If I may ask, the wikipedia list for Soviet submarines has some classes where the submarines were given number names instead of personal names but it is not consistent about whether there was a hyphen in the name. For example, the Dekabrist-class has submarines names D-1 through D-6 and the L-class sometimes has the submarine name listed as L3 and sometimes as L-3 in the article. Do you know what is the correct way to list the number names? If the hyphen (-) is supposed to be included we will have to add it to your list for the DD and SS prefix entries.
Hyphen is obligate at Russian (Soviet) sources, and I think it will be more correct to use it in game.
P.S. All early (pre-1927) Soviet-built subs was of Holland 602 class and have Russian designation "АГ-.." (abbreviation from "Американский Голланд"), that is usually transliterated phonetically as "AG-", though may be it will be more correct to transliterate it semantically as "AH-" (from "American Holland"). I do not know which variant is more correct by English rules of translation and transliteration.
In Conway handbook they surely named AG-№№, and I can't remember ever seen "AH-№№", so I think phonetical variant is more correct.
Post by bcoopactual on Feb 17, 2019 18:56:39 GMT -5
I've added a list of US Navy destroyer escort names to the list of British DD Themes. Here is a google drive link to the RAR file.
I'll add the British corvette names as I get a chance to research them and update the link.
[Edit - 2/17/19. Added Flower-class corvette lists] [Edit - 2/18/19. Added Castle-class corvette lists, WW1 era Flower-class; Kil-class and 24-class sloop lists; created master list for all Royal Navy Flower-classes with redundant entries removed.] [Edit - 2/19/19. Added RN interwar and WW2 (e.g. Black Swan-class) sloops; added River-class frigate lists for Royal Navy and others including a master River-class list for the Commonwealth navies with duplicate names removed; added Royal Navy Colony-class frigate list.] [Edit - 2/20/19. Added RN and appropriate Commonwealth Captain-class, Loch-class and Bay-class frigates. Frigates and destroyer escorts were placed in a separate folder from sloops and corvettes.] [Edit - 2/21/19. Added American Patrol Frigates of River and Tacoma-classes; added prefix for Soviet Tacoma-class frigates acquired via Lend Lease (EK-); added updated list of named US destroyers ordered through WW2 with duplicate names removed.] [Edit - 2/22/19. Added list of Japanese DD through WW1; added list of Japanese WW2 Kaibokan (escort vessels roughly equivalent to DE or Frigate). Plan is to split post WW1 Japanese DD into 1st and 2nd class lists.] [Edit - 2/24/19. Added Japanese post-WW1 1st Class and 2nd Class/Type D destroyer lists; added master Japanese DD list; Added list of American ocean-going minesweepers.] [Edit - 3/13/19. Split American minesweepers into Bird and Positive trait theme lists since some historical classes mixed the names. Added master USN MS list in historical order with repeated names removed. Added multiple RN and Commonwealth minesweeper lists for WW1 through WW2 including master RN MS list with almost 400 names and master Commonwealth navy list with over 400 names. Added prefixes for Japanese and German minesweepers since they were not historically assigned names. Added alphanumeric lists for German and Japanese minesweepers (e.g. M1 through M200 for larger German MS) since the prefix system doesn't work for MS in RTW1.]
As a reminder, instructions for using these theme lists in RTW1:
To use the lists, you need to modify the appropriate nation's ShipNamesList.DAT file in the Data Folder. Download and unpack the RAR file namelist files into a folder. MAKE A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL ShipNamesList.DAT FILE. Set the copy aside in another folder or rename it so you can restore it to the original names for AI use or whatever. Go into the names list file and erase all of the names in the file listed under that ship class (e.g. for destroyers, everything between [DD] and [SS] or [SSPrefix]) Copy the names out of the desired theme(s) file and insert them beneath the [XX] entry for that class. Do not leave spaces between the [XX] and the ship names. THe game see an open line as the end of the list and won't look further. Build the desired number of ships with that theme. Repeat for a new class or different theme or restore the original file if desired.
A modified list of ship names for the USA. Adds the names Alaska, Guam, Philippines, Porto Rico, Hawaii, Samoa, and the presidents through Taft (first 27) to US battlecruiser nameset as well as the names of around 180 American Indian tribes to the US minesweeper nameset. As there is some duplication between American Indian tribe names and US city and state names and I have not gone through the list to remove those duplications, the nameset expansion isn't quite as large as large as it might appear at first, but it should still be quite a few additional names, especially for the minesweepers.
Post by bcoopactual on Mar 15, 2019 18:43:04 GMT -5
vonfriedman provided a prospective list of names for the Italian navy for RTW2 on that forum and I have been working with him to make a list appropriate for RTW1 since I didn't like the names I had added to Italy for my own custom list. This list assumes that WW1 never happened so names from territories acquired after WW1 and generals and admirals from WW1 that were used historically by the RM post-WW1 are not included. There are about 780 names on the list with about 300 of them being MS/AMC. The F prefix was added for submarines in case the expanded submarine list ends up being inadequate due to a glut of submarine construction. vonfriedman deserves full credit but any editing mistakes or spelling errors are my own.
Just a note - one source of names used for prestigious 19th century technology is actually railways, particularly the Great Western railway. For instance, the A13 Priam class alone gives the following names: "Spit Fire, Wild Fire, Leopard, Fire Ball, Fire King, Fire Brand, Fire Fly, Charon, Panther, Lynx, Stag, Hawk, Vulture, Cyclops, Falcon, Ostrich, Greyhound, Mazeppa, Arab, Jupiter, Cerebus, Achilles, Milo, Saturn, Arrow, Dart, Hector, Mars, Harpy, Pluto, Castor, Mentor, Lucifer, Minos, Ixion, Mercury, Venus, Gorgon, Hecate, Bellona, Vesta, Actaeon, Centaur, Acheron, Erebus, Medea, Damon, Electra, Orion, Priam, Lethe, Hydra, Phlegethon, Medusa, Proserpine, Ganymede, Pollux, Argus, Phoenix, Pegasus, Stentor"
There are plenty more!
Last Edit: Apr 5, 2019 23:18:48 GMT -5 by avimimus