origin of your ship name
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Join Date: Dec 2007
05-20-2010, 04:40 PM
I go with themes for ship names for each character. The exceptions are the Light Cruisers. Sometimes I just name them something amusing.
For Vance (Tac), I went with a Roman theme.
Light Cruiser - U.S.S. Invictus (actually just a Latin word. My Light Cruisers )
Escort - U.S.S. Gladius (Roman short sword)
Heavy Escort - U.S.S. Pilum (Roman heavy javelin)
Tactical Escort - U.S.S. Legionary (A legionary is an individual Roman soldier.)
Fleet Escort - U.S.S. Legatus (NX-99476) (Legatus were generals second only to the Emperor, and 476 was the official end of the classic Roman Empire.)
Advanced Escort - U.S.S. Centurion (NX-98117) (Centurions were in charge of 100 Roman soldiers. 177 AD was when the Roman Empire was at it's most expansive.)
Runabout - U.S.S. Tiber (The river Rome was founded upon)
For Hank (Tac), a TOS era ship captain in the modern era, I decided to go with a WWII theme. Names are of famous Naval ships, commanders, and sailors.
Background - He commanded a refitted Ranger-class ship, U.S.S. Samuel B. Roberts. (Named after the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), "the destroyer escort that fought like a battleship" at the Battle off Samar at the Battle of Leyte Gulf.)
Light Cruiser - U.S.S. Johnston (Named after the U.S.S. Johnston that was in Taffy 3 along with the U.S.S. Samuel B. Roberts at the Battle off Samar at the Battle of Leyte Gulf.)
Cruiser - U.S.S. Ernest E. Evans (Commander Evans was the skipper of the U.S.S. Johnston.)
Future ships will be named after the U.S.S. Juneau, The Sullivan Brothers, Chester Nimitz, and "Bull" Halsey.
For my Liberated Borg, Eurydice (Sci), I decided on a theme of classic science fiction writers. Her Light Cruiser, U.S.S. Heyneman (Named after Jamie Hyneman of MythBusters), is the oddball. I had no ideas for here theme at that time.
Science Vessel - Robert Heinlein (Starship Troopers is a favorite novel of mine)
My Trill Engineer Jezira has ships that are and will be named after mechanical and aerospace engineers.
Light Cruiser - U.S.S. Babbage (Named after Charles Babbage, inventor of the difference engine.)
Cruiser - U.S.S. Dumont (Named after Alberto Santos Dumont, a Brazillian early aviation pioneer.)