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The USS Eagle (NCC-956) was a Federation Constitution-class (Bonhomme Richard sub-type) heavy cruiser starship in service to Starfleet in the 23rd century. This highly decorated starship was crewed entirely by Andorians early in her service career. The Eagle had an illustrious service career. (ST reference: Star Fleet Technical Manual, ST roleplay module: Starships).

The Star Fleet Technical Manual gives the Eagle's registry as NCC-1719; however all other sources use NCC-956.



Like the other founding species of the Federation, the Andorians received a Constitution-class ship to adapt and man primarily with their own species, the USS Eagle, though the Andorian crew preferred to call it the USS Atlirith, the Andorian word for eagle.

The ship was a joint project between Starfleet and the Andorian Imperial Guard, so that it could meet the needs of both organizations. It was constructed as a standard Constitution-class vessel at San Francisco Fleet Yards in 2247, and sent to Andoria for modification.

There, Andorian engineers spent a month modifying the artificial gravity systems, life support, and replicators to better suit its all Andorian crew. The crew also modified the computer systems to display Andorian graalek language rather than English. They also rearranged several minor interior walls to create an "arena" for the crew to train in. Starfleet personnel jokingly called this process "bluing the ship."

As soon as the engineering modifications were complete, Imperial Guard officers began integrating the latest Andorian military technology into the ships systems. This process took 3 months, mainly due to testing required by Starfleet. Among the improvements made: the targeting systems were substantially improved, the phaser emitters produced more energetic and better-focused beams, and the shields were upgraded. The upgrades did have their downsides however; space devoted to crew quarters was substantially reduced, and as such the Eagle has a below average crew complement, and is not well equipped to handle large passenger missions. It's computers are also less efficient in non-tactical matters, specifically producing lower sensor and communications efficiency.

The vessel was finally launched under the command of Captain Igrilan Kor, in late 2247 to fanfare at Starfleet Command as well as on Andoria. The vessels remained under his command much of its career, amassing one of the most decorated records in Starfleet. (RPG book: The Andorians: Among the Clans)


Among the missions that made the Eagle famous were it's defending against no less than 12 separate Klingon incursions between 2248 and 2266; serving as "the linchpin of Garth of Izar's envelopment strategy at Axanar, destroying the Vornek Brood before it could wipe out Deneb, and dramatically restoring the space-time continuum during the Phaleron-12 incident of 2268.

The Eagle also makes an effort to return to Andoria at least once each year. (RPG book: The Andorians: Among the Clans)

In 2261, Commander James T. Kirk transferred to the Eagle as first officer. Also serving aboard the Eagle was Carol Marcus, and the two resumed their relationship. Two months later, she leaves the Eagle stating that Starfleet was too restricting for her, but secretly she was pregnant. (TOS comic: "Star-Crossed")

In 2275 the Eagle, under the command of Captain Igrilan Kor, became the first Federation vessel to encounter a Breen warship while on a routine patrol. While the initial first contact went well, Starfleet Command noted an uncertainty in Kor's report that the Breen seemed peaceful and decided not to make diplomatic overtures. (RPG reference: Worlds)

In the 2290s, K. Garretson was her commanding officer.

In 2293, the Eagle was proposed to be part of the Operation Retrieve Fleet. The Eagle was on a colony supply mission in Sector 22858 at the time. (movie: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

The name of the Eagle's commanding officer and her precise location were on a page of the plans not seen in the movie.

Crew Manifest

The Eagle had an average crew complement of 405, with a maximum capability of carrying 200 passengers, or 3,000 emergency evacuation maximum. Like many starships of the 23rd century, several officers held two positions at the same time: First Officer Claness served as both First Officer and Chief Helmsman; Chief Science Officer Idisha also served as Chief Communications Officer. (RPG book: The Andorians: Among the Clans)

Appearances and References

  • The Andorians: Among the Clans (RPG book)
  • Starship Creator: Warp (video game)
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (TOS movie)
  • Star-Crossed (TOS comic)


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The USS Eagle (NCC-956) was a Constitution-class heavy cruiser on active duty in Starfleet from the mid-23rd to at least the early 24th centuries. (Star Fleet Techical Manual, Ships of the Star Fleet, vol. 1 [revised])

The Star Fleet Technical Manual gives Eagle's registry as NCC-1719, while the display in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country has it as NCC-956. Orion Press posited that the ship was not Constitution-class but Leonidas-class.

Eagle was "the most decorated starship of the time" (presumably the 2250s) and had an all-Andorian crew. (Last Unicorn Games RPG: Andorians: Among the Clans; Decipher ST:RPG Starships)

Eagle's commanding officer in 2285 was Captain Eugene Craig. (Starfleet International: Starfleet Communiqué, May 1985)

In 2293, Endeavour was conducting a colony re-supply mission. Had an assault code-named Operation Retrieve taken place to rescue USS Enterprise-A's Captain James Kirk and Doctor Leonard McCoy from Qo'noS, Eagle would have been part of the task force. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)


As of 2008, the California-based Starfleet International chapter, USS Eagle has been in the parent organization the longest. (Starfleet International: Scott A. Akers, et al., Master Genealogy: Starfleet Region 4)

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