Re: Matt Jefferies and NCC-1017
^^ Yes, you are right. The Excelsior
has the same unmistakable shape as the Enterprise-A
on the Operation Retrieve chart,
therefore it stands to reason that any Federation ship would have that kind of generic icon.
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