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Old September 15 2013, 05:15 AM   #290
Manticore
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Re: Was the Enterprise A actually the Yorktown?

J.T.B. wrote: View Post
Manticore wrote: View Post
Slight tangent, but I've often wondered how the navy at large feels about the NCC-1701 in relation the CV-6 or CVN-65. Do they feel that the starship Enterprise overshadows the real ships, or that her fame helps bring those famous ships' real feats to a greater audience?
In my own anecdotal experience, they consider the Star Trek ships to be basically "part of the family," fictional descendents of the USN ships. No negative feelings, in my experience.
Fair enough. And there's no denying that many people have more respect for the exploits of the real USS Enterprises thanks to the fictional ones.
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