Been spending some time on my Klingon officer, Torlek (yup - named after the player character from Activision's AWESOME 'Star Trek: Klingon Academy'! ), and have aquired quite a few awesome ships for him to terrorise Starfleet with...:
I.K.S. Cha'Joh (B'rel-class Bird-of-Prey)
Named after Lursa and B'Etor's Bird-of-Prey from Star Trek Generations.
I.K.S. Va'tal (Somraw-class Raptor)
Named after Kang's battle cruiser from the Voyager episode 'Flashback' (the one that battles the Excelsior). Went with the name from the game 'Star Trek: Tactical Assault', simply because it was the most impressive-sounding...
I.K.S. Voh'Tahk (K't'inga-class Battle Cruiser)
Named after Kang's D7 cruiser from the classic episode 'Day of the Dove', taking the name used in the IDW Comics series 'Klingons: Blood Will Tell'. I decked it out in 'retro'-style D7 greys, because I'm a massive fan of the TOS Klingons.
(...that, and the K't'inga model in STO is really inaccurate, and actually resembles the D7 instead... )
I found it really really funny that you spent all this time getting good canon names and stories for your ships......
Once upon a time there was a little show called Star Trek. People kinda liked it, and it eventually was made into a movie, and then another movie, and then another movie, and then another movie, and then another movie, and then another movie. After that, they decided to make a couple more TV shows, and a few more movies. Sadly, however, the franchise began to decline in popularity and the very last TV series was canceled.
Then a ray of hope; the franchise was being rebooted with a new movie by director JJ Abrams. Though the movie was a box office hit and liked by most people, some long time fans disliked it for various reasons. One thing they disliked was the newly designed Enterprise, commonly called the JJ-prise. And it is after that very ship, which some hard core fans dislike, that I named my in game ship...mainly to make them mad
It's kinda hard to keep ship names straight with 4 toons, but,...eh.
Engineer: Nassau recalls the US Navy ships which bore the name Nassau (CVE 16/LHA 4);
Tactical: Soyuz harkens back to the old assault frigates of the 2270s;
Science 1: Thunder Bay, after the Canadian city at the head of Lake Superior;
Science 2: Haleakala, "House of the Sun", for a Hawaiian volcano. Also recalls the ammunition ship USS Haleakala (AE 25).
USS Stormbringer: Stormbringer is the name of the infamous black sword featured in a number of fantasy stories by the author Michael Moorcock. Created by the forces of Chaos, it is described as a huge, black sword covered with strange runes carved deep into its blade. It is wielded by the doomed albino emperor Elric of Melniboné. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stormbringer
USS Astromancer: Oracle Class. Etymology of the word Oracle led to the synonyms Stargazer (which I found very interesting in a black-magic/witchcraft/astrology kind of way being the ship Picard was on before the Enterprise), prophet, seer, soothsayer, augur, fortuneteller, witch, geomancer. The word Geomancer looked intriguing (and reminded me of FF Tactics) to me and so I said, "Geo means earth, but we're in space so it should be ASTROMANCER. http://thesaurus.com/browse/oracle
And so that's how I got that name.
USS Mournblade: Stormbringer has a "brother" sword named Mournblade, which was at one time wielded by Elric’s cousin and enemy Yyrkoon. It is identical to Stormbringer in most regards. Later stories reveal that there are thousands of identical demons, all taking the form of swords. Three such sibling blades appear in The Revenge of the Rose and many more "brother blades" are seen in the novel Stormbringer, but only Mournblade and Stormbringer are named.