what is something-class? is it named after the first "ship" of that design?
To: SF Republican
It's basically a way of describing a particular design of ship - all ships of a particular design being of the same class.
It is often the name of the first ship (the 'lead ship') of a particular design, but not always. In the case of the River-class, the six ships of the class were named after major Australian rivers - the city of Adelaide, capital of the state of South Australia lies on the River Torrens.
posted on 08/24/2006 2:04:19 PM PDT
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