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So ive been doing some thinking into names for ships in RT. and i figured i would place a few of the ones i came up with (some from a BFG ship name generator) for others to use. I also figured maybe others would see this and post there own.

 

Celestial Dominion

Mechanicus Hawk

Onyx Raptor - My rogue traders vessel's probably name

those are just a couple

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Lucky Jack

Nullius In Verba

Lady Grey

St Daphne's Fall

Cordoba's Folly

Glory of Quinault

The Sigilite

The Golden Grox

The Rose's Thorn

The Fortress Repentant

Gargantua

Voidbreaker

The Gilded Strumpet

Sargasso's  Gambit

The  Black Trident

Fortune's Wind

Freya

 

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Not REALLY on topic, as we're talking Rogue Trader ship names, but what acronym (if any) goes at the start of Imperial Naval vessels?

Royal Navy ships begin with HMS, US navy ships begin with USS...what do Imperial Navy ships begin with, if anything?  

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Lightbringer said:

Not REALLY on topic, as we're talking Rogue Trader ship names, but what acronym (if any) goes at the start of Imperial Naval vessels?

Royal Navy ships begin with HMS, US navy ships begin with USS...what do Imperial Navy ships begin with, if anything?  

 

I've actually never seen any 40k ship name preceeded by an acronym...

I'm quite partial to The Decamillenium Aquila.

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Divitia de Astri -- This is our ships name.. supposed to be wealth of the stars but not

sure how accurate that is :P

Just make sure you don't name your ship event horizon. demonio.gif

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There are quite a few ship name generators out that you could use if you need one in a hurry.

With my DH game the Acolytes warp ship (The Acolytes cleansed it of a lesser Demoniac so they got to keep it.) It was named 'The Murderous Truth'. You can guess as to the audience it normally received when it entered a system.

A few that might work

The Serene Destroyer

The Fortune's Grace

The Ensorceled Searcher

The Gilded Token

Aeon Chariot

 

From the HW:C (Homeworld Catalysm) I liked the three kiith Somtaaw ships names.

The Purifying Flame

The Silent Wayfarer (Perfect name for a Q-Ship)

The Truth Seeker

 

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Lightbringer said:

Not REALLY on topic, as we're talking Rogue Trader ship names, but what acronym (if any) goes at the start of Imperial Naval vessels?

Royal Navy ships begin with HMS, US navy ships begin with USS...what do Imperial Navy ships begin with, if anything?  

 

I believe the correct prefix is either INS (Imperial Navy Ship) or HDMS (His Divine Majesty's Ship). Personally, I go for HDMS, primarily because at the Start of Execution Hour, a ship hails another and identifies herself as "His Divine Majesty's Ship Lord Solar Macharius". Later transmissions by her refer to her merely as the Macharius, but given that the first instance was a formal hail and introduction, it makes sense that they would use the full name and title. I'm not sure whether or not any ship is explicitly referred to as HDMS in any canon source, but I can check (although doing so may take some time)

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 cool name yes, cool ship yes...wait i lost my train of thought.

I want to RP Chaos now...wait why cant we RP chaos...like being in your own cult or somthing....evading the imperial scum

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Talex said:

 cool name yes, cool ship yes...wait i lost my train of thought.

I want to RP Chaos now...wait why cant we RP chaos...like being in your own cult or somthing....evading the imperial scum

You know, I have actually expressed ideas about scrapping Deathwatch and just making an RPG where you roleplay heretics and chaos cultists instead. But sadly I think that FFG will want to please the marine-fanboi's out there. angel.gif

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 Here are some more ideas:

Avenging Angel          Heaven´s Fist          Speeding Hawk          Angel´s Wing

Angelus          Golden Raptor          Godspeed          Shining Hope

Emperor´s Trust          Sovereign Pilgrim          Ark of Hope          Ark of Glory

Cherub of Light          Elohim´s Ark          Azazel´s Bane          Singing Seraphim

Metatron´s Might          Pathfinder          Uriel´s Path          Barque of Heaven

Blazing Glory          Ma´at´s Justice          Helios´ Furnace          Chariot of the Sun

 

I hope some the names catch your fancy!  Have fun!! :-)

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Well I have some more to throw out there, albeit right from my gothic book. On a side note it was very surprising I did not find any fleet designations for any of hte races let alone Imperial in the actual Gothic book. But i digress on with the names.

Imperial:

     Legatus Stygies

     Divine Right

     Bloodhawk

     Cardinal Boras

      (someone used flame of purity and other overlord class ships above)

     Imperious

     Emperor's Wrath

     Hammer of Justice

     Invincible

     Righteous Fury

     Sword of Orion

     Lord Sylvanus

     Zealous

     Dominion

     Incendrius

     Agrippa

     Minotaur

     Justicar

     Lord Daros

     Retribution

     Iron Duke

     Archon Kort

     Fortitude

     Rhadamanthine

     Uziel

     Vigilant

     Abdiel

     Baron Surtur

     Havock

     Guardian

       (ships from imperial line pre heresy from other books include)

            Vengeful Spirit

            Eisenstein

            Andronius

            Endurance

            Undying

            Spectre of Death

            Lord of Hyrus

            Barbarus's Sting

            Aeria Gloris

            The Phalanx

            Pride of the Emperor

            Proudheart

            Misericord

            Red Tear

            Defiance of Stalinvast

            Essene

            Saint Scythus

            Will of Iron 

            Vulpecula  

            Leoncour      

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Those were the only ones I can remember at the moment or have access to. I suppose I will make a seperate post for each race.

Chaos/Renegade:

     Glory of Agol

     Nebuchadnezzar

     Fournier

     Scutum

     Damanation's Fury

     Fortress of Agony

     Merciless Death

     Bloodied Sword

     Foe-Reaper

     Bringer of Despair

     Torment

     Eternity of Pain

     Horrific

     Heartless Destroyer

     Malignus Maximus

     Injustice

     Warmaker

     Chaos Eternus

     Deathbane

     Unforgivable

     Doombringer

     Deathblade

     Plagueclaw

     Despicable Ecstasy

     Steel Fang

     Monstrous

     Unholy Dominion

     Deathskull

     Heathen Promise

     Killfrenzy

     Souless

     Initiate of Skalathrax

     Wanton Desecration

     Excessive

     Anarchic Vendetta

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Eldar:

     Silent Warrior

     Asuryan's Chosen

     Stardeath

     Eliarenath's Gift

     Celestial King

     Chariot of Mathurir

     Black Star

     Child of Khaine

     Fhianna Rethol

     Bright Claw

 

ORK:

     Butcher

     Gorbag's Revenge

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The game I ran at GenCon had people crewing the Death from Afar*, and later they boarded and took a ship they renamed as the Cunning Acquisition. (It was cunning because of the ensuing triple cross.)

Some pirate ships :

The Shadow of Hate**, the Koronus Claw, the Voidhunger, Howl from the Deep, Unrepentant***, Giantkiller****, Boundless Dominator, and Plaintive Judas****.

The footnotes are to describe how the ships' custom design influenced naming.

*A scout frigate designed for extended travel

**A super fast ship with long range guns that was designed with elusive hit and run tactics in mind

***A Xenotech ship with a blasphemous machine spirit and a temple to Emperor

****A small ship whose Machine Spirit had the Martial Hubris trait, and could seriously damage cruisers.

*****A transport with the ability to disguise its weapon systems, which would lie in wait and pretend to be in distress.

 

 

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