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Operation Retrieve was the code name of a mission proposed by Starfleet Colonel Patrick West upon the arrest of Captain James T. Kirk and Doctor Leonard McCoy for the assassination of Chancellor Gorkon in 2293. It was devised, in light of increasing tensions between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire, to extricate the officers from their captivity by military force.

The details of the operation involved a direct incursion by several starships launched from Starbase 24 to the penal world of Rura Penthe, well within Klingon territory, and was expected to last no more than 24 hours with an acceptable loss to equipment and manpower. The Starfleet Marine Corps was also to have landed troops on Rura Penthe in a direct assault on the prison complex.

The plan was mooted by the Federation President and was subsequently proven to be unnecessary following the escape of Kirk and McCoy from their own imprisonment and the rescue of them by Kirk's own vessel, the USS Enterprise-A. (TOS movie: The Undiscovered Country)

Fleet plans

A document numbered 7824.5 described the proposed start locations of the ships available to be in the incursion force, based on their locations is sectors 21166 through 23094.

starship registry commanding officer class location
USS Excelsior NCC-2000 H. Sulu Excelsior sector 21185
USS Potemkin NCC-1657 D.M. Flinn Constitution sector 21185
USS John Muir NCC-1732 S.C. Jaffe Unknown Starbase 24
USS Helin NCC-1692 R. Brookshire Unknown sector 21290
USS Endeavour NCC-1895 D. Wise Constitution sector 22849
USS Eagle NCC-956 K. Garretson Constitution sector 22858
USS Republic NCC-1371 H. Zimmerman Constitution sector 22956
USS Kongo NCC-1710 N. Rodis Constitution sector 21803
USS Whorfin NCC-1024 H. Narita Miranda sector 21399
USS Springfield NCC-1963 D. Bayard Ranger sector 21835
USS Challenger NCC-2032 M. Michaels Unknown sector 21166
USS Constellation NX-1974 G. Cantamessa Constellation sector 23006
USS Scovill NCC-1598 D. Hulett Unknown sector 21837
USS Lantree NCC-1837 K. Glover Miranda sector 22858
USS Oberth NCC-602 R. Morey Oberth sector 22956
USS Emden NCC-1856 C. Thomas Constitution sector 21803
USS Korolev NCC-2014 J. Downer Constitution/Miranda sector 21399
USS Ahwahnee NCC-2048 D. Tathwell Constitution sector 21835

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