I don't know if he'd want his name on a ship that's shown to be so polarizing.
My suggestion would be an ally ship that shows up randomly in STFs. Whatever class he liked, give it his weapon setups and everything, call it the U.S.S Valentine, or, call it what he called his, and make it look like a player character, with his name above the ship's name.
Hmm... How about when you use the fleet support skill one of the ships that shows up to your rescue is the U.S.S. Valentine? It could be a one-off custom ship or not... Just throwing the idea out there.