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The USS Hood (NCC-42296) was an Excelsior-class battleship in service to Starfleet in the 23rd and 24th centuries.

The Hood entered service on reference stardate 2/3512. (RPG reference: Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual)



Prior to Robert DeSoto assuming command, the ship was commanded by LedBetter. (TNG comic: Thin Ice). When DeSoto replaced him, Ledbetter assumed command of the USS Yorktown (TNG novel: Fortune's Light)

In 2359, the Hood was ambushed in a suprise attack by several Sindareen raiders, but managed to destroy them all. The Hood was heavily damaged in the attack. Repairs were expected to take two to three months in dry dock, but were finished over a month ahead of schedule. At that time, Lieutenant William T. Riker was transferred to the ship to become its first officer. (TNG novel: Imzadi)



Robert DeSoto assumed command of the USS Hood in 2361. His tenure as Hood's captain would last five years. (ST reference: Starfleet Operations Manual)

In 2364, the Hood traveled to Deneb IV to deliver several replacement crew members to the USS Enterprise-D, including Commander Riker who had accepted a position as first officer. Also aboard the Hood was Admiral Leonard McCoy who had been invited on a tour of the medical facilities aboard the new Enterprise. (TNG episode/novelization: Encounter at Farpoint; TOS novel: Provenance of Shadows)

In 2366, the Hood transported Betazoid mediator, Tam Elbrun, to the Enterprise-D so that Elbrun could participate in the mission to communicate with the Gomtuu life-form. (TNG episode: "Tin Man")


In 2371, the Hood responded to a distress call from the USS Voyager, when that ship suffered a propulsion malfunction during their shakedown cruise. During their rendezvous with the Voyager, both ships detected a Malkus Artifact in possession of the Maquis. Lieutenant Tuvok temporarily transfered to the Hood before infiltrating the Maquis in order to recover the artifact. The Hood followed the Artifact energy signature to Slaybis IV, where Maquis leaders Chakotay and Cal Hudson surrended the powerful weapon to Starfleet. The Hood transported the Artifact to the Rector Institute on Earth, and from there traveled to Starbase 96 to pick up supplies for Brackin's Planet.

Also in 2371, the Hood proceeded to Deep Space 9 to investigate the loss of communication with Bajoran system, along with the USS Potemkin, USS Exeter, and the Klingon vessel, IKS N'Gat. The task force found and engaged the Rugg'l, a Cardassian Galor-class vessel, in the system. The Hood helped in securing the Bajoran system. (DS9 novel: Station Rage).

In 2372, the Hood docked at Deep Space 9 for repairs. (VOY short story: "Letting Go")

The Hood fought in many battles of the Dominion War, including Operation Return and the First Battle of Chin'toka. During the latter engagement, Hood first officer Dina Voyskunsky was killed in action. (DS9 episodes: "Sacrifice of Angels" & "Tears of the Prophets", The Brave and the Bold) The Hood suffered heavy and repeated losses during the Dominion War, including the death of surgeon Keith Hughes's wife and young daughter during one battle; the loss pained Doctor Hughes enough that he decided to leave Starfleet in order to escape the violence. (TNG novel: A Time to Heal)

The Hood was to visit Deep Space 9 in 2376 to pick up an industrial replicator bound for Cardassia. (DS9 Gateways novel: Demons of Air and Darkness)

The Hood was one of the Federation starships sent to intercept the Scimitar in sector 1045. The crew of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) was able to destroy the Scimitar before it could reach that sector. (TNG movie: Star Trek: Nemesis)


In January of 2380, the Hood visited planet Gorlak IX, where it discovered undescribed ancient machinery. Later that year, the Hood escorted representatives of the Trinni/ek to a second attempted meeting with President Nanietta Bacco. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

Following the Borg Invasion of 2381, the Hood responded to a distress signal from a planetoid which turned out to originate from a crashed Borg scout ship, and its newly-liberated ex-drones. Deputy Chief of Security Ensign Dmitri Nakahara killed the survivors. (ST novel: A Singular Destiny)


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The Excelsior-class Hood is an oft-mentioned TNG-era vessel, with differing details depending on the sources involved. When ILM's original Excelsior model was refurbished to be filmed for the pilot TNG episode: "Encounter at Farpoint", the decals were changed to read "USS Hood NCC-2541", although this feature was never visible on screen. By later seasons of TNG, the same USS Hood was often shown in computer readout screens as "NCC-42296", a registry that was also featured in the ST reference: Star Trek Encyclopedia and other licensed sources. By the next time the Hood appeared onscreen, in DS9, a modeler's error showed the vessel had not had its decals updated, and the hull bore the registry of the USS Lakota, the last ship that model had been used to represent. When the Hood was mentioned in the TNG roleplay module: Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual, it was sequentially numbered in the list as "NCC-2017".

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The USS Hood (NCC-42296) was an Excelsior-class starship in service during the 24th century.



In 2364, Hood, under the command of Captain Robert DeSoto, delivered several personnel to Deneb IV and rendezvoused with the USS Enterprise-D (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

In 2366, Hood was assigned to patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone, then later delivered "Tin Man" mission specialist Tam Elburn to the Enterprise-D. (TNG: "The Defector", "Tin Man")

In 2368, Hood was deployed as part of Captain Jean-Luc Picard's blockade of the Klingon-Romulan border during the Klingon Civil War, and was one of the ships creating the Tachyon detection grid. (TNG: "Redemption II")

Upon the start of the Dominion War, while on patrol of the Federation-Cardassian border, Hood came under attack. USS Baldwin was the closest ship available, and was able to retrieve the crew and escorted Hood back to Federation Territory. (USS Baldwin: "The Find") Captain DeSoto was subsequently given command of the new USS Edmund Fitzgerald and passed command of Hood to James Trafficant. Kelly Petrelli was the ship's second officer. She moved over to the Edmund Fitzerald as Captain DeSoto's new XO. (USS Baldwin: "Wartime Productions").

Lieutenant Commander Vern, the Chief Engineer of the USS Phoenix, was transferred to the Hood in 2374, against his own personal preference. (Star Trek: Phoenix-X: "The Tilonian System")

The Hood played a part several in several campaigns, including, Operation Return, the first Battle of Chin'toka, and the operation to retake Betazed. The ship was a part of the Fifth Fleet's 10th Wing. (DS9: "Favor the Bold", "Sacrifice of Angels", "Tears of the Prophets", USS Baldwin: "Determined Warrior")

The Hood undertook routine patrols in space held by Khan Noonien Singh in 2376. During one of these patrols, Hood was struck by a subspace wave, requiring field assistance from the USS Baldwin. (USS Baldwin: "Blue Clear Sky")

The Hood also participated in the Battle of Sol against the Vendoth in 2376. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "United We Stand")

By 2378, the Hood was a part of the Starfleet Third Fleet, under the command of Admiral Christopher Truman, and played a big part in the Coalition War. In 2381, the Hood participated in the Battle of Minark. (Star Trek: Pioneer (STP), "Torment and Woe")

In 2379, the Hood took part in Starfleet Battle Group Omega. (Star Trek Nemesis)

Alternate Versions

Star Trek: Pendragon

In the Pendragon timeline, the Hood participated in Operation Return, an attempt to retake Earth during the Federation Civil War.

Star Trek: Liberty

In Star Trek: Liberty, Hood had been stranded behind enemy lines at the Dominion War's outbreak. Hood would join other stranded allied vessels to form the Thirteenth Fleet. (Star Trek: Liberty: "Tales of the 13th Fleet")

Starfleet Command (RPG)

In the Starfleet Command (RPG) continuity, the Hood is a part of Task Group 10-2.

Background information

In a early version of the USS Baldwin story "The Find", the Hood was severely damaged, requiring Baldwin to torpedo Hood and leading to DeSoto being given command of the USS Edmund Fitzgerald. After later appearances in DS9: , the story was rewritten to salvage the ship, but DeSoto's reassignment, and the Edmund Fitzgerald, were kept.

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Excelsior class exploratory cruiser
Canon: Al-Batani - Berlin - Cairo - Charleston - Crazy Horse - Crockett - Enterprise-B - Excelsior - Farragut - Fearless - Fredrickson - Gorkon - Grissom - Hood - Intrepid - Lakota - Lexington - Livingston - Malinche - Melbourne - Okinawa - Potemkin - Repulse - Roosevelt - Tecumseh - Valley Forge
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Variant: Bismarck - Canada - Daedalus - Eire - Enterprise-B - Franklin - Immanuel Kant - Lakota - London - Midway - Miyazaki - Pacific - Scott - Shangri-La - Swiftfire - Tai Kamiya
Mirror universe: ISS Repulse
See also: Clemenceau - Curnow - Excelsior - Ingram - Joshua Paul - Leavenworth - Rothwell

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