For other uses, see Kelvin.

The USS Kelvin (NCC-0514) was a Federation starship, an Einstein-class scout in Starfleet service in the 23rd century, under the command of Captain Richard Robau in the early 2230s. (TOS website: Starfleet Shipyard). The ship was 1,500 feet in length and carried a crew of at least 800. (TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek; "Starships" Blu-ray feature)

History and specifications[edit | edit source]

In 2230, the Kelvin's crew made first contact with the Roylans, visiting their world. Keenser left the planet with the crew whom he had befriended. (TOS comic: "IDW Star Trek, Issue 14")

At some point before 2233, George Samuel Kirk, Sr. succeeded Richard Robau as first officer, who in turn became captain. Kirk arranged for his wife Winona Kirk to be assigned to the Kelvin. Captain Robau was furious when it turned out she was pregnant. George Kirk would later tell his son that Heihachiro Nogura was ruthless in his position as yeoman. (ST reference: The Autobiography of James T. Kirk)

James T. Kirk was born aboard the Kelvin. (ST reference: Federation: The First 150 Years, TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek)

In the late 24th century, the Kelvin was succeeded in its name by a Nebula-class starship, the USS Kelvin. (ST video game: Armada II)

Alternate reality[edit | edit source]

The Kelvin under attack from the Narada.

On stardate 2233.04, the Kelvin encountered a luminous, swirling spatial anomally 75,000 kilometers from the Federation-Klingon border. A Kelvin crewmember remarked that the event resembled a lightning storm in space. The anomaly had been created by a black hole generated in 2387 by the detonation of a red matter device. Initially, personnel aboard the Kelvin supposed that the phenomenon might be of Klingon origin, but a Starfleet base to which the ship was relaying data quickly dismissed the possibility. (TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek)

Moments after the Kelvin arrived at the anomaly, a massive Romulan starship emerged from the swirling currents. Almost immediately, it opened fire on the Kelvin, launching a salvo of torpedos that devastated the Kelvin. The Kelvin's chief engineer and many other officers were killed, its warp drive was disabled, and the ship's main power was reduced to 38%. After the evacuation of the ship, George Kirk set a collision course for the Romulan ship, and the Kelvin was destroyed. (TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek)

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Appendices[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

Einstein-class starships
Federation, Starfleet USS GatesUSS Kelvin (NCC-0514)See also: Einstein-class UFP emblem. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
Federation Starfleet
(Kelvin timeline)
NCC-0509USS Huxley (NCC-0525)USS Kelvin (NCC-0514)USS Muellerunnamed Emblem of the United Federation of Planets.Starfleet assignment insignia.

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