I know that as a pilot I do not know what all of the ship names are, or what faction they belong to. So that when I am attempting to FC, it is quite confusing to know what to call first. I have made a small spreadsheet that could be printed that would allow you at a glance to see the name and the type of ship that we most often see in the fleet battles we have in RvB.
Please check out the following spreadsheet. Let me know if there is anything that I could do to make it better. Just seems like it would be an easy/non-cluttered way to learn to identify ships.