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Old August 23 2013, 03:28 PM   #26
J.T.B.
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Re: Has "NCC" Ever Been Explained On Screen?

Christopher wrote: View Post
However the second letter does usually stand for something. Commercial craft are NC, gliders are NG, etc. Experimental craft actually are N-X. Although the second letter isn't considered a part of the registration per se, just a category designator.
I would note the US abandoned the second designation letter around 1950.

I take it as being short for United Federation of Planets Star Ship. Just as the American "USS" is short for "United States Ship."
Yes, but when they actually say it, they say "United Star Ship," which has always sounded odd to me. As if various disparate elements of starship-ness were now combined in one vessel.
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