The USS Kongo (NCC-1710) was a Federation Constitution-class class I/class IX heavy cruiser starship in service to Starfleet in the 23rd century.

The Kongo was one of the initial batch of Constitution-class starships which were authorized by Starfleet appropriation on stardate 0965. (TOS reference: Star Fleet Technical Manual)

The Kongo was eventually built to Mk II (Bonhomme Richard-subclass) specifications and entered service on reference stardate 1/9909. She was later refit to Mk III (Achernar-subclass) specifications on stardate 2/0406. (TOS reference: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)

At some point during her service history the Kongo was commanded by Commodore Dan Stack. (RPG reference: Starships)

In 2267, the Kongo was docked at Starbase 11. (TOS episode: "Court Martial")

While the ship wasn't named, the Kongo's registry number was displayed on a chart in Commodore Stone's office.

In 2269, the Kongo successfully observed the primitive civilization on Muldoon IV, located between the twin stars, Loki and Thor. (RPG reference: Starships)

In 2271, the Kongo was heading towards Centaurus when Admiral Lori Ciana decided to come aboard and tour the human colonies there. (TOS novel: A Flag Full of Stars)

The Kongo was under the command of Captain J.C. Frederiksen in 2274. That year, the Kongo, joined by the USS Halk and the USS Rome, responded to a distress call from a Federation outpost in the Orion sector. Upon arrival, the Starfleet ships were engaged by six Klingon D18-class ships, commanded by Captain Kresz sutai-Kargon. (FASA RPG: Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update)

The timeline in the Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update claims the Kongo was destroyed when it engaged the Klingons. Unless another starship were assigned the name, or the wrecked Kongo had been refurbished, the ship wouldn't have been able to participate in the novel Shell Game or in Operation: Retrieve.

In 2275, the Kongo was 36 hours away from the USS Enterprise's position. The Kongo later met with the Enterprise at the Romulan Station Reltah. The Kongo was under the command of Capt Kosnett. (TOS novel: Shell Game)

The Kongo was later refit to Enterprise-subclass (Mk III) specifications on stardate 2/2102. (TOS reference: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)

On stardate 8747.6 the Kongo suffered a containment field breach in her engineering hull that killed 100 of her crew and irradiated many others. Medical assessment predicted that 50 more crew would die from this radiation poisoning. A brace of tugs was sent from Space Station Sigma One on the Andorian/Orion border to locate her and bring her in. At that time, the original assessment of her damage was so severe that it wasn't known if the Kongo would ever be spaceworthy again. Pavel A. Chekov's best friend from the Academy, Robert "Bob" Cecil, was the science officer on board the Kongo at the time of the incident. Cecil - who Chekov was the only one to call him "Robert" - sacrificed his life in an attempt to limit the spread of the radiation. Chekov had a hard time accepting this as both he hearing about the incident days later and Robert at the time knew it was a suicide mission. He couldn't accept why his friend had done this. A memorial service for the Kongo crew was held at Space Station Sigma One about 5 days later, when the death count had been established at 143 dead. The service lasted all morning, and Pavel Chekov was in attendance. While at the memorial, Chekov met and talked with the Chief Engineer of the Kongo - the person that his friend Robert replaced on the suicide mission - and discovered that she was a mother of two small children. From learning this, Pavel was finally able to accept Robert's death as a heroic and meaningful sacrifice a in doing so - if accomplishing nothing else - he saved a family and those two children would still have their mother in their lives. (TOS novel: Death Count)

The Kongo was patrolling the Klingon Neutral Zone in 2293. The Kongo was considered to be a part of Operation Retrieve of that year. (TOS movie: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

Ships named Kongo
UFP seal USS Kongo (NCC-1710, Constitution-class)USS Kongo (NCC-2009, Excelsior-class)USS Kongo (Aegian-class)USS Kongo (Galaxy-class) Starfleet Command logo
Early series of Constitution-class class I/class XI heavy cruiser starships
Federation, Starfleet built to mk I specifications ConstellationConstitutionDefiantEndeavorEnterpriseExcaliburExeterFarragutHoodIntrepidKongoLexingtonPotemkinRepublicValiant (I)Yorktown UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
various specifications AlexanderAsimovBraheConfederateEnterprise (Vardaine copy)Excalibur IIGloryIndomitableIsshasshteReuben JamesJohn F. KennedyMendelNautilusOlympus MonsOrtiseiPathfinderSurakTao FengTrexelpriseTrojanVentureZimbabwe

see also: unnamed Constitution-class starshipsExeter-subclass: Exeter-CKirkExcalibur-subclass: ExcaliburTuckerVesper-subclass: VesperMontrealOakland

Terran Empire, Starfleet
(mirror universe)
ConstitutionCarnageConstellationBansheeDefiantEnterpriseExcalibur (23rd century)Excalibur (Excalibur-subclass)ExeterHoodKodosLexingtonNobunagaPotemkin TerranEmpire
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

Bonhomme Richard-subclass (Constitution-class mk II class I/class XI cruiser/heavy cruiser starships)
Refit with mk II engines Kongo UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
Built to mk II specifications BismarkBonhomme RichardCenturion (fm. Farragut II)Constellation IIChallengerEagleEl DoradoEndeavourEssexExcelsiorHornetIntrepidKentMerrimacMonitorSaratogaValiant IIWaspYamato
Authorized for construction AriDefianceKriegerLafayetteTori
Achernar-subclass (Constitution-class mk III class I/class XI cruiser/heavy cruiser starships)
Refit with mk III engines BismarkBonhomme RichardChallengerConstellationConstitutionDefiantEagleEl DoradoEndeavourEnterpriseEssexExcaliburExeterFarragutHoodHornetIntrepidKentKongoLexingtonPotemkinRepublicSaratogaValiant IIYamatoYorktown UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
Built to mk III specifications AchernarAkagiArk RoyalCaspanChikumaDiscoveryForrestalKagaKitty HawkLangleyLittorioMarseilleRadetskyRichelieuRivoliSantissima TrinidadSiriusTiconderogaVictory
Authorized for construction AhzdarAlam'akAlferazAlfrAndrocusAnnobonAstradBehr'akCzar'akEkinusElohimEsablEskiisGalinaGharGhondrHajjHiemdalHorokJassanJenshahnJupiterKarsKasimarKep SaluKestralKetoiMaatMazdaMengenMirazhMondoloyMongoNdeleOblikOomaruPaeganPariPelionePhardosPilarProcyonProximaQizanQual'atQuindarRigil KentaurusSalaynaSamaaraShaandraShahrSinuijiSolTajarhiTaliTemirTheloniiTholusTulanTutakaiXanthiiYaanZa'faranZaahmZindar
Enterprise-subclass (Constitution-class class XI/class XII cruiser/heavy cruiser starships)
Federation, Starfleet Ships of various specifications NCC-1335AchillesApolloBooneChristopher PikeExplorerFuriousHuntingtonIcarusIndependenceJeffersonKelleghanKirishimaLucasMusashiRauerSalazarSomersTigressVengeanceheavy cruiser (CA): Constellation IIGoebenEximerOriskanyRepublicReshadijeRamillesConstitutionEnterpriseFarragut IIrear-fire heavy cruiser (CAR): YorktownExeterIntrepid IIValiant IIPotemkinMonitorHornetMerimacEndeavourDefianceadvanced heavy cruiser (CA+): ExcelsiorHoodWaspEl DoradoAriSaratogaToriKriegerPort MoresbyPharsallusHastingsArbelaheavy drone cruiser (CAD): AgincourtBallistaBarrReprisalVulturecommand cruiser (CC): EssexExcalibur IIKongoLafayetteLexingtonheavy command cruiser (CB): AlesiaAlfeldAusterlitzBasraCannaeCoral SeaGaugamelaGettysburgGolanGravelotteInchonIsandhlwanaKadeshKhe SonKurskPanjsherRocroiRossbachSuomussalmiTannenbergThermopolaePoltavaVincennesfire support cruiser (CFS): HighwaymanKnight ErrantPaladinRangeradvanced fire support cruiser (CFS+): BerserkerCavalierFencerSamuraitactical command cruiser (TCC): Enterprise-Agalactic survey cruiser: Achernar UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
Refit to mk I specification EnterpriseBismarkExcalibur IIYamatoChallengerValiant IIEssexBonhomme RichardPotemkinConstellation IIIntrepidCenturion (fm. Farragut II)LexingtonYorktownWaspForrestalRepublicAkagiRivoli Built to mk I specification ExeterDefiantHoodValley ForgeOriskanyRepublic IIHancockMinskYorktown
Refit to mk II specification EagleSantissima TrinidadMarseilleRadetsky Built to mk II specification ZuihoGraf ZeppelinSoryuHiryuKing George VPrince of WalesFranklinVictory IIScharnhorstGneisenauKaga IIKashimaFreidlandKonigsbergClemenceau
Refit to mk III specification KongoSaratogaEl DoradoTiconderogaKitty Hawk Built to mk III specification KearsargeBunker HillChikumaEmperadorUkraniaMarcelloFontanaJava
Terran Empire, Starfleet
(mirror universe)
ConstellationContemptibleDeceiverEnterprise (refit)Enterprise-AFarragutIntrepidNixonRelentless TerranEmpire

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