Re: The operational status of NCC 1701-A...?
So it makes sense that the ship was intended to continue beyond the current mission, otherwise Spock's statement is a meaningless gesture. So what changed? Battle damage.
And a treaty. Logically, the treaty was a greater factor than the damage. Even with the hull breach, Enterprise is able to return home under her own power.
"No matter where you go, there you are."