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Old September 25 2012, 01:10 PM   #17
Re: Did Kirk captain any ship before Enterprise?

Warped9 wrote: View Post
C.E. Evans wrote: View Post
As far as onscreen material goes, there's no mention of Kirk commanding any other ship prior to the Enterprise.
Incorrect. In the character's bio reprinted in The Making Of Star Trek it says Kirk commanded a destroyer equivalent class starship.
But was this seen onscreen?

This is reinforced by a reference in WNMHGB when Elizabeth Dehner metioning Kirk having asked for Mitchell aboard his first command.

That's a nice touch of realism, there, suggesting Kirk had some command experience before being posted to one of Starfleet's frontline ships.
But if his first command was the Enterprise, it would still fit, because Mitchell was there too.

There's nothing canon that shows Kirk had a command prior to the Enterprise.
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