Just remember all, that for people like Nords there are only two types of ocean going vessels. Submarines and Targets.
I got a kick out of saying every time I saw one of those T shirts presumably worn by a submariner while I was in San Deigo.
Coast Guard ships were refered to as cruise missle catchers in the 80's. Something to do with the white with orange racing stripe paint job and the fact that battle docturne called for the CG ships to act as pickets for the main fleet in time of war.