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The USS Galaxy (NCC-70637) was the prototype of the Federation Galaxy-class explorer starships in the late 24th century. The Galaxy was launched from the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards in 2356, and was commissioned in 2357.

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Construction history

The Galaxy was the first member of a highly-experimental new class, with design groundwork being laid down in the early 2340s. The first physical components of the USS Galaxy that were to be assembled as a basic spaceframe began being pieced together on 3 June, 2350 at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards on Mars in the Sol star system. The Galaxy prototype was assigned the experimental starship registry number NX-70637, which would later be changed to NCC-70637 when the vessel entered active service. The Galaxy was constructed slowly, along with a sister ship, the USS Yamato, as experimental systems were tested. Even after commissioning, the Galaxy remained in the Sol system, testing components that would be improved in later ships of the class. (TNG reference: Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual; ST reference: Starships; TLE novel: The Buried Age)

Service history

For most of her history, the Galaxy found herself overshadowed by her more famous sister ship, the USS Enterprise-D. During the Dominion War, however, the Galaxy made a name for herself when she was involved in several engagements, including Operation Return (2374), the First Battle of Chin'toka (2374), and the Battle of Cardassia (2375). (DS9 episodes: "Favor the Bold", "Sacrifice of Angels", "Tears of the Prophets", "What You Leave Behind")

The ship remained as a test-bed vessel for improving system performance over the early part of her career. Improvements were constantly made, such as a 15% improvement in EPS conduit efficiency that was part of an effort spearheaded by a maintenance specialist, Ensign Nara. (ST video game: Starship Creator)

The Galaxy remained a notable part of many fleet actions throughout the 2370s decade. (ST video games: Bridge Commander, Starfleet Command III, Legacy)

In 2379, the Galaxy was assigned to Starfleet Battle Group Omega, a battle group that was assigned to rendezvous with the USS Enterprise-E near the Bassen Rift, in an attempt to intercept Praetor Shinzon's Scimitar and stop its mission to annihilate Earth. Fortunately, the Enterprise was able to destroy the Scimitar before it entered Federation space. (TNG movie: Nemesis)

At some point in the later 24th century, the Galaxy was refit to the specifications of a Galaxy X-class heavy cruiser starship, with an added warp nacelle and central weapon battery, along with numerous other changes. (TNG video game: Birth of the Federation)

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The USS Galaxy (NX/NCC-70637) was the first Galaxy-class starship constructed. Originally launched with an NX-prefix, it was dropped to NCC once early trials were completed.

History

Captain Yawara Inokuma was deputy director of the Galaxy-class Starship Development Project and then executive officer of Galaxy during its first five-year mission. (Dockyard Review)

In 2367, the Galaxy made first contact with the reclusive Lelari. Galaxy linguistics officer Dakota Caldwell stayed on the planet as the Federation's cultural exchange officer. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Dakota")

Galaxy was part of the fleet to invade the Chin'toka system during the First Battle of Chin'toka in 2374. The Galaxy commanded an attack wing and was damaged when the Orbital weapon platforms came online and penetrated the ship's shields. (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets")

Galaxy survived and would take part in the final battle of the Dominion War. (DS9: "What You Leave Behind")

After the war, Galaxy was drydocked at Utopia Planitia and spent the next two years undergoing an upgrade to the Galaxy (II)-class configuration. She was relaunched in late 2377. (Ships of the Star Fleet)

In 2379, Galaxy was redirected to Sector 1045 to meet up with other ships, forming Battle Group Omega to assist the USS Enterprise-E deal with the Reman threat. (Star Trek Nemesis)



Galaxy class explorers
Canon: Challenger - Enterprise-D - Galaxy - Odyssey - Trinculo - Venture - Yamato
Other notable ships: Angeles - Asgard - Beliskner- Benton - Bolivar - Breedlove - Bright Star - Brittany - Celestial - Charleston - Christopher Pike (I) - Christopher Pike (II) - Constitution - Cortez - Courageous - Daedalus - Dauntless - Discovery - Endeavour - Excalibur-A - Excelsior - Frontiersman - Hentar - Independence - Indomitable - Ishtar - James Cook - Jefferson - Klaus Baudelaire - Kludy - Kransnowsky - Magellan - Marques - Milburn - Myers - Nevsky - Odyssey (II) - Odyssey-A - Onizuka - Oraidhe - Pel Gaash - Pinafore - Pioneer - Prospect-A - Roddenberry - San Francisco - Sarek - Sartre - Shoemaker - Sojourner - Trident - Truman - Valley Forge - Vanuatu - Vel'dna - Victory - Wellington - Yamato (II)
Starfleet International: Alpha Centauri - Arizona - Babylon - Best Destiny - Bexar - Bright Star - Britannic - Challenger-D - Comanche - Constar - Continuum - Empress-A - Heimdal - Hornet-D - IDIC - Oberon - Onizuka - Polaris (II) - Providence - Robins - Rubicon - Starquest - Stonewall Jackson - Thunderbird - Tristar - Werner von Braun
Trekmania: Baltimore - Excelsior - Providence - Satie - Wellington
Modified: Angeles - Excelsior - Jenova - Lincoln - Olympus - Sarek - Shadowcat - Ticonderoga -Valley Forge - Xena
Distant Horizons: Andelth - Antares - Cosmos - Galaxy - Magellan - Marru - Odyssey - Okuda - Sumatra - Trinculo - Venture - Yorktown
Alternate realities: Corregidor - ISS Constellation-D - ISS Daedalus - Enterprise-D
See also: Courageous - Entente - Galaxy - Nebula - Olympus


Modified Galaxy-class starships

Notable ships: Angeles - Excelsior - Henri Dunant - Jenova - Lincoln - Magellan (I) - Olympus - Rivera - Sarek - Shadowcat - Ticonderoga - Valley Forge - Vindicator - Xena
Distant Horizons: Andelth - Antares - Cosmos - Galaxy - Magellan (II) - Marru - Odyssey - Okuda - Sumatra - Trinculo - Venture - Yorktown
Alternate realities: Corregidor - Enterprise-D

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This article uses material from the "USS Galaxy (NCC-70637)" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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