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# 1091
06-22-2010, 09:13 AM
Several of my ship names are stereotypical:

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
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# 1092 Ship Names
06-22-2010, 09:47 AM
I have a couple of Characters and I name the ships in them differently.

I have Tactical officer O Kuni Nushi who has ships named after alcoholic beverages

USS Stolichnaya
USS Jameson

I also have a Tactical officer (Kevil Tovar) who Captains ships named after my Kids.

USS Kaleb's Blade
USS Reagan's Lament
USS Kaleb's Fire
USS Reagan's Light

My Current ship is the Reagan's Light and every time i beam up, I think "Head for the Light".
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# 1093
06-22-2010, 10:55 AM
Although I don't have a ship named this myself, I always enjoy seeing the USS Sagan flying around.

I still miss Karl Sagan and his awesome TV show.
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# 1094
06-24-2010, 07:19 AM
U.S.S. TARDIS

DOCTOR WHO baby!
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# 1095
06-24-2010, 08:00 AM
USS Camden Lock - a canal in london

USS Coalition - after the UK election result

USS Absolut - nice vodka
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# 1096
06-24-2010, 08:03 AM
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
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# 1097
06-24-2010, 08:40 AM
All of my ships are named after musical compsers.

U.S.S. Beethoven
U.S.S. Rachmaninov
U.S.S. Tchaikovsky
U.S.S. Mendelssohn
U.S.S. Brahms
U.S.S. Berlioz
U.S.S. Dvorak

That is, except for my Klingon ship, the I.K.S. Aszwhol, which speaks for itself.
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# 1098
06-24-2010, 09:44 AM
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.
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# 1099
06-24-2010, 10:21 AM
The ship names for each of my captains usually follows a theme. Mathematicians for my engineer, biologists for my science captain, and synonyms for the word "triumphant" for my tactical captain.

But the "main" ship for my first and currently only RA5 character is the U.S.S. Mere Anarchy.

"Mere anarchy" from the William Butler Yeats poem, "The Second Coming."

The name doesn't seem very fitting for a Federation starship (seems more like a warship or pirate ship name.. arr! ) But I figure "escort" is just a euphemism for "warship," so hey, why not?
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# 1100
06-24-2010, 11:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Archanubis
And yet still no "Lollipop..." at least, none that I've seen...
I fly the IKS Lollipop. It's just been commissioned. It's a good ship.
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