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The USS Hood (NCC-42296) was an Excelsior-class battleship in service to Starfleet in the 23rd and 24th centuries.

The Hood entered service on reference stardate 2/3512. (FASA RPG module: Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual)


Prior to Robert DeSoto assuming command, the ship was commanded by Ledbetter. (TNG comic: "Thin Ice") When DeSoto replaced him, Ledbetter assumed command of the USS Yorktown. (TNG novel: Fortune's Light)

In 2359, the Hood was ambushed in a surprise attack by several Sindareen raiders, but managed to destroy them all. The Hood was heavily damaged in the attack. Repairs were expected to take two to three months in dry dock, but were finished over a month ahead of schedule. At that time, Lieutenant William T. Riker was transferred to the ship to become its first officer. (TNG novel: Imzadi)


Robert DeSoto assumed command of the USS Hood in 2361. His tenure as Hood's captain would last five years. (Decipher RPG module: Starfleet Operations Manual)

In that same year The USS Hood responded to a call for humanitarian assistance from Altair III after a revolution broke out. (TNG comics: "Friends and Other Strangers", "The Bajoran and the Beast", "Dreams Die", "The Last Verse")

In 2364, the Hood traveled to Deneb IV to deliver several replacement crew members to the USS Enterprise-D, including Commander Riker who had accepted a position as first officer. Also aboard the Hood was Admiral Leonard McCoy, who had been invited on a tour of the medical facilities aboard the new Enterprise. (TNG episode & novelization: Encounter at Farpoint; TOS - Crucible novel: Provenance of Shadows; WizKids module: Tactics)

In 2366, the Hood transported Betazoid mediator Tam Elbrun to the Enterprise-D so that Elbrun could participate in the mission to communicate with the Gomtuu life-form. (TNG episode: "Tin Man")

In 2369, Benjamin Sisko created a holoprogram that included the Hood as part of an attempted strategy to defeat the Borg in a recreation of the Battle of Wolf 359. Sisko, theorizing new attack patterns he hoped might change the results of the battle, ordered the Hood to concentrate weapons fire with three other starships to allow a boarding party to gain access to Locutus's cube. (DS9 comic: "Program 359")

While the holoprogram mentioned the Hood as present at the battle, the vessel survived to be mentioned again in later sources.


In 2371, the Hood responded to a distress call from the USS Voyager when that ship suffered a propulsion malfunction during their shakedown cruise. During their rendezvous with the Voyager, both ships detected a Malkus Artifact in possession of the Maquis. Lieutenant Tuvok temporarily transferred to the Hood before infiltrating the Maquis in order to recover the artifact. The Hood followed the Artifact energy signature to Slaybis IV, where Maquis leaders Chakotay and Cal Hudson surrendered the powerful weapon to Starfleet. The Hood transported the Artifact to the Rector Institute on Earth, and from there traveled to Starbase 96 to pick up supplies for Brackin's Planet. (VOY - The Brave and the Bold, Book Two novella: The Third Artifact)

Also in 2371, the Hood proceeded to Deep Space 9 to investigate the loss of communication with Bajoran system, along with the USS Potemkin, USS Exeter and the Klingon vessel, IKS N'Gat. The task force found and engaged the Rugg'l, a Cardassian Galor-class vessel, in the system. The Hood helped in securing the Bajoran system. (DS9 novel: Station Rage)

Following an encounter between the crew of the USS Defiant and a Calderisi raider, the Hood was ordered to the Calderisi homeworld to investigate a weapon the Calderisi had developed that had crippled the Defiant. (DS9 novel: Objective: Bajor)

In 2372, the Hood docked at Deep Space 9 for repairs. (VOY short story: "Letting Go")

The Hood fought in many battles during the Dominion War, including Operation Return and the First Battle of Chin'toka.

U.S.S. Hood in 2374

During the latter engagement, Hood first officer Dina Voyskunsky was killed in action. (DS9 episodes: "Sacrifice of Angels", "Tears of the Prophets") The Hood suffered heavy and repeated losses during the Dominion War, including the death of surgeon Keith Hughes's wife and young daughter during one battle; the loss pained Doctor Hughes enough that he decided to leave Starfleet in order to escape the violence. (TNG novel: A Time to Heal)

The Hood was to visit Deep Space 9 in 2376 to pick up an industrial replicator bound for Cardassia. (DS9 - Gateways novel: Demons of Air and Darkness)

Battle Group Omega composition in 2379.

In the year 2379, the Hood was assigned to the task force Star Fleet Battle Group Omega, and was ordered to rendezvous with the USS Enterprise-E in Sector 1045 in order to intercept the Reman warbird IRW Scimitar. (TNG movie: Star Trek Nemesis)


In January of 2380, the Hood visited planet Gorak IX, where it discovered undescribed ancient machinery. Later that year, the Hood escorted representatives of the Trinni/ek to a second attempted meeting with President Nanietta Bacco. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

Following the Borg Invasion of 2381, the Hood responded to a distress signal from a planetoid which turned out to originate from a crashed Borg scout ship, and its newly-liberated ex-drones. Deputy Chief of Security Ensign Dmitri Nakahara killed the survivors, as revenge for the deaths the Borg had caused during the invasion. (ST novel: A Singular Destiny)


See also: USS Hood personnel roster

Auxiliary craft



Ships named Hood
Federation Starfleet
(Kelvin timeline)
USS Hood Starfleet kelvin emblem
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(primary universe)
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Terran Empire Starfleet ISS Hood Seal of the Terran Empire.
Excelsior-class class XIII/class XIV exploration cruiser/battleship starships
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Interstellar Union Interstellar Guard
(alternate timeline)
Kumari II Emblem of the Interstellar Union.
Terran Empire Starfleet (mirror universe) ExcelsiorExcelsior-DPunisher Seal of the Terran Empire.


The Excelsior-class Hood is an oft-mentioned TNG-era vessel, with differing details depending on the sources involved. When ILM's original Excelsior model was refurbished to be filmed for the pilot TNG episode: "Encounter at Farpoint", the decals were changed to read "USS Hood NCC-2541", although this feature was never visible on screen. By later seasons of TNG, the same USS Hood was often shown in computer readout screens as "NCC-42296", a registry that was also featured in the ST reference: The Star Trek Encyclopedia and other licensed sources. By the next time the Hood appeared onscreen, in DS9, a modeler's error showed the vessel had not had its decals updated, and the hull bore the registry of the USS Lakota, the last ship that model had been used to represent. When the Hood was mentioned in the FASA RPG module: Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual, it was sequentially numbered in the list as "NCC-2017".

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