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Old December 30 2013, 04:13 PM   #7
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Re: U.S.S. Constellation NCC-1017

Having only 17 ship types in 100 years doesn't seem too unbelievable to me. After all, that's a whole new class of ship being rolled out, on average, every five or six years. Assuming a service life of only 20 years, that's still a lot of overlap between designs.

At that rate, a ship with a 10** registry might be about 40 years old, which matches the service life we know the Enterprise had, if we assume it was launched in 2245 and lost in 2283... having a fully refit ship be in service four decades later is hardly unprecedented.

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