So was having a discussion with some friends last night and the subject of names that should really have popped up as ship names in Trek, but seemingly never did. Thought it’d be a fun to start a list here of good ship names that haven’t been taken.
USS (Lester B) Pearson. - Pearson was an incrediably influential Canadian Prime Minister, ignoring what he did as Pm (it was a lot) more importantly was his career as a diplomat before that in the 40s and 50s. He was insturmental in forming the UN and NATO (in fact he the favored choice for the firstsecretary general, with 10 of 11 nations wanting him as it, Russia however used their Veto to stop him from being chosen) during the Suez Cannel crisis he was the man who developed the idea of UN peacekeepers. and is widely reckongized as the father of modern international Peacekeeping.
Why the heck we haven’t seen a USS Pearson (or USS Lester B Pearson) in Trek astounds me. and can only assume it’s simply the American wirters of Trek just not knowing about this guy (Mropheus devs. please please PLEASE slide a USS Pearson into a future project)
USS (Winston) Churchell - yeah apparently this name hasn’t really popped up eaither. it’s only appered in an OOOLD comic book, and in some video games. baffling.
USS Missouri - proving that even US ships can be forgotten about, apparently there’s never, in Alpha canon at least, been a ship encountered named the Missouri
anyway that’s just my start take it away folks.