Re: Matt Jefferies and NCC-1017
I just figure that the Constellation
either got the name/registry of a prior ship that went out heroically or was built as a different class then upgraded to Constitution
-class specs during a refit.
In universe that is.
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"