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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 1922
05-15-2012, 08:56 AM
I do a little research when I name a ship, just because...

U.S.S. Paramore - A Band I like.

U.S.S. Andor - My char is Andorian, its her homeworld.

U.S.S. Annapolis - My home town and the actual USS Annapolis (SSN-760), is the tenth "improved" Los Angeles-class submarine. USS Annapolis is the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named for Annapolis, Maryland, site of the United States Naval Academy. So I thought it was kind like "There has always been a ship named Enterprise".

* USS Annapolis (PG-10), a gunboat commissioned in 1897 and in periodic service until 1919, then used as a training ship until 1940

* USS Annapolis (PF-15), a Tacoma-class patrol frigate in service from 1944 to 1946, and sold to Mexico in 1947

* USS Annapolis (AGMR-1), the USS Gilbert Islands (CVE-107) escort carrier renamed Annapolis (AGMR-1) in 1963

* USS Annapolis (SSN-760), a Los Angeles-class submarine commissioned in 1992

* USS Annapolis (NCC-93539) Cheyenne Class Heavy Cruiser assigned to Exploration Foundation Fleet Command.

U.S.S. Chesapeake - Chesapeake Bay in my home state, the original U.S.S. Chesapeake was under the command of Captain James Lawrence and was defeated by the HMS Shannon in 1813. (War of 1812) I took Capt. Lawrence's dying order to his First Officer as my ship's motto; "Don't give up the ship", kind of fitting.

* USS Chesapeake (1799), a 38-gun frigate in commission from 1800 to 1813

* USS Chesapeake, a sloop which was renamed USS Patapsco (1799) in 1799 while still under construction, launched in 1799, and sold in 1801

* USS Chesapeake, a bark which served as a training ship from 1900 to 1910, was renamed USS Severn (1898) in 1905, and served as a submarine tender from 1910 until decommissioned in 1916

* USS Chesapeake (ID-3395), a salvage ship in commission from March to October 1919

* SS Chesapeake (AOT-5084), a transport tanker placed in non-commissioned Military Sealift Command service in 2000

*USS Chesapeake (NCC-93369) Defiant Class Tactical Escort assigned to Exploration Foundation Fleet Command.

U.S.S. Potomac - Potomac River near Washington DC, sight of the Battle of the Potomac during the Civil War. The actual USS Potomac served as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht until his death in 1945.

* USS Potomac (1822), a frigate in commission from 1831 to 1877

* USS Potomac (1861), a whaler purchased in 1861 and sunk as part of the "Stone Fleet" in 1862

* USS Potomac (AT-50), a tug in commission from 1898 to 1922

* USS Potomac (AG-25), a presidential yacht in service from 1936 to 1945

* USNS Potomac (T-AO-150), an oiler in service from 1957 until destroyed in a fire in 1961

* USNS Potomac (T-AO-181), an oiler in service from 1976 to 1983

*USS Potomac (NCC-93093) Fleet Escort assigned to Exploration Foundation Fleet Command, currently under the command of Captain Z'Hai D'Snett.

...though not always glorious the history of my ships is honorable.