21 January 2013

101 names for the Chrysanthemum-class (and then some)

The last surviving corvette in the Flower-class, HMCS Sackville (named after a city, not
a flower, like all Canadian flower-class, just like a local navy might do with its imperial
built escorts), now a museum ship in Halifax, NS.

  • Then names: Abelia, Acacia, Acanthus, Aconit(e), Alisma, Alyssum/Alysse, Amaryllis, Anchusa, Andromeda, Anemone, Arabis, Aramanthus, Arbutus, Armeria, Arrowhead, Asphodel, Aster, Aubrietia, Auricula, Azalea, Balsam, Begonia, Bellwort, Berberis, Bergamot, Betony, Bittersweet, Bluebell, Borage, Bryony, Bugloss, Buttercup,Calendula, Camelia, Campanula, Campion, Candytuft, Carnation, Ceanothus, Celandine, Chrysanthemum, Clarkia, Clematis, Clover, Coltsfoot, Columbine, Convolvulus, Coreopsis, Coriander, Cornflower, Cowsplip, Crocus, Cyclamen, Daffodil, Dahlia, Daphne, Delphinium, Dianella, Dianthus, Eglantine, Erica, Eyebright, Fennel, Fleur de Lys, Foxglove, Freesia, Fritillary, Gaillardia, Gardenia, Genista, Gentian, Geranium, Gilia, Gladiolius, Godetia, Harebell, Heartsease, Heather, Heliotrope, Hemlock, Hepatica, Hibiscus, Hollyhock, Honeysuckle, Hyacinth, Hyderabad, Hydrangea, Iris, Ivy, Jasmine, Jessamine, Jonquil, Kingcup, Laburnum, Larkspur, Lavender, Lila, Lily, Lobelia, Loosestrife, Lotus, Lupin, Lychnis, Magnolia, Mallow, Marguerite, Marigold, Marjoram, Mayflower, Meadowsweet, Mignonette, Mimosa, Mistletoe, Monkshood, Montberatia, Myosotis, Myrtle, Narcissus, Nasturtium, Nigella, Orchis, Oxlip, Pansy, Pelargonium, Pennywort, Pentstenom, Peony, Periwinkle, Petunia, Phlox, Picotee, Pimpernel, Pink, Polyanthus, Poppy, Pontetilla, Primrose, Primula, Ranonculus/Renoncule, Rhododendron, Rockrose, Rose, Rosemary, Salvia, Samphire, Saxifrage, Silene, Snapdragon, Snowberry, Snowdrop, Spiraea, Starwort, Stonecrop, Sundew/Roselys, Sunflower, Sweetbriar, Syringa, Tamarisk, Thyme, Trillium, Tuberose, Tulip, Valerian, Verbena, Veronica, Vervain, Vetch, Viola, Violet, Wallflower, Windflower, Wisteria, Woodruff and Zinnia. 
  • Most of those names have been used in both classes. 
  • The French Navy was usually translating/respelling the names of ships transferred to it, hence the double spelling/naming in this list. 
  • Should you use any of those name, a good search on on google and wikipedia might turn up more namesakes: e.g. HMS Godetia was transferred to the Belgian Navy after WW2 and the name has been reused for a still operating (although not in her prime) supply ship.

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