For the mirror universe counterpart, please see the ISS Constellation.
For other uses, see Constellation.

The USS Constellation (NCC-1017) was a Federation Constitution-class heavy cruiser in service to Starfleet in the 23rd century. (TOS episode: "The Doomsday Machine", ST reference: Star Trek Encyclopedia)

In 2267, the vessel's service came to an abrupt end when the ship was destroyed by a planet-killing doomsday device. (TOS episode: "The Doomsday Machine")

Service historyEdit

The Constellation was one of the original batch of Constitution-class starships that were authorized for Starfleet appropriation on stardate 0965. She was finally built to Mk I Constitution specifications and entered service on reference stardate 2/8803. (FASA RPG module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)

Around the mid-23rd century, the Constellation was commanded by Starfleet officer Ran Armstrong. Captain Armstrong would later be promoted to the admiralty. (TOS novel: Dreadnought!)

By the 2250s, the Constellation was under the command of Captain Matthew Decker, formerly of the USS Yorktown. In October of this year, the Constellation was operating in the vicinity of Tarsus IV when they received a discrete distress call from the survivors of the Tarsus IV Massacre. The Constellation was the first Federation vessel to arrive at Tarsus and quickly re-established order. (Last Unicorn module: Star Trek: The Original Series Core Game Book; TOS novel: Prime Directive)

On stardate 2/0211, the Constellation was relaunched after being refit to Mk III (Achernar-subclass) specifications. As well as receiving new technologies, several cosmetic changes were also made to the ship. In 2265, Starfleet Command planned to make similar changes to several other Constitution-class vessels, including the USS Defiant and the USS Enterprise. (FASA RPG module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual; TOS - Crucible novel: The Fire and the Rose)

In 2263, the Constellation discovered a mold on planet Ravanar IV with an unusually large DNA sequence, dubbed a "meta-genome". This discovery led to the fast-tracking of the construction of Starbase Vanguard. (VAN novel: Harbinger)

In late 2265 or early 2266, the Constellation established a mining outpost on Beta Argola. During this mission, one of the miners suffered a psychotic episode, and nearly killed Commander Hiromi Takeshewada and Lieutenant Etienne Vascogne.

In 2266, the Constellation responded to an emergency distress call from Alpha Proxima II, along with the Enterprise, where an unidentified plague had incapacitated the government. Decker and Enterprise commander James T. Kirk imposed martial law on the planet until the alien artifact causing the plague was seized and destroyed. (TOS - The Brave and the Bold, Book One novella: The First Artifact)

In early 2267, the Constellation received an overhaul of its defensive and tactical systems as part of a Starfleet-wide refit program in preparation for the coming war with the Klingon Empire. (TOS - Errand of Fury novel: Demands of Honor)


The Constellation before a doomsday machine

In 2267, Constellation was destroyed in battle, in a successful effort to stop an extra-galactic "planet killer" threatening Federation planets. After Commodore Decker had attempted to destroy the planet killer using a Federation shuttlecraft, USS Enterprise Captain James T. Kirk had the idea of using the Constellation itself for the same purpose. The ship was piloted into the maw of the alien vessel and subsequently detonated, rendering the planet killer inert. (TOS episode: "The Doomsday Machine")

A new Constitution class starship, the USS Constellation began construction shortly after.

Crew manifestEdit

name rank position dates
Ran Armstrong commanding officer early 2260s
Matthew Decker commodore commanding officer 2260 - 2267
Hiromi Takeshewada commander first officer 2263 - 2267
Lewis Rosenhaus chief medical officer 2266 - 2267
Guillermo Masada lieutenant second officer and science officer 2263 - 2267
Etienne Vascogne lieutenant security chief 2266 - 2267
George Howard lieutenant communications officer 2266 - 2267
Chaoyang Soo lieutenant junior grade 2266
Helga Litwak ensign assistant security chief 2266
Sontor ensign 2266
Alamanzar officer command division 2266
Emil Jazayerli head nurse 2266
Norma Shickele‎ technician 2266
Lawford yeoman until 2263
Guthrie yeoman 2263 on



Ships named Constellation
United Earth Constellation (Starfleet) • Constellation (NX-04)ECS Constellation (Earth Cargo Service) Seal of United Earth
Federation, Starfleet USS Constellation (NCC-1017, Constitution-class starship)USS Constellation (NCC-1728, Constitution-class starship)USS Constellation (NCC-1974, Constellation-class)USS Constellation (NCC-2500, Constellation-class)USS Constellation (NCC-55817)USS Constellation (Sovereign-class)USS Constellation (Galaxy-class)USS Constellation (NCC-73606-A, Cheyenne-class)USS Constellation (NX-1974-D, Constellation-class)see also: Constellation-class UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
Federation, Starfleet
(Kelvin timeline)
USS Constellation (Arbiter-class)USS Constellation (NCC-1017, Constitution-class)USS Constellation (Defender-class)USS Constellation (Guardian-class)USS Constellation (Interceptor-class) UFP Kelvin seal 2250s alt cmd badge
Terran Empire, Starfleet
(mirror universe)
ISS Constellation TerranEmpire
Early series of Constitution-class class I/class XI heavy cruiser starships
Federation, Starfleet built to mk I specifications ConstellationConstitutionDefiantEndeavorEnterpriseExcaliburExeterFarragutHoodIntrepidKongoLexingtonPotemkinRepublicValiant (I)Yorktown UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
various specifications AlexanderAsimovBraheConfederateEnterprise (Vardaine copy)Excalibur IIGloryIndomitableIsshasshteReuben JamesJohn F. KennedyMendelNautilusOlympus MonsOrtiseiPathfinderSurakTao FengTrexelpriseTrojanVentureZimbabwe

see also: unnamed Constitution-class starshipsExeter-subclass: Exeter-CKirkExcalibur-subclass: ExcaliburTuckerVesper-subclass: VesperMontrealOakland

Terran Empire, Starfleet
(mirror universe)
ConstitutionCarnageConstellationBansheeDefiantEnterpriseExcalibur (23rd century)Excalibur (Excalibur-subclass)ExeterHoodKodosLexingtonNobunagaPotemkin TerranEmpire
23rd century subclasses: Bonhomme Richard-subclass (mk II) • Achernar-subclass (mk III) • Tikopai-subclass (mk IV) • Enterprise-subclasses (mk I-III refits)

24th and 25th century subclasses: Excalibur-subclassExeter-subclassVesper-subclass • other Constitution variants

Achernar-subclass (Constitution-class mk III class I/class XI cruiser/heavy cruiser starships)
Refit with mk III engines BismarkBonhomme RichardChallengerConstellationConstitutionDefiantEagleEl DoradoEndeavourEnterpriseEssexExcaliburExeterFarragutHoodHornetIntrepidKentKongoLexingtonPotemkinRepublicSaratogaValiant IIYamatoYorktown UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
Built to mk III specifications AchernarAkagiArk RoyalCaspanChikumaDiscoveryForrestalKagaKitty HawkLangleyLittorioMarseilleRadetskyRichelieuRivoliSantissima TrinidadSiriusTiconderogaVictory
Authorized for construction AhzdarAlam'akAlferazAlfrAndrocusAnnobonAstradBehr'akCzar'akEkinusElohimEsablEskiisGalinaGharGhondrHajjHiemdalHorokJassanJenshahnJupiterKarsKasimarKep SaluKestralKetoiMaatMazdaMengenMirazhMondoloyMongoNdeleOblikOomaruPaeganPariPelionePhardosPilarProcyonProximaQizanQual'atQuindarRigil KentaurusSalaynaSamaaraShaandraShahrSinuijiSolTajarhiTaliTemirTheloniiTholusTulanTutakaiXanthiiYaanZa'faranZaahmZindar



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