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The USS ????

canna_

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Report this Apr. 23 2012, 6:48 pm

What does it stand for in the trek universe.....????  Being a former sailor with the US Navy, I'm attuned to the various naval terms and acronyms.  The USS in my navy stould for "United States Ship".  If any one can explain this I would most certainly appreciate it.....Thx, Canna

canna_

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Report this Apr. 23 2012, 7:21 pm

You may have answered it...but instead of space ship...probably star ship.....United Star Ship...!!  Thank you

Mitchz95

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Report this Apr. 23 2012, 8:02 pm

According to MA, it was called "United Star Ship" in TOS "The Squire of Gothos" and "Court Martial". It didn't go into detail, and I haven't seen those episodes, so can't comment further.


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miklamar

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Report this Apr. 24 2012, 12:30 pm

It always looked too much like the US Navy designations, to me.  I thought it should have been something like "United Federation Ship" (UFS) or "United Federation of Planets Ship" (UFPS).


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Report this May. 03 2012, 9:07 am

Uses


Soap


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Report this May. 04 2012, 12:41 pm

Union of Space Servicemen, Local 1701.

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Report this May. 04 2012, 1:38 pm

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Supervision 


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Jonny 1996

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Report this Jun. 03 2012, 9:19 am

united star ship

8 4 7 to

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Report this Jun. 03 2012, 7:37 pm

united star ship makes no sence and it sound kinda dumb


 


besides every 1 knows it stands 4


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Mitchz95

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Report this Jun. 03 2012, 7:54 pm

Quote: 8 4 7 to @ Jun. 03 2012, 7:37 pm

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>united star ship makes no sence and it sound kinda dumb

>besides every 1 knows it stands 4

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It may sound dumb, but it's canon and it does make sense.


And what does it stand 4?


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RStar17

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Report this Jun. 03 2012, 9:03 pm

Yeah, FSS would've been better but it's really too late to change it now. Irony points for ships like the USS Yamato though.


JK1701

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Report this Jul. 09 2012, 3:02 pm

It seems I recall Kirk using the phrase "United Space Ship Enterprise" in an episode of the original series. I could be mistaken. But, that would make sense if you think about it. We are the United States, a united group of individual states. So, "United Space", or even "United Star" ship would make sense because it belongs to a large united group of star systems.


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