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Old August 15 2013, 04:52 AM   #76
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Re: Was the Enterprise A actually the Yorktown?

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Perhaps the Enterprise-A was renamed Yorktown?
Now that I think of it, that was the case. It was the total reversal.
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Old August 15 2013, 02:44 PM   #77
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Re: Was the Enterprise A actually the Yorktown?

Now I'm really confused...
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Old August 15 2013, 02:52 PM   #78
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Re: Was the Enterprise A actually the Yorktown?

Either way, it all happened on Tuesday.
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Old August 21 2013, 02:28 AM   #79
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Re: Was the Enterprise A actually the Yorktown?

The TNG Technical Manual says that the Enterprise A was "originally named Yorktown" but "redesignated Enterprise" after Kirk and his crew saved Earth from the Probe.
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Old August 21 2013, 03:34 AM   #80
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I believe that the Enterprise A was originally the Defiant. It somehow had return back to the prime universe. They saw it drifting and tolled to a shipyard, refitted it and got a order from starfleet command to rename it Enterprise.
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Old August 22 2013, 11:22 PM   #81
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Re: Was the Enterprise A actually the Yorktown?

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Yes yes by refit I mean the new design. Not meaning that it was "refitted" from something old, but not sure what else to call them. Constitution version II perhaps? but yeah I agree that the Endeavor and the rest were probably part of a line of newly constructed ships, which is why I see no reason why the Enterprise A couldn't have been from that line
The Enterprise-A being a renamed older Constitution-class ship would probably be the easiest way to explain why Starfleet decided to decommission the ship rather than repair her, but there are other ways to explain that as well (one theory I came across years ago was that while the Enterprise-A was retired, the actual ship itself was repaired, renamed, and relaunched as something else--a variation of the Yorktown theory, in a way).
I would like to think that maybe the Enterprise-A was retired from active duty, and turned into a training vessel or maybe a museum vessel.
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Old August 23 2013, 12:45 AM   #82
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Re: Was the Enterprise A actually the Yorktown?

Not that I necessarily hate the notion... but why?

Think about it. There was nothing particularly significant about the Enterprise-A that we're aware of. She met something pretending to be God and saved the Khitomer talks. Psh. That's a slow day for the 1701-nil.

OTOH, she may have been made a showpiece, and later be the source of the apparent Constitution class wreckage scoped in BoBW...
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Old August 23 2013, 05:30 AM   #83
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Re: Was the Enterprise A actually the Yorktown?

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Not that I necessarily hate the notion... but why?

Think about it. There was nothing particularly significant about the Enterprise-A that we're aware of. She met something pretending to be God and saved the Khitomer talks. Psh. That's a slow day for the 1701-nil.

I would say that because it was commanded by Kirk, would be enough. He is sort of like that era's John Paul Jones or Admiral Nelson and considering the original 1701 was destroyed, and since it seems that the entire constitution class was retired and presumably mothballed, the real question is why would you mothball the 1701-A, when you don't have to?

Besides, it was mentioned that one of the NX ships (wasn't clear which one), according to Troi in These are the Voyages, was kept around as a museum ship, so it makes sense to me they might keep a constitution class ship around as a museum, too. And if they have to choose which one, well Enterprise-A would get it, at least in my world. I mean an Enterprise that DOESN'T get destroyed is a rare thing, so you best preserve one when it retires when you can!
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Old August 23 2013, 07:05 PM   #84
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But they do keep a Constitution as a museum piece - and she's not the E-A, as her bridge apparently is of the late 2260s standard still. Also, she's the only one.

Unless I'm reading too much into "Relics", that is. Picard waltzes in on Scotty's simulation and recognizes it for Constitution class, which is fine, because we never saw the TOS design associated with the bridge of any other class. And then he says there's a Constitution class in the museum. Doesn't mean Picard recognized the simulation because it was identical to the museum piece - he could have recognized it because visuals from the 2260s adventures of various Constitutions were part of the public consciousness for some reason or another.

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Old August 24 2013, 12:46 AM   #85
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But they do keep a Constitution as a museum piece - and she's not the E-A, as her bridge apparently is of the late 2260s standard still. Also, she's the only one.

Unless I'm reading too much into "Relics", that is. Picard waltzes in on Scotty's simulation and recognizes it for Constitution class, which is fine, because we never saw the TOS design associated with the bridge of any other class. And then he says there's a Constitution class in the museum. Doesn't mean Picard recognized the simulation because it was identical to the museum piece - he could have recognized it because visuals from the 2260s adventures of various Constitutions were part of the public consciousness for some reason or another.

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Picard may have "cheated" a bit and either looked at the program before entering the holodock or drawing on knowledge of Scotty's career. His expression as he looks around seems like is isn't trying to identify the ship class so much as he's grappling with how to approach his conversation with Scotty and is just buying himself a few moments and testing the waters. Or at least that is how I read that scene.

After all, I don't think Picard was there by accident. He knew Scotty was going through a rough adjustment, as anyone in his position would, and was trying to feel out how Scotty was feeling. That Picard walked in on Scotty's holodeck program instead of wating for another time to visit suggests that he already suspected Scotty was having difficulty, possibly having made discrete inquiries with Data or Laforge.

The fact that Scotty was running a holodeck simulation of his old ship probably spoke volumes to Picard about Scotty's current emotional state. From the moment Picard walks into the holodeck, he knew full well it was the bridge of the Enterprise, which is Constution Class Ship, and the one Scotty's served on during the best part of his career. Anything he said and did was simply "blowing smoke" as he until he finds a way and a good moment to ask the to the question he REALLY wanted to ask, "What do you think about the Enterprise D", meaning "How are you REALLY feeling here." Point is, there were a lot of things going on with this scene, making it not a good one to glean how recognizable and distinctive the appearance of the bridge may be to that class.
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Old August 24 2013, 03:04 AM   #86
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...Picard may've also seen the diagram in the turbolift alcove.
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Old August 24 2013, 04:05 AM   #87
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How dare you sir! Usurping my super convoluted rationalization into a simple, logical explanation.
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Old August 24 2013, 04:57 PM   #88
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While there is no exact canon answer to your question, the visual evidence seems to indicate that the Enterprise-A was a brand-new ship. As for when it was actually built, probably not long before the end of Star Trek IV.

It's my personal belief that in Star Trek III, when Admiral Morrow informs the crew that the Enterprise will be decommissioned, that Starfleet had every intention of eventually building a new Excelsior class Enterprise-A to replace it. But because of "extenuating circumstances," another ship was hurriedly given the name while the Excelsior class ship would eventually be the B. Once the B was completed, the A was decommissioned and renamed something else (hey, it's a perfectly good ship, why not?)
I like this explanation!
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Old August 25 2013, 02:21 AM   #89
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U.S.S. Enterprise, NCC-2001 is a little too perfect, isn't it?
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Old August 25 2013, 07:10 PM   #90
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It is a probability that the Enterprise-A isn't the Yorktown that was mention on screen. But most likely the Yorktown that Captain April had commanded before he had commanded the Enterprise.

I'm conjecturing that the Yorktown that Captain April had commanded was a Constitution class starship that was decommission and put in moatball just before the Enterprise was commission.

I'm basing this on what Captain James T. Kirk had told Captain John Christopher; Saying that there was 12 others like the Enterprise in the Fleet.
The 12 other or:
USS. Constellation
USS. Constitution
USS. Defiant
USS. Essex
USS. Excalibur
USS. Exeter
USS. Hood
USS. Intrepid
USS. Lexington
USS. Potemkin
USS. Republic
USS. Yorktown
The USS. Endeavour wouldn't had been commission at that time. But, because we had seen her registry number on the display wall at Starbase 11, that she was being built at that starbase. Then there is the USS. Eagle. Because she having a lower registry number? She was in moatball at that time. But later was taking out of moatball, refitted, recommission and put back on acting service in the fleet.
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