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.
"If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are." - Jean-Luc Picard, "Encounter at Farpoint"