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The USS Lexington (alternately registered as NCC-1709, NCC-1703 or NCC-1704) was a Federation starship, a Constitution-class heavy cruiser in service to Starfleet in the late 23rd century. (TOS episode: "The Ultimate Computer")

One of the original batch of thirteen Constitution-class built, the Lexington was commissioned and launched on reference stardate 1/8912, having been authorized for construction on stardate 0965. (TOS reference: Star Fleet Technical Manual; FASA RPG module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual; ST video game: Starfleet Command)

The TOS reference: Star Fleet Technical Manual referred to Lexington as a "class I" "mk-IX" ship with registry number of NCC-1703, which was perpetuated in Starfleet Command. Later FASA RPG publications identified it as "class XI" "mk I", with registry agreeing with canon at NCC-1709, while TOS - The Yesterday Saga novel: Yesterday's Son gave registry as NCC-1704.


In the late 2240s, the Lexington was under the command of Captain Korolev. The Lexington had shore leave at Risa, and her officers had regaled Elisa Corso with tales of their own academy experiences. She had been the only applicant accepted from Risa that year. Specialists from every department had run a spin on their departments' advantages, with Captain Korolev even letting her sit in the center seat. (TOS novel: Academy: Collision Course)

In the early 2250s, the Lexington, along with the USS Potemkin, were en route to join the USS Enterprise, the USS Excalibur, and the USS Hood to reinforce the fleet, due to the gathering crisis over the destruction of Starbase 18. TOS novel: The Children of Kings)

The Lexington completed two five-year missions (2248-2253 and 2253-2257), before Captain Mark Rousseau assumed command in 2258. Rousseau commanded the Lexington until 2264, when he retired from Starfleet, and allowed Commodore Robert Wesley to assume command. (TOS novel: The Better Man)

On reference stardate 2/0304, the Lexington was refit as a mk III Achernar-subclass starship. (FASA RPG module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)

On reference stardate 2/0702, the Lexington was reported as being lost, her whereabouts unknown. (FASA RPG module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)

The FASA continuity indicates that this Lexington remained missing, and eventually replaced with a new Enterprise-subclass Lexington with the same registry in the 2280s. However, the Lexington's appearance in subsequent episodes and media following this date could indicate that the Lexington was eventually recovered, possibly, explaining why she was undergoing repairs in TOS episode: "Court Martial".

In 2267, the Lexington was one of several starships undergoing repairs at Starbase 11. (TOS episode: "Court Martial") A few months later, the Lexington rendezvoused with the USS Enterprise, so that they could transport Ambassador Robert Fox to Eminiar VII. (SCE novel: Foundations, Book Two)

In mid-2267, the Lexington led a fleet to Organia that included the USS Enterprise, USS Constitution, eight other unnamed Constitution-class starships, two Miranda-class starships, a few Icarus-class ships, and various cargo and support vessels. (TOS episode: "Errand of Mercy"; TOS - Errand of Fury novel: Sacrifices of War)

Not long afterwards, while en route to Deep Space Station K-7, the Klingon Empire succeeded in slipping aboard the Lexington the surgically-altered Human-lookalike agent Gralmek, who, while wearing a Starfleet crew uniform, assassinated Federation VIP Arne Darvin, disposed of the corpse, and assumed Darvin's identity during the subsequent Tribble incident on the station. (TOS - Klingons: Blood Will Tell comic: "Beneath the Skin")

In late 2267, the Lexington was assigned a diplomatic mission with the Rithrim. Because of the possible language problems, the Enterprise's Lieutenant Nyota Uhura was temporarily assigned aboard. The Lexington succeeded in its mission with the Rithrim, and assisted the Enterprise in stopping raiders from attacking colonies in the Xaridian system. (TOS novel: The Disinherited)

In late 2267, the Lexington and the USS Excalibur came to the aid of the Enterprise, when she was left powerless after sling-shotting through a star when attempting to escape Adrik Thorsen and his allies. (ST novel: Federation)

Likewise around the same time (in late 2267), the Lexington encountered the ChR Revoth after crossing the Neutral Zone in order to rescue a ship in distress. Fortunately, Commodore Wesley was able to avoid combat, and both ships went on their way. (ST novella: The First Peer)

The Lexington in battle formation.

In 2268, the Lexington led war games against the Enterprise to assess the capabilities of the M-5 multitronic computer, along with the USS Excalibur, USS Hood, and the USS Potemkin. The war games became a real war when the M-5 went insane and started attacking the fleet with full weapons. The Enterprise crew was able to stop the computer, but not before the entire crew of the Excalibur was killed. Lexington herself was severely damaged, with 53 members of her crew dying in the attack. (TOS episode: "The Ultimate Computer")

Later that year, the Lexington escorted a damaged Enterprise back to the Wagner Outpost after she had suffered an attack by the Ravens. (TOS novel: Dreams of the Raven)

Sometime prior to 2269, Commodore Wesley retired from Starfleet and accepted the governorship of Mantilles colony. (TAS episode & novelization: One of Our Planets Is Missing) By the later part of 2269, Wesley had returned to Starfleet, and was once again in command of the Lexington when that vessel responded to a distress call from the USS Lovell in the Delta Triangle region. (SCE eBook: Where Time Stands Still)

In late 2269, the Lexington along with the USS Intrepid rendezvoused with the Enterprise delivering Ambassador Richard Jourdan and Secretary of Protocol Kim Li Wing of the Federation Council of Intercultural Affairs to open diplomatic affairs with the Patrian Republic. The Lexington later returned to pick up Ambassador Jourdan and Secretary Wing. (TOS novel: The Patrian Transgression)

The Lexington had been assigned to survey the Kondaii system, but was deployed elsewhere on a task of greater priority, leaving the assignment to the USS Huang Zhong and the USS Enterprise instead. (TOS novel: That Which Divides)

In 2270, the Lexington arrived at Starbase 25, where they had shore leave scheduled. The Enterprise had arrived a week earlier. (TOS novel: Allegiance in Exile)

As of 2270, the Lexington was assigned to Sector 90.4 to defend the planet Gateway and the Guardian of Forever located on the planet's surface. Shortly thereafter, the Lexington, with assistance from Captain Kirk and the Enterprise, fought off a Romulan attack on Gateway, led by Commander Tal. (TOS - The Yesterday Saga novel: Yesterday's Son)

Circa early 2282, the Lexington repelled a brutal force of Cuthkuran pirate vessels at Gamme Rhejia, the site of a Federation colony, forcing one of the attacking Cuthkuran fighter-craft to crashland on the planet. However, in direct violation of orders, Chief medical officer Doctor Abigail Wilson commandeered a shuttlecraft from the starship, and ventured planetside to treat any injured Cuthkuran survivors and save them from vengeful colonists, placing the Lexington herself at risk and forcing delay of pursuit of the remaining intruders. As a result, Dr. Wilson was forced to "retire" from Starfleet under charges of insubordination. (TOS comic: "Battle Stations!")

In 2285, the Lexington was a part of the Federation fleet led by the USS Christopher Pike to stop an invasion from the mirror universe, but greeted the USS Excelsior instead. The Lexington escorted the Excelsior to Spacedock. (TOS - The Mirror Universe Saga comic: "Homecoming...")

Sometime during the Lexington's service life, she was commanded by Captain William C. Perinal. During his command, the Lexington discovered the homeworld of the mysterious race known as "the Preservers". (TOS comic: "Who's Who in Star Trek, Issue 2")

Prior to her being refitted, both the Lexington and the Enterprise defend a Federation colony from attack by Klingon battlecruisers. (ST reference: Ships of the Line)

The Lexington was refit to the Enterprise-subclass specifications, outfitted as a command cruiser (CC), by the 2280s decade. The ship was easily modifiable with additional technology to become the advanced command cruiser (CC+). (ST video game: Starfleet Command)

To validate the refit, the ship would begin a shakedown cruise under the command of Captain Grant Franklin, serving routine border patrol along the Federation-Klingon Neutral Zone. During this testing phase, the Lexington began experiencing issues with its engines, requiring continued on-the-fly repairs to keep the vessel in working order. Eventually, Captain Franklin made the decision that the engines would need to be overhauled, and set course for Starbase 12. However, Starfleet Command had other ideas, and sent the Lexington to investigate two freighters that had been destroyed in the vicinity, before the Lexington was authorized to proceed. Discovering recent wreckage, Captain Franklin devised a plan to lure out the perpetrators - mimic a distress signal from one of the destroyed ships, using civilian frequencies. When the pirate ship appeared, a standoff ensued, eventually resulting in the pirate captain destroying their own ship in an effort to take out the Lexington. While the pirates were not fully successful in destroying the Lexington, the damage was severe, rendering the ship's jury-rigged engines almost completely destroyed. Eventually, the ship's engineers were able to get engines functioning at 20% power, only enough for limited Warp 2 flight. Captain Franklin set course for the nearest place that could reasonably repair the ship, Defense Outpost 1121, a journey that would take several weeks. While the Lexington was moored at the outpost for repairs, both Captain Franklin, and several of the ship's bridge officers, would get involved with the court martial of Kristine Reardon. During the diplomatic incident, the partially-repaired, but still warp-incapable Lexington was involved in a standoff involving the Defense Outpost, and a commandeered USS Strider. The crew of the Lexington were further involved with the uncovering of Commodore Bram Harmonson as a Klingon spy. The entire situation was resolved before the Lexington was fully repaired. (FASA RPG module: The Strider Incident)

Some time after being refitted, both the Lexington and the Enterprise were ordered by Starfleet Intelligence to rendezvous in an asteroid field near the Federation-Klingon border. (ST reference: Ships of the Line)

Tyler Garth served aboard the Lexington at some point in his career. (TOS video game: Judgment Rites)

Crew Manifest

  • Commanding Officer:
    • Captain Korolev (2240s ?)
    • Captain Mark Rousseau (2258-2264)
    • Commodore Robert Wesley (2264-2269, 2269-2270)
    • Captain Grant Franklin (2280s refit onwards)
    • Captain William C. Perinal (unknown)
  • First Officer:
  • Executive Officer:
    • Wynn Samuels (2260s)
    • Lieutenant Commander Tivra Ivari (2270s)
  • Chief Engineer:
    • Lieutenant Commander Tivra Ivari (2260s)
    • Commander Wendall Manyard (2280s refit onwards)
  • Chief Medical Officer:
  • Chief Science Officer:
  • Chief of Security:
  • Communications:
    • Lieutenant Baila (2260s)
    • Lieutenant Nyota Uhura (2267)
    • Lieutenant Marvin Wanglestien (2280s refit onwards)
  • Helmsman:
  • Navigator:
    • Ito (2267)
    • Lieutenant Commander V'Shall (2280s refit onwards)



Ships named Lexington
Federation, Starfleet USS Lexington (NX-class)USS Lexington (Constitution-class)USS Lexington (Lexington-class)USS Lexington (Excelsior-class)USS Lexington (Proxima-class)USS Lexington (Nebula-class)USS Lexington (Steamrunner-class)USS Lexington (Galaxy-class)see also: Lexington-class (cruiser)Lexington-class (dreadnought) Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
Imperial Starfleet
(mirror universe)
ISS Lexington (NCC-1709, Constitution-class)ISS Lexington (NCC-98355, Lexington-class)see also: Lexington-class Seal of the Terran Empire.
Early series of Constitution-class class I/class XI heavy cruiser starships
Federation, Starfleet built to mk I specifications ConstellationConstitutionDefiantEndeavorEnterpriseExcaliburExeterFarragutHoodIntrepidKongoLexingtonPotemkinRepublicValiant (I)Yorktown Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
various specifications AlexanderAsimovBraheConfederateEnterprise (Vardaine copy)Excalibur IIGloryIndomitableIsshasshteReuben JamesJohn F. KennedyMendelNautilusOlympus MonsOrtiseiPathfinderSurakTao FengTrexelpriseTrojanVentureZimbabwe

see also: unnamed Constitution-class starshipsExcalibur-subclass: ExcaliburTuckerExeter-subclass: Exeter-CKirkKirk-subclass (3060s refit): ArmstrongExcalibur-MNobleVesper-subclass: VesperMontrealOakland

Terran Empire, Starfleet
(mirror universe)
ConstitutionCarnageConstellationBansheeDefiantEnterpriseExcalibur (23rd century)Excalibur (Excalibur-subclass)ExeterHoodKodosLexingtonNobunagaPotemkin Seal of the Terran Empire.
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
31st and 32nd century subclass: Kirk-subclass

Achernar-subclass (Constitution-class mk III class I/class XI cruiser/heavy cruiser starships)
Refit with mk III engines BismarkBonhomme RichardChallengerConstellationConstitutionDefiantEagleEl DoradoEndeavourEnterpriseEssexExcaliburExeterFarragutHoodHornetIntrepidKentKongoLexingtonPotemkinRepublicSaratogaValiant IIYamatoYorktown UFP emblem image. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
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 emblem. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
Refit to mk I specification EnterpriseBismarkExcalibur IIYamatoChallengerValiant IIEssexBonhomme RichardPotemkinConstellation IIIntrepidCenturion (fm. Farragut II)LexingtonYorktownWaspForrestalRepublicAkagiRivoli Built to mk I specification ExeterDefiantHoodValley ForgeOriskanyRepublicHancockMinskYorktown
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 Seal of the Terran Empire.

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