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Old August 27 2008, 03:09 AM   #786
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Re: Destiny: What we know - major spoilers may feature

Julio Angel Ortiz wrote: View Post
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.
"Lead ship," huh? Thanks, that's a useful bit of terminology. I've occasionally wondered what term to use for that, or at least felt the absence of a good one.
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