Lapalisse is godmother to the Commandant Blaison ship.
This ship is the thirteenth of the "d'Estienne d'Orves"-class aviso ships. Its construction began in 1979 and it has been allocated to Brest since 2000.
It was baptised in honour of the Commanding Officer of the frigate, Louis Blaison, born in Lapalisse in 1906 and who died in the Caribbean Sea in 1942.
A street in Lapalisse has been named after him.