USS Exeter (NCC-26531)[edit | edit source]

The USS Exeter (NCC-26531) was a Federation Ambassador-class heavy cruiser starship in service to Starfleet in the 24th century. (ST reference: Star Trek Encyclopedia; Decipher RPG module: Starships; STA novel: Enigma)

Service history[edit | edit source]

In 2333 the Exeter, under the command of Captain Sesballa, served as the command ship for a large task force of Federation starships that were ordered to engage a group of advanced alien invaders who had previously attacked Federation shipping. (STA novel: Enigma)

Tom Paris once served aboard the Exeter prior to his dismissal from Starfleet. (VOY episode: "Non Sequitur")

In 2371 the Exeter, now under the command of Captain Gamarra, was dispatched to Deep Space 9 alongside the USS Potemkin, USS Hood and IKS N'gat to fight the Cardassians following the unearthing of a Cardassian tomb aboard the station. (DS9 novel: Station Rage)

During the Dominion War the Exeter was assigned to the Ninth Fleet, operating in the Bajor sector. In 2374, the Exeter was one of several starships docked at Deep Space 9 for repairs and resupplying. (DS9 episode: "You Are Cordially Invited")

Later that year, Federation forces received casualty reports from several Ninth Fleet vessels, including the Exeter, involved in fighting on the front-lines. (DS9 episode: "In the Pale Moonlight")

In early 2376 the Exeter, now commanded by Captain James Venes, was traveling through an unexplored sector of the Alpha Quadrant with a large group of refugees aboard, when she run aground in a "dead zone". After losing main power, auxiliary power soon faded and the ship was operating on battery power only and with the added pressure of the refugees on life support systems, battery power wouldn't last long. Venes ordered all passengers and crew to be compacted into more confined accommodations and ordered Chief Engineer Alvaro Ortiz to take batteries from the shuttlecraft, runabouts and escape pods to boost the power. (TNG - Maximum Warp novel: Dead Zone)

Shortly after the Exeter's latest commanding officer, Captain Hodgkiss was promoted and several candidates were considered for the position, although the favorite, Elizabeth Shelby eventually received the assignment. (NF - Excalibur novels: Requiem, Renaissance)

Shortly after Shelby was reassigned to the USS Excalibur-A and her first officer, Alexandra Garbeck, was made the Exeter's new commanding officer. (NF - Excalibur novel: Restoration; NF - Gateways novel: Cold Wars)

USS Exeter personnel[edit | edit source]

USS Exeter (Galaxy-class)[edit | edit source]

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