So, inspired by the thread about Starship names that really should exist… (but don’t) and the thread about Random ship names Lists I want to challenge you for a game: Name that Ship!
These are the Rules:
- Take the spaceframe and mission profile of the previous post.
- Name it!
- Explain why you’ve chosen the name for the specific spaceframe/mission profile combination (Bonus: provide links to Wikipedia or stuff for further reading).
- Provide another spaceframe and mission profile for the next poster.
Spaceframes and Mission Profiles should come from official STA sources (Core Rules, Command etc.). You should generally assume it’s a Federation vessel (regardless of spaceframes, it might be bought, exchanged, prize of war etc.), but be creative, if you have a fancy idea for a ship of another faction!
I randomly chose a Sovereign Class Spaceframe with the Tactical Operations Mission Profile.
I name it the USS Leonidas after the ancient Greek king (=sovereign) Leonidas I. who led the mythical 300 spartans to their last stand at the Battle of Thermopylae. I think the name of a warrior king fits a Sovereign Class ship tasked with tatctical operations. Also, a king famous for a defense rather than conquests (think of Alexander the Great or Napoleon Bonaparte) suits the philosophy of Starfleet.
Now for something completely different…
I randomly chose a Hermes Class spaceframe (from the Command Supplement) and the Strategic and Diplomatic Operations mission profile.