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Old September 30 2013, 05:10 PM   #16
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Re: Naming Your Starship

The USS Unstopable, Invincible-class.
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Old September 30 2013, 05:13 PM   #17
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Re: Naming Your Starship

I had a notion some years back (right after VOY ended) of a new series, with a rather challenging storyline. Thinking back on it now, I'd've like the ship to have been an Akira-class, the USS Revelation.
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Old September 30 2013, 05:46 PM   #18
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I don't think the name "Hippogriff" itself sounds that good.
There's a ton of mythical winged animals to choose from. Garuda is a personal fave.
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Old September 30 2013, 05:57 PM   #19
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Re: Naming Your Starship

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USS Mandela, Sovereign-class. Named after Nelson Mandela.
I like your style...

Captain Rob wrote:
How about the USS James T Kirk?
Or in allusion to him: the U.S.S. Tiberius?
How about choose : U.s.s Picard cos he been on the enterprise for year. so Why not create him a Picard?.

And I would create England for UK ships I wish.

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Old September 30 2013, 06:08 PM   #20
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Re: Naming Your Starship

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Just for fun, if you got to name a Federation starship, what name would you choose?

And to make it interesting, don't use any name that is already canon. Enterprise, Farragut, Stargazer, Titan, Excelsior, Voyager, Defiant, Valiant, Excalibur, Lexington, Hood, Reliant, etc. all out of the running.

Toss in the ship class if you're so inclined!

My choice: USS Hippogriff, named for the mythical creature that was the offspring of a griffin and a horse. Made famous by the Harry Potter series. I figure virtually any mythological creature with wings should get a starship named after them! And I'll have her be a Saladin-class.
I don't think the name "Hippogriff" itself sounds that good.
So then don't request a transfer to that ship. Easy as pie.

Anyway, for me, I named my car Sofia, so I imagine that I would name my ship that as well. She'd be a speedy, agile little thing, not unlike a Saber-class or (at best) a Defiant-class vessel.

Frankly, I'd love to see a JJverse version of such a ship. Not as big or powerful as the Constitution, but a bit more swift and nimble, and able to squeak her way out of tough spots.
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Old September 30 2013, 06:50 PM   #21
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A series of sister ships, Excalibur-class


USS Excalibur
USS Arthur
USS Badon
USS Camlann
USS Tristan
USS Guenevere
USS Merlin
USS Lancelot

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Old September 30 2013, 07:56 PM   #22
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When I was a teen designing my starship she was the Panavia Class Agincourt. Panavia was the company name behind the Tornado fighter/bombers and Agincourt was the battle Henry V fought against the French in 1415. Admittedly neither are particularly "trek" inspirations, but there you go.

There used to be a model of Jaguar car called a Sovereign, so I always wanted there to be a Sovereign class USS Jaguar.

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Old September 30 2013, 08:26 PM   #23
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U.S.S tesler, a jjverse science vessel

U.S.S McLaren, of course named after the car company
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Old September 30 2013, 08:27 PM   #24
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I habve a whole list of people I'd name starships after...

U.S.S. Martin Luther King, Jr.
U.S.S. Nelson Mandela
U.S.S. Nagy Imre
U.S.S. Patrice Lumumba
U.S.S. Howard Zinn
U.S.S. Noam Chomsky
U.S.S. Malcolm X
U.S.S. Bayard Rustin
U.S.S. Chris Hedges
U.S.S. Dag Hammarskjöld
U.S.S. Alice Paul
U.S.S. Lucy Burns
U.S.S. Harvey Milk
U.S.S. Cesar Chavez
U.S.S. Eugene Debs
U.S.S. W. E. B. Du Bois
U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln
U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt
U.S.S. John Lewis
U.S.S. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
U.S.S. Lucy Stone
U.S.S. Helen Keller
U.S.S. Gloria Steinem
U.S.S. Andrew Young
U.S.S. Aung San Suu Kyi
U.S.S. Salvador Allende
U.S.S. Karl Marx
U.S.S. Adam Smith
U.S.S. Hannah Arendt
U.S.S. Jean-Paul Sartre
U.S.S. Albert Camus
U.S.S. Naomi Klein
U.S.S. Gabriel Garcia Márquez
U.S.S. Yitzak Rabin
U.S.S. U Thant
U.S.S. Raúl Alfonsín
U.S.S. Simon Bolívar
U.S.S. David Ben Gurion
U.S.S. Raúl Grijalva
U.S.S. Keith Ellison
U.S.S. Bernie Sanders
U.S.S. Marcy Kaptur
U.S.S. Paul Wellstone
U.S.S. Barbara Ehrenreich
U.S.S. Mary Harris Jones
U.S.S. Joe Hill
U.S.S. Bill Haywood
U.S.S. Frank Little
U.S.S. Lech Wałęsa
U.S.S. Olof Palme
U.S.S. Clement Attlee
U.S.S. Paulo Freire
U.S.S. Augusto César Sandino
U.S.S. Jack Layton
U.S.S. Tommy Douglas
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Old September 30 2013, 11:50 PM   #25
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+1000 Canadiana points for the "U.S.S. Jack Layton"
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Old September 30 2013, 11:57 PM   #26
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The U.S.S. Black Orchid (after a episode of "Doctor Who" )

Her own class... http://captshade.deviantart.com/art/...-View-90280706
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Old October 1 2013, 12:57 AM   #27
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U.S.S HEISENBERG.

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Old October 1 2013, 02:44 AM   #28
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If I named a ship after my favorite baseball player: USS Dravecky
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Old October 1 2013, 04:44 AM   #29
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In the early 90's I designed a ship for a fanzine contest and named it USS Butterfly -- first of its class so it was Butterfly class. I choosed the name by opening a dictionary at a random page and pointing at a word.
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Old October 1 2013, 05:40 AM   #30
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^ Reminds me of that bit from an early TNG episode where Riker is trying to fool a computer by telling it he serves on the USS Lollipop. "It's a good ship."
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