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Old September 21 2013, 12:29 PM   #15
Robert Comsol
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Re: Earth Spacedock and its true purpose?

C.E. Evans wrote: View Post
That's totally splitting hairs, because the terms "dock" and "port" have always been used interchangeably throughout history to describe any place where ships are moored.
I'd say Wikipedia suggests otherwise, i.e. that a dock can be part of a port but a port is not the "lesser" part of a dock. "Spaceport" wouldn't exclude a dock, but "Spacedock" apparently excludes a port.

Another thought that came to me was wondering from where the raw parts for the construction of Starfleet vessels came from. Probably mined in the asteroid belt, Earth Spacedock could function as a storehouse from which the drydocks get their building materials.

Bob
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