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Old September 15 2013, 06:24 PM   #292
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Re: Was the Enterprise A actually the Yorktown?

I just looked and didn't see it either. Perhaps it's time for a re-read!

The generally accepted answer to the rename seems to be that part of Roddenberry's premise was a depiction of a multi-racial, international crew, and Yorktown was overly American since it was named for a Revolutionary War battle site. Enterprise is more international since the British also had and have ships called Enterprize/Enterprise.
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