were named after states, not abstract concepts. Those are reserved for pre-Nimitz class pre-''Nimitz''-class carriers (''USS Independence'') (USS ''Independence'') or new, headlines-worthy corvettes [[note]]or, [[InsistentTerminology Littoral Combat Ships (LCS)]] if you're a US Navy officer[[/note]], such as the ''USS Freedom''.USS ''Freedom''.


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* The eponymous boat crewed by the protagonists in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' is a restored and modified UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PT_boat#Elco 80-foot Elco PT boat]]. While this ''was'' the most common version, only three of that model are known to still exist, none of them operational (the majority of the PT boats to survive the war were scrapped).
23rd Mar '18 10:27:56 PM StarSword
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* Invoked InUniverse in the second novel of the ''ComicBook/XWingSeries''. The Rogues find a freighter named ''Construum's Pride''. Lt Cracken, a native of Construum, takes one look at its IFF and declares that it's hostile: Due to the naming conventions for spaceships on Construum, if it had really been part of their merchant marine, ''Pride'' would have been named for an animal or a river, not a virtue, something that was restricted for warships.

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* Invoked InUniverse in the second novel of the ''ComicBook/XWingSeries''. The Rogues find a freighter named ''Construum's ''Pride of Contruum's Pride''. Lt Cracken, a native of Construum, Contruum, takes one look at its IFF and declares that it's hostile: Due to the naming conventions for spaceships on Construum, Contruum, if it had really been part of their merchant marine, ''Pride'' would have been named for an animal or a river, not a virtue, something that was restricted for warships.
17th Mar '18 12:54:21 PM StarSword
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* The prologue of the ''LightNovel/HeavyObject'' anime depicts a ballistic missile submarine (possibly meant to be an American ''Ohio''-class) launching a nuclear missile at the first Object in a vain attempt to destroy it. Problem being that the submarine is doing this ''while surfaced'': no sane boomer captain is going to launch from the surface if he can help it, and the first successful test of a submerged launch was done in ''1960''.
19th Feb '18 4:22:08 AM GojiBiscuits
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** ''[[Series/TenPointFive 10.5 Apocalypse]]'' seems to think the standard method of approaching a tsunami in an ocean liner is to have the wave broadside the ship, and that it's apparently ''unusual'' that this didn't work. In reality, facing into the wave is the only chance you have at either riding over the top of the wave if you're at a sufficient distance from land, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VcWF8dIDj4 as seen here with this Japanese Coastguard ship in 2011), or being carried by the wave into land without capsizing and being torn to pieces by the tsunami, [[https://www.newstatesman.com/sites/default/files/styles/nodeimage/public/blogs_2017/08/2017_34_tsunami_new.jpg?itok=u2nw8L2E as seen with this boat]], which managed to rest relatively intact on top of a building because it was washed straight ahead by the rising water.

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** * ''[[Series/TenPointFive 10.5 Apocalypse]]'' seems to think the standard method of approaching a tsunami in an ocean liner is to have the wave broadside the ship, and that it's apparently ''unusual'' that this didn't work. In reality, facing into the wave is the only chance you have at either riding over the top of the wave if you're at a sufficient distance from land, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VcWF8dIDj4 as seen here with this Japanese Coastguard ship in 2011), or being carried by the wave into land without capsizing and being torn to pieces by the tsunami, [[https://www.newstatesman.com/sites/default/files/styles/nodeimage/public/blogs_2017/08/2017_34_tsunami_new.jpg?itok=u2nw8L2E as seen with this boat]], which managed to rest relatively intact on top of a building because it was washed straight ahead by the rising water.
19th Feb '18 4:12:03 AM GojiBiscuits
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** ''[[Series/TenPointFive 10.5 Apocalypse]]'' seems to think the standard method of approaching a tsunami in an ocean liner is to have the wave broadside the ship, and that it's apparently ''unusual'' that this didn't work. In reality, facing into the wave is the only chance you have at either riding over the top of the wave if you're at a sufficient distance from land, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VcWF8dIDj4 as seen here with this Japanese Coastguard ship in 2011), or being carried by the wave into land without capsizing and being torn to pieces by the tsunami, [[https://www.newstatesman.com/sites/default/files/styles/nodeimage/public/blogs_2017/08/2017_34_tsunami_new.jpg?itok=u2nw8L2E as seen with this boat]], which managed to rest relatively intact on top of a building because it was washed straight ahead by the rising water.
5th Jan '18 2:12:08 PM laserviking42
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** The film portrays the caterpillar drive as making the submarine ultra-quiet because the propellor isn't moving. In reality a nuclear submarine's biggest noise source are the cooling pumps on the reactor. In real life a diesel-electric sub is far quieter, with the tradeoff being a reduced underwater operating duration.
** The climax of the film involves members of the USS Dallas transferring over to the Red October, then successfully crewing it during an attack from a Soviet submarine. All this in spite of the fact that the crew is operating a sub on which they've never seen before, have no training on, the language is completely foreign and even the measurements (metric vs. imperial) are different.
5th Jan '18 6:19:18 AM laserviking42
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* The climax of ''Film/DownPeriscope'' involves the USS ''Stingray'', a recommissioned UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era diesel sub, attempting to make a suicide run at Naval Station Norfolk as part of a war game, while being chased by the USS ''Orlando'' (a ''Los Angeles''-class nuclear sub). With their stealth gone, Lieutenant Commander Dodge orders the ''Stingray'' to surface and gun the engines. Rear Admiral Graham, in temporary command of the ''Orlando'', orders his sub to surface as well in order to get close (using StockFootage from ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober''). The problem with this is that, while it makes perfect sense for a WWII diesel sub to surface to move faster, it makes ''no'' sense for a modern nuclear sub to do the same, since this actually ''reduces'' the ''Orlando'''s speed. The ''Orlando'' should've stayed at periscope depth in order to maximize her speed.

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* The climax of ''Film/DownPeriscope'' involves the USS ''Stingray'', a recommissioned UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era diesel sub, attempting to make a suicide run at Naval Station Norfolk as part of a war game, while being chased by the USS ''Orlando'' (a ''Los Angeles''-class nuclear sub). With their stealth gone, Lieutenant Commander Dodge orders the ''Stingray'' to surface and gun the engines. Rear Admiral Graham, in temporary command of the ''Orlando'', orders his sub to surface as well in order to get close (using StockFootage from ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober''). The problem with this is that, while it makes perfect sense for a WWII diesel sub to surface to move faster, it makes ''no'' sense for a modern nuclear sub to do the same, same[[note]] WWII submarines were basically surface ships with the ability to dive underwater for short periods of time, this is why the bow of the ship comes to a point, it maximizes surface speed while actually slowing the ship underwater. Modern submarines are designed to remain underwater for prolonged periods, so they have 'teardrop hulls' which accomplish to exact opposite, faster underwater speed but reduced surface speed [[/note]], since this actually ''reduces'' the ''Orlando'''s speed. The ''Orlando'' should've stayed at periscope depth in order to maximize her speed.
31st Dec '17 4:28:44 PM TheD3rp
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** The film had USS ''Blueback'' play the ''Red October''. Notable as the ''Blueback'' is a diesel fast attack sub rather than a nuclear ballistic missile sub, for obvious security reasons regarding nuclear propulsion. And also because an American film crew during the Cold War was obviously never going to have access to Soviet submarines of any type (though [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp just a few years later]] that might not have been such a ridiculous prospect). The ''Blueback'', at least, was a modern design.
13th Dec '17 12:58:21 AM PaulA
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* In any UsefulNotes/WorldWarII movie, if you see a carrier with an angled flight deck (the catapults launch the plane forward, the landing takes place at an angle), you are seeing something built/modified after the war, which accounts for any post-UsefulNotes/WW2 carrier afloat. Sadly, there are no straight-decked carriers left in the world, as attempts to get the USS ''Enterprise'' (CV-6), the most decorated warship in history, preserved as a museum ended in failure. As did attempts in the 1990s to preserve the Spanish light carrier ''Dédalo'', formerly USS ''Cabot'' (CVL-28), the last unconverted carrier (being too small for such a conversion, ''Dédalo'' was instead used for STOVL jets and helicopters) ''and'' the last of the WW2 light carriers.

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* In any UsefulNotes/WorldWarII movie, if you see a carrier with an angled flight deck (the catapults launch the plane forward, the landing takes place at an angle), you are seeing something built/modified after the war, which accounts for any post-UsefulNotes/WW2 post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII carrier afloat. Sadly, there are no straight-decked carriers left in the world, as attempts to get the USS ''Enterprise'' (CV-6), the most decorated warship in history, preserved as a museum ended in failure. As did attempts in the 1990s to preserve the Spanish light carrier ''Dédalo'', formerly USS ''Cabot'' (CVL-28), the last unconverted carrier (being too small for such a conversion, ''Dédalo'' was instead used for STOVL jets and helicopters) ''and'' the last of the WW2 World War II light carriers.
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