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"Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
 
   Order of the Rose
White Rose Fleet
Shiroibara no Kantai

Provisional Fleet Anchorage
Kiska Island, Fire Nation
Dìqiú


July 12, 2410

To: Valhalla Bureau of Kanmusu Affairs
ATTN: Fleet Coordinator Nagato
CC: Fleet Secretary USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19)
Adm. Tōgō Heihachirō, 14th Einherjar Navy Group, cmdg.
RE: Liaison Visit Details

Coordinator Nagato:

Greetings. I am light cruiser Ōyodo, administration and communications ship for Admiral Corwin Ravenhair. Per your request from your telephone conversation with Admiral Ravenhair of the 9th instant, I am providing here a reference précis of the White Rose Fleet's current force composition. Hopefully, this information will help provide background as you and the Admiral coordinate his upcoming liaison visit to New Yokosuka.

At present, the fleet is composed entirely of ships extracted from Earth by Admiral Ravenhair in the course of his recent mission to Earth, just before your aforementioned conversation with him. Three are submarines recruited by the Admiral before or during the mission; nine, including myself, are former vessels of the Fleet of Fog who were abandoned, for unknown reasons, in the Fog anchorage at Midway Island; and the remaining three are Fog ships from elsewhere on Earth who were rescued from Earthforce enslavement during Operation AF, our exit operation.

The prior disposition and general battle history of the Fog vessels listed below, including myself, exists only as fragments pieced together from what few external record files remain. All of us have experienced significant memory deletions; who performed these deletions and why are unknown. (That information was presumably itself erased.) We retain only basic operational and hierarchical information.

It is of paramount importance to note that for us, Admiral Ravenhair's personal authority has taken the place of the Admiralty Code. Our loyalty is to him and to each other; not to whatever now-forgotten imperatives motivated us when we were part of the Fleet of Fog, nor to any other vestiges of the old Fleet which may remain. This principle has been tested during Operation AF and proven to be sound.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to inquire by return. I will do whatever I can to make the Fleet's interactions with the Bureau of Kanmusu Affairs run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Yours very sincerely,
ŌYODO


Submarine Force

I-401
Iona
I-400-class long-range submarine
Flagship, Submarine Force

Notes: Officially logged as scrapped in 2059, the year of the Withdrawal; reason unrecorded. Admiral Ravenhair's personal vessel. Calm and detached to the point of seeming a bit fey, but always earnest. Equipped with nonregulation weaponry.

I-401改
Shioi
I-400-class long-range submarine

Notes: Spirit of the original World War II submarine, resurrected in a body based on Fog technology. More attuned to aviation than native Fog ships due to real-life background. Inexperienced but eager. Very grateful to be afloat again.

USS Lionfish (SS-298)
Léonne Poisson
Balao-class fleet submarine

Notes: Most experienced possessor of a Mental Model among the ships recovered from Earth; lived among Hawaiians for centuries and went completely native. Cheerful, laid-back. Has a deep personal hatred of Earthforce Navy droid submarines for some reason.

Former Midway Detachment

Yamato
Yamato-class battleship

Notes: Ranking ship of the Midway Detachment. Flagship during Operation AF. Awesomely powerful but untried. A capable administrator and logistician who yearns to prove herself in combat. Also a surprisingly good cook and hostess.

Kaga
Tosa-class battleship / assault carrier conversion

Notes: Senior ship of the Midway Detachment (but outranked by Yamato due to standard precedence of battleships over carriers). Serious, implacable to enemies, but fundamentally kind. Appears to have suffered the worst side effects from the wholesale memory deletion to which the Midway force was subjected.

Tenryū
Tenryū-class light cruiser

Notes: Antiquated, but tough and highly experienced. More than willing to fight dirty. Dedicated destroyer leader. Her Mental Model is a dab hand with a sword. Not-very-closeted sentimentalist; loves kids, dogs, and the Admiral. Claims to be equipped with a secret ultimate weapon of last resort.

Akatsuki
Akatsuki-class (Special Type III) destroyer
Flagship, Destroyer Division 6

Notes: Insists on "first-class lady" status, undermined by fundamentally childlike character traits. These disappear entirely in combat, where her battle skills and leadership qualities emerge. One of the finest torpedo markswomen in the surface fleet.

Hibiki
Akatsuki-class (Special Type III) destroyer

Notes: The stable center of Destroyer Division 6. Unfazed by virtually any development. Always calm and collected. The consummate professional: polite, efficient, has a plan to kill everyone she meets. Хорошо.

Ikazuchi
Akatsuki-class (Special Type III) destroyer

Notes: Brash, exuberant, (sometimes over-)confident. Not aggressive, as such, but enjoys the rush of action. Can get a bit bossy, which annoys Akatsuki, since she's supposed to be the division flagship. Wishes to be regarded as reliable. Idolizes Tenryū.

Inazuma
Akatsuki-class (Special Type III) destroyer

Notes: Shy, quiet, very sweet-natured; peace-loving but by no means passive. Easily startled and often alarmed by unfamiliar social situations. Coolly effective in combat, unafraid to get her hands dirty in the right cause. Devoted to the Admiral; probably wants my job, or Iona's, or both, but not a schemer.

Ōyodo
Ōyodo-class light cruiser
Administration ship, White Rose Fleet

Notes: Special fleet command ship model: battleship-grade processor and defense systems. Brainy, professional, likes to have a plan; only momentarily flustered by unexpected wrinkles. Former majordomo of Fog Station Midway. Communications, sensors, and cryptanalysis specialist.

N.B. I added this bit—Ōyodo intended to omit herself, probably because she doesn't like to boast about her capabilities. CVR

Akashi
Akashi-class repair ship

Notes: Virtually unarmed, but sturdy. Can convert any reasonably secure anchorage into a dockyard for repair and refitting. Master of engineering methods both orthodox and not so much. Capable of integrating foreign technologies into Fog technical databases. Occasionally her own worst enemy.

The Rescued
These three ships were Fog battleship Kongō's escorts at the Second Battle of Midway, and were rescued in the final stage of Operation AF.

Tatsuta
Tenryū-class light cruiser

Notes: Pleasant and perpetually smiling, but always with a faint edge. Seems to bear the most personal grudge for her time as a slave of Earthforce. Protective of her destroyer colleagues from that ordeal. Like Tenryū, she has an obsolescent ship form, but makes up for it, in her case with guile and ruthlessness.

Yūdachi
Shiratsuyu-class destroyer

Notes: Energetic, cheerful, and carefree to the point of appearing a bit dim. In fact, highly observant and intelligent, with excellent tactical instincts. I have unconfirmed reports that Yūdachi is a berserker; in desperate situations, so the story goes, she becomes so aggressive that she has been known to use torpedoes as melee weapons.

(For the record, we saw no evidence of this at Midway, but she did spend virtually all of the engagement under administrative override from Kongō.)

Shimakaze
Shimakaze-class high-speed destroyer

Notes: Proud of her exceptional speed and near-cruiser-grade firepower. Dislikes having her time wasted, but quite willing to waste it herself on the right diversion. Upbeat and friendly, but guarded. Will not discuss her time with Earthforce.

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1. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jan-12-17 AT 01:12 AM (EST)
 
The response to this letter is going to be extremely fun.

EDIT: Also, oh snap, Togo.

- Berk Watkins
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2. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   It's a good thing they already have met Shioi, otherwise they would confuse the Bureau of Kanmusu Affairs Fleet Coordinator Nagato (presumably the spirit of the WWII ship--I guess getting nuked counts as dying in battle? But she did survive the first nuke, so one could say she was fighting for her life then) with the Fleet of Fog Fleet Coordinator Nagato.

Sadly, I assume Mutsu is in Hel, as sinking due to alleged sabotage doesn't count, but she might get to Return, since Hel is under new management these days. But then there wouldn't be cute Mutsu/Nagato interactions.

Fleet of Fog Kongou vs. WWII Kongou would be amusing. ("BURNING LOVE!")


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4. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   Well, a Warship is never NOT fighting...

Mutsu gets some credit for actually staying float long enough for even 300 people to escape her when an explosion powerful enough to tear her in half went off.

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6. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   Shioi apparently went to Hel when the US Navy sank her, and that had enemy ships firing torpedoes at her. But it's OK, as Teleute now has jurisdiction and not Hela. She can probably be convinced to let some kanmusu have another chance.


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7. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   >Shioi apparently went to Hel when the US Navy sank her, and that had
>enemy ships firing torpedoes at her.

We actually kicked this around for a while in the studio not long ago, and eventually reached the conclusions that:

a) Matters were very much disorganized in Valhalla and Fólkvangr at the end of the war, since it was such a busy time for them and they were in the midst of a transition of authority (Skuld was just coming into office during the war), and there may have been a few dropped balls;

b) The I-400s' disposal was rather less eh... public than those of Nagato, Saratoga, Sakawa, Prinz Eugen, et al.;

c) Don't investigate this too closely.

:)

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8. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   Let's be fair.

Tanking TWO nuclear bombs and sinking only due to incomplete pre-bombing maintenance is a pretty metal way to go.

(Something SEVERAL members of Team Crossroads can claim.)

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9. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   >Let's be fair.
>
>Tanking TWO nuclear bombs and sinking only due to incomplete
>pre-bombing maintenance is a pretty metal way to go.

True! And very satisfying to those of us who can't help but think, years later, that the whole business was kind of pathetically petty.

(Although those who survived Able were probably helped out somewhat by the fact that the drop was, to use the technical parlance, a wild-ass miss.)

--G.
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12. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   If there was anything good that came out of that terrible business it taught at least some people that nuclear power was not a toy and fire hoses were not gonna cut it.

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16. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jan-12-17 AT 06:15 PM (EST)
 
>If there was anything good that came out of that terrible business it
>taught at least some people that nuclear power was not a toy and fire
>hoses were not gonna cut it.

Sadly, that really wasn't comprehended until the, ummm, mistakes of Castle Bravo.

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26. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   Sadly, poor Sakawa-chan probably still has nightmares about her participation in the test.

The detonation of the Able bomb occurred 490 yards (450 m) above and slightly to starboard of Sakawa's stern. The blast caused Sakawa to burn fiercely for twenty-four hours; the force crushed her superstructure, damaged her hull and breached her stern. After the test, a tug boat, USS Achomawi, tried to tow Sakawa toward a beach to prevent the latter ship from sinking, but failed. Sakawa started sinking almost as soon as towing began, and, with a tow cable connecting the two ships, Achomawi started to be dragged down, too. After a number of attempts, sailors cut the tow cable with an acetylene torch. Sakawa sank on 2 July 1946 in about 200 feet (60 m) of water, with a portion of the tow cable still attached.

The second weapons test, Baker, was an underwater shot about 500 feet (150 m) away from the sunken Sakawa.

--Wikipedia, Japanese Cruiser Sakawa
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3. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   "Known to use torpedoes as melee weapons"...?

That's it, you just pegged my boggle-o-meter, it went >ker-ping< and the needle shot off thataway. --------->

Now I'm definitely looking forward to the next story involving these characters!

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5. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   You have yet to experience Poi.

You soon will.

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10. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   >"Known to use torpedoes as melee weapons"...?

I think the original assumption was that she'd be throwing them, but that's not always how it looks.

(She's not the only one who gives that impression.)

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13. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   Kawakaze also does this in her Kai 2 art.

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28. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   >"Known to use torpedoes as melee weapons"...?
>
>That's it, you just pegged my boggle-o-meter, it went >ker-ping< and
>the needle shot off thataway. --------->
>
>Now I'm definitely looking forward to the next story involving
>these characters!
>

Once upon a time, there was a tabletop RPG called "Torg" (look it up; they're doing a rewrite). In the list of explosives was the common torpedo (as much as there is such a thing). It listed a staggering amount of damage... and no burst radius (due to a typo). This led players of said tabletop RPG to determine that torpedoes could, in fact, be used as melee weapons, provided you could lift it. It might have even been attempted by one of the playtest teams (or at least suggested and then 86ed by the GM).

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29. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   >Once upon a time, there was a tabletop RPG called "Torg" (look it up;
>they're doing a rewrite). In the list of explosives was the common
>torpedo (as much as there is such a thing). It listed a staggering
>amount of damage... and no burst radius (due to a typo).

Meanwhile, in the "personal equipment" section of the BattleTech Technical Readout 3026, someone felt the need to include the caveat, "Each grenade may be used only once."

Ah, '80s game manual editing.

Also, the first edition of Teenagers from Outer Space stipulated that a Popcorn Grenade would fill the space in which it was employed, without specifying an upper bound if, for instance, it was used outdoors. Therefore, logically, using one outdoors would destroy the universe.

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30. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   >"Each grenade may be used only once."
>
>Ah, '80s game manual editing.
>

"A character feigning unconsciousness may take no other action."

"A dead figure can take no action of any kind."

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34. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   >Also, the first edition of Teenagers from Outer Space
>stipulated that a Popcorn Grenade would fill the space in which it was
>employed, without specifying an upper bound if, for instance, it was
>used outdoors. Therefore, logically, using one outdoors would destroy
>the universe.

I do believe I must have had a set of defective players for my TFOS campaign back in the day -- none of them ever tried that. <grin>

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11. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   Oh yeah—I should probably note that Ōyodo is using some quite old-fashioned language in her official correspondence. For example, "of the 9th instant" is an archaic and formal way of saying "of the 9th of this same month I'm writing to you in," dating back to days when letters could take weeks or months to reach their intended recipients. She restrains herself from going the whole hog with the sort of convoluted obseqiousness that was common of naval correspondence in the age of sail ("I remain, sir, your most humble obedient and worshipful servant," etc.), but there is an element of same in the way she approaches writing to a figure like Nagato. (Or Admiral Togo, come to that.)

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14. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   I hadn't actually noticed this. I think it's because it's just modern enough that it doesn't feel out-of-period for her to be writing like that, although precisely what "period" is for Ōyodo is hard to figure out. Her construction is presumably much later, but her voice is spot-on for an overly formal character (or a stereotype Japanese naval officer) circa WW2.

If she'd gone full Age of Sail or been like this in person, it would have been off, but this works nicely for a letter, particularly since she's writing to somebody who would be a superior officer if not for the whole Admiralty Code problem.

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15. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   One other thought:

> Equipped with nonregulation weaponry.

> Capable of integrating foreign technologies into Fog technical databases.

I'm not sure if Iona's non-regulation weaponry is Akashi's doing, or the result of Corwin having a spare hour. Given how busy he's likely to be, I'm going to guess it's Akashi.

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19. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   >One other thought:
>
>> Equipped with nonregulation weaponry.
>
>> Capable of integrating foreign technologies into Fog technical databases.
>
>I'm not sure if Iona's non-regulation weaponry is Akashi's doing, or
>the result of Corwin having a spare hour. Given how busy he's likely
>to be, I'm going to guess it's Akashi.

Not sure, but I'll say this: In the anime, her nonstandard weaponry was her supergravity (Super-Graviton? Seen it said multiple ways) cannon. I can't help but think if Touga had any idea she had that he'd have been tempted to use it.

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17. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   So the White Rose has a fleet now!


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18. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   If Akio is going to go out and recruit an evil navy, clearly the only logical response is recruit a team of teenage boats with attitude.. er.. or something.

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20. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jan-12-17 AT 08:23 PM (EST)
 
>If Akio is going to go out and recruit an evil navy, clearly the only
>logical response is recruit a team of teenage boats with attitude..
>er.. or something.

In a completely speculative, non-canonical sort of way, I invite you all to pause for a moment and join me in admiring the image of Akio being held completely off the ground, by the throat, by HMS Warspite.

You are impertinent, sir.

I have to admit I'm not sure which I like better, that or the version with Hibiki.* The latter is in some ways more amusing, because she's shorter than he is and that's always gold, but nobody does the requisite "I'm not more disgusted with you than I am solely because it isn't worth the effort" vibe better than an Edwardian Englishwoman.

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21. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jan-12-17 AT 09:03 PM (EST)
 
Her Thighness is a treasure, and her English is REALLY GOOD in game. Her VA must be fully bilingual to switch between English and Japanese so cleanly. Her rigging is a wheelchair, representing the steering damage she took that was never repaired.

But she CAN stand and CAN walk and HEAVEN HELP YOU if she deems in necessary to do so.

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22. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jan-12-17 AT 09:10 PM (EST)
 
>But she CAN stand and CAN walk and HEAVEN HELP YOU if she deems in
>necessary to do so.

OPERATION WELL CARRIED OUT X THERE IS NO QUESTION WHEN THE OLD LADY LIFTS HER SKIRTS SHE CAN RUN

(Also, I think the wheelchair thing is fanon only, though it does make logical sense. Pretty sure the only official intention was that it resemble a throne. Queen Elizabeth-class, you know.)

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23. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   We never really have confirmation one way or the other, I suppose. It doesn't make a lot of sense to start the Kongous as Battlecruisers and then evolve them into Battleships by loadout and have Warspite reflect her final state.

Many people assume it because her cutins are all seated. Would've been nice to have her with some standing art in game.

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24. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   >We never really have confirmation one way or the other, I suppose. It
>doesn't make a lot of sense to start the Kongous as Battlecruisers and
>then evolve them into Battleships by loadout and have Warspite reflect
>her final state.

On the other hand, Akagi doesn't start with three flight decks, two of which are not very useful, and open-cockpit, fixed-gear fighters. It's all over the place, since it's all about the artists' whims. But then that's one of the beauties of KanColle, I suppose, is that there is so much room for interpretation. If you don't like one artist's insanely possessive Ōi, keep looking until you find one who's just cheerfully lecherous. And so forth.

As an aside, I suspect Warspite and Utena would at least have the opening for a conversation; one of the former's sister ships was called Valiant.

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25. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   LAST EDITED ON Jan-12-17 AT 10:20 PM (EST)
 
There are a LOT of characters who would be fun to see interacting with Warspite, really...

Appropos of something.. two there must be...

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27. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   >Appropos of something.. two there must be...

Akatsuki doesn't always come out of her encounters with Warspite so pleased, alas.

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31. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   The road from elephant to elegant is difficult and fraught with peril.

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32. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   >The road from elephant to elegant is difficult and fraught with peril.

That look of pure heartbreak. "R... rehdi."

"My Warspite can't be such a troll," as I believe the current trend in phrasing puts it.

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33. "RE: Memo to the Bureau of Ships"
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   Funny coincidence... I have been on a Godzilla watching binge lately, and I just got to Terror of Mechagodzilla last night. I was amused to see the submersible that encounters and is sunk by Titanasaurous is named the Akatsuki. In typical Showa-era style, they immediately whip up another sumersible, which they just call the Akatsuki II.

I can't help but think that Akatsuki wouldn't be all that thrilled to go out again. :)


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