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The_Tom
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...not to mention they appear to be single blocks of characters. This is especially clear on the To**al and ship h.

Anyway, we've got thus far:

a) PWB *'***** [Rom] ******
b) CLEMENT, USS [icon omitted during edit] NCC 12537
c) COCHRANE, USS [SF] NCC 59318
d) *** ***K'LHR [Kli] ******
e) *** J'***R [Rom] ******
f) PWB TO**AL [Rom] 2****6
g) WYOMING, USS [SF] NCC 42730
h) PWB D***** [Rom] 5****2
i) STARBASE 129 [SF]
j) TECUMSEH, USS [SF] NCC 19434
k) PWB ******* [Rom] ******
l) VICTORY, USS [SF] NCC 9754
m) *** ****** [Kli] ******
n) NOBEL, USS [SF] NCC 55012

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Something that confuses me a little -- I always figured that Romulan ships had the prefix IRW (Imperial Romulan Warbird). This comes from the episode "Face of the Enemy," IIRC.

However, I suppose there could be two different prefix titles for Romulan ships -- the official one that goes on the name plate, and the one that's spoken aloud.

Ex: Starfleet ships have two different names, too -- the USS and "Federation Starship."

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Except that, by your example, when (and if?) somebody said 'Imperial Romulan Warbird *name here*', using it as the prefix I.R.W. would be same as saying the Federation Starship Enterprise is prefixed as the F.S. Enterprise. Its a phrase that describes the vessel, not its official designation.

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quote:
Originally posted by targetemployee:
The unnamed Romulan bird-of-prey in "Balance of Terror" is identified as a Praetor's Warbird.

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but as I recall the only really specific reference to the ship is when Decius says something like, "The Praetor's finest and proudest flagship, beaten!" And I'm pretty sure the only bird reference is made by Stiles, who merely observes that Romulan ships are painted like a giant bird of prey, or words to that effect.

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I'd tend to side with mrneutron here, although I rise every morning to curse the day I saw "Balance of Terror" and didn't have the presence of mind to tape it (never mind I had Betamax back then), so I can't rely on my memory.

As for the PRW thing, this TLA does not sound any more "plausible" than the IRW one, judging from the "USS isn't FS" argument standpoint.

However, it's rather possible that the Romulan fleet comes partitioned into several sub-fleets of different standing. "Imperial" ships might stand one notch below "Praetorial" ones, and the ships listed on the DS9 display would represent the elite forces of the Star Empire. The previous week, the display might have included lesser ships with IRW designations...

One thing of interest here is that the Starfleet ships with the highest KIA and lowest WIA percentage have been omitted here. We might even go as far as speculate that those ships were actually lost back in "The Pale Moonlight", not just hit so that some casualties were suffered. Of course, even the longest lists of KIAs only had a few dozen names, pretty low for an entire starship crew. But still, this might mean the ships suffered truly crippling hits and went out of commission.

The poor Wyoming and Nobel continue to have bad luck, it seems. It's a good thing we can't read the actual names following the KIA, WIA and MIA symbols, or we might run into continuity problems...

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Actually I could see the name of the same Captain three or four times in the last few columns

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They must've run out of references to the DS9 film crew...

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