For other uses, see Franklin.

The USS Benjamin Franklin (NCC-013) was a Federation starship, a Daedalus-class cruiser in Starfleet service in the 22nd century, commissioned in the year 2179.

History and specifications[edit | edit source]

The Benjamin Franklin was launched under the command of Captain Iwasaki Ikushima, notably defeating a fleet of pirate vessels in Sol's asteroid belt, called the Battle of the Belt.

In 2181, an accident with the Benjamin Franklin's engine core occurred and Captain Ikushima was killed.

In 2354, the Benjamin Franklin was a training vessel under the command of Bernado Sanchez. The Benjamin Franklin took a training cruise with Cadet Geordi La Forge as an engineer to the Asteroid Belt. The Benjamin Franklin surveyed asteroids and found an old derelict ship that projected images on passing starships. (TNG novel: The Haunted Starship)

This vessel succeeded a number of vessels named Franklin, for Benjamin Franklin, a statesman of Earth history, and various other persons and places that shared that name. Prior to this ship, the warp 4 ship USS Franklin and Strider-class USS Franklin had borne the name. (TOS movie: Beyond, ST video game: Legacy)

After retirement, this vessel was eventually succeeded in name by the Clarke-class USS Benjamin Franklin. (TOS - The Tabukan Syndrome comic: "Battle Stations!")

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Connections[edit | edit source]

Ships named Franklin
United Earth, Starfleet USS Franklin (NX-326, warp 4 ship)USS Franklin (NCC-246, Strider-class) Starfleet emblem. Starfleet emblem.
Federation, Starfleet USS Franklin (NX-326, warp 4 ship)USS Benjamin Franklin (NCC-013, Daedalus-class)USS Benjamin Franklin (Clarke-class)USS Franklin (NCC-1743, Constitution-class)USS Franklin (Defiant-class)see also: shuttlecraft Franklin Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
Daedalus-class starships
United Earth, Starfleet (until 2161) A.G. RobinsonAdirondackArchonArmstrongBachCarolinaCowpensDaedalusDykstraEssexFranklin RooseveltGettysburgHeinleinJeinKearsargeKon-TikiLovellNez PerceNightingaleOkudaOlympusPilgrimProbertPtolemyShepardStephen DecaturValley ForgeWilliam ClarkYeagerYorktownZefram Cochrane United Earth emblem image. Starfleet emblem.
Federation, Starfleet AnsonArchonBenjamin FranklinCharles DarwinDaedalusDiscoveryDrakeEssexHeisenbergHorizonLindberghLovellMasaoNimrodRepublicRochelleValiantWakefieldZander UFP emblem image. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.

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