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Old June 11 2012, 04:28 AM   #16
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Old June 11 2012, 06:27 AM   #17
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I'd like to see a USS Declaration, or Independence with NCC-76704 written on the hull.
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Old June 11 2012, 05:20 PM   #18
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Old June 11 2012, 05:36 PM   #19
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The Spambot's right, though - these are interesting. Songs, old movies, real-life namesakes.
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Old June 14 2012, 11:22 PM   #20
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Don't mind him. He's like the others before. He saw the name and number on the wall.


I rather like this one...

USS Edmund Fitzgerald
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Old June 15 2012, 03:09 AM   #21
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In universe-I think that when a class of ship is approved a block of registry numbers is assigned to that class. But once they run through that block of numbers if they need more ships of that class, either as replacements for lost ships or simply due to underestimating the need, said ships are simply assigned whatever number is up next. This theory accounts for both close numbers and widely varying ones.
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Old June 15 2012, 06:22 AM   #22
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My personal fanwanky explanation for out of sequence registry numbers, such as Constellation NCC-1017, that I concocted years ago, is that some ships were refitted and upgraded from earlier classes to Constitution class. A variation on this idea might be that some retired names and registries were reused verbatim before the convention of appending letter suffixes was introduced.
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Old June 15 2012, 07:02 PM   #23
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
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Don't mind him. He's like the others before. He saw the name and number on the wall.


I rather like this one...

USS Edmund Fitzgerald
Dat's me. Yup, I used the date of the ship's sinking. I was a little more on the "bloody obvious" side with this one, though:
http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbas..._columbus.html

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Old June 15 2012, 08:05 PM   #24
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^that Columbus looks a lot like a class i invented for my fan-fic called the Traveller class, aside from you've used the FJ-esque deflector-on-a-pole that i so despise. cool model though.
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Old June 15 2012, 09:33 PM   #25
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Here's some ships I'd like to see:

USS Berringer. NCC-41796. I chose that number because it corresponds to the last full day that he was alive. With that number, it would probably be Excelsior class.

ENT era: Y-class cargo freighter, ECS Mychal Judge. ECS-51133. In this case, it's his birth date. Probably ships like this didn't actually have registries this high, but I say, #)(%* that. Besides, I can't think of any other number to use that didn't shamelessly evoke 9/11.
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Old June 16 2012, 03:47 AM   #26
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Here's some ships I'd like to see:

USS Berringer. NCC-41796. I chose that number because it corresponds to the last full day that he was alive. With that number, it would probably be Excelsior class.

ENT era: Y-class cargo freighter, ECS Mychal Judge. ECS-51133. In this case, it's his birth date. Probably ships like this didn't actually have registries this high, but I say, #)(%* that. Besides, I can't think of any other number to use that didn't shamelessly evoke 9/11.
How about 533 (May 1933) or 115 (May 11th)?

If you wanted to go really low you could do 91 (September 2001) or 20 (9+11)?

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Old June 16 2012, 03:23 PM   #27
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My most recent bash, the Chaffee, uses the year of the Apollo 1 fire, in which astronauts Grissom, White and Chaffee perished. The name also ties in with the USS Grissom, whose pod I stole for the bash:
http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbas...e_chaffee.html

The Sultana's number is the date of the riverboat Sultana's catastrophic sinking:
http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbas...e_sultana.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Sultana

USS Saipan's number is the date of the invasion of Saipan in WWII:
http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbas...ge_saipan.html

The Preble was built to bust on a coworker who served on the destroyer USS Preble in the 1980s. Preble was DD 46:
http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbas...ge_preble.html

The Artemis' number is.. the year I built the model:http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbas...e_artemis.html
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Old June 16 2012, 10:12 PM   #28
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ENT era: Y-class cargo freighter, ECS Mychal Judge. ECS-51133. In this case, it's his birth date. Probably ships like this didn't actually have registries this high, but I say, #)(%* that. Besides, I can't think of any other number to use that didn't shamelessly evoke 9/11.
How about 533 (May 1933) or 115 (May 11th)?

If you wanted to go really low you could do 91 (September 2001) or 20 (9+11)?
Like I said, I would prefer not to involve 9/11 at all - i.e. not use any registry number that contained it.

533 is a good idea, though. So I'll go with that.
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Old June 18 2012, 01:57 AM   #29
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Another idea:

USS Everest, NCC-50896.

Yes, the number was deliberate. May 8, 1996. Look it up.
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Old June 18 2012, 02:18 AM   #30
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USS Sgt Pepper NCC 2027
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