I have a cruiser and escort with Japanese names. My escort is named "Ikazuchi" Japanese for thunder, and a name they give to navy destroyers, so fitting for an escort. My cruiser is named "Kongo" a Japanese mountain that they named a WW2 battleship after. Once i get a Armitage (been putting it off so I an buy with dil instead of spending money) I will name it "Shokaku" Japanese WW2 aircraft carrier meaning "Flying Crane".
I.K.S Dragon Pride IV and U.S.S Dragon Pride-D
Both cruisers, both my little darlings.
Since I was conceived and from earliest memory, not a single day goes without a feeling of pride at being a anthropomorphic land dragon, and a self taught Furry Artist and bestowed that title on the ships that carry me to worlds beyond......
Or a land dragon furry who draws stuff and slapped a cool name on the hull, if you must get all mumbo jumbo and technical about it. =3
Mine range from serious to funny, so I'll start with funny.
For one of my characters, my ships are named after bus models and semi truck manufactures. USS Freightliner, USS Blue Bird, USS International, and USS School Bus all speak for themselves on the naming trend. I have more, but I belive these four get the point across.
On another one of mine, I've ran with US state/Battleship names. Most common one I run is the USS Arizona.
I have the occasional ship named after TV shows and characters (USS Airwolf, USS KITT, and USS Wilton Knight to name a few).
I have a T1 ship named after a late US Senatorm but I don't use it much.
There's a few others I have that are mash ups name parts and some KDF ones that are really off the wall (i.e. IKS HoH puch which was my understanding to be Killer Toliet at some point).
The names of my characters' ships (and the reasoning behind them) are as follows:
Takeshi Yamato (Main): USS Raging Tempest (reflects his fighting style)
Nanoha Takamachi: USS Wolfram (this character is based on the protagonist of the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha franchise, and all names related to this character [BOffs and ships] come from the same franchise)
Shion Uzuki: USS Elsa (Xenosaga Naming Theme here)
Leonhardt "Leo" Raglan: USS Oathsworn (Record of Agarest War Generation 1 Naming Theme here)
In game I've seen hundreds if not thosends of ship names and most of them are unique. This made me curious to see if these names were chosen for a reason or just because it sounded cool.
My current ship is called U.S.S. SHIRLY WALLIS.
It's named after my mother inlaw who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Before that it was called the U.S.S. BECKS-VIER
after my favourite beer. Lol
What's yours called and why?
Its in my sig.
The Shinano was a Yamato-class hull that was converted into an armored carrier during world war 2.
The ship received orders to sail to another base to finish the conversion of the ship. The captain, seeing how his crew was untrained, the ship interior (flood control bulkheads and such) had not been completely finished and fire control systems not installed... plus he had no air crew or craft complement...AND he had been denied air cover from land bases and also denied a destroyer escort....
pleaded with the high command to delay the sailing orders until the ship could at least be able to defend itself.
High command denied the request.
Lo, the ship sailed with a less than minimal escort, met a US submarine just a dozen or so miles from the base he had sailed out of... and was sunk.
... and this is what happens in STO every time there is a patch that affects carriers. Cryptic ignores the carrier captain feedback and test data, make idiotic and uncalled for changes that screw the ship and pet AI to the point where the carrier is nothing more than a fat science ship with moronic pets... and then Cryptic applies a band-aid fix so things are not broken to the point where the ship and pets are useless... but previously existing functionality was lost.... then sits back and ignores the fact that they broke things this badly and dont bother to come back and fix their errors.