The Constellation's registry number
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March 5 2013, 06:02 PM
Location: Clinton, OH
Re: The Constellation's registry number
From Memory Alpha:
In his youth he attended
at the same time as
James T. Kirk
, but was dropped in his fifth year because he failed a psycho-simulator test. After this he joined the Merchant Marines.
As Starfleet Academy usually only takes four years, it appears that either Merik had to repeat one total year or that he took a program that necessitated a fifth (or more) year.
became disabled near the
, when it suffered damage from a
storm. Merik and a
down to the
of the system to look for
So, perhaps Spaceship doesn't refer to the SIZE of the ship, but, rather, what type of personnel operate the ship/whose command the ship falls under.
STARSHIP = Starfleet
SPACESHIP = Civilian/Merchant Marine
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