damn this shipyard.
I had finished the first naval mission for the legendary questline. I know that I need a submarine for the 2nd quest and I had one (Neltharion’s Madness) but it was only of rare quality. I needed to upgrade it to epic so that it could have 2 bits of equipment. Sent out on a mission which had a high, though not 100%, chance to success and the mission fails and of course which whip gets destroyed out of the pair, yes the submarine.
Now I have to start all over with a new submarine, unfortunately it didn’t get an instant rare upgrade when made either.