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Since the days of the early sailing vessels and other similar expeditions on many planets, the naming of ships has been an important part of many races and cultures' histories.

The naming of ships was often held in high esteem, with the quality of a ship's name seen as a factor of a vessel's success. Lieutenant Piper of Proxima Beta once mused about the mistake of naming the USS Star Empire. She considered the name to be somewhat ignoble, preferring more virtuous names such as Majestic, Embassy, Valiant, and Ramage. (TOS - Fortunes of War novel: Dreadnought!)


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Name prefixEdit

Usually a vessel's given name is preceded by a statement of origination, which was often shortened into some sort of abbreviated prefix.

EarthEdit

  • SS - "Sea Ship" or "Space Ship"
  • USS - "United States Ship"
  • HMS - "Her Majesty's Ship" or "His Majesty's Ship"
  • NAR
  • VK - "Voenny Korabl" (Russian for "Military Ship")

FederationEdit

  • SS - "Sea Ship" or "Space Ship"
  • USS - "United (Earth) Star Ship" or "United (Earth) Space Ship"
  • NAR

Terran Empire (mirror universe)Edit

  • ISS - "Imperial Star Ship"

KlingonEdit

  • IKS - Imperial Klingon Ship

RomulanEdit

  • IRW - "Imperial Romulan Warbird"
  • RSE - "Romulan Star Empire" (mirror)


OrionEdit

  • OSS - "Orion Syndicate Ship"

AndorianEdit

  • IGV - "Imperial Gaurd Vessel"

Vulcan ConfederateEdit

  • VS - "Vulcan Ship"
  • SS - "Science Ship" or "Star Sh

See alsoEdit

Similar or identical prefices are assigned to a ship's registry.

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