USS Kirk

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  1. Nike

    Nike Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    If he’s such a legend, why are there no ships named for Kirk. Or Spock. Instead, they just recycle names of old ships. We’ll see the USS Voyager-Z before the Kirk.
     
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  2. TrickyDickie

    TrickyDickie Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    When ships are named for people, it's after they have died.

    Starfleet is never sure that Kirk and Spock are going to stay dead!

    :shifty::lol:
     
  3. Dukhat

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    Spock, McCoy and Scotty don’t have ships named for them either.
     
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  4. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    In the novelverse there is indeed a USS James T. Kirk. Linky

    There is also a (different) USS Kirk from STO.

    Canonically speaking, there's the USS Chekov, one of the wrecked ships at Wolf 359.
     
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  5. Dukhat

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    There’s a USS Uhura and USS Hikaru Sulu in PIC.
     
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  6. Nike

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    Not necessarily. Ronald Reagan had one while he was alive, and the closest he got to serving was in movies.
     
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  7. Nike

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    I mentioned Spock, already. Do doctors and engineers get ships?
     
  8. Dukhat

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    McCoy was an admiral by the start of TNG. Scotty was a captain when he disappeared.
     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I thnk he meant, do doctors and engineers get ships named after them.

    Which is entirely possible. McCoy and Scotty are decorated Starfleet veterans with decades of service to Starfleet. They've more than earned the right.

    For example I can totally see a USS McCoy as a medical transport/hospital ship...
     
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  10. BillJ

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    Starfleet has eight billion ships, just because we haven’t heard a name doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

    Isn’t the a ship named after Kirk in the 32nd century?
     
  11. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    No.
     
  12. BillJ

    BillJ The King of Kings Admiral

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    Thanks, it is STO I’m thinking of.
     
  13. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well, there was the Pasteur. (At least in one timeline.)
     
  14. fireproof78

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    Why not?
     
  15. Nike

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    Those are just ranks. He could be a surgeon general and not get a ship. Most admirals don’t.
    I’m not saying that they don’t deserve their own ships, but Kirk definitely does.
     
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  16. Nike

    Nike Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    We might not have heard of one if Starfleet named it. But it’s actually the production staff that names ships IRL, and if they name one, we hear about it.
     
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    The FASA Deckers had TOS names.

    Cameron did a lot of work on a real surface vessel named the Academic Keldysh IIRC.
     
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  18. TrickyDickie

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  19. F. King Daniel

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    Ships? Kirk should have planets named after him after all he's done.
     
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