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Old March 5 2013, 09:13 PM   #191
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Re: The Constellation's registry number

Shawnster wrote: View Post
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
Good observation. Obviously, by the time of TNG the term Starship had become much more generic, but I think this is a viable option.
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