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Old March 13 2013, 02:02 AM   #12
Marcus Porcius Cato
Re: Was ANYTHING retained when the Enterprise was refit?

Perhaps the refit was from the very beginning more or less a new ship, only called refit to avoid some kind of restrictions in Shipbuilding or ship designs?

Perhaps it was a clause in the Organian Peace treaty which forbade or restricted number of shipbuilds per year or so. When when Starfleet came up to the limit mentioned in Treaty, they decided that by tearing the ship apart and rebuilding it with as much a use of old materials possible they could argue to Organians and the Klingons that those were mere routine refits or whatever and could not be counted against the number of builds.

This might also be a reason why the rebuilt she maintained Constitution Class name and why the designed was retired less than two decade later.
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