Re: The operational status of NCC 1701-A...?
^so under the point you agree upon had the Enterprise returned second it would have been put into the Fleet Musuem under the configutation it was under Kirk's command. Why would the same not hold true for another one of the Constitution Class under that same configuration.
Therefore Picard could have seen one of the Constiution Class ships under that configuration in the Fleet Musuem.
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