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Ship List and origins

Posted in Uncategorized on January 14, 2013 by stevenrmorrison

SHIP IN PROPHET OF MARS
List of ships and sources used for names

HISTORICAL SHIPS

BODE: (Early Mars)  Johann Elert Bode German astronomer  (1747 – 1826)

INANNA: (Mission to Venus) Sumerian goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare

VULCAN: (Mars colony ship) Common name for SF spacecraft or spaceships. Roman god of lava and smoke, including the fire of volcanoes.

MARS SHIPS

BERIAULT: Michel “Mitch” Beriault (Friend

MUNDELL: Col Hugh Mundell (Friend)

THOLEN: David J. Tholen American astronomer  at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii, who specializes in planetary and solar system astronomy.

DEIMOS SHIPS

 DEIMOS Larger Moon of Mars

AMAGIRI: WW II Japanese destroyer, sank John F. Kennedy’s torpedo boat PT-109

 NEVSKI: Medieval Rus warrior Prince (1220  – 1263)

ZAVALA: Manuel Lorenzo Justiniano de Zavala  Mexican and Texan politician 1788 –1836)

EARTH SHIPS

PIAZZI: (Pro Mars) Giuseppe Piazzi  Italian priest mathematician, and astronomer (1746 – 1826)

REDEMPTION: (Pro Earth) Good name for a warship

JUSTICE: (Pro Earth) Good name for a warship

LUNAR SHIPS

NUMA: Numa Pompilius  second king of Rome (753–673 BC; reigned 715–673 BC)

POMONA: Roman goddess of fruitful abundance. Child of Mars

VERTUMNUS:  Roman god of seasons, of change and plant growth. Child of Mars

EXODUS FLEET SHIPS

CALLISTO: Moon of the planet Jupiter

CERNUNNOS: Celtic horned god of polytheism.

HAYYAN: Hayyan al-Qurtubi  Muslim historian (987–1075)

LEONIDAS : Spartan king Leonidas died Greece at theBattle of Thermopylae

LOVELL: James Arthur Lovell, Jr., NASA Commander of the Apollo 13 (1928-)

MAHABAD: Short-lived Kurdish republic 1945-46

ORION: Common name for SF spacecraft or spaceship

DEX ARIZONA: Named for alias of Graham Robertson (Friend)

DEX ATCAMA, DEX AUSTRALIA, DEX NOVA ZEMLYA, DEX PATAGONIA: Random geographical names for other DEX class ships.

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