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Old August 1 2012, 11:17 PM   #206
C.E. Evans
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Re: The operational status of NCC 1701-A...?

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the retirement of the enterprise at the end of TUC ...
Captain's log, U.S.S. Enterprise, stardate 9529.1.

This is the final cruise of the Starship Enterprise under my command.

This ship and her history will shortly become the care of another crew.
It doesn't sound like the Enterprise is going to be retired at the end of TUC, rather Kirk is going to transfer command to another Captain, and then Kirk (and not the Enterprise) is going to retire.

That was always how I took those lines at the end of TUC until Generations came along with 1701-B being launched maybe a year later...
I saw it a bit differently. With the earlier orders by Starfleet for the Enterprise-A to immediately return to spacedock for decommissioning, Kirk's statements in his final log entry (for me) was in reference to the Enterprise-B and her crew continuing the Enterprise legacy. It could very well be that the Enterprise-B was in the final three months of her construction at the time of Star Trek VI.
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