Re: The operational status of NCC 1701-A...?
I'm going to stick with my own rationalization for two reasons:
1) We simply don't know if the Excelsior
was even operational between 2285-90. She could have easily been sitting in Spacedock having her innards reworked for conventional use.
2) We have no proof of there being any more than two ships of the class (Excelsior
) being in operation as of 2293.
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"