For other uses, see Robinson.

The USS Robinson (NCC-71842) was a 24th century Federation starship, a Galaxy-class explorer in Starfleet service in the 2380s. Benjamin Sisko assumed command of the Robinson in the year 2381.

Service history


During the Borg invasion, the captain and the first officer of the Robinson were among the crewmembers killed. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Plagues of Night)

In 2381, the Robinson was assigned to the Sierra Sector on a patrol of the Federation's borders with the Imperial Romulan State and the Romulan Star Empire. The Robinson was also sent on a mission to Achernar Prime, where Sisko met with Empress Donatra to discuss her government's relationship with the Star Empire, and an attempted assassination on former Federation Ambassador and Unification movement leader Spock of Vulcan. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Rough Beasts of Empire)


In January 2382, the Robinson was relieved of her patrol of the Sierra Sector by the USS Fortitude for a week and traveled to Starbase 39-Sierra, where the crew enjoyed leave while Captain Sisko was debriefed by Admiral Philip Herthum. The Robinson resumed her patrol after this time. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Rough Beasts of Empire)

Shortly after elements of the Typhon Pact stole schematics for Starfleet's quantum slipstream drive technology, Admiral Nechayev assigned Captain Sisko and the Robinson crew to attempt to locate the Romulan warbird involved and stop it crossing into Typhon Pact space. The Robinson was unable to detect the Romulan ship due a new type of Romulan cloaking device being used, but Commander Relkdahz's attempts to locate the vessel were passed onto Starfleet. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Plagues of Night)


In 2383, the Robinson was reassigned to a six month mission of discovery in the Gamma Quadrant. During this time, she visited several worlds previously contacted by the crew of the USS Defiant during the exploration mission of 2376. While returning home, however, the Robinson received an urgent transmission from USS Enterprise Captain Jean-Luc Picard, asking her crew to investigate the loss of contact with Starfleet Command in the Alpha Quadrant. Upon her return through the Bajoran wormhole, the Robinson discovered Starbase Deep Space 9 under attack by rogue forces of the Typhon Pact. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Plagues of Night)

The Robinson soon engaged a Tzenkethi warship and was badly damaged, with some personnel being killed. With Sisko temporarily assigned to a mission in the Gamma Quadrant, Commander Rogeiro took the Robinson to Starbase 310 for repairs. There, Sisko later rejoined the crew and resumed command. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Raise the Dawn)


By 2385, the Robinson had spent two years in the Bajoran system to bolster Starfleet's position there following the destruction of Deep Space 9. With the completion of the new Deep Space 9 station in 2385, the Robinson was due to be assigned to an exploration mission into uncharted territory. (ST - The Fall novel: Revelation and Dust)

Background information

Given Captain Sisko's love of baseball, it is possible that the Robinson is named for Jackie Robinson, the baseball player who was the first African-American to play in major league baseball. The Robinson has the registry number NCC-71842 - 718 is the area code for Brooklyn, where Jackie played (as a member of the Dodgers), and 42 was his jersey number. Additionally, 718 happens to be the first 3 digits of several other ships of the Galaxy class line, such as the USS Dauntless, the USS Magellan, the fallen USS Odyssey, the USS Trinculo, the famed USS Venture, and the tragically lost USS Yamato.


USS Robinson personnel
crewmembers Diana AlthouseDalisay Dari AquinoRita BevelaquaStephanie DeSantisJozell DorsonGrandalGsellmanFarid IravaniHaroun al-JarjaniIndray KarzaAmbrozy KosciuszkoMensaraGwendolyn PlanteEd RadickeyHarris RogersRelkdahzAnxo RogeiroScalin ReskEleg RwattBenjamin SiskoSivadekiJentzen SpingeldStannisStokarUtelnAldora VintCorallavellis sh'VraneVeraldorash ch'VrentAnissa Weil UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
residents Harry DanversElent DorsonAlicia FlynnLejurisAnatoly SeitzerRebecca Jae SiskoBeschelcorea th'VrentKasidy Yates


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