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The USS Excalibur (NCC-1664) was a Federation Constitution-class heavy cruiser in service to Starfleet in the 23rd century. The vessel took on the name of a previous vessel, Rollin Bannock's USS Excalibur, of several years earlier. Excalibur was commanded by Captain Anton Harris in the 2260s, and was a participant in the M-5 wargames simulation of 2268. (TOS episode: "The Ultimate Computer")

The Star Fleet Technical Manual gave the Excalibur a registry number of NCC-1705, however all other subsequent mentions have used the NCC-1664 registry used by the FASA RPG, originally devised by Greg Jein.

Service history

The Excalibur in 2268.

Excalibur was constructed and commissioned at Tranquility Base, Luna. (ST reference: Ships of the Line)

In the early 2250s the Excalibur was part of a squadron composed of the USS Enterprise and USS Hood sent to the Borderlands to investigate the destruction of Starbase 18 , which was believed to have been attacked by the Klingons. (TOS novel: The Children of Kings)

Prior to 2265, the Excalibur was the second Federation starship to encounter the N'shaii and their satellites in orbit of Velarrh VII. Thanks to data gathered during the USS Constitution's encounter with them in 2257, the Excalibur was well equipped to deal with the threat. Some time later, the Excalibur encountered the N'shaii for a second time, this time operating in orbit of Linyar II. (TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Constitution)

At a unspecified point prior to the M-5 war games, Daniel Paris served on the Excalibur and distinguished himself on the ship. (STA novel: Progenitor).

In 2266, the ship was assigned a seven-month patrol of the Romulan Neutral Zone. After this patrol, the Excalibur was allowed a two-week shore leave at Argelius II. (TOS - Who's Who in Star Trek comics: "Who's Who in Star Trek, Issue 1", "Who's Who in Star Trek, Issue 2")

In 2267, the Excalibur was one of the starships assigned to assist the USS Enterprise at the inauguration ceremonies on Altair VI. (TOS - Star Trek 3 novelization: Amok Time)

While not actually mentioned by name in the episode, an earlier draft of the script that was later turned into a novelization by James Blish included this data.

A few months later, the Excalibur, under the command of Captain Anton Harris, along with the USS Lexington, responded to a distress call from the Enterprise after it became trapped in a black hole, TNC 65813, following a battle with Colonel Adrik Thorsen and his followers. The Excalibur and the Lexington towed the powerless Enterprise to the nearest Federation starbase on Neural III. (ST novel: Federation)

Also in 2267 the Excalibur was assigned to Sector 221-G and surveyed the planet Priatia. At this point, the commanding officer was Anton Harris. This was one of Excalibur's last missions, a few months before the disastrous M5 war games in 2268. This was also during the time before the Thallonian Empire became very aggressive about keeping outsiders away. (NF novel: After the Fall)

The Excalibur in battle formation.

In early 2268, Excalibur relieved the USS Enterprise at the Beta Cabrini mining colony. Excalibur brought a security contingent and equipment to rig defense systems for the colony. (TOS novel: Legacy)

In 2268 the Excalibur took part in the disastrous M-5 multitronic computer tests. The Excalibur, along with the Lexington, Hood, and Potemkin, participated in war games to test the computer's reflexes while it was installed aboard the Enterprise. The computer went insane, however, and fired full weapons on the Excalibur, reducing the ship to a powerless hulk and killing her entire 400-odd crew. (TOS episode & Star Trek 9 novelization: The Ultimate Computer)

A second Constitution-class USS Excalibur II was commissioned, named in honor of this vessel's sacrifice.

Crew manifest

Appearances and references

See also

Ships named Excalibur
Federation Starfleet
(primary universe)
USS Excalibur (2240s-era starship)USS Excalibur (NCC-1664, Constitution-class)USS Excalibur II (Constitution-class)USS Excalibur (Miranda-class)USS Excalibur (NCC-2004, Excelsior-class)USS Excalibur (NCC-26517, Ambassador-/Yamaguchi-class)USS Excalibur (NCC-26517-A, Galaxy-class)USS Excalibur (NCC-94547, Excalibur-class)USS Excalibur (NCC-1664-M, Kirk-class)see also: Excalibur-class Federation icon image. {{{2}}} icon image.
Federation Starfleet
(Kelvin timeline)
USS Excalibur (Arbiter-class)USS Excalibur (Constitution-class)USS Excalibur (Defender-class)USS Excalibur (Guardian-class)USS Excalibur (Interceptor-class) {{{2}}} icon image. {{{2}}} icon image.
United Earth Starfleet Excalibur (NX-03, NX-class) {{{2}}} icon image. {{{2}}} icon image. Terran Empire, Starfleet
(mirror universe)
ISS Excalibur (NCC-1664, Constitution-class)ISS Excalibur (NCC-94547, Excalibur-class) {{{2}}} icon image. {{{2}}} icon image.
Khanate of Earth, Earthfleet
(alternate timeline)
Excalibur (Earthfleet starship) {{{2}}} icon image. Galactic Commonwealth, Starfleet
(mirror universe)
free starship Excalibur (Mogai-class) {{{2}}} icon image.
Early series of Constitution-class class I/class XI heavy cruiser starships
Federation, Starfleet built to mk I specifications ConstellationConstitutionDefiantEndeavorEnterpriseExcaliburExeterFarragutHoodIntrepidKongoLexingtonPotemkinRepublicValiant (I)Yorktown Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
various specifications AlexanderAsimovBraheConfederateEnterprise (Vardaine copy)Excalibur IIGloryIndomitableIsshasshteReuben JamesJohn F. KennedyMendelNautilusOlympus MonsOrtiseiPathfinderSurakTao FengTrexelpriseTrojanVentureZimbabwe

see also: unnamed Constitution-class starshipsExcalibur-subclass: ExcaliburTuckerExeter-subclass: Exeter-CKirkKirk-subclass (3060s refit): ArmstrongExcalibur-MNobleVesper-subclass: VesperMontrealOakland

Terran Empire, Starfleet
(mirror universe)
ConstitutionCarnageConstellationBansheeDefiantEnterpriseExcalibur (23rd century)Excalibur (Excalibur-subclass)ExeterHoodKodosLexingtonNobunagaPotemkin Seal of the Terran Empire.
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
31st and 32nd century subclass: Kirk-subclass

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

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