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Old March 27 2013, 09:57 PM   #307
Re: The operational status of NCC 1701-A...?

Marcus Porcius Cato wrote: View Post
This being a very long tread if someone could enlighten me I would be grateful. For those who think NCC-1701-A was a new ship, how can we explain her decommissioning only after eight years? This is one critical fact that makes me doubt she was a new ship...
In the final battle sequence of STVI, the Enterprise takes a serious pounding from Chang's BOP. It's beaten to the point of collapsed shields, and a torpedo punches a hole completely through the primary hull. Maybe the Starfleet engineers did a cost-benefit analysis and, coupled with Kirk retiring, decided "Just scrap it and go with the Excelsior class!"
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