Re: Was the Enterprise A actually the Yorktown?
To me, the implication was that Scotty worked on other, lesser Starfleet ships before working on the Enterprise
, with perhaps a short civilian stint even earlier.
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid." - Q