Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by EliyahuQeoni, Jan 30, 2008.
Thanks, everyone, for the comments, criticisms and feedback. They are much appreciated!
...just as a reminder that there was a USS Yorktown in TOS IIRC. Where do you see this design falling into TOS history?
I see it as a pre-Constitution-Class design, probably having been launched a good 20-30 years prior to the launch of the first Connie. By the time the Constitution-Class ships were launched this Yorktown had been destroyed, lost or decommissioned. The TOS Yorktown (NCC-1704) was the next Federation ship to bear the name.
I would also postulate that the USS Constellation, NCC-1017, was originally of this class. When the Constitution-Class was introduced Starfleet experimented with converting the older Yorktown-Class to the newer model, given that the basic frame of the saucer section was almost identical in both models. So the 1017 was converted to a Connie & retained her old registry number.
That's how it happened in my world anyway
...well that would be as good as any other rational...
Well, I can't really take credit for the idea. I ran across the idea of the Constellation and Republic having been refits from earlier ship classes in Richard Mandel's Federation Spaceflight Chronology and it made a certain amount of sense to me.
...like i said -- as good as any...
I just took my first shot at doing a dedication plaque. I tried to stick to the general design seen in TOS, but felt there was room for slight variation. Comments and suggestions are always welcome!
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