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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-02-2010, 02:05 PM
Did you go with the default name for the ships you've got, or did you choose your own? If you did, why did you choose the names you have?
(Named for the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 when the English trounced the French... again.)
USS John Harrison
-- The inventor of the Marine Chronometer that enabled accurate finding of longitude, critical for navigation. He was completely self-trained.
-- Named for the ship eventually crushed by the ice on Sir Ernest Shackleton's failed expedition to cross the Antarctic from 1912-1914. They all survived!
-- Named for the fictional ship in
Hornblower and the Hotspur
. A sloop-of-war with 20 small guns. Fitting for a T2 escort.
-- Johannes Kepler, astronomer.
-- As named above.
-- A Roman army rank.
-- After Carl Sagan
USS James Webb
-- Another Astronomer.
-- Looked at a list of British Navy ships-of-the-line and chose one I liked the sound of.
-- After the Palomar telescope.
-- Felt right for a Recon ship.
-- Another British Navy vessel.
-- Another Antarctic explorer.
-- After the huge battle during the Napoleonic Wars.
-- Another name I liked the sound of, a British ship.