Why "ic"?

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Re: Why "ic"?

Postby MAB » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:59 pm

pat toms wrote:qe i and a qe2,i wonder who they were named after
Queen Elizabeth (now known as Elizabeth I).
who was princess victoria?
Queen Victoria's daughter, no?
however "ic" on the end would be hard to describe
What do you mean by this?
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Re: Why "ic"?

Postby Dave Gittins » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:21 pm

Actually, the first Queen Elizabeth was named after Queen Elizabeth, wife of King George VI, later known as the Queen Mother. Queen Elizabeth I was the lady who knighted Sir Francis Drake.

I'll look up Princess Victoria. I'm guessing she was a minor royal, not the famous queen.
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Re: Why "ic"?

Postby Dave Gittins » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:25 pm

I see there have been nine Princess Victoria's in the British royal family. If we knew when the ship was built we might be able to pick the right princess.
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Re: Why "ic"?

Postby pat toms » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:33 am

I find the royal family difficult to follow,henry the navigator was one who i am not conversant with,except that he employed a portugese man to find places.The mary rose i beleive was his ship,Queen elizabeth,the first the ferry boat of british railways scotland to n.ireland,ulsters disaster (princess victoria) queen elizabeth 1 sank in hong kong harbour,under suspicious circumstances.
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Re: Why "ic"?

Postby Dave Gittins » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:54 am

I think you need a crash course in history. ;)

Henry the Navigator was a Portugese who encouraged exploration, while staying safely on shore himself. Mary Rose was built for King Henry VIII of England.

I checked out the Princess Victoria that sank so disastrously, but she was one of a long series of ships of that name, so I've no idea who the original princess was.
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Re: Why "ic"?

Postby VW1956 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:11 pm

Hello. Bought this cup in a charity shop. Google has no idea what "ic" means. Shame the cups not buff colour. Ken.
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Re: Why "ic"?

Postby pat toms » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:56 pm

Looks like a storm in a teacup ken
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Re: Why "ic"?

Postby VW1956 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:06 am

Hello Pat. Now thats funny. Ken.
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Re: Why "ic"?

Postby Dave Gittins » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:48 am

White Star ships had names ending in 'ic'. Many modern cruise ships are just plain icky. :twisted:
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Re: Why "ic"?

Postby VW1956 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:01 pm

Hello Dave. I've not heard of a cruise ship named "just plain icky" what line does she belong to? Ken.
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Re: Why "ic"?

Postby Suburban Gal » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:10 am

I can aswer the question "why "ic"?"

It's long been customary for many shipping lines to have a common theme for the names of its ships. Therefore, White Star gave its ships names ending in 'ic'.
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Re: Why "ic"?

Postby Titanic_Malaysia » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:15 am

Fair enough, and a good example is one of Asia's premier cruise lines called Star Cruises, whereby all its ships are "Star" and also named after the zodiac symbols, including these ones:
- SuperStar Virgo
- SuperStar Aquarius
- SuperStar Libra
- Star Pisces

So this should explain why White Star's ships all have the "ic" in their names, although Olympic and Britannic will sound rather weird if the last two letters are removed! :lol:
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