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The USS Lovell (NCC-470) was a Daedalus-class Federation starship in service in the 22nd and 23rd centuries. It served for many years with Starfleet, being assigned to the Starfleet Corps of Engineers in the 2260s decade.


22nd century

The Lovell was commissioned in the mid-22nd century, and launched in 2144. (Star Trek Magazine Issue 162: "Blast Off!")

In 2156, the Lovell was part of an Earth Starfleet armada that retook the planet Berengaria VII from the Romulan Star Empire during the Earth-Romulan War. (ENT - The Romulan War novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)

In 2157, the Lovell fought at the Battle of Gamma Hydra and was heavily damaged in that engagement with the Romulans, but gave as good as she got.

In early May, 2160, the Lovell was to transport Lieutenant Travis Mayweather back to the USS Franklin Roosevelt following his shore leave on Mars. Unfortunately, the Roosevelt was destroyed by the Romulans while patrolling the Sol system. (ENT novel: To Brave the Storm)

The Lovell was retired from service in 2192, and consigned to Starfleet Surplus Depot Z15 at Qualor II. (SCE eBook: Foundations, Book One; Star Trek Magazine Issue 162: "Blast Off!")

23rd century

In 2264, Starfleet's Corps of Engineers retrieved the Lovell, in addition to two other Daedalus-class ships, the USS Masao and the USS Zander, to serve as dedicated vessels for the Corps. That year, on stardate 1197.6, the Lovell was sent to the Romulan Neutral Zone, on a mission to repair a reactor on a Federation observation post. (SCE eBook: Foundations, Book One; Star Trek Magazine Issue 162: "Blast Off!")

In 2265, (stardate 1256.9), the Lovell was sent to Starbase 47 (called "Vanguard"), then in a pre-operational state, in order to investigate a rash of seemingly unrelated malfunctions. Corps engineers identified a "carrier wave" of unknown origin, causing disruptions to ships systems. Following this mission, the Lovell was scheduled to perform a computer systems upgrade on Tantalus V. (SCE eBook: Distant Early Warning)

The Lovell returned to Vanguard in 2266 to assist in the investigation of an alien artifact discovered in the Taurus Reach. (VAN novel: Summon the Thunder)

In 2267, on stardate 3176.9, the Lovell traveled to Beta III, where the Corps of Engineers assisted in the recovery of that world following the deactivation of the computer Landru. (SCE eBook: Foundations, Book Two)

In early 2268, the Lovell helped to establish the colony of New Kelva for the Kelvans who had traveled from the Andromeda Galaxy to the Milky Way Galaxy in search of a new home. (SCE eBook: Foundations, Book Three)

The Lovell in the Delta Triangle in 2268.

In the same year, on stardate 5309.3, the Lovell entered the Delta Triangle, a spatial anomaly into which many starships had disappeared, in order to recover an alien generational ship. (SCE eBook: Where Time Stands Still)

Destruction of the Lovell.

Later that year, the Lovell was destroyed in orbit of Vanguard by the Shedai when an attempt to communicate with the entity went wrong. The crew was able to separate the main hull from the drive section and escape. (VAN novel: What Judgments Come)

By 2269, the Corps of Engineers was still looking for a suitable vessel to replace the Lovell. (Seekers novel: All That's Left)

Personnel (23rd century)



Daedalus-class starships
United Earth, Starfleet
(primary universe)
standard configuration A.G. RobinsonAdirondackArchonArmstrongBachCarolinaCowpensDaedalusDykstraEssexFranklin RooseveltGettysburgHeinleinJeinKearsargeKon-TikiLovellNez PerceNightingaleOkudaOlympusPilgrimProbertPtolemyShepardStephen DecaturValley ForgeWilliam ClarkYeagerYorktownZefram Cochrane {{{2}}} icon image. {{{2}}} icon image.
Federation, Starfleet
(primary universe)
standard configuration AnsonArchonBenjamin FranklinCharles DarwinDaedalusDiscoveryDrakeEssexHeisenbergHorizonLindberghLovellMasaoNimrodRepublicRochelleValiantWakefieldZander Federation icon image. Seal of Federation Starfleet icon image.
variant configurations Ceres-class: CeresPallasVestaDrexler-class: HeliosNautilus-class: NautilusPerdix


The Lovell was presumably named for American astronaut and Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell.