Naming Your Starship

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by David.Blue, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. TheSubCommander

    TheSubCommander Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    A series of sister ships, Excalibur-class
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    USS Excalibur
    USS Arthur
    USS Badon
    USS Camlann
    USS Tristan
    USS Guenevere
    USS Merlin
    USS Lancelot
     
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  2. danellis

    danellis Commander Red Shirt

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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.

    dJE
     
  3. surak-toc

    surak-toc Commander Red Shirt

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    U.S.S tesler, a jjverse science vessel

    U.S.S McLaren, of course named after the car company
     
  4. Sci

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  5. BigJake

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    +1000 Canadiana points for the "U.S.S. Jack Layton"
     
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    Captain Kathryn Commodore Commodore

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  8. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    If I named a ship after my favorite baseball player: USS Dravecky
     
  9. xvicente

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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.
     
  10. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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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." :lol:
     
  11. Bry_Sinclair

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    Here are some names from some of my favourite classes of ship:

    U.S.S. Ford - Miranda-Class (since the Miranda is the Ford Truck of starships)
    U.S.S. Claymore - Sabre-Class
    U.S.S. Ranger - Ambassador-Class
    U.S.S. Nemesis - Defiant-Class
    U.S.S. Asgard - Norway-Class
    U.S.S. Trident - Excelsior-Class
     
  12. Captain Rob

    Captain Rob Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    U.S.S HEISENBERG
    It's secret weapon is it's Uncertainty drive. No enemy can get a weapons lock on it because it randomly keeps shifting position. Kind of like the "Picard Manuever" on overdrive.
     
  13. Herkimer Jitty

    Herkimer Jitty Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    U.S.S. Endurance
     
  14. Fruitcake

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    The U.S.S. Teacake, Sehlat class. With refreshments.
     
  15. Forbin

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    I said out, dammit!
    Well, I've already created and named a buttload:
    http://www.inpayne.com/models/kitbash/trekpage.html

    Of those, the two I'm working into fanfics are the Grand Alliance and the Venture. They were my first kitbashes, so they have a special place for me.
     
  16. Hoshi3

    Hoshi3 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    U.S.S. Melbourne, Intrepid class :)
     
  17. TheSubCommander

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    That would totally work as a ship name....in the MIRROR universe. The real Heisenberg headed the nuclear fission program for Nazi Germany! :cardie:
     
  18. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Fun thread. Some great answers.

    I'll go for the USS Thestral. Doesn't need a cloaking device because it naturally can't be seen (by anyone, not just those who've seen someone die).
     
  19. blueshirt

    blueshirt Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The USS Sagan and USS Tyson are marvelous, as are the ones from Sci's list.
    I'd pick the USS Copernicus. Who better than astronauts to honor the knowledge that we are not the center of the universe?
    I'll make it a Galaxy class, since they seemed better equipped for science than any starship I remember, including the science vessels.
     
  20. iguana_tonante

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    As Geordie would say, "I went to Nicolaus Copernicus High School". :D