I'm going to assume that at least a few of the members here are at least familiar of Axis Powers Hetalia: All of the nations of the world are people, and exhibit national stereotypes. For sometime I have continplated applying a similar concept to ships, but rather than a simple comedy series, the mood and tone would be set by the story of the individual ship. Therefore, this thread is more about us naval buffs working out this concept in relation to their favorite ships (do keep in mind that while this concept is 'Sea queens, depending on the country they could be guys [French convention is that all ships are male, while in Poland and Russia it depends on the sex of the name]). For example, my story rotates around the Olympic-Class Ocean Liners, because their story is perfect for a Greek Tragedy, especially the Olympic. The Sisters All three, as triplets, look more or less the same (red hair, green eyes, as befitting their Irish origins) and somewhere in their later teens, but dress differently depending on their situation and their personal tastes. RMS Titanic; Tiffany O'Shae Everyone knows her story so I won't bother. Personality-wise she's an excited young lady of Proper society, very eager for her maiden voyage under the command of the White Star Line's highly esteemed Captain Smith*. Given how Ireland and celtic culture is seen in Great Britain, she tries to quash any sign of her irish origins. This causes something of a strain on the closest thing she and her sisters have to a father, Thomas Andrews, instead fixating on J. Bruce Ismay (owner of the White Star), and Captain Smith. During the sinking, with Smith rendered almost useless due to shell shock and Ismay abandoning her for his own life, Tiffany seeks out Thomas in the 1st Class Smoking Room, tossing aside any English Trappings she has, finally breaking down in tears as she clings to 'Dah.' They hold onto each other until the breakup. Of the Hecate Sisters story device, Tiffany would fit in with The Virgin. *Yes yes yes. Before anyone remarks on it I will: Maiden Voyages are played as a girl losing her virginity. No, I don't want to think about just how litteral that analogy goes, and neither should you. HMHS Britannic, Formerly Gigantic; Brianna (formerly Georgiana) O'Shae The historical Britannic never served as a passenger ship. When WWI broke out and the Eastern Campaigns in the Middle East going bad, the Admiralty needed hospital ships to transport the massive number of wounded back home, so they commandeered the Britannic for that purpous, of which she completed a number of voyages. In November 1916 on her way east in the Agean Sea, Britannic struck a German mine and sank in 55 minutes (as opposed to Titanic's 2 hrs 40 minutes) due to the explosion warping bulkheads (making it impossible for those doors to close) and portholes being open (most likely to air out the rooms for the upcoming influx of patients). After the Titanic Disaster, Olympic made every effert to warn Brianna of the dangers of the sea, and treated her like a fragile china doll. When she was conscripted, Brianna went freely in a combination of duty, a chance to get out of Olympic's embrace (for the latter's own good in the name of closure of course), and compassion for all the wounded. She spent each of her return trips with the other nurses tending the wounded soldiers. Brianna would be The Mother. ...And if I ever made a Massive Cross-over, non-canon movie, Brianna would kick ass with a shotgun. RMS Olympic; Ophelia O'Shae Since Olympic lived out her full career, she has the most events to draw from before finally being scraped in the mid-1930's with the White Star Line and the Cunard Lines were merged by order of the British government. As the lead ship of the class, Ophelia saw it as her duty to Titanic and Gigantic to be the example they should follow. Her first stab into disillusionment came when in early 1912 (under the command of Captain Smith) she collided with the HMS Hawke, flooding two compartments and breaking a propellor shaft (which needed to be replaced with one of Titanic's, delaying the latter's maiden voyage a good two weeks). Convinced that Smith's age and experience was working against him (as the Olympic-Class was the largest ship in history at the time, and thus there wasn't much experience concerning how to handle them), Ophelia warned Tiffany about Smith and his cockyness. Tiffany, practically lost in the dream the press had crafted around her, called her silly and ignored her. Heartbroken by the death/sinking of her sister, Ophelia made every effort to do better with Brianna, to be a better sister than she was with Tiffany. The only thing that stopped her from raising hell about Brianna's conscription was the thought that, as a Hospital ship, Brianna would be safe, whereas Ophelia/Olympic would be taking up the riskier job of a Troop Transport. Ophelia wouldn't know what became of Brianna until 1917, when a letter she sent to her sister was returned with a telegram from the Admiralty offering condolences in the death of "Nurse Brianna O'Shae" in the sinking of the HMHS Britannic. After hearing the news, something inside broke, and the World Weary Lead Ship died, replaced by an increasingly bitter young woman who grew more and more disgusted with the world, and at once begged the Powers that Be sink her as well, and yet was determined to perserveer for the sake of those who were aboard her, to prove that her Class was not cursed. With time she took up the trappings of the Flappers in America: Smoking cigars, cutting her hair short and taking to shorter dresses. Stories spread of her sleeping with any man willing in the search for solace for the deaths of her sisters. In 1936 Olympic was scrapped, and all that remains of the Three Dream Ships are the 1st Class lounge fittings, sold at auction and set up in a hotel in England. -------- So, any Naval buffs out there want to take a whack at personifying their favorite ships?