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The359
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Now I have a whole whoping 2 ships on my Earth Fleet Ship List....


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You should have more than three:

Akiraprise
Conastoga
The opening credits ship from Enterprise
All the DY vessels
The Y vessel, unless we want it to be DY
The Valiant
and The Phoenix would be nice to add

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The359
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well, I'm still figuring out what exactly the cut off date will be for my list. If we knew a date for the formation of "Starfleet" that'd help..

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TSN
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Last I checked, "conestoga" meant "covered wagon" in English, too...
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Which begs the question, which language originated this word? It's not as if post-Columbus English would have words of sufficient similarity. Is it from some native American language?

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Spike
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From britannica.com
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horse-drawn freight wagon that originated during the 18th century in the Conestoga Creek region of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, U.S. Ideally suited for hauling freight over bad roads, the Conestoga wagon had a capacity of up to six tons, a floor curved up at each end to prevent the contents from shifting inside, and a white canvas cover to protect against bad weather;

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Susquehanna, also called Susquehannock or Conestoga
Iroquoian-speaking American Indians who lived in palisaded towns along the Susquehanna River in what are now New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Little is known of Susquehanna political organization, but they are thought to have been subdivided into several subtribes and clans; the name may have referred originally to a confederacy of tribes. Like other Iroquoian…

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To throw in my bit of elementary school history, Pennsylvannia had (might still have, actually) a large community of Germans and Dutch. So, there could still be a case for it either way.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the origin of the word is "The name of a town in Pennsylvania and of a local Indian people, prob. f. some Iroquoian word.".
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