I figured people would be interested in the name placards. Here's how I made them. First, I made a table in a word processor, placing the flag images in each one. I gathered the names from lists of period ships (Thank you, Wikipedia) and filled them into the table. I then printed it onto a sheet of adhesive label and attached it to a piece of 0.010" plastic sheet.
Lastly I superglued them to the back of the ships's bases.