Ransom: Captain of the U.S.S. Equinox, Nova class. Approx crew complement for vessels of this class is 78. Picard: Captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Galaxy class. Approx crew complement for vessels of this class is 1000-1600. The numbers are from memory alpha, and even if there's some speculation to them, they won't be too far off. So, why is it that they both hold the same Starfleet rank? There must be several departments on a galaxy class with a greater complement than the crew total of a Nova. I know of the tradition to call any CO of a vessel 'captain' but they both really have the captain rank as far as I can determine, which, in a real-world navy, they probably wouldn't. So, is Picard's rank 'too low' (and should he at least have been a 'fleet captain' or some other rank), or is Ransom's rank 'too high'?