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The USS Exeter was a Constitution-class heavy cruiser on active duty in Starfleet from the mid- to at least the late 23rd century.



Exeter and USS John F. Kennedy helped establish the Federation colony on Gamma Hydra IV in 2254. (Orion Press: The Mindsweeper)

Captain Ronald Tracey commanded the Exeter in the 2260s until 2267, when an infection form the planet Omega IV killed the entire crew, apart from Tracey, who survived on the planet until arrested by James Kirk six months later for violation of the Prime Directive. (TOS: "The Omega Glory")

A mission was later put together by Starfleet Command to recover the vessel led by Commander John Quincy Garrovick. The vessel was successfully retrieved, decontaminated and returned to service under Garrovick's command. (Starship Exeter: "The Savage Empire")

Ben al-Faisal was in command of Exeter beginning in 2282. (Orion Press: "The Captain's Bars") As part of Task Force Four in 2285, Exeter survived the onslaught of Kelvan invasion forces and joined up with Task Force Six. (Orion Press: In Harm's Way)

Alternate continuities

In the continuity of a Starfleet International chapter USS Exeter (NX-1706), an Enterprise subclass Exeter was one of the many heavy cruiser testbeds for transwarp drive ca. 2285. "The Great Experiment" failed and the ship was retrofitted with conventional warp drive. (Starfleet International: Starfleet Communiqué, May 1985)

Assignment patch

Command division assignment patch

Like other ships in the 23rd century, the Exeter had a distinctive assignment patch, worn on the left breast of the crew uniform.

The badges used in "The Omega Glory" were made from a cut-up hand bag. The Starship Exeter costumes used gold fabric embroidered with black.

Command crew (Starship Exeter)


Different chapters in Starfleet International used the fictional metaphor of the Constitution-class USS Exeter in the early years of the parent organization. The Constitution-class was a popular one, so there was more than one chapter named Exeter, Intrepid II, Lexington, Saratoga, etc.


Original footage of the Exeter in orbit of Omega IV
Remastered footage of the Exeter in orbit of Omega IV
No official registry was established for the Exeter during the initial run of the Star Trek television series. In "The Omega Glory", the vessel was seen in from a distance which established her as a starship, a term that was used throughout the entire series to described the USS Enterprise and other vessels of a similar configuration, which we would later come to know as the Constitution class.

Several publications (most notably Stephen E. Whitfield's The Making of Star Trek and Franz Joseph's Star Fleet Technical Manual) list Exeter with the registry NCC-1706. This is the registry shown in Starship Exeter and Star Trek: The Animated Series Comics.

More recently, official sources, including the official Star Trek web site and Michael Okuda’s Star Trek Encyclopedia and Star Trek Chronology, list the ship's registry as NCC-1672. This registry was assigned by Greg Jein, a model maker who worked with Okuda on TNG and the later incarnations of the Star Trek franchise. The number was derived from a chart in the office of Commodore Stone at Starbase 11 in "Court Martial". “Star Trek: Remastered” consistently uses the Jein registries, and in the remastered version of "The Omega Glory" the Exeter's registry is clearly visible as NCC-1672.


USS Exeter insigne
Starships named Exeter
USS Exeter (NCC-1706) - USS Exeter (NCC-26531)

Constitution class heavy cruisers
Original Constitution class ships: Constellation - Constitution - Enterprise (mirror) - Enterprise - Excalibur - Exeter - Farragut - Hood - Intrepid (NCC-1631) - Intrepid (NCC-1708) - Kongo - Lexington - Potemkin - Republic - Yorktown
Other notable ships: Agincourt - Ahwahnee - Alexander - Arcturus (Shadowstar) - Arcturus - Arcturus-A - Asimov - Challenger (NCC-1745) - Constituton-A - Cumberland - ISS Defiance - Emden - Glory - Indomitable - Isshasshte - John F. Kennedy - John Paul Jones - Justice - Lubien - Niagara - Oceanic - Olympus Mons - Ortisei - Pathfinder - Surak - Tao Feng - Townshend - Trojan - Valley Forge - Zimbabwe
Starfleet International: Achernar - Alam'ak - Altair - Antares - Ari - Armageddon - Arcturus (NCC-1807) - Arcturus (NCC-1985) - Asimov - Challenger (NCC-1676) - Challenger (NCC-1676-A) - Constellation (NCC-1728) - Constitution - Czar'ak - Czar'ak-A - Daniel Soule - Defiance - Eagle (NCC-1719) - Essex - Europe - Excalibur - Exeter (NX-1706) - Farragut-A - Heimdal - Hood (NCC-1707) - Horizon-A - Hornet - Intrepid II - Jamestown - Jupiter - Kasimar - Kestral - K'hotan - Kitty Hawk - Lexington - ISS Lexington - Maat - Maelstrom - Mengen - Ndele - Paegan - Potemkin - Republic - Riverside - Sol - ISS Thunderwolf - Tikopai - Tulan - Vindicator - Wasp - Yorktown (NCC-1704)
The Starfleet Museum: Argus - Ari - Ark Royal - Arromanches - Bonaventure - Bonhomme Richard - Bunker Hill - Clemenceau - De Gaulle - El Dorado - Foch - Glory - Hornet - Implacable - Jeanne D'Arc - Kiev - Krieger - Lafayette - Lion - Magnificent - Minsk - Monitor - Ranger - Saratoga - Shokaku - Theseus - Tori - Triumph - Valiant - Vikrant - Virginia - Warrior - Wasp - Zuikaku
Trekmania: Agamemnon - Ajax - America - Anchorage - Atlantis - Cochrane - Constantinople - Daystrom - Gagarin - Galaxy - Halcyon - Hera - Icarus - Iridon - Liberty - London - New Orleans - Pacific - Pioneer - Prospector - Retainer - Shield - Swift - Sydney - Trident - Venture - Visionary - Wellington
Modified: Cantabrian - Challenger (NCC-1676) - Challenger-A - Daedalus - Enterprise - Enterprise-A - Gibraltar - Intrepid (NCC-1708) - Intrepid II - Lexington - Spectre - Kierkegaard (NCC-1855)
See also: Achernar - Bismarck - Bonhomme Richard - Byrd - Constitution - Constitution (II) - Endeavour - Enterprise - Enterprise (II) - George Washington - Gettysburg - Irreverence - Kirov - New Jersey - Nimitz - Tikopai - Vincennes

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