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# 901 lol
03-29-2010, 03:47 AM
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Oh great name.....join the ranks of other worthless individuals in history.....
You mean like Reagan, Bush Sr, Bush Jr, Thatcher, Carl Bildt, Reinfeldt etc ???
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# 902
03-29-2010, 03:58 AM
USS Farstar after my old SWG server
QLb'elth lifted froma Klingon translator Qlb - Shadow 'elth Blade, I probably have bad grammar tho ^^

All the rest I use existing British Navy Warships:

Dauntless
Illustrious
Invincible
Victory
Warrior

So far
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# 903
03-29-2010, 04:08 AM
names on my ships come from the alphabet.
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# 904 Ship naming Conventions
03-29-2010, 04:25 AM
I sat down and looked for a unifying theme across the three types of ships.

Escorts: Named for incorporeal apparitions; Ghost, Geist, Phantom, Spectre

Cruisers: Named for Ancient or Mythical Places; Babylon, Olympus, Atlantis, etc

Science: Named for Famous Explorers or Scientists ; Columbus, Magellan, Newton, etc

For me it just seemed to fit.
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# 905
03-29-2010, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Lord.Funk
You mean like Reagan, Bush Sr, Bush Jr, Thatcher, Carl Bildt, Reinfeldt etc ???
And Obama is such a great guy, right? Yeah, and monkeys might come flying out of my butt.

Escorts: USS Harbinger (Advanced), USS Armageddon (Fleet), USS High Guard (Tactical)
I went for tough names for my escorts.

Cruisers: USS Sentry (Assault), USS Avalon (Star), USS Solaris (Exploration)
Just felt these were appropriate.

Science: USS Schrodinger (Long Range Vessel) - One of my favorite scientists.
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# 906
03-29-2010, 06:51 AM
Cause in RP my character is pretty headstrong, I decided to add to that image, and seemed an appropriate name to give a ship, considering we're in war at the moment.

USS Harlot
&
USS Harpy
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# 907
03-29-2010, 06:55 AM
I've used the same name for all my ships as I levelled up. USS Thunderchild, after the name of the ship from War of Worlds (musical version not the bloody terrible Tom Cruise rubbish).

All I did was rename the old ship, pop the name on the new, and add a new letter.
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# 908
03-29-2010, 06:57 AM
USS Navajo was the name of the ship I served on as 2nd/CSciO when I used to play with Bravofleet. Thought it was time I had the chance to command it lol.
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# 909
03-29-2010, 07:32 AM
USS Astoria (CA-34) - WWII - New Orleans Class Heavy Cruiser - My father-in-laws ship from 1939 to 1942, where it was sunk due to damages it incurred during the Battle of Savo Island - Guadalcannal Campaign. The group of 9 ships he was with were devided into 3 groups of 3 to create blockades into the main channel. These blockades were weak at best and a group of about 10 Japanese ships snuck into his area of the channel and attacked. The Japanese ships immediately disabled and sunk the to Heavy Cuisers (sister ships to the Astoria). The Astoria was able to inflict damage to a few ships before the damage it was delt disabled its rudder control. The Japanese broke off from the fight and abruptly left. The Astoria took over 65 hits. The zig zagged out to sea where numerous attempts to ship the ship were made, but she sunk just after noon the next day.
The Astoria was stationed at Pearl Harbor, but was out on patrol the day of the attack. It was present in the Battle of Midway and took part in a number of TFs, the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Southwestern Pacific Cruise, and the Solomons were it sank at Savo.

There were 2 vessels named Astoria before CA-34 (a sailing vessel (2400 ton sloop)1869, and AK-8 fuel suppy vessel 1920), and one after - CL-90 Cleveland Class Light Cruiser 1944 (WWII).

My father-in-law served to the end of the war on another cruiser and station at Pearl Harbor. He didn't talk much about the battles he took part in. He died in 1998 at age 75.
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# 910
03-29-2010, 07:53 AM
U.S.S. Corbomite after TOS episode "The Corbomite Manuever". Of course, I had to name it's captain "Bailey". Maybe a bit cheesy, but that's one of my favorite episodes. My other is U.S.S. Finality. Just sounded like a cool name to me. After that last post above, I feel my names are pretty small and meaningless. I got much respect for our vets, especially WWII vets. My grandfather was at Normandy and Battle of the Bulge. He was a medic and saw some heavy stuff but seldom talked about it. I could tell it bothered him deeply all his life. Some soldiers pay the price of death. Others pay the price of living through things I can't imagine. I wonder which is the greater price. Salute!
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