The Shiptans thread WTF is a "Ship-tan"?...It is basically a ship drawn as a woman or girl (ok, probably doesn't have to be female, but do you really want to see where a male version would have its guns?). The -tan is a sort of childish version of the Japanese -chan (used to form a sort of diminutive of a name). A related Wikipedia Article. From the original Ship Tans thread at Relic News Forum