RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 143,830
Posts: 5,636,068
Members: 25,486
Currently online: 552
Newest member: Hello

TrekToday headlines

Takei Calls For Boycott
By: T'Bonz on Mar 27

April-May 2015 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Mar 27

Quinto TV Alert
By: T'Bonz on Mar 26

Shatner Remembers Nimoy
By: T'Bonz on Mar 26

Star Trek Delta Coin Pouches
By: T'Bonz on Mar 25

Takei Museum Fundraiser In Progress
By: T'Bonz on Mar 25

Star Trek 3 Villain?
By: T'Bonz on Mar 25

Montgomery Comic Book Signing
By: T'Bonz on Mar 24

Mulgrew To Receive Award
By: T'Bonz on Mar 24

Takei On StarTalk
By: T'Bonz on Mar 24


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Welcome to the Trek BBS! > General Trek Discussion

General Trek Discussion Trek TV and cinema subjects not related to any specific series or movie.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old October 7 2013, 03:24 AM   #91
Brolan
Commodore
 
Brolan's Avatar
 
Location: Over Central Europe circa 1975
Re: Naming Your Starship

iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
Brolan wrote: View Post
USS Victory, both in honor of HMS Victory and the fact there is no better name for a ship that takes part in combat.
I'll consider the name a kind of a jinx. Don't say it aloud, or it won't happen!
The French and Spanish at the Battle of Trafalgar would tend to disagree with you. Plus I think it would have an effect on opposing ships.

Science officer: New ship coming in the sector, it looks well armed. Name coming through as USS Victory.

Captain: Shit!
Brolan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 7 2013, 01:35 PM   #92
J.T.B.
Commodore
 
J.T.B.'s Avatar
 
Re: Naming Your Starship

Brolan wrote: View Post
The French and Spanish at the Battle of Trafalgar would tend to disagree with you. Plus I think it would have an effect on opposing ships.
OTOH look how long HMS Invincible lasted at Jutland.
J.T.B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 7 2013, 01:50 PM   #93
Bry_Sinclair
Commodore
 
Bry_Sinclair's Avatar
 
Location: Tactical withdrawl along the Klingon border
Re: Naming Your Starship

BigJake wrote: View Post
Bry_Sinclair wrote: View Post
[Brian Blessed] is a trained Cosmonaut.
!

I did not know that.
Read that somewhere, can't remember where though.
__________________
Avatar: Captain Naya, U.S.S. Renown NCC-1415 [Star Trek: Four Years War]
Manip by: JM1776 (STPMA.net)
Bry_Sinclair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 7 2013, 11:54 PM   #94
publiusr
Rear Admiral
 
Re: Naming Your Starship

Melakon wrote: View Post
publiusr wrote: View Post
Others--guess the connection

USS New Richmond
USS Moore
USS Guin
USS Xenia
I want to say Ohio, because of Xenia, but I've never been to the state so it's just a guess. But the only town named Guin I can find is in Alabama.
They are the names of cities struck by strong violent tornadoes.

To wit

Captain Perry of the USS Rhoden (Gene) http://www.weatherpix.com/

USS Grazulis
USS Doswell
USS Marshall

all at Fujita base
publiusr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 8 2013, 03:37 AM   #95
Captain_Amasov
Captain
 
Captain_Amasov's Avatar
 
Re: Naming Your Starship

I always wanted to see a Defiant-class starship named U.S.S. Warspite.
Captain_Amasov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 8 2013, 09:23 AM   #96
Captain Rob
Commodore
 
Captain Rob's Avatar
 
Re: Naming Your Starship

USS Sovereign. Lead ship of the Sovereign class. Named for the other British flagship present at the Battle of Trafalgar. The HMS Royal Sovereign.
__________________
Regal Entertainment Group murdered United Artists
Captain Rob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 10 2013, 04:59 AM   #97
Sci
Admiral
 
Sci's Avatar
 
Location: State of Maryland
Re: Naming Your Starship

Captain Rob wrote: View Post
USS Sovereign. Lead ship of the Sovereign class. Named for the other British flagship present at the Battle of Trafalgar. The HMS Royal Sovereign.
Isn't that more an example of picking an existing name rather than coming up with your own starship name?
__________________
Democratic socialism is the hope of human freedom.
Sci is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 10 2013, 06:48 AM   #98
BigJake
Vice Admiral
 
BigJake's Avatar
 
Location: No matter where you go, there you are.
Re: Naming Your Starship

Sci wrote: View Post
Captain Rob wrote: View Post
USS Sovereign. Lead ship of the Sovereign class. Named for the other British flagship present at the Battle of Trafalgar. The HMS Royal Sovereign.
Isn't that more an example of picking an existing name rather than coming up with your own starship name?
I think re-applying existing names has to count. After all, Enterprise was itself an inspired re-application of an existing name. (Although I get what you're saying -- there's already an "existing" Trek ship with that name.)
__________________
"Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, Jake's had the most... Haterade."
BigJake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 10 2013, 09:28 AM   #99
Captain Rob
Commodore
 
Captain Rob's Avatar
 
Re: Naming Your Starship

How would you like to be the Chief Engineer on board the USS Montgomery Scott. The name demands absolute perfection and innovation.
__________________
Regal Entertainment Group murdered United Artists
Captain Rob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 11 2013, 05:30 AM   #100
Mr. Laser Beam
Fleet Admiral
 
Mr. Laser Beam's Avatar
 
Location: The visitor's bullpen
View Mr. Laser Beam's Twitter Profile
Re: Naming Your Starship

Being a (casual) Nebraska Cornhusker football fan, I thought of this:

USS Berringer.

Excelsior class, NCC-41796.

(I picked that number because it was the last full day Brook was alive: April 17, 1996.)
__________________
"Those who beat their swords into plowshares, will plow for those who did not." - Thomas Jefferson
Mr. Laser Beam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 11 2013, 05:34 AM   #101
Captain Shade
Lieutenant
 
Captain Shade's Avatar
 
Location: Spokane, WA
Re: Naming Your Starship

Or if you're a PBS fan, there's always the U.S.S. Horkheimer (Horkheimer Class Science Cruiser)...
http://captshade.deviantart.com/art/...View-203541131
__________________
Wondrous and Adorable Nyssa's Knight-Errant Regiment
Captain Shade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 11 2013, 05:37 AM   #102
Mr. Laser Beam
Fleet Admiral
 
Mr. Laser Beam's Avatar
 
Location: The visitor's bullpen
View Mr. Laser Beam's Twitter Profile
Re: Naming Your Starship

A small, fast light cruiser which travels the Federation with a corps of news reporters: USS Christopher Glenn
__________________
"Those who beat their swords into plowshares, will plow for those who did not." - Thomas Jefferson
Mr. Laser Beam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 11 2013, 06:06 AM   #103
BigJake
Vice Admiral
 
BigJake's Avatar
 
Location: No matter where you go, there you are.
Re: Naming Your Starship

Captain Rob wrote: View Post
How would you like to be the Chief Engineer on board the USS Montgomery Scott. The name demands absolute perfection and innovation.
Or at least a flair for padding your repair-time estimates.
__________________
"Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, Jake's had the most... Haterade."
BigJake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 11 2013, 06:44 AM   #104
Mr. Laser Beam
Fleet Admiral
 
Mr. Laser Beam's Avatar
 
Location: The visitor's bullpen
View Mr. Laser Beam's Twitter Profile
Re: Naming Your Starship

I like that starship. It's exciting!
__________________
"Those who beat their swords into plowshares, will plow for those who did not." - Thomas Jefferson
Mr. Laser Beam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 11 2013, 07:04 AM   #105
Rayna
Lieutenant Junior Grade
 
Rayna's Avatar
 
Location: Holberg 917G
Re: Naming Your Starship

BigJake wrote: View Post
Speaking of real American warship names, I was researching some the other day and noticed not a few... intriguing and unexpected entries. For those who want authentic US Navy names for their ship in the finest Starfleet tradition, all of the following are available to you (occasional commentary offered in the spirit of good humour and the profoundest respect, of course, for the fine men and women of the US Navy):

L - O



Logic


USS Logic! I was just trying to think of how to pay tribute to Spock in a name... There it is
Rayna is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.