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Bry_Sinclair April 13 2013 08:01 PM

Naming A Ship
 
I'm in need of some assistance in naming a ship I've created, nothing I think of seems to fit so I thought I'd see what suggestions might arise.

The ship is an Archer-Class scout, commissioned in 2264 but lost in a temporal anomaly in 2266. It emerged in 2364 but due to the radiation levels of the anomaly all fourteen crewmembers were killed. It was discovered by a Daystrom Institute research vessel, who then turned it over to Starfleet for a thorough investigation, after which it was released back to the DI, who upgraded it and put it to work as a light surveyor (at which point it became S.S./NAR rather than U.S.S./NCC).

I'm thinking maybe famous scouts, trackers, adventurers, or maybe something a little more generic. Any ideas?

Captain Nebula April 13 2013 08:33 PM

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Is it 'Archer-class' as in someone who hunts with a bow or Jonathan Archer class?

MacLeod April 13 2013 08:59 PM

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You could always go down the route of naming your ship after something/someone from a planet which isn't Earth. You can then develop any kind of backstory you want for that person.

Bry_Sinclair April 13 2013 10:31 PM

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Captain Nebula wrote: (Post 7940098)
Is it 'Archer-class' as in someone who hunts with a bow or Jonathan Archer class?

Its the same Archer-Class as appeared in Star Trek: Vanguard, which I believe was named for Captain Archer, even though a lot of ships of the class are named after people associated with bows.

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MacLeod wrote: (Post 7940185)
You could always go down the route of naming your ship after something/someone from a planet which isn't Earth. You can then develop any kind of backstory you want for that person.

I was considering that and have a couple of random names knocking about, but I was just wondering if there were any good Earth-origin ones to add to the mix as well.

C.E. Evans April 13 2013 10:51 PM

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Bry_Sinclair wrote: (Post 7939987)
I'm thinking maybe famous scouts, trackers, adventurers, or maybe something a little more generic. Any ideas?

USS Lewis
USS Clark
USS Sacajawea
USS Livingstone
USS Armstrong
USS Soto
USS Wayfarer
USS Seeker
USS Outrider

Captain Nebula April 14 2013 12:48 AM

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USS Artemis - greek goddess of the hunt
USS William Tell - famous archer
USS Yue Fei - famous Chinese general and archer
USS Clovis - pre-historic archers
USS Mogo - aboriginal tracker
USS Robert Baden-Powell - founder of the Boy Scouts
USS Kicking Bear - Lakota archer
USS Louis Joliet - famous explorer

t_smitts April 14 2013 01:15 AM

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USS Aquarius
USS Robinson (named for the test pilot who broke warp 2)
USS Samuels (named for the 22nd Century politician)
USS Gemini
USS Hydra (both the mythical creature and the Plutonian moon)
USS Forrest (named for the 22nd Century Starfleet officer)
USS Nomadic (named for the last surviving White Star Line ship)
USS Ranger
USS Griffin
USS Charon (fitting perhaps, since your ship is carrying the dead) :rommie:

Bry_Sinclair April 14 2013 06:50 AM

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t_smitts wrote: (Post 7941148)
USS Charon (fitting perhaps, since your ship is carrying the dead) :rommie:

Not quite carrying the dead exactly, the first crew just happened to die and be reduced to little piles of ash (which Starfleet believes they collected all of) :lol:

Avon April 14 2013 11:41 AM

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how about

USS Wilbur Wright
or
USS Orville Wright

(i tend to name shuttlecraft in Star trek online after the wright brothers, and the archer class is small)

:)

t_smitts April 14 2013 08:34 PM

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Bry_Sinclair wrote: (Post 7942222)
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t_smitts wrote: (Post 7941148)
USS Charon (fitting perhaps, since your ship is carrying the dead) :rommie:

Not quite carrying the dead exactly, the first crew just happened to die and be reduced to little piles of ash (which Starfleet believes they collected all of) :lol:

Okay, but you get the idea.

Anyways, did you have a registry number in mind? I'm curious because I had a few theories on what number range a ship commissioned in the 2260's would have:

Now we all know they were in the 1700's by 2245. They supposedly reached 2000 in 2284, and ships in the 1900 range were in service in 2278. (I figured out years ago that if the Bozeman was launched not to long before it disappeared, that would mean Starfleet was commissioning an average of about ten ships a year in the late 2270's/early 2280's).

I'd suggest registry in the mid 1800's.

Bry_Sinclair April 14 2013 08:57 PM

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I was thinking of NAR-1818, but that was just a random number I plucked out of the air.

admiralelm11 April 14 2013 11:12 PM

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What about Rama or Scylla, just off the top of my head?

t_smitts April 14 2013 11:41 PM

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Bry_Sinclair wrote: (Post 7943806)
I was thinking of NAR-1818, but that was just a random number I plucked out of the air.

I was thinking more for the initial NCC number. I assumed the NAR number would be different. I wouldn't even venture a guess on how THOSE work. :rolleyes:

Bry_Sinclair April 15 2013 05:34 AM

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I'm not sure how they work as well, but thought that the DI might be able to pull a string or two and have the ships registry transfered to civilian usage as well as the name.

Big Tom April 15 2013 07:30 PM

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Bridger NCC-591
Carson NCC-592
Sacajawea NCC-598
Columbia NCC-621

Scout class as listed in Star Fleet Manual


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