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# 21
08-09-2011, 08:14 PM
My current ship is the Excelsior Refit USS Arroway. It's named after the lead character Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway in Carl Sagan's wonderful novel "Contact".

My ships have all be named after either scientists or monsters from the Cthulhu mythos.
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# 22
08-09-2011, 09:04 PM
USS Via Domus - Intrepid Class ship. "Via Domus" is latin for "Way Home." The ship is named after the long way home taken by the crew of the USS voyager.

USS Korolev - Akira Class. Named after the Russian scientist/engineer Sergei Korolev.

USS Atlantis - Nova Class. Named after the mythical city

USS Endeavour - Nova/Intrepid. Named after the tall ship and the US Space Shuttle.

USS Mayweather - NX refit. Named after ensign Mayweather from the NX-01 Enterprise's crew.

USS Barcelona - TOS Connie. Named after the city of Barcelona, Spain.

Just to name a few...
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# 23
08-09-2011, 09:07 PM
My current ship is a Galaxy Class retrofit USS Warrior Angel F NCC-198906-F. Outside of the Excelsior class Warrior Angel being used by a new crew is the last in a long line of cruisers that have served the Federation with distinction. I chose this because after F and G the letters H and I are kinda overkill. But being at war with the Klingons the Warrior Angel line was something that had many NPC enemies running or being ferried by Charon on the River Styx to Hades. The new ship has yet to be named so I dunno.
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# 24
08-09-2011, 09:55 PM
My main is a non-medic Science captain who flies a Luna-class starship named the USS Hanno.

The Hanno is named for Hanno of Carthage, Earth's earliest-known expeditionary explorer.

I definitely play an explorer-captain -- it's part of why I'm a blueshirt -- and naming my T5 starship after Hanno of Carthage seemed completely appropriate to me.

Cheers,

KOS
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# 25
08-09-2011, 10:20 PM
My ships
_____ Name_________class_____Reason for name
  1. IKS Pew-A-Holic.--- Vorcha--- Because i Pew a lot
  2. IKS Bad Touch.--- Kar-Fi--- Don't ask
  3. IKS Hypnotoad--- Raptor--- All hail the Hypnotoad.
  4. IKS Peek-A-Boom--- T1 BoP--- Surprise.
  5. USS RunsWithScissors--- Defiant--- Because i just don't listen
  6. USS Free Thamupp--- Excelsior--- Because he was framed.
  7. USS Yeoman Rand --- TOS Constitution --- Because she was hot.
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# 26
08-10-2011, 12:04 AM
My Klingon BoP:

I.K.S. Facepuncher. Because fighting me is like getting punched in the face: even if you win you still walk away bloody.

Little bit of backstory: My klingon character i play a lot more lighthearted and flippant. My captain is as short as the game will allow, resembles a dwarf (I used alien as the race) and is named William "facepuncher" Wallace. Backstory is he's a human from earth, but feels earth is too peaceful and not "punchy" enough. So he went off in search of faces to punch, and ended up fighting some gorn. The Klingons were impressed, and brought him into their ranks. It's quite fun to play in some light roleplay. I play my fed characters much more straight.
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# 27
08-10-2011, 03:59 AM
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USS Atlantis - Multi Vector Advanced Escort
Main reason is my love affair with Star Gate and named after the flying city of Atlantis.

Speaking of Star Gate, does anyone know if the MMORPG, Star Gate Worlds, is still on the cards or did it get canned?
SG:W got canned a few years ago unfortunately. was really looking forward to that game,

As for my ships, i stopped playing a while ago due to not having enough time to play, but im installing again right now =D.

so i have a Commander Science with my U.S.S Janeway, Cannot remember the Reg number its been that long, Named after Admiral Kathryn Janeway. When i get my VA ship, Which will be the Intrepid Retrofit, im not sure weither to keep it the U.S.S Janeway, Or change it to the U.S.S Alterra

(which is a Ship i invented For a Race of aliens i thought of called the Vortigans, (bit of Lore) The Alterra was the last hope of the Vortigan Race after being in a war with the Dominon in the Gamma Quadrant, Against all odds, the Most Advanced ship the Vortigans created, Broke through the Planetary Blockade and Headed into Deep space with the last of the Vortigans on board).

My old Star Trek: Vortiga Book i wrote for an English essay lol its kind of a BSG + Startrek storyline, with the Alterra running from a Dominon Fleet.
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# 28
08-10-2011, 06:32 PM
I named mine the Shadowhunter. For my ship is a hunter. whether hunting from the shadows or whatever else lies within them.
though i am considering going with Broken Arrow after the military term used to call for all possible reinforcements when overrun. not using as "i need the reinforcements" but as " i AM the reinforcements"
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# 29
08-10-2011, 06:47 PM
Engineering Captain:
USS Trevor's Star
USS Nike
USS Imperator

These and the rest of his commands were all named for ships and people from David Weber's Honor Harrington series. I have thoroughly enjoyed every book from that series and show my enthusiasm for that universe thru the ships I fly.

As for My Science Officer, named after me, his ships are named for the seven cities of Hampton Roads, in Virginia, with a Delta Flyer named for my city of birth, Groton, CT. I have a couple others in there named for random things I like, but the major vessels follow the Hampton Roads theme.
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# 30
08-10-2011, 08:24 PM
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i am basically starting this thread because i am wondering why you named your ship what you did.
One of the best threads on these forums to ever be created was this exact topic.

Unfortunately, due to how the forum rules are now set forth, all of those stories and all of that amazing sharing must forever stay sunken in the background.

It's a shame. So much creativity was on display in that thread. It really demonstrated how amazing the players who log in to this game are.
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