- For other uses, see USS Asclepius.
Service history and disposition
Asclepius took her name from a preceding vessel, the medical ship USS Asclepius that had been stationed at Starbase 212, under the fleet command of Admiral Koraxi. Leonard McCoy and Spock uncovered that Koraxi was using the Asclepius for illicit medical experiments in the year 2270, and this new vessel assumed the name a few years later. (TOS - Year Five comic: "Issue 14")
Construction of the Asclepius was completed on reference stardate 2/1907, in the 2270s decade. This vessel was commissioned at one of the the shipyards that produced Reliant-class vessels, either Morena Shipyards, Sol IV Fleet Yards or Salazaar Shipyards.