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Old May 18 2012, 06:44 PM   #23
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Re: The operational status of NCC 1701-A...?

I found this searching the origians of the Enterprise-A

This was listed on Memory Alpha:

According to Gene Roddenberry, the NCC-1701-A was not a newly-constructed ship, but instead was the renamed USS Yorktown, a nod to the name of the starship in his original pitch for Star Trek. This was based on the fact that it was difficult to believe that Starfleet would build a whole new ship in such a short time, and then decommission it a short while after, and the early retirement of the Enterprise-A could be justified if the ship had been in service for many years under another name.

(I remember reading in Star Trek: History of the Future it also stated the information above)
Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise, released shortly after Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, cites the origin of NCC-1701-A as the USS Ti-Ho (NCC-1798), an Enterprise-class starship which was a test bed for transwarp technology alongside the USS Excelsior. The Ti-Ho was rechristened Enterprise after Kirk and his crew were exonerated.

General Jonathan Slavin (Starfleet Military Assault Command Operations)
Commanding Officer, N.C.C.74502 U.S.S. Iwo Jima, The Independent Star Trek Fan Group.
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