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Old June 21 2013, 09:48 PM   #39
Timo
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Re: Size of starfleet?

A 20-year wait in launching a new Enterprise is in no way an indication of any waiting in shipbuilding. Enterprise is just a name - it may or may not be slapped onto a starship. When the E-B was lost, a modern successor was probably launched immediately; it just didn't happen to be named Enterprise.

Really, there's nothing to indicate that the E-C was a successor of the E-B; that the E-D was a successor of the E-C; or that the E-E was a successor of the E-D. Ambassadors did not go out of service when Galaxies were introduced; Galaxies didn't necessarily even go out of production when Sovereigns were introduced; and there's nothing to indicate that an Enterprise with a higher suffix letter would have inherited the mission of the preceding Enterprise.

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