sms-what does mean?

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sms-what does mean?

Post by ozs86 » 13 Feb 2003 00:03

it is an abriaviation-I hope i spelled that right! :wink:.well as you hopefully know it is suppose to mean his majesty's ship but what are the word that make up sms...

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Post by Galahad » 13 Feb 2003 02:04

I won't swear to the spelling, but I think it stands for Seine Majestat Schiffe.

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Post by Peter H » 13 Feb 2003 02:09

Seine Majestäts Schiff

His/Her's Majesties Ship.

Note the plural approach combining the King & Queen.

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Post by ozs86 » 13 Feb 2003 14:21

thanks lad! 8) :lol:

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Post by Karl da Kraut » 13 Feb 2003 23:42

Moulded wrote:

Seine Majestäts Schiff


Almost! It's "Seiner Majestät Schiff"

His/Her's Majesties Ship.

Note the plural approach combining the King & Queen.


The translation is "His Majesty's Ship." It's the male form and only the male form. If the term was connected to the queen (before 1871) or the empress it would be "Ihrer Majestät Schiff". But that's theory.

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