- For other uses, see Hawking.
The USS Hawking (NCC-618) was a Federation starship, an Oberth-class science vessel in Starfleet service in the 23rd century, one of a number of Federation vessels to bear the name Hawking, named after the famed Human scientist from the history of the planet Earth, Professor Stephen Hawking.
Service history and disposition
Commander Anne Gauvreau was offered command of the Hawking at some point in the late 2250s or early 2260s decades. She turned down this offer, as she had expected to be offered command of the Constitution-class USS Yorktown. (TOS novel: Prime Directive)
In the 2280s, the Hawking was used in Starfleet Academy bridge crew training simulations in its guise as an unmanned research project test ship which was used to create a duplicate of the Miranda-class light cruiser USS Tempest in a simulated mission. (TOS video game: Starfleet Academy)
|Ships named Hawking|
|starships: USS Hawking (NCC-618, Oberth-class) • USS Hawking (NCC-3805) • USS Hawking (Nebula-class) • USS Hawking (NCC-81897, Merian-class) • small craft: Hawking (NCC-1701 shuttle) • Hawking (NCC-1701-D/15) (I) • Hawking (NCC-1701-D/15) (II)|
The Hawking was seen in-game in TOS video game: Starfleet Academy with the given name and registry number clearly written on her hull. However, data taken from the in-game library computer also shows the USS Lake in this role with the same registry number.
Appearances and references
- EV comic: "Nor Iron Bars a Cage"
- TOS novel: Prime Directive
- TOS - Mission's End comic: "Issue 5"
- ST video game: Starfleet Academy