Re: Why didn't any of the Exeter's crew beam down to the planet?
But still after 6 months nobody cared what had happened to the [I wrote:
Could it be she had been on a top secret mission that would have taken that long or longer?
Maybe. Remember what happend with USS Inidanapolis at the end of WW2? Secret mission plus screwed-up paperwork. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ind...of_the_sinking
Crew basically got found by chance. What was left of them.
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