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Old August 27 2008, 02:25 AM   #784
Julio Angel Ortiz
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Re: Destiny: What we know - major spoilers may feature

Sxottlan wrote: View Post
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There is no USS Vesta, the ships are named for the hills, but Vesta is the class name.
Huh. A little different, but okay.
Actually, it's a known practice:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_ship

Ship classes are typically named in one of two ways; echoing the name of the lead ship, such as the Pennsylvania-class battleships, whose lead ship was USS Pennsylvania, or defining a theme by which vessels in the class are named, as in the Royal Navy's Tribal-class frigates, named after tribes of the world, such as HMS Mohawk.
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