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I've been doing some background research into all of the EotBS names, and I think I have found which Kanji are associated with each unit, with some background information. There is one exception, and a theory on what name they were trying to give it. I've grouped them by it's name category, for the most part.



Uwatsu Frigate 上津 "Top Port"
Nakatsu Cruiser 中津 "Inside/Middle Port"
Sokotsu Battleship 底津 "Bottom Port"
 
Fuujin Corvette 風神 "Wind God"
Hachiman Dreadnought 八幡神 "God of Eight Banners" Divine Protector of Japan
Amaterasu Bomber 天照 "Goddess of the Sun" / "Shining in Heaven"
Inari Scout Gyro 稲荷 "God of Harvests"
Tsukuyomi War Gyro 月読 "Moon God"
Tenkei Sky Fortress 天刑 "Divine Punishment"
 
Onryou Scout Gyro 怨霊 "Vengeful [Female] Ghost"
Kiyohime Assault Carrier 清姫 "lit. Pure Princess" According to mythology, a fire-breathing serpent lady.
Komainu Garrison Tank 狛犬 "Guardian Lion-Dogs"
Myobu Gyro Tank 命婦 "lit. Destined Lady" A title often to define Kitsune who are Loyal to Inari
Ryuuou Large Robot 龍王 "Dragon King" Regarded as the divine ruler of the ocean.
 
Ika Mechanical Squid 鰞 "Squid"
Kitsune Escort 狐 "Fox"
Tanuki Gunship 狸 "Racoon Dog"
 
Tetsubo Small Flyer 鉄棒 "Iron Club"
Ronin Heavy Walker 浪人 - Lit. Wandering Man, often used to define a master-less Samurai
 
Bansan Small Walker 晩餐 "Supper/Dinner"
 
Ke-Ho Small Tank ケホ - WWII Type 5 Japanese Light Tank
Chi-Ri Medium Tank チリ - WWII Type 5 Japanese Medium Tank
Ho-I Bombard ホイ - WWII Type 2 Gun Tank , originally designed as a SPG
O-I Heavy Walker オイ - WWII Proposed Japanese Superheavy Tank 
> Taka-Ashi '高-足' lit. Tall Leg
> Miage-Nyudo '見上入道' A yokai that looks taller the more you fear it. If you look at it long enough, you die.
 
Kagoshima Mobile Airfield 鹿児島 - Birthplace of  Tōgō Heihachirō (1848 - 1934), a legendary Japanese Admiral who defeated the Russian fleet at the battle of Tsushima. Known as "Nelson of the Orient"

Some of these names make sense and fit the ship, others... not so much. The one that stands out is the Yurgi, since it's not even Japanese. I'm guessing it might have been Yurei and somone reversed the e somehow, otherwise, no idea to the Yurgi's name origin.
 

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Heh I am a fan of Japanese culture so I translated them a while back...which is why I never say my Squid squids are attacking...but a swarm of Raccoons...some references can be very manga if you think about it.

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Not sure on a few of them.

 

On the Yurgi the Empire is a lot bigger than just Japan, possibily other languages may be used. Try Korean.

I did try that, though it just means "here" in Korean I believe, plus it does seem slightly out of place even then. 

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They misspelled it.  It should be Yugiri.  Name of a WW2 Japanese DD of the Fubuki class.

 

From WP:

 

Yūgiri (夕霧, "Evening Mist"?) [1] was the fourteenth
of twenty-four Fubuki-class destroyer destroyers, built for the Imperial
Japanese Navy
following World War I. When introduced into service, these
ships were the most powerful destroyers in the world.[2] They served as
first-line destroyers through the 1930s, and remained formidable weapons systems
well into the Pacific War.

 

If you type in Japanese Warship naming conventions, you can find a couple of nice sites that talk about this subject.

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They misspelled it.  It should be Yugiri.  Name of a WW2 Japanese DD of the Fubuki class.

 

From WP:

 

Yūgiri (夕霧, "Evening Mist"?) [1] was the fourteenth

of twenty-four Fubuki-class destroyer destroyers, built for the Imperial

Japanese Navy following World War I. When introduced into service, these

ships were the most powerful destroyers in the world.[2] They served as

first-line destroyers through the 1930s, and remained formidable weapons systems

well into the Pacific War.

 

If you type in Japanese Warship naming conventions, you can find a couple of nice sites that talk about this subject.

Ah! There it is. Yurgi always seemed off to me. Yugiri seems much better. Perhaps Spartan will eventually rename it, but I won't hold my breath.

 

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