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Old August 27 2013, 03:44 AM   #104
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Re: Was the Enterprise A actually the Yorktown?

Could be that "starship" once referred to a specific type of ship that required a certain set of properties to be met, just like how "ship" once referred to three-masted square-rigged ships but then became a more generic description of large ocean-going craft. "Cruiser" when we're talking pre-steam ships were everything ranging from the various types of sloops up to a 5th rate ship-rigged frigate, so Scotty might have been playing a bit fast and loose with terms at some point. That and he'd had half a bottle of Aldeberan Whiskey.
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