Star Trek: The Starship Registry Dilemma

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  • I want to open this thread as a general one fpr discussions and all other stuff about Star Trek vessel registries.

    Feel free to discuss and to comment, maybe even to provide stuff!
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  • Well, this would be an interesting book .... :D
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  • Well, from what I know...
    Canon (a.k.a. on the screen):
    USS: United Star Ship; Starfleet
    ISS: Imperial Star Ship; Terran Navy (TOS: Mirror, Mirror)
    NCC: Naval Construction Contract; Starfleet
    ICC: Imperial Construction Contract; Terran Navy (TOS: Mirror, Mirror)
    NX: Naval Experimental; Starfleet
    NCV: Starfleet; timeship (Voy: Relativity; USS Relativity NCV-474439-G)
    NSP: Vulcan-merchant in 24rd century (TNG: Unification; the Vulcan merchant vessel is displayed as T'Pau NSP-17938)
    BDR: merchants in the 24rd century (DS9: Paradise; SS Santa Maria BDR-529)
    NC: pre-Fed, civilian - mostly used for shuttles, runabouts, and other small vessels (Ent: Regeneration; NC-05, TOS: The Way to Eden; Aurora NC-17740)
    NDT: pre-Fed and Fed, civilian (TNG: Darmok; SS Shiku Maru NDT-38864)
    NAR: National Association of Rocketry; United Nations, civilian-merchant (TNG: Up the long Ladder; SS Mariposa NAR-7678)
    NFT: Fed, unknown useage (TNG-movie Generations; SS Lakul NFT-7793)
    NGA: Fed, civilian-merchant (TNG: Inheritance; SS Augyn NGA-24858)
    ECS: Earth Cargo Ship; pre-Fed, merchant (Ent: Horizon, ECS Horizon)
    OV: Orbital Vehicle; United Nations (Ent-opening credits; OV-165)
    NA: pre-Fed base-registry (Ent: First Flight; Tycho Base NA-01)
    SS: Star Ship; pre-Fed, civilians and United Nations (SS Botany Bay, SS Mariposa), Starfleet, civilian, others (TNG: The Battle; SS Vigo, TNG: The Naked Now; SS Tsiolkowsi)
    DEV: pre-Fed, civilian (TNG: Up the long Ladder, the DEV Eagle Valley was one of the ships sent to the Ficus sector)
    HMS: Her/His Majestys Ship; pre-Fed, civilian (TNG: Up the long Ladder, the HMS Clement was one of the ships sent to the Ficus sector)
    VK: Voenny Korabl (military vessel in Russian, although out-verse explanation is that it's probably an hommage to Tom Clancys Hunt for Red October; where the pursuing Alfa-class sub was named V.K. Konovalov, V.K. being for Vladimir Konstantinovich); pre-Fed, civilian (TNG: Up the long Ladder, the VK Velikan was one of the ships sent to the Ficus sector)
    VS: Vulcan Shuttle; Fed, vulcan long-range shuttle (TMP; Surak VS 5047 61192259584-5)
    H: Fed, escape-pod registry (TNG-movie First Contract; H-47)
    IRW: Imperial Romulan Warbird; Romulans (TNG: Face of the Enemy)
    PWB: Praetorian Warbird; Romulans (the casulty list in DS) Image in the Sand names a PWB Tomal)
    FMS: Ferengi Merchant Vessel, Ferengi (DS9: Whispers, names an arriving Ferengi vessel as FMS Geldonero)
    USGS: United States Geological Survey, Federation (DS9: Whispers, names an arriving ship as USGS Powell, named after the second director of the real US Geological Service John Wesley Powell)

    Part one (dangit, 4000-characters-cap)
    Have fun. There are plenty of other such things for Klingons, Romulans, Cardies, and even some more for the Vulcans... At least alledgedly
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  • And the second part, maybe not that important, but still.
    Semi-canon and non-canon (drafts, scripts, sketches, books, novels, manuals, whatnot):
    UESP: United Earth Space Ship; pre-Fed (the famous ring-ship was registered UESP Enterprise XCV-330 in the Star maps)
    XCV: pre-Fed; (the famous ring-ship was registered UESP Enterprise XCV-330 in the Star maps)
    SS: Star Ship; pre-Fed (the famous ring-ship was also registered SS Enterprise in the Star Trek Encyclopaedia)
    USS: United Star Ship; pre-Fed (another registration of the famous ring-ship, the TMP-portrait in the rec-area was painted under the working-title USS Enterprise XCV-330)
    UNSS: United Nations Solar Ship; pre-Fed (the Spaceflight Chornology book labeled early solar exploration vessels as bearing this before their name UNSS Pollux)
    ESS: Extra-Solar Survey(or); pre-Fed, probe (the Star Trek Magazine labels the probes sent by the UESPA as Friedship One ESS-01 and Nomad ESS-15)
    MK: Mark; pre-Fed, probe (the episode-script for TOS: The Changeling states the probe as Nomad MK-15c)
    AGC: Andorian Guard Cruiser; pre Fed, Andorians (novel Uncertain Logic names the USS Vol'Rala as registered AGC-7-10)
    AGS: Andorian Guard Ship; pre-Fed, Andorians (novel A Choice of Futures names the IGS Kumari as registered AGS-6-35)
    IGS: Imperial Guard Ship, pre-Fed, Andorian (the script for the Ent-episodes Babel One names the Kumari as IGS Kumari, which Shrak-actor Jeffrey Combs devised to Imperial Guard Ship Kumari)
    IFSV: Imperial Freight Service Vessel, pre-Fed, Andorian (novel Beneath the Raptors Wing names IFSV Shesh)
    AT: pre-Fed, Andorian (Star Trek Online names the Andorian vessels of the Khyzon-line with this registry)
    CDS: Cardassian Defence Ship; Cardassia (the CCG-Set for the CDS Prakesh CUV-8481)
    CUV: Cardassian Union Vessel; Cardassia (Star Trek Online, The Iconian War storyline, CCG-Set for the CDS Prakesh CUV-8481)
    IKC: Imperial Klingon Cruiser; Klingons (DS9 novelisation A Call to Arms, names the IKS Rotarran as registered IKC-62127)
    IKS: Imperial Klingon Ship; Klingons (DS9 novel The Left Hand of Desinty names the Negh'Var as IKS Negh'Var IKS-7500)
    IKV: Imperial Klingon Vessel; Klingons (Star Trek Starfleet Command 3 gives the Klingon ships this prefix: IKV Hargh)
    ChR: ch'Rihan; pre-Fed, Romulan (novel Beneath the Raptors Wing names ChR Dhivael)
    IRV: Imperial Romulan Vessel; Romulans (the Star Trek Encyclopaedia gives the registry of the Terix as RIS Terix IRC-1969)
    RIS: Romulan Imperial Ship; Romulans (the episode-script for TNG The Pegasus calls the Terix as RIS Terix)
    RFV: Reman Free Vessel; Remans (novel Articles of the Federation names the renegade reman vessels designating themselves as such: RFV Vkruk)
    VS: Vulcan Ship; Vulcans (Star Trek Online mission Task Force Hippocrates names a Vulcan vessel as VS)
    VSS: Vulcan Space/Star Ship; Vulcans (Star Trek Online mission Welcome to Earth Spacedock names a Vulcan vessel as VSS)
    DFC: Defence Force Cruiser: pre-Fed, Vulcan (novel To Brave the Storm names DFC Sepok)
    DDV: Defence Directorate Vessel: pre-Fed, Vulcan (novel Beneath the Raptors Wing names DDV T'Jal)
    VCS: Vulcan Cargo Ship: pre-Fed, Vulcan (novel Beneath the Raptors Wing names VCS Kiri-kin-tha)
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  • Very cool, thanks for posting, some I did not know until now!
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  • what I find most intriguing is that while some of the Romulan suffixes made it to the screen (at least as display-names), none of the Klingon terms did. Considering how popular the Klingons are, that's rather surprising to me......

    Added some more that I found....
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  • As I know the Klingon and Romulan ones occured after the traditional Federation ones, as numbering and "registering" their vessels like the Federation ones in a certain way seemed logical.
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  • Yeah, considering th eKlingons care little about such minutiae, it's not surprising, still would be reasonable to see it. The Romulans (or Cardies) on the other side...... xD
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  • Well, whereas they would have another pattern than "XYZ - xxxx", you know what I mean?
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  • I do, but the big question everyone starves to get answered is simply Which One?

    So far, only semi-canon work (games and manuals) or totally fandom stuff (novels) have set anything along those lines.
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