My ship is named U.S.S. Galileo, named after the infamous Italian astronomer, physicist, mathematician and philosopher. He made new scientific discoveries and made improvements to the telescope amongst others. It is therefore a very fitting name to the star trek ethos, to explore strange new Worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before!
I named my ships after American National Parks ie Yosemite, Yellowstone, John Muir who advocated for Yosemite to become a national park and Sentinel Rock which is the second highest place you can hike to at Yosemite park
The USS Roanoke. There's a couple of layers of meaning, from the Roanoke colony being one of my favorite local legends, to a lost colony also being part of my character's backstory, to it being a nod to the Cabal's history as Roanoke colonists in City of Heroes and an homage to my Cabal heroine there.
fed carrier uss toy box reason it reminds me of engineers playing with toys in infected boss room others are default apart from my fighter lil fuzzy reason i'm a caitian in my stalker fighter and flys very fast past as a lil fuzzy blur...kdf iks cant miss me reason its a vo'que carrier you simply cant miss mirror qin raptor a k s beek a boo reason wait till i unclock behind you and figure out the next part
Most of my Fed Captains had their ships named after relatively recent ships. Escorts were named for destroyers, cruisers for cruisers/battleships, science vessels...well I only have one Fed Sci so her ships were named after my daughters.
I did deviate on a few occasions however.
One of my Fed Engineer tanks is currently commanding the U.S.S. Psychotic, a Fleet Advanced Heavy Cruiser Retrofit. Named due to his love of parking directly in front of the whatever stf baddie and firing away point blank. (except Donatra. He just leads her around by the nose while everyone else dps's the crap out of her.)
He also on occasion runs with the U.S.S. Neurotic....the predecessor to the Psychotic, an Advanced Heavy Cruiser Retrofit. Though this ship has been relegated to "fun runs" in stfs and should really be renamed the "Rainbow Express"
Recently for some reason I went on a "Deliverance" kick with the names:
U.S.S. YouGotaPurdyMouth (Fleet Advanced Heavy Crusier Retrofit)
I.K.S. YouGotaPurdyMouth (Qin Heavy Raptor)
U.S.S. Banjo Music (Nebula Retrofit)
I.K.S. SqueelLikeaPig (Fleet Tactical Escort Retrofit)
I.K.S. UrSheepDintKisMe (Vor'Cha Retrofit) ...not really Deliverance, but it fit the theme lol.
For those nights where pugs are going horrible (yes I pug at times and do enjoy them)