- For other uses, see USS Charleston.
The USS Charleston was a Federation starship, an Excelsior-class cruiser vessel in service to Starfleet in the late 23rd and early 24th centuries.
The Charleston was displaced by an unstable wormhole to space held by the Romulan Star Empire in the year 2293. She managed a return journey to the Federation.
In the Tomed Incident of 2311, the Charleston was destroyed by the Romulans' bird-of-prey Suran. (Decipher RPG module: Starships)
This ship was succeeded in name by a second Excelsior-class starship named USS Charleston. (ST reference: Star Trek Encyclopedia)
This starship was given the anachronistic registry NCC-42285, the same as the second Charleston, a starship in service fifty years after the first ship had been destroyed by Romulans.