Re: The Constellation's registry number
Here's a thought: What if Starship Class
was used initially because it was politically neutral: no member world could therefore claim either extra pride or exaggerated slight at the naming of the first fully-Federation vessel class (and given how touchy the Andorians and Tellarites are portrayed, a believable consideration.)
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