Research done: Googling, "age of sail ship naming conventions," "age of sail ship nomenclature," etc. Mostly, I come up with names of different types of ships during the Age of Sail.
Situation: So, obviously, since the archipelago deals a lot in sea trade and has a strong navy, the characters in my story will be dealing a lot with ships. My question is very general ~ were there any specific naming conventions for English and/or American warships (ship of the lines, man-o-wars, sloops, frigates, etc.), merchant ships (clippers, etc.), and (BONUS/optional) pirate ships during the Age of Sail? Basically, any specific motifs or patterns, things ships tended to be named after (mythology, ocean-related things, etc.), or just general style?
Thanks in advance!