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The Kaiboukan were designed by the japanese to function as Destroyer Escorts in the first place, why the hell would we rename them now to PF instead?
 
The Kaiboukan were designed by the japanese to function as Destroyer Escorts in the first place, why the hell would we rename them now to PF instead?
 
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Yeah, that's what English wikipedia says, it cannot be wrong. But the kaibokan were designed even before a single destroyer escort had been built and, just like Shimushu's introduction says, they were actually (fishery) patrol ships in the first place. They were supposed to work as escorts (and theoretically minesweepers too), but what is the difference between "functioning as a destroyer escort" and "functioning as a patrol frigate"? Also destroyer escort is informally used in literature, including works by renowned authors like Hans Lengerer, in reference to the Matsu and Tachibana class, at the minimum you're making matters confusing, at worst we could end up with two overlapping types, I think this point had been brought up by  Vcharng  above, but I suppose it's worth pointing it out again.<br />
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Yeah, that's what [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destroyer_escort English wikipedia] says, it cannot be wrong. But the kaibokan were designed even before a single destroyer escort had been built and, just like Shimushu's introduction says, they were actually (fishery) patrol ships in the first place. They were supposed to work as escorts (and theoretically minesweepers too), but what is the difference between "functioning as a destroyer escort" and "functioning as a patrol frigate"? Also destroyer escort is informally used in literature, including works by renowned authors like Hans Lengerer, in reference to the Matsu and Tachibana class, at the minimum you're making matters confusing, at worst we could end up with two overlapping types, I think this point had been brought up by  Vcharng  above, but I suppose it's worth pointing it out again.<br />

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Tsubakura wrote:

The Kaiboukan were designed by the japanese to function as Destroyer Escorts in the first place, why the hell would we rename them now to PF instead?

Yeah, that's what English wikipedia says, it cannot be wrong. But the kaibokan were designed even before a single destroyer escort had been built and, just like Shimushu's introduction says, they were actually (fishery) patrol ships in the first place. They were supposed to work as escorts (and theoretically minesweepers too), but what is the difference between "functioning as a destroyer escort" and "functioning as a patrol frigate"? Also destroyer escort is informally used in literature, including works by renowned authors like Hans Lengerer, in reference to the Matsu and Tachibana class, at the minimum you're making matters confusing, at worst we could end up with two overlapping types, I think this point had been brought up by  Vcharng  above, but I suppose it's worth pointing it out again.

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