Re: The Constellation's registry number
Greg Jein's article would seem to add Eagle, Endeavour, Essex and Kongo to this roster.
A Federation with less than two-dozen "Star Ship Class" vessels in total is interesting, but far from plausible when you consider that all ships have Earth-derived names and this doesn't fit Kirk's "twelve like it in the fleet" brag very easily anyway.
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