Ok here we go...
Fire up fotefuss and set your self to a clan. The Empire in my case. Goto 1050 clanbuyship twin test, then showship test.
Note what its saying:
Civilian Starfighter : Test (TIE)
Home: Coruscant Description: Current system: None
Owner: The Empire Pilot: Copilot:
The Owner field is correct, but it looks like its still getting dropped as a civilian ship under type, not Imperial Starfighter.
There refs all over the code for ship->type SHIP_IMPERIAL and SHIP_REPUBLIC.
Just though I'd toss this one out there. I know its a minor thing, just slightly annoying.