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Old January 6 2013, 07:51 AM   #30
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Re: Anyone have any good reason for ship registry changes?

Timo wrote: View Post
Although I cant off the top of my head without a ton of research demonstrate the original Enterprise was a/the Flagship, I'm almost certain that it was stated to be at some point.
Except that it wasn't.

True enough, Kirk had his ship taken over by flag officers a couple of times, thus theoretically making her a flagship. He himself twice commandeered the ship while holding flag rank, once legally, the other time illegally. But no "special status" was ever established for the ship, save for her holding some speed records as of ST3:TSfS.
Would Starfleet have sent any ship other than the flagship to escort the Klingon Chancellor in TUC, though?
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