Another naval reference in "Keel" Lorenz's name?

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Another naval reference in "Keel" Lorenz's name?

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Postby Cybermat47 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:32 am

From the EvaGeeks wiki:

Lorenz's first name, "Keel", is actually spelled incorrectly. It should be "Kiel", as "Keel", in German, would be pronounced like "Kayl". However, due to the proliferation of "Keel" in canonical materials, this spelling is used. Keel is, of course, a nautical term, referring to both an integral part of the hull of a ship and how much a ship tilts while moving.


There's a city on Germany's Baltic coast called Kiel. It served as the main naval base of the Kaiserlischemarine and was the site of the Sailor's Mutiny in 1918.

It continued as a major naval base after the rise of Hitler, and almost every Kriegsmarine U-boat began it's first war patrol in Kiel, travelling from there to their permanent base. It was also the site of the Graf Zeppelin's construction.

The city is now the shipbuilding capital of Germany, and lies a mere 10km away from the Laboe Naval Memorial.

Given the strong references to navies in almost every character's name, I doubt that the proper spelling of his name is a coincidence.
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Re: Another naval reference in "Keel" Lorenz's name?

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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:13 am

View Original PostCybermat47 wrote:It was also the site of the Graf Zeppelin's construction.

Which one? The airship that traveled around the world, the Hindenburg's sister ship, or the aircraft carrier?
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Postby Cybermat47 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:21 am

View Original PostArcadia's legacy wrote:Which one? The airship that traveled around the world, the Hindenburg's sister ship, or the aircraft carrier?


Given that only one of those was a naval vessel constructed in Kiel during the history of the Kriegsmarine, I didn't see the need to specify which one.
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