Naming ships

This page analyses the system of naming ships. It is not a list of existing ships.

Following the pattern of known canon examples, one may assume the word order "class + type + name" for naming ships. It is not clear whether this only applies to ship names, or can be used in general as in phrases like "grandpa Tom". In case of ranks and titles, these always follow the name, as in General Martok martaq Sa' (1).

Class Type Name Source
'ejDo' 'entepray' (2)
DIvI' 'ejDo' 'entepray' (3), (4)
qItI'nga' Duj tI'ang (5)
qIvo'rIt - pagh'e' (6)
tlhIngan wo' Duj pagh (7)
bI'rel tlharghDuj - (8)
qIvo'rIt may'Duj - (9)

See also


1 : Klingon for the Galactic Traveler, p. 197

2 : nImbuS wejDaq 'ejDo' 'entepray' ngeHlu'pu' - The starship Enterprise has been dispatched to Nimbus III. ST5 notes

3 : DIvI' 'ejDo' 'entepray'Daq Dajollu' - Get beamed aboard the USS Enterprise. Star Trek Experience

4 , 5 : tera' vatlh DIS poH cha'maH loS bong QongmeH qItI'nga' Duj tI'ang ghompu' DIvI' 'ejDo' 'entepray' - A sleeper ship of this [K'Tinga] class, the T'Ong, was encountered in the 24th century by the USS Enterprise. SkyBox15

6 : qIvo'rIt pagh'e' - K'Vort Class Pagh. SkyBox#7 (card title)

7 : qIvo'rIt toQDuj 'oH tlhIngan wo' Duj pagh'e' - The Imperial Klingon Vessel Pagh is a K'Vort-class Bird-of-Prey. SkyBox#7

8 : Segh: bI'rel tlharghDuj - Model: B'rel Scout. KBoP

9 : qIvo'rIt may'Duj mach - smaller version of a K'vort class cruiser. KBoP

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