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Old January 19 2013, 09:57 PM   #107
Location: Great Britain
Re: Anti-Spock racism/general disrespect for the XO

sonak wrote: View Post
also, let's not forget that Trek has NEVER been reaistic on the military aspects. Officers doing enlisted men work, "flagships" without flag officers, officers who stay as captain or XO of a ship for a decade or more.

Trek's military is nothing like a modern military.
You don't need a flag officer for a ship to be considered a flagship.

Two of the definitions of the word flagship are

1. (Transport / Nautical Terms) a ship, esp in a fleet, aboard which the commander of the fleet is quartered
2. (Transport / Nautical Terms) the most important ship belonging to a shipping company

It is the second definition of the word that is being used when they say the Enterprise is the flagship of the fleet.
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