Commander Jemel indicated that he liked the more dramatic image.
I was not aware of the patch shapes indicating ship class. I have not seen the Battleship shield or the insignia for the other scout.
What about a hexagon with the points to the side, flat top and bottom.
Or in my head I turned a shield on its side with the point to the right. Then that morphed into an asymmetric rhomboid (diamond/lozenge) with long sides to the right and shorter ones on the left, which would give a kind of lance-head shape which would fit the class and look very dashing.
Thanks for all the work so far.