The Ultimate Star Trek Timeline


Created By James Dixon

With Slight Revisions By Richard Durand


This timeline is split into 20 parts, linked here:

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Notes: including explanation of acronyms, etc.

15 December
The U.S.S. "Nakarat" (NCC-1805) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, HCE].

18 December
The U.S.S. "Lafayette" (NCC-1720) "Endeavor" class heavy cruiser is recom- missioned [SotF, HCE].

2276, 12 January
The U.S.S. "Sarpeidon" (NCC-1874) "Surya" class frigate is drydocked at Star Fleet Division, San Francisco Yards, Earth for conversion over to the "Avenger" class [SotF, FRS].

13 January
The U.S.S. "Courageous" (NCC-1861) "Surya" class frigate is drydocked at Litton-Sedeco Shipbuilding, Pearl Harbor Naval Facility, Earth for con- version to the "Avenger" class [SotF, FRS].

14 February
The U.S.S. "Yonada" (NCC-1879) "Avenger" class heavy frigate is recom- missioned [SotF].

23 February
NCC-1950-NCC-1965 are ordered as additional "Knox" class frigates. NCC-3213, an additional "Daran" class fast frigate, is cancelled as a result. Other casualties of the "Knox" class are NCC-3214-NCC-3217, additional "Daran" class frigates cancelled late last year [SotF].

27 February
The U.S.S. "Khirirat" (NCC-2503) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is launched [SotF, SsD].

March The U.S.S. "Affiliation" (NCC-2108) "Federation (II)" class dreadnought is relaunched [FRS].

30 March
The U.S.S. "Alacrity" (NCC-1881) "Avenger" class heavy frigate is re- launched [SotF, FRS].

11 April
The U.S.S. "Brooke" (NCC-3210) "Daran" class fast frigate is launched [SotF].

12 April
The U.S.S. "Canopus" (NCC-1814) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is laid down at Cosmadyne Corporation, Boston Shipyards, Earth [SotF, HCE].

15 April
The U.S.S. "Atalanti" (NCC-3212) "Daran" class fast frigate is laid down at Vickers Shipbuilding Group Ltd., Cumbria, Earth [SotF].

23 April
The U.S.S. "Nar-Tak Shir" (NCC-1876) "Avenger" class heavy frigate is recommissioned [SotF].

14 May
The U.S.S. "Adjuvant" (NCC-2203) "Ariel" class shuttlecarrier is laid down at Star Fleet Division, Puget Sound Yards, Earth [HCE].

15 June
The U.S.S. "Enhance" (NCC-1943) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, Earth [SotF].

21 June
The U.S.S. "Darion" (NCC-1810) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, HCE].

28 June
The U.S.S. "Bradley" (NCC-2502) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is commis- sioned. On stardate 8059.76 she will become famous for being the first Federation vessel to come face to face with the Klingon D-9 "K'teremny" class destroyer when the "Bradley" is called to UFC 24187-IV by a scien- tific research team. The "Bradley" arrives at the planet only slighly ahead of the "Raga" ("Passion," KL 14523) laying claim to the planet in the name of the Klingon Empire. Star Fleet had been expecting this move how- ever, as it had been known for some time that the Klingons were very inter- ested in duplicating the genetic makeup of the planet's native species of chest-bursting parasites. The powerful Klingon warship is defeated and forced to self-destruct but the "Bradley" provides Star Fleet with valuable data concerning the destroyer's capabilities [SotF, SsD, FRS].

29 June
The U.S.S. "Stark" (NCC-3208) "Daran" class fast frigate is launched [SotF].

05 July
The U.S.S. "Balthasar" (NCC-1867) is relaunched as an "Avenger" class heavy frigate [SotF, FRS].

07 July
The U.S.S. "Soryu" (NCC-3211) "Daran" class fast frigate is laid down at Ishikawajima Harima Industries, Yokohama, Earth [SotF].

July Recently seated Councillor Arman Thel introduces several plebiscites aimed at re-instituting debate on the validity of a new perimeter action program. Despite promised support from various Council members, the issue is not tabled during any of seven Council sessions (into February of 2277) [SotF2].

The U.S.S. "Star System" (NCC-2107) "Federation" class dreadnought is drydocked for upgrade to "Federation (II)" specs [FRS].

23 July
The U.S.S. "Asturias" (NCC-1944) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Louisiana, Earth [SotF].

09 August
The U.S.S. "Capella" (NCC-1809) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is launched and the U.S.S. "Alacrity" (NCC-1881) "Avenger" class heavy frigate is re- commissioned [SotF, HCE].

August The uprated U.S.S. "Federation" (NCC-2100) dreadnought is relaunched following drastic refitting. With state-of-the-art warp drive (three LN-64 nacelles), 20 phasers, 4 photon torpedo banks, a cloaking device, and a complement of 500, these "Federation (II)" class dreadnoughts serve as flagships for many subquadrant fleets and system defense forces. A total of nine will be reconstructed, each one capable of warp 15--the fastest ships in Star Fleet to date [FRS, SsD, DDS, LOR].

The "Ariadne" (NCC-206) class clippers are ordered. 127 vessels will be built [SotF2].

03 October
The U.S.S. "Knox" (NCC-1940) prototype frigate is launched [SotF].

04 October
The U.S.S. "Brooke" (NCC-3210) "Daran" class fast frigate is commissioned [SotF].

09 October
The U.S.S. "Ardana" (NCC-1868) "Avenger" class heavy frigate is relaunched [SotF, FRS].

A program is authorized to develop the transwarp drive system [ECP].

06 November
The U.S.S. "Khirirat" (NCC-2503) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, SsD, FRS].

17 November
The U.S.S. "Sovereign" (NCC-2505) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is laid down at Cosmadyne Corporation, Boston Shipyards, Earth [SotF, SsD].

22 November
The U.S.S. "Ariel" (NCC-2200) shuttlecarrier is commissioned. This immense delta-winged starship with warp 14 capacity via LN-65A engines and a comp- lement of 842 is the largest Star Fleet vessel to date. Only four such vessels will be constructed (NCC-2200-NCC-2203), but its extremely warp- dynamic design is considered for the construction of future deep-space ships [HCE].

23 November
The U.S.S. "Stark" (NCC-3208) "Daran" class fast frigate is commissioned [SotF].

Charis (T'Kuht), Vulcan's sister planet, is at its closest orbital position to Vulcan in more than three centuries [TOS #20].

19 December
The U.S.S. "Bir Hakeim" (NCC-1941) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF].

The "Lexington" (NCC-1703) and "Excalibur" (NCC-1705) are assigned to deep space missions outside U.F.P. territory [SotF].

2277, 15 January
The U.S.S. "Opportune" (NCC-1976) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, Earth [SotF].

18 January
The U.S.S. "Capella" (NCC-1809) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, HCE].

January The U.S.S. "Star League" (NCC-2101) "Federation (II)" class dreadnought is relaunched [FRS].

A special committee of the Federation Council agrees upon a new U.F.P. flag: a flat representation of the Federation Treaty Zone, surrounded by a white circular field, superimposed upon a blue field--in honor of the U.F.P.'s 150th anniversary [LOR, SFD].

The practice of separate insignia for each starship is abolished, and the "Enterprise" emblem is adopted as the official symbol for the entire Star Fleet [NTM].

26 January
The U.S.S. "Balthasar" (NCC-1867) "Avenger" class heavy frigate is recom- missioned [SotF].

08 February
The U.S.S. "Agena" (NCC-1816) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is launched [SotF, HCE].

15 February
The U.S.S. "Betelgeuse" (NCC-1822) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is laid down at Ishikawajima Harima Cosmic Industries, Yokohama, Earth [SotF, HCE].

20 February
The U.S.S. "Le Malin" (NCC-1947) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Louisiana, Earth [SotF].

The U.S.S. "Enterprise" makes first contact with the Inari civilization when encountering a scout ship just beyond Subquadrant 3 South [SotF].

22 March
The U.S.S. "Ardana" (NCC-1868) "Avenger" class heavy frigate is recom- missioned [SotF].

28 March
The U.S.S. "Sarpeidon" (NCC-1874) "Avenger" class heavy frigate is re- commissioned [SotF, FRS].

29 March
The U.S.S. "Courageous" (NCC-1861) "Avenger" class heavy frigate is relaunched [SotF, FRS].

The U.S.S. "Excelsior" (NCC-1718) heavy cruiser disappears while on a reconnaissance mission outside U.F.P. treaty territory (external to Subquadrant 2 South). The next ship to bear the name will be the lead vessel of a whole new generation of starships [SotF, JRM].

'Jackill's Star Fleet Reference Manual: Ships of the Fleet Volume I' is published [JRM].

01 May
The U.S.S. "Antares" (NCC-1820) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is laid down at Cosmadyne Corporation, Boston Shipyards, Earth [SotF, HCE].

02 May
The U.S.S. "Atalanti" (NCC-3212) "Daran" class fast frigate is launched [SotF].

17 May
The U.S.S. "Knox" (NCC-1940) frigate is commissioned. Essentially scaled- down "Avenger" heavy frigates, 26 in all will be built (NCC-1940-NCC-1965). Armed with only phasers (no torpedoes), a complement of 350, and a warp capacity of 11, these ships will replace the converted "Surya" frigates. Having increased speed and even greater maneuverability than the "Avenger" heavy frigates, they will be used for similar missions but closer to the U.F.P.'s interior [SotF, FRS, SsD, LOR, SFD].

The U.S.S. "Knox" will later, on stardate 7904.36, intercept a coded distress signal while on patrol along the disputed region of Federation- Klingon borderspace. The message, originating from a vessel in Klingon space and directed at the Klingon construction facility in the Kohl star system, indicates that a prototype warship had developed an imbalance in its warpfield generating capabilities while on trials. The resulting wormhole had left it unable to move or navigate. The "Knox" immediately dispatches two surveillance drones to examine the stricken vessel. What is discovered is a new Klingon destroyer, representing a substantial improvement over the "K't'inga" class of battlecruisers: the D-9 "K'teremny" ("Great Slayer of Enemies," KL 44104) class warship [FRS].

20 May
The U.S.S. "Ichkeul" (NCC-2201) "Ariel" class shuttlecarrier is launched [HCE].

May The U.S.S. "Corporation" (NCC-2104) "Federation" class dreadnought is dry- docked for upgrade to "Federation (II)" specs, while the upgraded U.S.S. "Concordat" (NCC-2109) "Federation (II)" class dreadnought is relaunched [FRS].

15 June
The U.S.S. "Canopus" (NCC-1814) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is launched [SotF, HCE].

01 July
The U.S.S. "Bir Hakeim" (NCC-1941) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned [SotF, FRS].

30 July
The U.S.S. "Agena" (NCC-1816) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, HCE].

31 July
The U.S.S. "Sarpeidon" (NCC-1874) "Avenger" class heavy frigate is re- commissioned [SotF].

01 August
The U.S.S. "Soryu" (NCC-3211) "Daran" class fast frigate is launched [SotF].

02 August
The U.S.S. "Enhance" (NCC-1943) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF].

03 August
The U.S.S. "Sivrihisar" (NCC-1947) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, Earth [SotF].

30 September
The U.S.S. "Asturias" (NCC-1944) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF].

01 October
The U.S.S. "Courageous" (NCC-1861) "Avenger" class heavy frigate is recom- missioned [SotF].

09 October
The U.S.S. "Atalanti" (NCC-3212) "Daran" class fast frigate is commis- sioned [SotF].

09 November
The U.S.S. "Canopus" (NCC-1814) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, HCE].

04 December
The U.S.S. "Sovereign" (NCC-2505) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is launched [SotF, SsD].

18 December
The U.S.S. "Kaya" (NCC-1952) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, Earth [SotF].

2278, 11 January
The U.S.S. "Enhance" (NCC-1943) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned [SotF, FRS].

January Chief of Star Fleet Command Hierachiro Nogura orders the construction of the "Menahga" (NCC-3100) class battlecruiser [FRS].

The U.S.S. "Star System" (NCC-2107) "Federation (II)" class dreadnought is relaunched [FRS].

"Enterprise" class starships' "Daystrom" Duotronic II computer systems are upgraded to Duotronic III--all except for the U.S.S. "El Dorado" (NCC-1722) which was equipped during construction [SotF].

14 February
The U.S.S. "Springeren" (NCC-1950) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Louisiana, Earth [SotF].

19 February
The U.S.S. "Soryu" (NCC-3211) "Daran" class fast frigate is commissioned [SotF].

27 February
The U.S.S. "Asturias" (NCC-1944) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned [SotF, FRS].

March The "Pleiades" (NCC-430) class survey cruiser is authorized for construc- tion, designed to explore and study stellar anomalies with her extensive laboratories. Some 31 ships (NCC-430-NCC-460) will be built out of an initially proposed 63, each possessing warp 9 speed, 275 crew, and an ordnance of 2 torpedo tubes and 12 phaser emplacements [JRM2].

10 March
The U.S.S. "Opportune" (NCC-1946) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF].

28 March
The U.S.S. "Ichkeul" (NCC-2201) "Ariel" class shuttlecarrier is commis- sioned [HCE].

02 April
The U.S.S. "Le Malin" (NCC-1947) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF].

03 April
The U.S.S. "Betelgeuse" (NCC-1822) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is launched [SotF, HCE].

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The Akkalla-Chorym Alliance is formed. Lt. Commander Pavel Chekov is promoted to Commander rank and is assigned as first officer to the U.S.S. "Reliant" (NCC-1864) heavy frigate [TOS #33].

The "Enterprise" is drydocked, following her last deep-space mission. Admiral James Kirk becomes an instructor at the Star Fleet Academy on Earth [FRS].

The "Enterprise" is deployed as the flagship of the Terran Defense Group, Fleet Subquadrant 0, under command of Commodore Gregory Westlake [FRS].

May The U.S.S. "Konkordium" (NCC-2106) "Federation" class dreadnought is dry- docked for upgrade to "Federation (II)" specs [FRS].

30 May
The U.S.S. "Pico" (NCC-1954) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, Earth [SotF].

01 June
The U.S.S. "Bellatrix" (NCC-1832) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is laid down at Ishikawajima Harima Cosmic Industries, Yokohama, Earth [SotF, HCE].

02 June
The "Ascension" (NCC-2520) dreadnought is commissioned. Essentially a mini-"Federation (II)" class dreadnought, ten ships of this class will be constructed (NCC-2520-NCC-2529). With warp 15 capability, a crew of 485, and--like the "Federation"--three LN-64 propulsion units. A built-up ver- sion of the "Belknap" class. Long-range coupled with truly high speed capabilities make the "Ascension" and her sisters ideal for investigating trouble spots throughout the U.F.P. Treaty Zone--as they happen, and espec- ially for emergency rescue operations. For these reasons, they are stat- ioned in a disperse pattern throughout the U.F.P., with at least one based at every major starbase [FRS, LOR, SsD, DDS, SFD].

[Y 168] The Klingons also introduce dreadnoughts, as well as chaff for fighters. The Klingon CV(T) and hanger pod enters service. The First General War begins when war erupts on the Lyran-Kzinti border. This is first known as the Fifth Lyran-Kzinti War, but rapidly escalates. Within the next two decades, almost all races will become involved in this very destructive war which will cover most of the known regions of the galaxy [SFB].

Lorris is born within the Romulan Star Empire [GN 13].

03 July
The U.S.S. "Rishiri" (NCC-2507) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is laid down at Cosmadyne Corporation, Boston Shipyards, Earth [SotF, SsD].

25 July
The U.S.S. "Manna" (NCC-2202) "Ariel" class shuttlecarrier is launched [HCE].

29 July
The U.S.S. "Sovereign" (NCC-2505) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, SsD, FRS].

02 August
The U.S.S. "Antares" (NCC-1820) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is launched [SotF, HCE].

10 August
The U.S.S. "Decatur" (NCC-2500) is reclassified as a training vessel [SotF].

The U.S.S. "Bozeman" (NCC-1841), commanded by Captain Morgan Bateman, disappears in the Typhon Expanse region [TNG 218].

01 September
The U.S.S. "Helios" (NCC-1825) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is laid down at Cosmadyne Corporation, Boston Shipyards, Earth [SotF, HCE].

05 September
The U.S.S. "Betelgeuse" (NCC-1822) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, HCE].

06 September
The U.S.S. "Opportune" (NCC-1946) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned. She will verify the existence of the "K'teremny" class D-9 destroyer "Raatid" ("Anger," KL 63606) on stardate 8186.47 [SotF, FRS].

09 September
The U.S.S. "Sivrihisar" (NCC-1947) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF].

Pardek becomes a senator in the Romulan Empire. He will be considered a 'man of the people,' and sponsor many reforms [TNG 208].

Most surface plant and animal life is wiped out on the planet Selva by a tsunami [TNG #23].

15 October
The U.S.S. "Fahrion" (NCC-2510) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is laid down at Cosmadyne Corporation, Boston Shipyards, Earth [SotF, SsD].

16 October
The U.S.S. "Atrevida" (NCC-1957) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, Earth [SotF].

01 November
The U.S.S. "Le Malin" (NCC-1948) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned [SotF, FRS].

21 November
The U.S.S. "Leander" (NCC-2521) "Ascension" class dreadnought is com- missioned. On stardate 8114.06, she will verify the existence of the Klingon "K't'inga" class D-8 warship "Ehhak" ("Venomous," KL 88685) [FRS].

December The U.S.S. "Corporation" (NCC-2104) "Federation (II)" class dreadnought is relaunched [FRS].

2279, 06 January
The U.S.S. "Kaya" (NCC-1952) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF].

12 January
The U.S.S. "Antares" (NCC-1820) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is com- missioned. The U.S.S. "Ability" (NCC-1953) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Louisiana, Earth [SotF, HCE].

The I.K.V. "K'teremny" ("Great Slayer of Enemies," KL 44104) Klingon destroyer is commissioned [FRS, SsD].

The U.S.S. "Menahga" (NCC-3100) heavy destroyer is constructed. Found to be flawed, the go ahead for the class' production will be given with the provision that solutions to the inherent faults could be incorporated into future craft and retrofitted into existing vessels. The "S'Harien" (NCC-3107) class battlecruiser will represent the improved "Menahga" config- uration [FRS, SsD, MDS, SfP].

07 February
The U.S.S. "Swift" (NCC-1958) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, Earth [SotF].

Winona Kirk's home in Riverside, Iowa is destroyed when lightning strikes the 350-year-old farmhouse, burning it to the ground. Her grandson, Peter, home on vacation from Star Fleet Academy, carries her unconscious from the smoke to safety. She will never recover from the setback, mentally or physically [TOS #39].

19 February
The U.S.S. "Sivrihisar" (NCC-1947) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned [SotF, FRS].

26 February
The U.S.S. "Springeren" (NCC-1950) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF].

06 March
The U.S.S. "Estocin" (NCC-2511) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is laid down at Cosmadyne Corporation, Boston Shipyards, Earth [SotF, SsD].

15 March
The U.S.S. "Manna" (NCC-2202) "Ariel" class shuttlecarrier is commis- sioned [HCE].

Mark Jameson is born [TNG 112].

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'Strangers from the Sky,' by Garamet Jen-Saunor, is published. The resultant publication triggers off deeply buried memories in the minds of Admiral Kirk and Captain Spock [GN 2].

A treaty is drawn up between the Paqu and Navot clans on Bajor [DSN 414].

The U.S.S. "Tori" (NCC-1725) "Endeavor" class heavy cruiser is assigned to TacFleet [SotF].

02 June
The U.S.S. "Adjuvant" (NCC-2203) "Ariel" class shuttlecarrier is launched [HCE].

Winona Kirk, the mother of James Kirk, dies of pneumonia. Admiral Kirk places her cremated remains in a wall crypt within a chapel in Riverside, Iowa [TOS #39].

12 June
The U.S.S. "Springeren" (NCC-1950) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned and the U.S.S. "Pico" (NCC-1954) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF, FRS].

15 June
The U.S.S. "Kaya" (NCC-1952) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned [SotF, FRS].

The "Essex" (NCC-1727) has her 3CM chemical combustion system uprated with Dennison/Westinghouse "superfiring" CQM supplemental units, providing response and performance similar to "Trentis" and other current reaction control systems [SotF].

30 June
The U.S.S. "Bellatrix" (NCC-1832) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is launched [SotF, HCE].

14 July
The U.S.S. "Rishiri" (NCC-2507) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is launched [SotF, SsD].

13 August
The U.S.S. "Miramichi" (NCC-1963) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, Earth [SotF].

15 August
The U.S.S. "Tai Shan" (NCC-2524) "Ascension" class dreadnought is com- missioned [FRS].

[Y 169] The Klingons join the Lyrans and declare war on the Kzinti. The Hydrans attack both the Klingons and the Lyrans. William Gerard serves as an "observer" with the Kzinti fleet. The Tholian "Black Widow" and dread- nought enter service. The "Cutlass Episode" occurs. The Klingon D6 "Destruction" raids Sherman's planet. A warp-powered version of the Rom- ulan Warhawk enters service. The Kzinti space control ship enters service. The Klingons begin construction of the B-10 battleship "Invincible" [SFB].

The "Cyane" class heavy frigates are proposed as an added construction group to the existing "Avenger" class heavy frigates. The Military Staff Committee will drop these plans later in the year, citing the relatively peaceful years since 2273 as the primary reason. Subsequently, 8 "Avenger" class ships will be refitted for exploratory duty [SotF].

The number of premature star deaths begins to skyrocket. Statistically there are ten times as many star deaths in the galaxy than there should be [TOS #39].

28 October
The U.S.S. "Bellatrix" (NCC-1832) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, HCE].

01 November
The U.S.S. "Atrevida" (NCC-1957) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF].

05 November
The U.S.S. "Fahrion" (NCC-2510) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is launched [SotF, SsD].

18 November
The U.S.S. "Pico" (NCC-1954) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned [SotF, FRS].

30 November
The U.S.S. "Helios" (NCC-1825) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is launched [SotF, HCE].

10 December
The U.S.S. "Diligence" (NCC-1956) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Louisiana, Earth [SotF].

17 December
The U.S.S. "Matsurra" (NCC-2512) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is laid down at Cosmadyne Corporation, Boston Shipyards, Earth [SotF, SsD]. December Commander Calo Ambergris' article "We Need More Cruisers" appears in 'Starship Design' [SsD].

Achernar goes nova, destroying the U.S.S. "Constellation" commanded by Captain Ikeya. Alpha Centauri B expands into an orange giant. Many other stars are also showing signs of entering nova phases due to a time accel- eration phenomena. Admiral Kirk is once again given temporary command of the "Enterprise" on a mission to Gateway (sector 90.4), in order to halt the phenomena. Spock is reunited with his son, Zar [TOS #39].

Conner McCoy, the grandson of Leonard McCoy, is born. Clayton Treadway decides to go into the diplomatic corps. Jocelyn McCoy will eventually go with him to Yarnos VII, show her diplomatic worth, and join the corps [GN 14].

2280, 02 January
The U.S.S. "Minsk" (NCC-2525) "Ascension" class dreadnought is com- missioned. On stardate 8268.43 she will verify the existence of the D-9 Klingon "K'teremny" class destroyer "Sakar" ("Good Hunting," KL 81949) [FRS].

The "Lexington" (NCC-1703) and "Excalibur" (NCC-1705) return from deep space missions outside U.F.P. territory [SotF].

S. Sauter's article "Shuttlecarriers: Do We Really Need Them?" appears in 'Starship Design' [SsD].

22 January
The U.S.S. "Ability" (NCC-1953) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF].

24 January
Eight additional strike cruisers of the "Decatur" class are authorized for construction [SotF].

25 January
The U.S.S. "Utsira" (NCC-1964) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, Earth [SotF].

February The U.S.S. "Konkordium" (NCC-2106) "Federation (II)" class dreadnought is relaunched [FRS].

27 February
The U.S.S. "Estocin" (NCC-2511) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is launched [SotF].

04 March
The U.S.S. "Helios" (NCC-1825) "Tikopai" class heavy cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, HCE].

06 March
The U.S.S. "Rishiri" (NCC-2507) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, FRS].
11 March
The U.S.S. "Atrevida" (NCC-1957) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned Cosmadyne is awarded the contract to produce two of the newly authorized "Decatur" class ships [SotF, FRS].

19 March
The U.S.S. "Swift" (NCC-1958) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF].

March Volume XXXIV of 'Starship Design' is published, detailing Star Fleet's shipbuilding schedule and the new "K'teremny" Klingon destroyer [SsD].

30 March
The U.S.S. "Adjuvant" (NCC-2203) "Ariel" class shuttlecarrier is com- missioned [HCE].

04 April
Star Fleet Division is contracted to build the remaining 6 vessels com- prising the "Decatur" class [SotF].

April Temerand Duplicat funds an internal company design program quietly dubbed IPP-1 (Internal Perimeter Program 1). The company's Martian facility begins conducting independent research and development in an effort to produce several PA designs that would be acceptable to Star Fleet should the perimeter action program be reactivated [SotF2].

[Y 170] The Klingon D6 "Destruction" mutinies and is interned at U.F.P. Starbase 16. It will be returned to the Klingons next year. The Klingons are out- raged that the U.F.P. dismantled the Ubitron Interface Module. The Kling- ons want to declare war on the U.F.P. but are restrained by the Organians. Kumerian, captain of the "Destruction," is demoted in disgrace. His son Kollos graduates from the Deep Space Academy, but is refused a naval com- mission. He transfers to the Security (Police) forces. The Klingon CV(T) "Berzerker" is lost in combat (circumstances unknown). The Kzinti hanger pod enters service. The Romulan "Condor" dreadnought enters service. An Orion CVL is first spotted in operation. The Lyran "Lion" dreadnought enters service. The Hydran "Paladin", "Dragoon", "Knight", and "Cuirassier" enter service [SFB].

29 June
The U.S.S. "Carron" (NCC-1965) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia, Earth [SotF].

09 July
The U.S.S. "Ability" (NCC-1953) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned [SotF, FRS].

03 August
The U.S.S. "Swift" (NCC-1958) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned [SotF, FRS].

07 August (stardate 8354.2)
The Association of Military Surgeons of Star Fleet holds its biennial convention at the Peleiades Planet Complex, Canton City, Luna, Sol III. The program includes continuing offering in education for physicians, nurses, etc., research presentations, seminars on non-humanoid medical techniques, alien on-planet procedures, a Combat Medical Readiness Course, and numerous seminars on medically-related scientific break- throughs [SsD].

15 August (stardate 8358.5)
The Association of Medical Surgeons of Star Fleet convention ends [SsD].

19 August
The U.S.S. "Haven" (NCC-2514) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is laid down at Cosmadyne Corporation, Boston Shipyards, Earth [SotF].

23 August
The U.S.S. "Fahrion" (NCC-2510) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, FRS].

12 September
The U.S.S. "Miramichi" (NCC-1963) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF].

17 September (stardate 8375.5)
The U.S.S. "Dun Tak" frigate reunion is held at San Francisco, California, Earth [SsD].

20 September (stardate 8378.4)
The "Dun Tak" reunion concludes [SsD].

17 October
The U.S.S. "Stark" (NCC-3208) fast frigate is repaired in Earth orbit after being severely damaged on stardate 7955.5 when defense craft of the Gorn Hegemony fired upon what they reportedly believed was an unidentified ship which did not respond to messages. 33 of the ship's crew were lost and the U.F.P. files a formal protest [SotF].

22 October
The U.S.S. "Matapan" (NCC-1960) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Louisiana, Earth [SotF].

12 November
The U.S.S. "Estocin" (NCC-2511) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, FRS].

"Endeavor" class ships are equipped with Duotronic III systems [SotF].

The Type 1/2C Hand/Pistol Phaser is developed by Star Fleet [SFD].

15 December
The U.S.S. "Diligence" (NCC-1956) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF].

2281, 01 January
The U.S.S. "Matsurra" (NCC-2512) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is launched [SotF].

The second minor uprating of warp drive engines on "Enterprise" class heavy cruisers begins. It will be complete on all ships of this class in one year [SotF, GN 4].

The "Daran" class fast frigate "Stark" (NCC-3208) is relaunched [SotF].

Star Fleet first considers the modification of a small number of "Avenger" class heavy frigates to the yet-to-be-named "Endurance" configuration [SotF].

01 February
The U.S.S. "Utsira" (NCC-1964) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF].

04 February
The U.S.S. "Miramichi" (NCC-1963) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned [SotF, FRS].

12 March
The U.S.S. "Stark" (NCC-3208) "Daran" class fast frigate is recommissioned following major repair [SotF].

29 April
The U.S.S. "Briza" (NCC-2515) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is laid down at Cosmadyne Corporation, Boston Shipyards, Earth [SotF].

08 May
The U.S.S. "Diligence" (NCC-1956) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned [SotF, FRS].

27 June
The U.S.S. "Utsira" (NCC-1964) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned [SotF, FRS].

28 June
The U.S.S. "Carron" (NCC-1965) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF].

01 August
The U.S.S. "Haven" (NCC-2514) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is launched [SotF].

The U.S.S. "Kongo" (NCC-1710) is fitted with 4 "Killer Bee" assault craft (replacing one of her standard shuttles) following her home port relocation to Ser Ty-Ty [SotF].

The secession of Vulcan from the U.F.P. is debated and T'Pau dies on Vulcan [GN 4].

27 September
The U.S.S. "Espadon" (NCC-1961) "Knox" class frigate is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Louisiana, Earth [SotF].

16 October
The U.S.S. "Matsurra" (NCC-2512) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, FRS].

Noonian Soong is born [FASA].

16 November
The U.S.S. "Matapan" (NCC-1960) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF].

During this era, the people of Risa become involved in a nearly continuous round of armed conflicts. It will take the U.F.P. 3 attempts to bring the two sides to the bargaining table, with the Treadways eventually succeeding c. 2291 [GN 14].

[Y 171] The Organians disappear and/or withdraw. Several races are blamed for this but none know the true situation. The Klingons declare war on the U.F.P. and attack U.F.P. outposts. The U.F.P. CV, DE, and CLE enter service. Three Carrier groups are formed. The Gorn dreadnoughts enter service [SotF2, SFB].

Dr. McCoy learns from his 2 year old grandson, Conner, that his ex-wife had married Clayton Treadway and were diplomats on Chadric VII [GN 14].

23 December
The U.S.S. "Hai Din" (NCC-2518) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is laid down at Cosmadyne Corporation, Boston Shipyards, Earth [SotF].

2282, 17 February
The U.S.S. "Haven" (NCC-2514) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, FRS].

30 March
The U.S.S. "Briza" (NCC-2515) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is launched [SotF].

23 April
The U.S.S. "Matapan" (NCC-1960) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned [SotF, FRS].

The "Enterprise" makes second contact with the Calligar at Anomaly T-128 (Pike's Rift). Assembled for this historic event is Commodore Jose Tyler, Dr. Richard Daystrom, and Ambassador Robert Fox. Captain Kirk performs the marriage of Commodore Tyler to former Master Builder Ecma of the Calligar. The Tellarite government lodges a formal complaint with the U.F.P. and declares war on the Calligar for the death of Shondar Dorkin. Dr. Daystrom develops the groundwork for which the holodeck technology would be derived from his study of the Calligarian worldmind [TOS #57].

Over the next 3 years, the "Arcturus" (NCC-1807), "Darion" (NCC-1810), and "Vena" (NCC-1817) "Tikopai" class heavy cruisers operating under the guise of various scientific expeditions, are each able to obtain vast amounts of information about Klingon activities [SotF].

22 June
The U.S.S. "Ki Rin" (NCC-2539) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is laid down at Cosmadyne Corporation, Boston Shipyards, Earth [SotF].

15 July
The U.S.S. "Temperance" (NCC-2528) "Ascension" class dreadnought is commissioned [FRS].

[Y 172] The U.F.P. responds to Klingon attacks with raids by new carriers. U.F.P. fleets are sent to assist the Kzinti, and a U.F.P. expedition (Operation Hydra) unsuccessfully attempts to penetrate Klingon space to reach Hydra [SFB].

02 October
The U.S.S. "Briza" (NCC-2515) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, FRS].

02 November
The U.S.S. "Ianar" (NCC-3214) class ship is laid down at Ariin Associated Ind., Khagris, Andor [IFP].

11 November
The U.S.S. "Espadon" (NCC-1961) "Knox" class frigate is launched [SotF]. November The conversion of 8 "Avenger" class heavy frigates to "Endurance" class frigates is officially approved [SotF].

01 December
The U.S.S. "Carron" (NCC-1965) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned [SotF, FRS].

28 December
The U.S.S. "Hai Din" (NCC-2518) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is launched [SotF].

2283, 14 January
The U.S.S. "Nasan" (NCC-3215) "Ianar" class fast frigate is laid down at Ariin Associated Ind., Khagris, Andor [IFP].

March [reference stardate 2/1803] The Kargon Incident: A U.F.P. outpost located in the Orion sector of space is attacked by a group of six Klingon D-18Bs, commanded by Captain Kresz sutai-Kargon. The U.S.S. "Kongo" (NCC-1710) accompanied by two "Loknar" class frigates, the U.S.S. "Halk" (NCC-2742) and U.S.S. "Rome" (NCC-2726) respond to the outpost's distress call. The ships arrive too late to save the outpost, but not too late to engage the Klingons. Detecting only three ships on sensors, one with severe damage and the others with minor damage, Captain J.C. Fredriksen of the "Kongo" orders the frigates to close with the Klingons and demand their surrender. In the meantime, the "Kongo" approaches the D-18 lying dead in space. As the "Kongo" nears the vessel, sensors pick up three ships coming out of warp to the rear and the systems aboard the dead ship coming to life. The damaged D-18 destructs with such tremendous force that the "Kongo's" starboard nacelle is ripped from the hull and the port engine is damaged beyond repair. The incoming D-18s fire into the burning wreck of the "Kongo" and complete the deed their comrades had begun. The "Halk," also taken by surprise, never has a chance to return fire and the first volley of shots from the oncoming D-18s totally destroy the frigate. The "Rome," however, opens fire on one of the dis- abled D-18s and scores two photon torpedo hits on its bridge and numerous phaser hits to its engines. Turning on the other disabled D-18, the "Rome" begins firing as fast as it can, scoring hits with every shot. The D-18s rushing in from their attack on the "Halk" fire in unison, and the "Rome" suffers the same fate as the other two Star Fleet vessels. News of this attack reaches Star Fleet three days later when a communications marker from the "Rome" is retrieved. From this report it is also learned that the Klingon ships in this engagement were painted in bright blue colors. Ships of this description are later seen in and near the Triangle. Whether they are the ships of Captain Kresz sutai-Kargon are not known [FASA].

22 March
The U.S.S. "Rnonkak" (NCC-3216) "Ianar" class fast frigate is laid down at Ariin Associated Ind., Khagris, Andor [IFP].

On Kazh, the Bur Chak kingdom of Shanto K'tor consolidates its hold over the Klingon Emperor's seat [SotF].

18 April
The U.S.S. "Alor" (NCC-2544) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is laid down at Cosmadyne Corporation, Boston Shipyards, Earth [SotF].

[Y 173] Hard-pressed by the U.F.P., the Klingons convince the Romulans to attack. The Romulans declare war on the U.F.P. and launch a massive attack [SFB].

29 April
The U.S.S. "Hai Din" (NCC-2518) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, FRS].

09 May
The U.S.S. "Espadon" (NCC-1961) "Knox" class frigate is commissioned [SotF, FRS].

30 May
The U.S.S. "Tori" (NCC-1725), "Lafayette" (NCC-1720), and "Wasp" (NCC-1721) defeat the Klingon hunter-killers "K'chss" and "K'utuul" during the Taal Tan Offensive at Linze: Klingon attacks upon U.F.P. merchant ships. This substantial increase in Klingon activity leads to the construction of additional frigate-type starships by Star Fleet: the pacifist bloc falling out of favor with the Offensive having shaken the Federation Council [SotF, SotF2].

08 June
Lars-Eric Valdemar becomes Federation Commissioner of the Star Fleet Division, signifying Council support for a program of Fleet rejuvenation. He will approve a number of incentives for re-enlistment, increase accept- ances to the Academies, and make moves to improve morale (including a re- design of Star Fleet uniforms) [SotF, SotF2].

19 June
The U.S.S. "Mari' A' Neku" (NCC-3217) "Ianar" class fast frigate is laid down at Ariin Associated Ind., Khagris, Andor [IFP].
29 June
The U.S.S. "Ki Rin" (NCC-2539) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is launched [SotF].

July A new Temerand Duplicat design is chosen as the basis for the reinstated "Akyazi" perimeter action program. The testing phase is accelerated due to the ongoing Taal Tan Offensive and simulation studies reveal few major problems with the basic design [SotF2].

02 August
The Military Staff Committee authorizes 105 "Akyazi" class perimeter actions ships (reduced from the 178 vessels of 2269 proposals) [SotF2].

August The "Cyane" class heavy frigates are finally proposed as new-build frigates [SotF].

17 August
The first lot of 38 ships of the "Akyazi" class perimeter action ships are ordered [SotF2].

The U.S.S. "Matapan" (NCC-1960) frigate is lost with an entire TacFleet force during the MTK Security Action beyond Federation treaty territory (outside Fleet Subquadrant 2 North). No survivors are found [SotF].

The "Avenger" class heavy frigates "Illustrious" (NCC-1963) and "Amiens" (NCC-1869) discover the Romulan outpost Rihannii outside Fleet Subquadrant 4 South [SotF].

26 August
The U.S.S. "Shi Yan" (NCC-3218) "Ianar" class fast frigate is laid down at Star Fleet Division, Guangzhou Docks, Earth [IFP].

"Constitution (II)" class heavy cruisers begin to have their computer systems upgraded to Duotronic III variants on an individual ship basis [SotF].

An attempt is made to salvage the Transwarp Drive Project by pairing it with the Space Control Ship Project. This results ultimately in the U.S.S. "Excelsior" (NCC-2000) class space control ship. With the Koeller UTI K27 transwarp engines, a maximum warp of 17 is achieved. The transwarp drive will be unofficially placed back on the research and development status in the next few years [ECP, NTM].

Dajan and Jandra are decleared Un-Orthodox and separated from each other in the Romulan Empire [GN 10].

22 November
The U.S.S. "Anshan" (NCC-3219) "Ianar" class fast frigate is laid down at Star Fleet Division, Guangzhou Docks, Earth [IFP].

25 November
The U.S.S. "Ki Rin" (NCC-2539) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is com- missioned [SotF, FRS].

A bottle of Romulan ale of this year's vintage will become a gift to Admiral Kirk in 2287 [ST II].

Kyd, a male nefittifi, is born on Etolos [TNG #14].

2284, January
"Akyazi" prototype test article evaluations continue on shell prototypes No. 2 & 3 at Temerand. Some changes include: improvement of recognition profile and stealth characteristics by the elimination of a 6th deck in the main hull; incorporation of the "Fier" LN-90 warp units into the design, replacing the larger LN-83 system; creation of a "double boom" structure to separate engineering functions from the main hull, resulting in greater warp maneuverability and enhanced safety characteristics. Prototype No. 1 is loaned to TacFleet for security evaluations [SotF2].

09 February
The construction of 17 ships of the "Cyane" class (NCC-1890-1906) is approved. This class will be reduced to a total of 10 ships. This class almost results in the cancellation of the "Endurance" class conversions [SotF].

March (stardate 8315.6) All major design features in the "Akyazi" are finalized and approved by the Requirements Board. Temerand develops modifications to the basic "Akyazi" design allowing the incorporation of the "lulus" Protective Envelope system and the ASL emergency impulse package [SotF2].

13 March
The U.S.S. "Renner" (NCC-3250) corvette is commissioned. Twenty-one of these successful warp 11, 180 complement, vessels (NCC-3250-NCC-3270) will be built. Each is armed with 12 phaser em- placements, 2 torpedo tubes, and 2 banks of mines [FRS, IFP].

17 March
The U.S.S. "Di Vann" (NCC-3220) "Ianar" class fast frigate is laid down at Ariin Associated Ind., Khagris, Andor [IFP].

27 March
Final shipyard contracts for the construction of the "Cyane" class heavy frigates are awarded [SotF].

02 April
The U.S.S. "Alor" (NCC-2544) "Belknap" class strike cruiser is launched [SotF].

April TacFleet returns "Akyazi" Prototype No. 1 after security evaluation testing. 17 modifications are required including improvement of long-range sensor capability and relocation of the internal security area. Star Fleet clears access to the No. 2 and 3 prototypes after "Akyazi" design finalization is completed. Temerand begins substructure improvement tests for the "Arbiter" design. Temerand's prototypes 4 through 11 are activated for testing and evaluation studies [SotF2].

16 May (stardate 8321.4)
Temerand installs LN-94 warp units on Prototype No. 11 at the Symmons T. Bodio dockyard complex. Warp engine activation tests will be conducted over the next three weeks, with the ship scheduled to leave the dockyard facility under its own power on 09 June [SotF2].

17 May
Fleet Performance Evaluation trials are conducted on the 11 "Akyazi"/"Arbiter" prototypes analyzing various factors including warp flight characteristics, task force capabilities, humanoid dynamics, and operational reliability [SotF2].

June Star Fleet decides to proceed with the "Endurance" class conversions [SotF].

16 June
Work begins on the U.S.S. "Akyazi" (NCC-1010) perimeter action ship prototype at Arbing & Lidde Starship Construction, Boston, Earth [SotF2].

28 June
The U.S.S. "Bucke" (NCC-1020) "Akyazi" class perimeter action ship is laid down at Newport News, Shipbuilding, Louisana, Earth [SotF2].

29 June
Final shipyard approval for the "Endurance" class frigates is authorized [SotF].

03 July
The U.S.S. "Kanpalu" (NCC-3221) "Ianar" class fast frigate is laid down at Szand Butu Ltd., Latar, Izar [IFP].

09 July
The U.S.S. "Abreus" (NCC-1017) "Akyazi" class perimeter action ship is laid down at Newport News Shipbuilding, Louisiana, Earth [SotF2].

July Temerand and Jeffries Transdimensional Dynamics announce they have developed a new "bottle containment" apparatus for the dilithium gas piping and antimatter conduit system. This development is the result of tests that revealed the formation of fissures in the propulsion shaft coupling units. These fissures were caused by an overtaxing of the coupling units during high-velocity (above warp 20) warp maneuvering of Prototype No. 2, resulting in partial or complete loss of the impulse amplification crystal. This necessitates the addition of a second, back-up amplification crystal to the "Akyazi" design. The containment apparatus will be perfected in time for inclusion in the "Arbiter" sub-class [SotF2].

[Y 174] The Gorns join up with the U.F.P. The First General War has now reached virtually complete escalation. The Grand Alliance (Gorn-Federation-Kzinti) fleets battle Romulan-Klingon-Lyran fleets. The Hydrans have co-belliger- ant status with the Grand Alliance, but are not formal allies. The Orions begin operations against the Grand Alliance, using unprecedented numbers of ships. Responding to a peace initiative from the Kzinti, the "Admiral Kang" sets out on its most exciting voyage [SFB].

Refinements to the "Akula" prototype configuration are necessary after poor results following warp field stability tests with the "Kratos" engines. Modifications include reconfiguration of the internal flux chillers, expansion of the intake vents, and new alignments for the support pylon propulsion shafts [SotF2].

Work on the "Belknap" class strike cruisers ends, with each year having produced 14 vessels [SotF].

29 July
The U.S.S. "Akitsu" (NCC-1012) "Akyazi" class perimeter action ship is laid down at Arbing & Lidde Starship Construction, Boston, Earth [SotF2].

03 August
The U.S.S. "Robust" (NCC-3251) "Renner" class corvette is commissioned [FRS].

August Prototype No. 7 is shifted to TacFleet for evaluation of acceleration rates, warp braking, warp and sublight maneuverability and "dead-weapon" war games scenarios. Several classified intelligence systems are installed for testing purposes. The No. 7 ship will be "hunted" by as many as 9 TacFleet adversaries in some exercises [SotF2].

14 August
The U.S.S. "Epirus" (NCC-1015) "Akyazi" class perimeter action ship is laid down at Rapier Dynamics Group, Melbourne Division, Earth [SotF2].

15 August
The U.S.S. "Cyane" (NCC-1890) prototype heavy frigate is laid down at Litton-Sedeco Shipbuilding, Pearl Harbor Naval Facility, Earth [SotF].

05 September
The U.S.S. "Astura" (NCC-1011) "Akyazi" class perimeter action ship is laid down at Carina Design & Construction, Tanami Spacebridge, Australia, Earth [SotF2].

September The various design improvements and alterations to the "Arbiter" sub-class prototypes are individually evaluated. All successful adaptations are incorporated into Prototype No. 6 in order to achieve a fully operational testbed [SotF2].

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