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Old 03-25-2020, 03:53 PM   #1
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Default Came across this strange ghost-ship in SH4. Might be from a movie I've never seen.

https://imgur.com/a/q7Zs9yd

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I think it's an Easter Egg from a movie I've never seen or something like that. If you know what it is, feel free to tell me!
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Old 03-25-2020, 04:20 PM   #2
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looks like the Flying Dutchman, a ghostly galleon ...don't waste a torpedo!
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Old 03-25-2020, 04:57 PM   #3
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There have been multiple reports over the years, with this being the most-used report thread:

https://www.subsim.com/radioroom/sho...968#post692968

razark does not believe in ghosts, especially the Flying Dutchman, but most of the rest of us have seen it...
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Old 03-25-2020, 07:13 PM   #4
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LIES! LIES!


Another one drawn into the conspiracy! Why do y'all do this? Always claiming to post "pictures" of some "ghost ship" that doesn't even exist!




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most of the rest of us have seen it...
Hey, I've "seen" it too! Look, here's my screenshot:



(Seriously, where do y'all find this thing? Years of this game and never once have I come across it.)
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Old 03-25-2020, 07:45 PM   #5
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- That's that same shot you have used before, good sir!

Notice though, how your mouse cursor is "green" there?... You may not have waited long enough for the Dutchman to show!...

shiver me timbers! doomed to sail the sea forever, ne'r to find port! what was his crime?
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:02 PM   #6
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You may not have waited long enough for the Dutchman to show!
I've been sailing the Pacific waters in a fleet boat for a long time:



If she the Dutchman were out there, I oughtta seen her by now!
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Old 03-26-2020, 04:15 AM   #7
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I've never seen the Dutchman either, to all those that have supposed to have seen it, might I suggest that you cut your doctors prescribed medication down to an acceptable level.
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:38 AM   #8
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https://imgur.com/a/q7Zs9yd

Playing with TMO v2.5
I think it's an Easter Egg from a movie I've never seen or something like that. If you know what it is, feel free to tell me!
yeah, the old girl has been seen by many Kaleuns over the years. i suspect that it was part of stock but it does not have to be. any one of the modders could design a ship and create the graphics, etc and place it somewhere in the mix.
dont waste a shell or torpedo on her.
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I've been sailing the Pacific waters in a fleet boat for a long time:



If she the Dutchman were out there, I oughtta seen her by now!
Oh wow! Cool beans! Gato!!! what was that? CGA display days?...

my first purchase (I think) was Up Periscope for the C-64... the ocean was "blue" in it...

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yeah, the old girl has been seen by many Kaleuns over the years. i suspect that it was part of stock but it does not have to be. any one of the modders could design a ship and create the graphics, etc and place it somewhere in the mix.
dont waste a shell or torpedo on her.
It is part of stock, I found the game files for her and was going to make a Black Pearl mod once.
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Old 04-03-2020, 05:47 PM   #11
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My guess is you guys who never saw her play only Pearl Harbor careers, never Asiatic. Every time I saw the Dutchman she's somewhere in the South China Sea or Luzon Strait. Makes sense, since the original legend came from a story about a ship which picked up goods from the Dutch East Indies (Java, Borneo, etc.) then got into a storm, and the captain cursed God saying something to the effect of "Damn me but I'll never turn back, I'll get around this cape if I have to sail for all eternity!" Hence a ghost ship full of dead men cursed to sail for all eternity. Pirates of the Caribbean borrowed from the legend to make the Flying Dutchman into Davy Jones' ship, lot of alterations from the original 1700s legend.



Asiatic career, SARGO class, March 1942, Luzon Strait.



Close up, usual appearance.



From some angles the ghostly glow is off, looks like a typical caravelle.
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Old 04-03-2020, 05:58 PM   #12
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My guess is you guys who never saw her play only Pearl Harbor careers, never Asiatic.
Actually, I very rarely run out of Pearl.


I almost always start Asiatic, since it's so much closer to the hunting grounds, and it's full of nice little islands and choke points rather than boring open water and the Japanese coast.
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Old 04-06-2020, 01:56 PM   #13
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Has she ever materialized in a major battle? How do the Japanese react?
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Old 04-06-2020, 02:06 PM   #14
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I've run across it a few times, and let me tell ya, it's super annoying when you get a contact and press the period button to take a look only to find out that it's that damn ship again.
Definitely an Easter Egg.
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Old 04-06-2020, 02:48 PM   #15
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Default The X:\ Drive Files



go up to about the 5:30 mark... It is a Dutchman (Netherlands), of course...


Remember now, cover your eyes if you get scared... - and razark, just cover your eyes...
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