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Old September 28 2012, 04:24 PM   #127
Duncan MacLeod
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Re: Did Kirk captain any ship before Enterprise?

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captain of the flagship of the fleet.
The what now?
There were no flag officers on Enterprise.
Although I agree there is no reason to believe the original Enterprise 1701 was Starfleet's flagship, the term flagship does not just apply to ships carrying flag officers, even if that's where it originated.

In fact this site has a quote from someone from the US Navy describing the actual USS Enterprise as the flagship of the Navy.

Said another, "Every Navy needs a flagship, and the U.S.S. Enterprise should be ours! There must and will always be a ship named Enterprise."
That's a quote from someone who signed the petition to name one of the Ford class carriers Enterprise. Not from someone in the Navy, who would know better.
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