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Old July 19 2013, 03:51 PM   #18
Location: Omaha, NE
Re: Was the Enterprise A actually the Yorktown?

Just seems a bit daft to rename an already-serving starship from Yorktown to Enterprise-A just for Kirk and his crew. It's more likely that this ship was about to be commissioned Taiho (yeah, I know the book said Ti-Ho...) and was changed to E-A at the proverbial last minute. It's also likely that (prior to ST3) originally the Enterprise name was to be shifted to the Excelsior-class once the original E was retired in due time, but that events of ST3 and subsequent problems with the Excelsiors led to a temporary shelving of the Ex until the warp drive situation was figured out, hence the continuation of the Con-refit of which Taiho/E-A was one of the last new builds. Your mileage may vary, but that's my theory.
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