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Old March 15 2012, 04:16 AM   #13
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Re: How big is Starfleet in men and ships?

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Though one thing to bear in mind is any recommissioned ships would still need crew even using cadets and the reserve activation clause it might leave ships with diminished crews.
A lot of old ships would already be crewed as they would be in use as patrol / supply / transport support vessels.

Pulling ships out of Mothballs would mean lots of planetside admin and training staff would be pulled into action. You could also probably reassign around 50% of each serving starship crew to mothballed ships - peacetime starships are very overstaffed for war footing.
Yeah, that's a good point. We don't really think of the admin staff (unsung heroes), and surely they must be involved. I'm not pilot or sailor or mechanic, but is there a standard ratio of vessel crew to "launch" crew in today's world of transportation? I understand such a ratio could be different in the future, but DS9 and several spacedock scenes across the spinoffs clearly depict entire crews dedicated to ship traffic.
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