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Old September 25 2012, 05:22 AM   #3
Knight Templar
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Location: Oklahoma
Re: Did Kirk captain any ship before Enterprise?

Some speculative fiction and novels have him commanding as many as three or four ships prior to Enterprise.

Remember you don't have to have the rank of "captain" to be the commanding officer of a ship. In the U.S. Navy, nuclear missile submarines carrying literally hundreds of nuclear warheads are often "commanded" by officers with the rank of "Commander" and not "Captain".

If Starfleet is remotely like Earth navies, you can command ships like destroyers, frigates, or support vessels with only the rank of "Commander".
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