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Old September 28 2013, 03:03 AM   #15
blssdwlf
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Re: Starship Cargo Volumes Compared

Personally I think the "5 year" consumables were stored in the primary hull and the cargo bay is for hauling cargo to different locations.

Just doing a tally on the TOS episodes I counted up references and dialogue for the TOS Enterprise that would suggest that she had assigned patrol areas, made routine facilities and expedition checks while dropping off or picking up cargo, cargo delivery or transfer of medical and fumigation supplies and ferried people and their cargo around in addition to the exploring duties.

This list is by no means complete, but it might be of interest to those that wonder what missions the Enterprise did during those three seasons:

Cargo Run = 14
Diplomatic = 10
Patrol = 5* The Enterprise has an assigned Patrol Area which limited the scope of the other missions.
Science = 7
Star Mapping = 1
Survey = 9
Transport = 20
Checkup on Location = 3
Distress/Emergency Call = 14
Espionage = 1
Evacuation = 3
Explore = 2
Intercept Spaceships / Police = 4
Medical Aid = 5
Military / Alien Invasion Defense = 6
Training = 1
New Equipment Testing = 1
Monster = 7
Rescue = 4
Search and Recover = 3
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