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Old October 31 2013, 03:12 AM   #1
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Capatin Kirk's first command (real life)

The commander of the U.S. Navy's sleek new guided-missile destroyer, which launched late last week in Maine, has a name to match its space-age look: Captain Kirk.

Captain James Kirk, the prospective commanding officer of USS Zumwalt, will lead the 610-foot vessel, the Navy's largest destroyer and first of three new Zumwalt-class ships "designed for littoral operations and land attack," the Navy said.

Captain Kirk to command new Navy destroyer
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Old October 31 2013, 03:25 AM   #2
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Wow that destroyer looks... odd to say the least. Though I guess they said the same thing about the first carriers and subs.

Still Captain Kirk.... what are the odds?
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Old October 31 2013, 03:51 AM   #3
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Re: Capatin Kirk's first command (real life)

Poor guy's probably been enduring Trekkie jokes all his life, and now it's going to get worse.
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Old October 31 2013, 05:10 AM   #4
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Re: Capatin Kirk's first command (real life)

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. . . Still Captain Kirk.... what are the odds?
When you consider that there are more than 1000 James Kirks in the United States, it's not that unlikely that one of them is a Navy captain.

And there's already a thread on this subject in the Misc. forum.
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Old October 31 2013, 02:11 PM   #5
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Re: Capatin Kirk's first command (real life)

Well, I didn't see this, so my thread makes it number 3 then!
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Old October 31 2013, 02:13 PM   #6
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Re: Capatin Kirk's first command (real life)

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. . . Still Captain Kirk.... what are the odds?
When you consider that there are more than 1000 James Kirks in the United States, it's not that unlikely that one of them is a Navy captain.

And there's already a thread on this subject in the Misc. forum.
1000 out of 300 million people in the US and you think it's NOT that unlikely? It's highly unlikely.
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Old October 31 2013, 02:29 PM   #7
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1000 out of 300 million people in the US and you think it's NOT that unlikely? It's highly unlikely.
And only about 3000 active duty captains in the navy. Pretty long odds, indeed.
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Old October 31 2013, 04:27 PM   #8
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. . . Still Captain Kirk.... what are the odds?
When you consider that there are more than 1000 James Kirks in the United States, it's not that unlikely that one of them is a Navy captain.
I went to high school with a Jim Kirk. He was not a Star Trek fan.

No, he was not.
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Old October 31 2013, 10:39 PM   #9
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Re: Capatin Kirk's first command (real life)

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. . . Still Captain Kirk.... what are the odds?
When you consider that there are more than 1000 James Kirks in the United States, it's not that unlikely that one of them is a Navy captain.
I went to high school with a Jim Kirk. He was not a Star Trek fan.

No, he was not.

Can't say I would be either lol
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