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Flash525

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#1 10 years ago

Was looking at some game mod pics earlier, and noticed some people adding -A, -B etc to various ships. Such as a Galaxy Class, named the Excelsior, with the NCC-2000-A following. Why is it, that in Star Trek (cannon), only the Enterprise has the additional prefix on her?




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#2 10 years ago

Most probably distinction and in honor of the original 1701. The Enterprise is the flagship after all.




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#3 10 years ago

Yeah, they need to differentiate all the NCC-1701s. Apparently in the Enterprise series they run into an Enterprise-J?




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#4 10 years ago

The suffix indicates that it is a later ship with same name.

IIRC in WW2 the Japanese sank a US Carrier (USS Hornet CV-8) and the USN renamed a new Essex class carrier the Hornet (CV-12)to confuse the Japanese and said the Hornet was never sunk.

All things being equal it would have been more likely that the ship's hull would have gotten renamed but kept the new different registry number such as USS Enterprise NCC-1728 or some such number.

Hollywood decided to just add a suffix to the registry number. I would not be suprised to find out that a script writer added the suffix just to keep track of the different models and it was literally followed because no one knew any better.




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#5 10 years ago

Hey, it keeps the spirit of the most famous ship in the Star Trek universe alive.




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#6 10 years ago

Shouldn't that be most famous ships, plural?




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#7 10 years ago

Well, maybe it's the most famous ship name in ST. We could say "ships" as well though I don't think some Enterprise models got any attention in any of the series.




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#8 10 years ago

The Enterprise, Enterprise-A, Enterprise-D and Enterprise-E all get mentioned repeatedly, of course. Enterprise-C comes up in a few episodes of The Next Generation, most notably Yesterday's Enterprise. Enterprise-B appears in Star Trek: Generations.