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Federation Starfleet, also known simply as Starfleet or Star Fleet, was the exploratory and defensive force of the United Federation of Planets. Starfleet's function was to explore unknown territory on the behalf of the Federation government, to defend the Federation and its allies from threats, to further Federation policies and interests throughout interstellar space, and, when applicable, to initiate first contact with newly-discovered worlds and to engage in diplomatic negotations on the behalf of the Federation.



The Federation Starfleet was chartered in 2161 with the founding of the Federation. A charter was written and an institution for the training of the Federation Starfleet officer corps, Starfleet Academy, was established. The Federation Starfleet was created from the space and science programs and militaries of the Federation's founding Member States, including the United Earth Starfleet (founded only about twenty to thirty years earlier), the Andorian Imperial Guard, and the Vulcan, Tellarite, and Alpha Centauri military forces. Starfleet Headquarters, the primary hub of Starfleet Command, was built near the Presidio in San Francisco on Earth, as the United Earth Starfleet Command complex had been, as was the Academy. [citation needed]

After the destruction of the Borg Collective, Starfleet had lost forty percent of its fleet. (ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)

Later History

By the year 12263, Starfleet was called Universal Fleet (ST short story: "Our Million-Year Mission")


Divisions and agencies of Starfleet
Seal of the Federation Starfleet Academy • Administration • Advanced Starship Design Bureau • Advanced Technologies • Appeals BoardBureau of Information • Bureau of Standards • Command • Communications • Control • Corps of EngineersCriminal Investigative ServiceCultural Affairs • Dental • Exploratory Division • HeadquartersIntelligenceInspector GeneralInternal AffairsJudge Advocate GeneralMateriel Supply CommandMedical • Mission Operations • Operations • OSHC • Orbital Operations • Research and DevelopmentSector GuardSecurity • Special Security Division • Science • Shipyards Operations • Stellar Imaging • Strategic CommandTacticalTechnology Assessment Directorate • Training Command Seal of the Federation Starfleet

Fleets and units


Space Forces
Federation Starfleet | Klingon Defense Force | Romulan Imperial Fleet | Cardassian Central Command (Cardassian Guard) | United Earth Starfleet (UFP) | Andorian Imperial Guard (UFP) | Bajoran Milita (UFP)

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For the mirror universe counterpart, see Starfleet (mirror).
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The Federation Starfleet (commonly referred to as Starfleet) is the deep-space exploratory, scientific, diplomatic, and military force of the United Federation of Planets.



Formed as an integral part of the United Federation of Planets Charter in 2161, the Federation Starfleet incorporated elements of its founding members space-faring agencies, including Earth's own Earth Starfleet and its secret organization, Section 31. (DS9: "Inquisition"; ENT: "Detained", "Divergence")

Missions undertaken by the Federation Starfleet fell at least partly under the jurisdiction of the United Earth Space Probe Agency (or UESPA) as late as the 2290s. By the mid-24th century Starfleet missions were regulated solely by Starfleet Command, answering to the Federation Council and bound by its General Orders and Regulations. (TOS: "Charlie X", "Tomorrow is Yesterday"; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; et al)

When a planet became a member of the Federation, its military would be incorporated within Starfleet. (DS9: "Rapture")


Branches and agencies





  • Ronald D. Moore commented: "I've always felt that Starfleet is the military/exploratory/scientific arm of the UFP." [1]
  • Remarking on a Starfleet JAG getting involved with a civillian case with Richard Bashir, Moore said: "Starfleet is more than just a military entity and seems to have police and/or judicial functions." [2]

Related topics

Federation Military (Star Trek: Remington)
Federation Starfleet | Federation Marine Corps | Federation Starfighter Corps
Ranks: Starfleet | Starfleet (dress uniform) | Marine Corps | Marine Corps (dress uniform) | Starfighter Corps | Starfighter Corps (dress uniform)

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A Navy was a military unit composed of various vessels and was commonly known as a Starfleet or a Defense Fleet. Though several worlds and civilizations used the word "Navy" as traditionally associated with a fleet of sea vessels, the majority of the the galaxy primarily used it to define a fleet of starships.

Some spaceships were shaped like ancient traditional maritime vessels, such as the Fairwind, though this was rare.


Space Navies

Numerous worlds built space navies for their own defense as well as for use by Galactic governments in times of peril. Prominent civilizations that were known for their contributions to the advancement of starfleets were Mon Calamari and Kuat.

A Naval task force would normally include:

  • Flagship – This ship was the formal head of a naval task force, and usually the seat of power for the senior officer in command of the fleet. This is usually the most powerful ship in the fleet it commands. Ex. Eclipse being the reborn Palpatine's flagship.
  • Capital Ships – The designation of "capital ship" referred to the size of a vessel. Capital ships measure 100m or longer. There is no upper limit on capital ship size. Ex; a Corellian Gunship measured a mere 120m and was considered a capital ship, while an Executor-class Star Dreadnought measured 19,000m and was also classified as a capital ship.
  • Support Ships – These vessels were usually smaller capital ships such as frigates and light cruisers used to compensate for tactical weaknesses in the larger vessels (Ex: the Lancer-class frigate was covered in anti-starfighter weaponry to protect larger warships with little anti-fighter capabilities) and/or to augment the firepower of larger vessels (Ex: in the Imperial Navy, two Strike-class cruisers were considered the equivalent of one Victory-class Star Destroyer and were used as such). These ships also encompassed other support roles such as medical vessels (Ex: The Rebel Alliance Fleet's primary medical frigate during the Galactic Civil War was a EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate called the Redemption).
  • Transports – These were used primarily as cargo or personnel carriers (Ex: The Bulk transport saw heavy use with the Rebel Alliance Fleet as a troop transport during the Galactic Civil War).
  • Starfighters – Fighters were small one- or two-man (sometimes three as in the case of the ARC-170) vessels used for the protection of the fleet, reconnaissance, and anti capital ship actions.

Notable Starfleets

Part of the Rebel Alliance Navy near Sullust.

Maritime Navies

Four major categories of most aquatic vessels are generally common among the galaxy:

  • The basic type of ships were used to transport people or objects between lands.
  • During wars, attack ships, called Destroyers, were invented in order to attack the transports and weaken the enemy's army.
  • The existence of the destroyer required the countermeasure of the Frigates that would protect transport convoys.
  • The next implementation were Cruisers that attacked ground units, followed by anti-aircraft vessels that protected the navy from aerial attacks.

The Gungans and the Selkath were among the most notable species to utilize a seaborne navy.

Notable types of aquatic vessels

Behind the scenes

The usage of the word "navy" or other naval terms (ship, frigate, corvette, cruiser, fleet, admiral, captain etc) which were inherited to space or stellar technology is not uncommon in science fiction works, such as Star Trek. Note that squadron is a term used in real life both for navy and aeronautics.

According to the encyclopedia of Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, space navy evolved from sea navy, although this evolution would have happened as early as 200,000 BBY.


See also

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