- For other uses, see USS Merrimack.
This vessel was named after the ironclad warship USS Merrimack, which had served as the CSS Virginia until it was captured by the United States of America during the American Civil War in the 1860s. (ST reference: Encyclopedia, 4th ed.)
In 2366, the Merrimack was assigned to personnel transport duties; it ferried Ambassador Sarek and his entourage back to Vulcan after the successful conclusion of a treaty on Legara IV. (TNG episode: "Sarek")
In 2368, the Merrimack was to become part of the 23 strong Federation fleet, along with the USS Enterprise-D, so that they could blockade Romulan ships interfering in the Klingon Civil War. (TNG episode: "Redemption")
Later that year, the Merrimack was to rendezvous with the Enterprise so that she could transfer Wesley Crusher aboard, so that the Merrimack could take him back to Starfleet Academy. (TNG episode: "The Game")
Following the re-activation of the Iconian Gateway Network across the Milky Way Galaxy in 2410, the Merrimack was requisitioned for Starfleet's new four-quadrant strategy of exploration. Starfleet Command hastily assembled patrol squadrons. The Merrimack was assigned to the 502nd Patrol Squadron. (The Official Starships Collection Issue STO 14: "USS Shran")
|502nd patrol squadron|
|USS Durandal • USS Merrimack • USS Repulse • USS Thomas Paine|
|Ships named USS Merrimac (or USS Merrimack)|
|USS Merrimac (Daedalus-class) • USS Merrimac (NCC-1715, Constitution-class) • USS Merrimac (Fortunate-class) •USS Merrimack (NCC-61827, Nebula-class) • USS Merrimac (Galaxy-class) • USS Merrimack (Defiant-class) • see also: USS Merrimack (19th century)|
Appearances and references
- TNG episode: "Sarek" (first reference)
- TNG episode: "Brothers"
- TNG episode: "Redemption"
- ST reference: Encyclopedia (4th ed.)
- TNG episode: "The Game"
- ST novel: Klingon
- Decipher RPG module: Starships
- The Official Starships Collection Issue STO 14: "USS Shran"