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The USS Constellation II (registry numbers NCC-1017-A, NCC-1706 and NCC-1728) was a Constitution-class Federation starship in service in the late 23rd century.

Service history and disposition

Constellation II was authorized for construction on stardate 5960 to replace one of the original 13 Constitution class ships lost in the line of duty, namely the USS Constellation (NCC-1017). Initially authorized as NCC-1728, the Constellation II was referred to as NCC-1017-A while on duty, sharing the registry of her predecessor. The ship was also recorded as having borne the registry NCC-1706. While the vessel entered service with the starship classification of a light cruiser, the ship was later refit to the specifications of the Enterprise-subclass, modified to serve as a heavy cruiser (CA). (ST reference: Star Fleet Technical Manual, TOS - Rihannsu novel: My Enemy, My Ally; TOS novel: The Wounded Sky; FASA RPG modules: Federation Ship Recognition Manual, Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual; TOS video game: Starfleet Command)

The Constellation was one of the vessels assembled to greet the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) returning from testing the Inversion drive, a new method of instantaneous point-to-point travel that would render warp drive obsolete. (TOS novel: The Wounded Sky)

Constellation was listed as a light cruiser, and implied (but not specified) to be of a different class, as it was not listed among the other Constitution-class vessels present.

At the time of the Levaeri V Incident in 2275, she was under the command of Captain Mike Walsh. (TOS - Rihannsu novel: My Enemy, My Ally)

My Enemy, My Ally and Starfleet Command list the registry number of this second Constellation as NCC-1017-A, which is identical to the registry of the original Constellation, and in contradiction to the other sources that refer to the successor vessel as NCC-1728 and NCC-1706.

During the second Constitution-class USS Constellation's service, the vessel was refit from a light cruiser to a heavy cruiser of the Enterprise-subclass. (TOS video game: Starfleet Command)

In 2285, the Constellation II was under the command of Captain Carmen Ikeya. She was lost with all hands after coming out of warp too close to a star. It was later determined that the clocks on board had been running too fast (due to temporal distortion from the malfunctioning Guardian of Forever), resulting in the navigational error that caused her destruction.

Admiral Kirk attended the memorial service for the ship and her crew, held at Starfleet Command on Earth. (TOS novel: Time for Yesterday)

The second Constitution-class USS Constellation was officially recorded as decommissioned and scrapped on stardate 2/4003. (FASA RPG module: Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual)

The 2280s date of the loss of the Constellation II is somewhat at odds with the introduction of the Constellation-class in the 2270s, since the prototype USS Constellation might be presumed to be in service by that point, since the namesake of a starship class is usually the first commissioned. The prototype Constellation was, however, still in service in 2293, as per the starship charts listing it in TOS movie: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.




Ships named Constellation
United Earth Constellation (Starfleet) • Constellation (NX-04)ECS Constellation (Earth Cargo Service) Emblem of the United Earth government.
Federation, Starfleet USS Constellation (NCC-1017, Constitution-class starship)USS Constellation (NCC-1728, Constitution-class starship)USS Constellation (NX-/NCC-1974, NCC-2500, Constellation-class)USS Constellation (NCC-55817, Wanderer-class)USS Constellation (Sovereign-class)USS Constellation (Galaxy-class)USS Constellation (NX-1974-D, Constellation-class)USS Constellation (NCC-73606-A, Cheyenne-class)see also: Constellation-class UFP emblem image. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
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) Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. USS Enterprise assignment insignia.
Terran Empire, Starfleet
(mirror universe)
ISS Constellation Seal of the Terran Empire.
Bonhomme Richard-subclass (Constitution-class mk II class I/class XI cruiser/heavy cruiser starships)
Refit with mk II engines Kongo UFP emblem image. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
Built to mk II specifications BismarkBonhomme RichardCenturion (fm. Farragut II)Constellation IIChallengerEagleEl DoradoEndeavourEssexExcelsiorHornetIntrepidKentMerrimacMonitorSaratogaValiant IIWaspYamato
Authorized for construction AriDefianceKriegerLafayetteTori
Enterprise-subclass (Constitution-class class XI/class XII cruiser/heavy cruiser starships)
Federation, Starfleet Ships of various specifications NCC-1335AchillesApolloBooneChristopher PikeExplorerFuriousHuntingtonIcarusIndependenceJeffersonKelleghanKirishimaLucasMusashiRauerSalazarSomersTigressVengeanceheavy cruiser (CA): Constellation IIGoebenEximerOriskanyRepublicReshadijeRamillesConstitutionEnterpriseFarragut IIrear-fire heavy cruiser (CAR): YorktownExeterIntrepid IIValiant IIPotemkinMonitorHornetMerimacEndeavourDefianceadvanced heavy cruiser (CA+): ExcelsiorHoodWaspEl DoradoAriSaratogaToriKriegerPort MoresbyPharsallusHastingsArbelaheavy drone cruiser (CAD): AgincourtBallistaBarrReprisalVulturecommand cruiser (CC): EssexExcalibur IIKongoLafayetteLexingtonheavy command cruiser (CB): AlesiaAlfeldAusterlitzBasraCannaeCoral SeaGaugamelaGettysburgGolanGravelotteInchonIsandhlwanaKadeshKhe SonKurskPanjsherRocroiRossbachSuomussalmiTannenbergThermopolaePoltavaVincennesfire support cruiser (CFS): HighwaymanKnight ErrantPaladinRangeradvanced fire support cruiser (CFS+): BerserkerCavalierFencerSamuraitactical command cruiser (TCC): Enterprise-Agalactic survey cruiser: Achernar UFP emblem. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
Refit to mk I specification EnterpriseBismarkExcalibur IIYamatoChallengerValiant IIEssexBonhomme RichardPotemkinConstellation IIIntrepidCenturion (fm. Farragut II)LexingtonYorktownWaspForrestalRepublicAkagiRivoli Built to mk I specification ExeterDefiantHoodValley ForgeOriskanyRepublicHancockMinskYorktown
Refit to mk II specification EagleSantissima TrinidadMarseilleRadetsky Built to mk II specification ZuihoGraf ZeppelinSoryuHiryuKing George VPrince of WalesFranklinVictory IIScharnhorstGneisenauKaga IIKashimaFreidlandKonigsbergClemenceau
Refit to mk III specification KongoSaratogaEl DoradoTiconderogaKitty Hawk Built to mk III specification KearsargeBunker HillChikumaEmperadorUkraniaMarcelloFontanaJava
Terran Empire, Starfleet
(mirror universe)
ConstellationContemptibleDeceiverEnterprise (refit)Enterprise-AFarragutIntrepidNixonRelentless Seal of the Terran Empire.

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