Name your ship!

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by cwl, May 27, 2009.

  1. Myasishchev

    Myasishchev Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I don't see why not. IJN ships are represented, so why not the DKM?

    I've always been partial to the name Graf Zeppelin myself.
     
  2. John Clark

    John Clark Commodore Commodore

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    Either the Normandy (too much playing a certain computer game) or Agincourt:)
     
  3. Edinburgh

    Edinburgh Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    What about USS LOVE. It could travel between earth and risa.:drool:

    Or

    USS Amsterdam. Leaving long smoke trails. :hugegrin:
     
  4. USS Triumphant

    USS Triumphant Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    My understanding is that Otto von Bismarck was actually a pretty decent guy as far as statesmen and politicians go. The fact that the Germans happened to have a ship named after him during the Nazi rule is no reflection on him, any more than it would be a reflection on John F. Kennedy if fascists came to power in the U.S. and continued to use his name on CV-67.
     
  5. Myasishchev

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    ^That's true, although his actions were an important cause of the two wars Prussia fought to see through the dream of German unification. Then again, JFK is in part responsible for the American involvement in Vietnam, widely regarded as a mistake today.

    What about Bismarck's sister Tirpitz? All her namesake did was oversee the arms race between Britain and Germany that (in small part) helped lead to WWI and act as a vocal proponent of unrestricted submarine warfare, but he appeared to be a fundamentally okay guy, and definitely so by the standards of his time--he just wanted to protect his country and win the war. Decent memoir writer, as well.

    But how must the denizens of the 24th century see either? Or John F. Kennedy, for that matter?

    It's funny, we don't see any names from either the Kaiserliche Marine, the Deutsche Kriegsmarine, or the modern Deutsche Marine, but we see lots of names from the Royal Navy and Imperial Japanese Navy names (or for that matter USN names)--all of which enforced policies surely as at odds to the far more enlightened Starfleet ethos. It's kind of strange that the UFP Starfleet decided to memorialize what to them must be the instrumentality of imperialism, militarism, and ultimately much human suffering. How many people starved on account of the Royal Navy's existence in World War I? How many died on account of the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to transport troops in World War II? How many people were hurt by the names Bellerophon and Yamato?

    I guess the idea is that all such divisions have been reconciled within United Earth and later the United Federation of Planets, but it's almost like the USN naming our newest CV the U.S.S. Jefferson Davis.
     
  6. USS Triumphant

    USS Triumphant Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Maybe it's more about the traditions of the ships themselves than the actual governments they came from?
     
  7. roguephoenix

    roguephoenix Captain Captain

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    lol i don't know. wherever it is it's not good enough lol. i want a romulan design (because they make them "bird-like") and since it is experimental, it does use some borg tech. and yes, with the destruction of their world(s), some romulans should join starfleet.
     
  8. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    USS Starhawk (anyone else remember that really old video game? ;) )

    Vulcan: VSS T'Exeira ;)

    Oh, what the hell, why not run with that:

    USS Jeter
    USS Ripken
    USS Swisher
    USS Damon
     
  9. Bones2

    Bones2 Commodore Commodore

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    IIRC, USS Bismarck is one of the names assigned to a Sovereign class in Birth of the Federation.

    I'd have USS Bones.
     
  10. LLAP

    LLAP Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The USS Bitchslapyouindaface. Either that or the USS Awesome. Which would actually be quite a good Starfleet name :D
     
  11. LLAP

    LLAP Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    In a more serious note the USS Excalibur - now that is a cool name for ship.
     
  12. Anji

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    U.S.S. Chandler-Shields.

    No historical references here, just named after an old boyfriend.
     
  13. Islander

    Islander Commodore Commodore

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    Did he had a really big nacelle? :lol:
     
  14. Kirk's_Tights

    Kirk's_Tights Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    USS Stephen Gregory Yzerman.

    ....because a player that awesome gets his own ship.
     
  15. FredH

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    SS Lirazel -- long-range private yacht
    USS Advocate -- exploratory science vessel
    USS Windfall -- Sovereign-class
     
  16. KirksFlyingFist

    KirksFlyingFist Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    USS Freedom.
     
  17. Anthony Sabre

    Anthony Sabre Commodore Commodore

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    USS Brisbane
    USS Xerxes
    USS Olympia

    Mirror Universe:

    ISS Retribution
    ISS Vengeance
    ISS Executor
    ISS Fury
    ISS Dark Star
     
  18. hellsgate

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    I could see the Vostok, the Amsterdam or the Advocate as one of Galen's Legacy-Class vessels or one of Kaden's (W.I.P.) Shima-Class vessels.

    Shima-Class (Ventral View) by Kaden
    http://fc05.deviantart.com/fs11/i/2006/214/e/8/GKD_CF_01___Shima___by_kaden_dark.png
    (Dorsal View W.I.P) by Kaden
    http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs44/f/2009/093/3/1/Shima_wip1_by_kaden_dark.png

    I could see the U.S.S. Edinburgh as one of Kaden's Nomad-Class (Nova Meets Loknar-Class).

    http://fc08.deviantart.com/fs5/i/2004/343/8/c/Nomad_Class_by_kaden_dark.png
     
  19. BigFoot

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    Ooh, hockey-related ship names. I like it.

    Well, then I'd have to go with USS Travor Linden. :D
     
  20. Herkimer Jitty

    Herkimer Jitty Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Only one nacelle?

    Pssssh.