During his time as First Officer of the heavy cruiser USS El Dorado
, Kirk served under a legendary Andorian captain, Prince Fiawol
, who was also Subarch of Trexlor
. (Note that FIAWOL is an acronym, ie. he is named for the science fiction fans' catchphrase, "Fandom is a way of life".)
The crew of this ship represented an experimental mix of many races (predating USS Titan
) and was 23 percent Andorian, according to a book entitled Starship Crewmen Under Stress
by Dr David Marano [
according to the chapter "Kirk"
in Star Trek II Biographies
by William Rotsler, Wanderer, 1982].