- I've always liked how Captain Picard (and earlier Captain Archer) have a models (drawings) of their ship earlier namesakes (both real "wet" and space ships, and fictional ones) on display in their ready rooms. Sailors are nothing if not traditional!
| Archer's Ready Room, from John Eaves' blog. I especially like how just four drawings go all the|
way from age of sail to sci-fi going through "modern" naval and "early" space exploration!
- Based on Mongoose Traveller: Sector Fleet, a typical named fleet deploys some 130-160 destroyer escorts (8 4-ships desrons at sector level and 6 to 8 units in each subsector fleet). Counting for roughly 23 sectors, we end up in the 3000+ DE in service within the Imperial Navy. Even taking into account several dozen of classes in that specific type, you still need a couple hundreds names for each class! IMTU, all Chrysanthemum-class DE are named after plants.
- A quick (yeah, right) browse on wikipedia turns out two major source of naval ships named after plants: the Royal Navy Flower-classes (also known as Cabbage-class), WW1 sloops and WW2 corvettes, and several classes of Imperial Japanese Navy destroyers.