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Old September 25 2012, 04:12 PM   #22
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Re: Did Kirk captain any ship before Enterprise?

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JFK commanded the PT-109 as a Lieutenant jg.
I wonder how he managed that. I'm guessing family ties. Or is that sort of thing common? I wouldn't think it is but I don't know much about military history...

Anyway, it's not like we have to look outside of the Star Trek universe for a precedent on officers other than Captain commanding starships. Look at Sisko, he commanded the defiant as a Commander.
PT boats weren't big at all. They were basically the armed speedboats of WW2. They were around 70 feet long and has a crew of a 12-15 people. So yeah, not much more you'd need than a Lieutenant J.G.
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