origin of your ship name
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Join Date: Dec 2007
07-03-2011, 08:06 PM
U.S.S. Thunderchild - Excelsior R, named after the HMS Thunderchild from HG Wells' "War of the Worlds".
U.S.S. Achilles, Galaxy R - that chap from Greek mythology, also used in the RN.
U.S.S. Warspite - Assault Cruiser (and was used on the Excelsior for a bit), named for HMS Warspite, a Queen Elizabeth class battleship that fought in both world wars, recorded the longest ranged hit on a moving target, and managed to get itself involved in every major battle of the royal navy that occured during it's long service history much like a certain starship featured in a certain TV show.
U.S.S. Bruce Lee (formerly Henry's Hammer), Fleet Escort - named after noneo ther than than the king of kung fu himself, and before that, "Henry's Hammer" was named after the affectionate name given to the very tasty left hook of boxer Henry Cooper, who's one of the few, if not the only people to put Mohammed Ali on the canvas.
I.K.S. Ro'dan & Rodan, Hegh'ta and B'rel Birds of Prey - named for Rodan from the Godzilla films
I.K.S. Mjol'nir, Negh'var - named for Thor's hammer, because I used the "hammerhead" saucer and it reminded me of it.
I.K.S. Kri'stak, D7 battle cruiser (K'tinga me all you like, I use the D7 skin!) - named for mount Kri'stak on Qo'nos where Kahless forged his batleth, and I might add, has killed in Ker'rat at LG before.
I've also changed ship names on the fly in Ker'rat for various reasons, "I.K.S. You guys suck at camping" for example.