The Gillespie was a Type 11 Federation shuttlecraft which was attached to the USS Titan in the late-2370s. (TTN novels: Taking Wing, Over a Torrent Sea)
In the year 2381, the Gillespie, along with the Ellington II, Marsalis and Holiday, was refitted to aquashuttle configuration to explore the class O planet, Droplet. (TTN novel: Over a Torrent Sea)
In 2382, the Gillespie transported a Titan away team to the alien terraforming device known as Brahma-Shiva. The shuttle was destroyed by the Gorn shortly after delivering the away team to the device. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Seize the Fire)
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In late-September, 2386, Captain Christine Vale had the Gillespie along with several of the Titan's auxiliary craft remotely used as a small attack fleet to assist in engaging the Breen dreadnought Kulak above Husnock Prime. As well as to cover an away team aboard the runabout USS Nechako led by Commander Dalit Sarai to confront Spetzkar commandos. To further distract the Breen, Lieutenant commander Ranul Keru had each of the shuttlecraft execute a microsecond jump to warp speed slipping past the Kulak's targeting sensors and right up to its shields detonating all craft at once, due to a trio of quantum torpedoes secured inside their passenger compartments. The sacrifice of the shuttles was almost enough to incapacitate the Kulak, but it was able to continue engaging the starship Titan. (TTN novel: Fortune of War)
- The Gillespie was likely named after famed jazz bandleader Dizzy Gillespie.