For other uses, see Hawking.

The USS Hawking (NCC-618) was a Federation Oberth-class science vessel starship in service during the 23rd century, named after famed theoretical physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking.

Mia Colt served on the Hawking prior to being transferred to the USS Enterprise in 2254. (EV comic: "Nor Iron Bars a Cage")

Commander Anne Gauvreau was offered command of the Hawking at some point in the late 2250s or early 2260s. She turned down this offer, as she had expected to be offered command of the Constitution-class USS Yorktown. (TOS novel: Prime Directive)

Elizabeth Cassady was given command of the ship in 2270 at the urging of James T. Kirk. (TOS - Mission's End comic: "Issue 5")

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)

This vessel was eventually succeeded in bearing the name Hawking by the late 24th century, when the Nebula-class USS Hawking was in service. (TNG video game: Armada II)



The Hawking was seen in-game with the given name and registry number clearly written on her hull. However, data taken from the in-game library computer shows the USS Lake in this role with the same registry number of NCC-618.


Ships named Hawking
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