Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote:
The first post is wrong. Kirk asks "where's the damage?" to which that guy says "Major hull damage captain."
Still it's not an answer to his question.
This is all really a "nothing to see here," thread.
But that was an answer. It means not the engines, not the dish, not the saucer, not the shuttle bay. It may not be specific, but in the heat of battle, it's enough information for Kirk to know the ship's in trouble. The words "major" and "hull damage" being the keys.