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The USS Lexington (registry NCC-1709, sometimes referred to as NCC-1703 or NCC-1704) was a Federation Constitution-class (mk I/mk-IX) class I/class XI heavy cruiser starship in Starfleet service in the 23rd century.

One of the original batch of thirteen Constitution-class built, the Lexington was commissioned and launched on reference stardate 1/8912, having been authorized for construction on stardate 0965. (TOS reference: Star Fleet Technical Manual; ST roleplay module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)

The TOS reference: Star Fleet Technical Manual gives the Lexington's registry number as NCC-1703, whilst TOS - The Yesterday Saga novel: Yesterday's Son gives it as NCC-1704.

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USS Lexington service history

The Lexington completed two five-year missions (2248-2253 and 2253-2257), before Captain Mark Rousseau assumed command in 2258. Rousseau commanded the Lexington until 2264, when he retired from Starfleet, and allowed Commodore Robert Wesley to assume command. (TOS novel: The Better Man)

On reference stardate 2/0304, the Lexington was refit as a mk III Achernar-subclass starship. (ST roleplay module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)

On reference stardate 2/0702, the Lexington was reported as being lost, her whereabouts unknown. (ST roleplay module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)

The FASA continuity indicates that this Lexington remained missing and eventually replaced with a new Enterprise-subclass Lexington with the same registry in the 2280s. However, the Lexington's appearance in subsequent episodes and media following this date could indicate that the Lexington was eventually recovered, possibly, explaining why she was undergoing repairs in TOS episode: "Court Martial".

In 2267, the Lexington was one of several starships undergoing repairs at Starbase 11. (TOS episode: "Court Martial"). A few months later, the Lexington rendezvous with the USS Enterprise, so that they can transport Ambassador Robert Fox to Eminiar VII. (SCE novel: Foundations)

In mid-2267, the Lexington was assigned a first contact mission with the natives of Alpha Xaridian V. Because of the possible language problems, the Enterprise's Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, is temporarily assigned aboard. The Lexington managed to establish communication with the Xaridians and assisted the Enterprise in stopping pirates from attack colonies in the Xaridian system. (TOS novel: The Disinherited)

In late 2267, the Lexington and the USS Excalibur came to the aid of the Enterprise, when she was left powerless after slingshotting through a star when attempting to escape Adrik Thorsen and his allies. (ST novel: Federation)

The Lexington in battle formation.

In 2268, the Lexington led war games against the Enterprise to assess the capabilities of the M-5 multitronic computer, along with the USS Excalibur, USS Hood, and the USS Potemkin. The war games became a real war when the M-5 went insane and started attacking the fleet with full weapons. The Enterprise crew was able to stop the computer, but not before the entire crew of the Excalibur was killed. Lexington herself was severely damaged, with 53 members of her crew dying in the attack. (TOS episode: "The Ultimate Computer")

Later that year, the Lexington escorted a damaged Enterprise back to the Wagner Outpost after she had suffered an attack by the Ravens. (TOS novel: Dreams of the Raven)

Sometime prior to 2269, Commodore Wesley retired from Starfleet and accepted the governorship of Mantilles colony. (TAS episode & novelization: One of Our Planets is Missing) By the later part of 2269, Wesley had returned to Starfleet, and was once again in command of the Lexington when that vessel responded to a distress call from the USS Lovell in the Delta Triangle region. (SCE eBook: Where Time Stands Still)

As of 2270, the Lexington was assigned to Sector 90.4 to defend the planet Gateway and the Guardian of Forever located on the planets surface. Shortly after, the Lexington, with assistance from Captain Kirk and the Enterprise, fought off a Romulan attack on Gateway, led by Commander Tal. (TOS - The Yesterday Saga novel: Yesterday's Son)

In 2285, the Lexington was a part of the Federation fleet led by the USS Christopher Pike to stop an invasion from the Mirror Universe, but greeted the USS Excelsior instead. The Lexington escorted the Excelsior to Spacedock. (TOS - The Mirror Universe Saga comic: "Homecoming")

Sometime during the Lexington's service life, she was commanded by Captain William C. Perinal. During his command, the Lexington discovered the homeworld of the mysterious race known as "the Preservers". (TOS comic: "Who's Who in Star Trek")

Tyler Garth served aboard the Lexington at some point in his career. (TOS video game: Judgment Rites)

Crew Manifest

  • Commanding Officer:
    • Captain Mark Rousseau (2258-2264)
    • Commodore Robert Wesley (2264-c.2268, c.2270)
    • Captain William C. Perinal (unknown)
  • Executive Officer:
  • Chief Engineer:
    • Lieutenant Commander Tivra Ivari (2260s)
  • Communications:
    • Lieutenant Nyota Uhura (2267)
  • Helmsman:

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Early series of Constitution-class class I/class XI heavy cruiser starships
Federation Starfleet

(primary universe)
Built to mk I specifications ConstellationConstitutionDefiantEndeavorEnterpriseExcaliburExeterFarragutHoodIntrepidKongoLexingtonPotemkinRepublicValiant (I)Yorktown Seal of the Federation Starfleet
Various specifications AlexanderAsimovConfederateEnterprise (Vardaine copy)GloryIndomitableIsshasshteJeffersonJohn F. KennedyNautilusOlympus MonsOrtiseiPathfinderSurakTao FengTrojanVentureZimbabweunnamed Constitution-class starships
Terran Empire Starfleet
(mirror universe)
CarnageBansheeDefiantEnterpriseExcaliburHoodKodosLexingtonNobunagaPotemkin Seal of the Terran Empire.
See also the later subclasses: Bonhomme Richard-subclass (mk II) • Achernar-subclass (mk III) • Tikopai-subclass (mk IV) • Enterprise-subclasses (mk I-III refits) • other Constitution variants
Achernar-subclass (Constitution-class mk III class I/class XI cruiser/heavy cruiser starships)
Refit with mk III engines BismarkBonhomme RichardChallengerConstellationConstitutionDefiantEagleEl DoradoEndeavourEnterpriseEssexExcaliburExeterFarragutHoodHornetIntrepidKentKongoLexingtonPotemkinRepublicSaratogaValiantYamatoYorktown Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
Built to mk III specifications AkagiArk RoyalCaspanChikumaDiscoveryForrestalKagaKitty HawkLangleyLittorioMarseilleRadetskyRichelieuRivoliSantissima TrinidadSiriusTiconderogaVictory
Authorized for construction AchernarAhzdarAlam'akAlferazAlfrAndrocusAnnobonAstradBehr'akCzar'akEkinusElohimEsablEskiisGalinaGharGhondrHajjHiemdalHorokJassanJenshahnJupiterKarsKasimarKep SaluKestralKetoiMaatMazdaMengenMirazhMondoloyMongoNdeleOblikOomaruPaeganPariPelionePhardosPilarProcyonProximaQizanQual'atQuindarRigil KentaurusSalaynaSamaaraShaandraShahrSinuijiSolTajarhiTaliTemirTheloniiTholusTulanTutakaiXanthiiYaanZa'faranZaahmZindar
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The USS Lexington (NCC-1709) was one of the first twelve Constitution-class starships produced. Under the command of Commodore Robert Wesley, it is best known for its participation, along with the Excalibur, Potemkin, and Hood, in the disastrous war game test trials of the experimental M-5 computer in 2268. (TOS: "The Ultimate Computer")

The Lexington had a registry of NCC-1703 in Star Fleet Technical Manual.

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Star Trek: Lexington (fan fiction) continuity

Commodore Robert Wesley took command of the USS Lexington in 2265, replacing Heihachiro Nogura who had just been promoted to Admiral and reassigned to Starfleet Command. On its first mission, while investigating the disappearance of the scout ship USS Voltaire the Lexington simultaneously encountered an alien anomaly and engaged in battle with a Klingon battle cruiser. (Meet the Lady)

With its new commanding officer and crew, the Lexington seeks to carve out its own reputation on the wild frontier of the expanding Federation.

Star Trek: Lexington (fan film) continuity

In 2272, Lexington was refitted to Enterprise-class specifications but was relegated to being a testbed immediately after refit to resolve critical issues and shortcomings in the class. When released from testbed duties, she was relegated to Sol system training missions.

By executive order, she was refit to the Block IIIA variant of the Enterprise class between 2285-86. Lexington was relaunched 1 January 2286 under the command of Captain Alexander McKnight.

Orion Press continuity

Captain Ronald Canfield was in command of Lexington in 2275 when the ship encountered a gravitic minefield while on patrol near Starbase 27. (Orion Press)


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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