Naming A Ship

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Bry_Sinclair, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm in need of some assistance in naming a ship I've created, nothing I think of seems to fit so I thought I'd see what suggestions might arise.

    The ship is an Archer-Class scout, commissioned in 2264 but lost in a temporal anomaly in 2266. It emerged in 2364 but due to the radiation levels of the anomaly all fourteen crewmembers were killed. It was discovered by a Daystrom Institute research vessel, who then turned it over to Starfleet for a thorough investigation, after which it was released back to the DI, who upgraded it and put it to work as a light surveyor (at which point it became S.S./NAR rather than U.S.S./NCC).

    I'm thinking maybe famous scouts, trackers, adventurers, or maybe something a little more generic. Any ideas?
     
  2. Captain Nebula

    Captain Nebula Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Is it 'Archer-class' as in someone who hunts with a bow or Jonathan Archer class?
     
  3. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    You could always go down the route of naming your ship after something/someone from a planet which isn't Earth. You can then develop any kind of backstory you want for that person.
     
  4. Bry_Sinclair

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    Its the same Archer-Class as appeared in Star Trek: Vanguard, which I believe was named for Captain Archer, even though a lot of ships of the class are named after people associated with bows.

    I was considering that and have a couple of random names knocking about, but I was just wondering if there were any good Earth-origin ones to add to the mix as well.
     
  5. C.E. Evans

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  6. Captain Nebula

    Captain Nebula Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    USS Artemis - greek goddess of the hunt
    USS William Tell - famous archer
    USS Yue Fei - famous Chinese general and archer
    USS Clovis - pre-historic archers
    USS Mogo - aboriginal tracker
    USS Robert Baden-Powell - founder of the Boy Scouts
    USS Kicking Bear - Lakota archer
    USS Louis Joliet - famous explorer
     
  7. t_smitts

    t_smitts Captain Captain

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    USS Aquarius
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    USS Forrest (named for the 22nd Century Starfleet officer)
    USS Nomadic (named for the last surviving White Star Line ship)
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    USS Charon (fitting perhaps, since your ship is carrying the dead) :rommie:
     
  8. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Not quite carrying the dead exactly, the first crew just happened to die and be reduced to little piles of ash (which Starfleet believes they collected all of) :lol:
     
  9. Avon

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    how about

    USS Wilbur Wright
    or
    USS Orville Wright

    (i tend to name shuttlecraft in Star trek online after the wright brothers, and the archer class is small)

    :)
     
  10. t_smitts

    t_smitts Captain Captain

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    Okay, but you get the idea.

    Anyways, did you have a registry number in mind? I'm curious because I had a few theories on what number range a ship commissioned in the 2260's would have:

    Now we all know they were in the 1700's by 2245. They supposedly reached 2000 in 2284, and ships in the 1900 range were in service in 2278. (I figured out years ago that if the Bozeman was launched not to long before it disappeared, that would mean Starfleet was commissioning an average of about ten ships a year in the late 2270's/early 2280's).

    I'd suggest registry in the mid 1800's.
     
  11. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I was thinking of NAR-1818, but that was just a random number I plucked out of the air.
     
  12. admiralelm11

    admiralelm11 Commander Red Shirt

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    What about Rama or Scylla, just off the top of my head?
     
  13. t_smitts

    t_smitts Captain Captain

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    I was thinking more for the initial NCC number. I assumed the NAR number would be different. I wouldn't even venture a guess on how THOSE work. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm not sure how they work as well, but thought that the DI might be able to pull a string or two and have the ships registry transfered to civilian usage as well as the name.
     
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    Bridger NCC-591
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    Scout class as listed in Star Fleet Manual
     
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    U.S.S. Lewis & Clark as used in the film Event Horizon.
     
  17. admiralelm11

    admiralelm11 Commander Red Shirt

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    What about Electra, Pandora, or Hecate?
     
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  20. Angry Fanboy

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    I've always loved the name USS Odyssey for a starship - it's a pity the only one we ever encountered was kamikazed by the Jem'Hadar in its only appearance! :)