Starship Taxonomy

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Death, May 16, 2015.

  1. Death

    Death gh0d (Administrator)

    Messages:
    2,331
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    36,985
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Taylors, SC, USA
    Or: A battleship by any other name would kill just as much

    Saw this link on Facebook, regarding ship type classifications, both historical and as applied to SF universes (Mass Effect and Halo getting particular attention, based primarily on the author's personal knowledge I think). It mentions Star Citizen, but doesn't focus on it, so I decided to not post it to the on-topic forum.

    Anyway, without further ado: http://criticalshit.org/2015/05/15/on-the-taxonomy-of-spaceships/

    (Also, while the comment sections of most websites are a wasteland of shit, the one for this article is actually kinda useful to the subject of the page.)
     
  2. Iceblade

    Iceblade Admiral

    Messages:
    1,977
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    36,985
    Gender:
    Male
    Excellent read, though not much of it was new to me, it is the first time I've read an article comparing modern day with sci-fi definitions for these classifications.

    And for cruiser, the Waterloo definitely fits the definition while the Tallahassee seems to just be a smaller/weaker battlecruiser.
     

Share This Page