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# 1841 Origin For Ship Classes
04-16-2012, 03:56 AM
U.S.S Iwo Jima-Prometheus Class Escort: Named after WW2 Battle,also Aegis Class Destroyer
U.S.S Antietam-Odyssey Class Cruiser: Named After Civil War Battle
U.S.S Midway-Odyssey Class Cruiser: Named For WW2 battle,also Us Navy Aircraft Carrier
U.S.S Gettysburg-Hermes Class Escort: Named For Civil war battle
U.S.S Pacific Odyssey Class Cruiser: Named for the ocean(lol)
U.S.S Bunker Hill Galaxy Class Cruiser: Named For revolutionary war battle
U.S.S Discovery Avenger Class Star Cruiser: Named For Shuttle
U.S.S Freedom Yellowstone Class Shuttle: becuase i love freedom
U.S.S Fall Of Liberty Sovereign Class Cruiser: IDK random name i came up with
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# 1842
04-16-2012, 05:55 AM
Oh, when I was a kid I was in a bad spot where elementary school teachers didn’t want kids from poor families in school and especially so if you were pudgy too. They’d try to beat and bully you out and use the other kids to help. What was it, the summer after first grade maybe? Like 1979.

I stumbled on this beat up old paperback with a picture of a cool spaceship on the cover. Wanting desperately to be anywhere else, yet not wanting to give up hope on having a future, it attracted me. So it became mine and I used it to learn how to put the alphabet together into words and “read.”

It was titled POLARIS and chronicled the adventure of the United Space Republic ship of the same name under the command of Captain Alexander Traynor. I am not sure that the author, Sheldon Perkins, ever wrote another book. However, it let me go somewhere else and it helped me want to read.

I found a copy in good condition from an online used bookstore a couple of years ago. I keep it on my shelf.

So, now you know why my ship is named the USS POLARIS.
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# 1843
04-16-2012, 11:55 AM
U.S.S. Romania
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# 1844
04-16-2012, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Element_0
Oh, when I was a kid I was in a bad spot where elementary school teachers didn’t want kids from poor families in school and especially so if you were pudgy too. They’d try to beat and bully you out and use the other kids to help. What was it, the summer after first grade maybe? Like 1979.

I stumbled on this beat up old paperback with a picture of a cool spaceship on the cover. Wanting desperately to be anywhere else, yet not wanting to give up hope on having a future, it attracted me. So it became mine and I used it to learn how to put the alphabet together into words and “read.”

It was titled POLARIS and chronicled the adventure of the United Space Republic ship of the same name under the command of Captain Alexander Traynor. I am not sure that the author, Sheldon Perkins, ever wrote another book. However, it let me go somewhere else and it helped me want to read.

I found a copy in good condition from an online used bookstore a couple of years ago. I keep it on my shelf.

So, now you know why my ship is named the USS POLARIS.

A touching tale. Thank you for sharing.
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# 1845
04-16-2012, 09:27 PM
USS Unity - i guess i just played Dead Space 2 too much and that crap got into my mind =)
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# 1846
04-16-2012, 10:01 PM
-Fed main has the three ships he uses.

U.S.S. Loony Luna: the Luna variant named after Princess Luna.

U.S.S. Tacitus: named for the orb of knowledge in Command & Conquer.

U.S.S. Iroquois: named for the HMCS Iroquois which my brother serves on.

-Fed alt's ships are simply the U.S.S. Catnip and U.S.S. Catnap because she's a cat.

-Klink main has only two.

I.K.S. Serpentine, named for a ship in a story of mine that the character she's based on flies.

I.K.S. Arkonos, named for another character in said little story.

-Klink alt's ships, from beginning ship to current ships, were named after Scarmilogne, Cagnazzo, Barbaricca and Rubicante, and his second main ship is the I.K.S. Golbeza. Yay for FF references.
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# 1847
04-16-2012, 11:37 PM
My ship is the USS Athena. I picked it a) because of my love of Greek mythology. And b) because Athena represendts the Godess of Wisdom and War, which is fitting on how I play my captian. The Athena is a recon sciene vessel, so it has a strong science base with a. His tacical lean. Also, I role play Captain Faln as questioning his role as a scienctist within a war. I think this ship embodies this conflict.

Also... FIRST POST!
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# 1848
04-17-2012, 12:56 AM
U.S.S. Chiver - Because you should always KCCO
U.S.S. Talleyrand - Because in culinary school i almost completey messed up this dish which is filet mignon and black truffles... Too expensive to mess up irl
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# 1849 Ship names
04-17-2012, 04:43 AM
U.S.S Carlskrona - currently the largest vessel in the Royal Swedish Navy. Named after the Swedish naval city of Karlskrona. Initially a minelayer/deminer, but refitted into an Ocean patrol vessel (OPV). Translated directly as "the Crown of king Charles." Note: Karl in Swedish = Charles in English.
U.S.S Litany of Fury - battle barge of the Blood Ravens (Warhammer 40 000).
U.S.S Hammer - from the Matrix.

Haha, I don't remember the other ones..
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# 1850
04-17-2012, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by cliftona91
Here we go with my names:

U.S.S. Socrates- Named for the famous Greek Philosopher. Other ships of my first character (A science officer0 include the U.S.S. Plato (a Vulcan D'kyr Vessel) and the U.S.S Archimedes (Advanced Escort)

U.S.S. Hadrian (Excelsior Cruiser)-Named after the Roman Emperor, third of the five good Emperors of the Pax Romana (Roman Peace). Other cruiser I had included the U.S.S Nerva (TOS Constitution) and the U.S.S. Trajan (Cruiser Refit)

Now for the Klingons:

I.K.S. Masamune- named after the mythical sword, which befits the Captain's attitude and the ship (a Qin Heavy Raptor)

I.K.S. Sugh'da- random name because the game won't let me name it the I.K.S. Martok (yet allowed me to name my Vorcha the Gowron and my K'tinga the Lord Kruge, go figure). Need to find another Klingon Chancellor to rename the ship (not J'mpok)
And now to add an update:

The Sugh'da had it's name changed to the I.K.S K'mpec named after another Klingon Chancellor of TNG. My Bortas Command Cruiser is now named the I.K.S. M'rek after a Chancellor in the 22nd century (after Gorkon and Azetbur were rejected by the game)
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