Hello. This is my first time here on Shipbucket, having signed up on the forums due to my love of IJN era naval vessels and the fact that I'm doing Graphics Designs in college, I thought I'd try and design my Alt Universe (Called the Free Republic of Montserrat - A large nation based on a mash-up of several large countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and England, as well as several Pacific Territories) ships as sort of a practice run.
I'm not that good at introductions but, here it goes. This is a New Year Island Class - Escort Carrier (Named for the Montserratian Civil War Battle of New Year Island) - which is basically a design inspired by the Akitsu Maru, albeit bigger, longer, and wider. The lead ship HMMS (His Majesty Montserrat's Ship) New Year Island, was built in 1932 for the Free People's Navy (Which was the navy of the Nationalist Rebels during the civil war. The Nationalists eventually overthrew the Liberal Government in July 1920.). Due to patriotism being a major cult following, (and the fact that the Free People's Navy is made up entirely of civilian volunteers- IE: the Power of the People.), the Free People's Navy paints the patriotic colors (Blue, white and red) on the exhaust funnels of their ships, and in the case with carriers, in addition to painting the funnel/s, the national flag is painted on the aircraft elevators as well. On battleships, the national flag is painted on the bow just in front of the first forward turret.
Other ships in the class include the Haul Round Island, Truant Island, East Vernon Island, and West Vernon Island.
Credit goes to @radome for the original image.
If this thread is in the wrong category, feel free to move it. I'm still not familiar with the site in whole yet.