USS Hawking = Science vessel, named after Stephen Hawking
USS Armstrong = Science vessel, named after Neil Armstrong
USS Perseus = Escort ship, continuing the Prometheus, Cerberus Greek Mythology Theme
USS Vigilant = Escort ship, sorta robbed the Vigilant class name, but before I knew it was a class name
USS Courtney = Fleet Escort... actually named after the navy Destroyer Escort DE 1021. http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/06021021.htm
USS Emily Browning = a cruiser... named after an actor I am sorta obsessed with, kinda weird, she's not gorgeous, but I can't help myself. (Yeah my wife knows!) There is a longstanding tradition of naming ships after women, and this seems like a really good name for a ship
USS Immortal = Here is a ship name that quite possibly dates back to before some of you were born. Every space game I have ever played be it pen & paper, miniatures or video games (from the Atari 2600 to the present) there has been an Immortal in my fleet. It was only natural for the tradition to continue.
Ships on alts:
USS Hadrian = this is the Escort ship of my Fed Klingon, Roman general later Emperor
USS Leonard McCoy = Science ship of my wife's sci captain, I think this one speaks for itself, I know there is a McCoy at Starbase 24 and all, but this sounds better, as well as looks better
USS Tranquility = Galaxy class.... the wife is a HUGE TNG fan and a big fan of the Gal, so we decided to get one to use as a "hospital ship"
IKS Karac (cruiser), K'pac (BoP) = I've always been facinated by Klingon culture, and loved the stuff in TNG and DS9, but I don't know enough about it to come up with decent names for my ships, so these are computer generated
IKS Domina (cruiser), Ravenclaw (BoP) = My wife on the other hand, always seems to come up with apropriate names, even if they aren't particularly Klingon, they sound good
My escort names were places, Columbus, flanders, gelders, frieclend, but the admiral ship was victorious cause its cool.
My cruisers were birds, condor, hawk, raven, falcon, Albatross
My sci are named after scientists, bohr, newton, maxwell, pavlof, Einstein
U.S.S. James Armistead - James Armistead was a Black that served as a spy during the American Revolution on the side of the Colonies against the British. He was posed as a steward on Benedict Arnolds staff and later with General Cornwallis while feeding information back to the Revolutionaries. He was a friend of the Revolutionaries General Lafayette who's name he later took as his surname becoming James Armistead Lafayette.