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The USS Potemkin (NCC-18253) was an Excelsior-class explorer in service during the 24th century.

In 2361, the Potemkin was the last Federation starship to contact the Turkana IV colony, until the USS Enterprise-D's visit in 2367. A few weeks later, the Potemkin was assigned to evacuate a research station on Nervala IV. Lieutenant William T. Riker led the team that evacuated the personnel from the station, and was the last person to be transported out, which resulted in some problems due to the atmosphere, but Riker safely made it back. Unknown to anyone until 2369, a second Will Riker had been created by the transporter and beamed back to the surface. (TNG episodes: "Legacy", "Second Chances")

During Riker's service on the Potemkin the ship discovered an abandoned personal craft which had been caught in a natural soliton wave. (DS9 novel: Avatar)

Shortly after the Klingon Civil War in 2368, the Potemkin was engaged by a Romulan Warbird, the Potemkin successfully won the encounter, with the Warbird withdrawing. (TNG - The Captain's Table novel: Dujonian's Hoard)

In 2371, the Potemkin, along with the USS Exeter, USS Hood, and IKS N'gat, were dispatched to Deep Space 9 to assist in fighting the Cardassians following the unearthing of a Cardassian tomb on the station. (DS9 novel: Station Rage)

During the Dominion War, the Potemkin was part of the Ninth Fleet around Bajor. In 2374 she visited Deep Space 9 to be repaired along with the USS Exeter, the USS Sutherland, and the USS Akagi. (DS9 episode: "You Are Cordially Invited...")

The Potemkin was still in service in 2378. (TNG video game: Starfleet Command III)

In 2381, the Potemkin was destroyed over Deneva when the Borg attacked the planet (ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)


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The USS Potemkin (NCC-18253) was an Excelsior-class Starfleet starship in service during the 24th century.

Then-Lieutenant Puto was assigned as a junior tactical officer aboard the Potemkin until the senior tactical officer's retirement in 2349, when Puto took that position. (Star Trek: Unity)

Sometime prior to Stardate 38172.84 (2360), Potemkin was under the command of Captain T'Cirya. She would hold command until her promotion to Rear Admiral in 2365. Commander Krystine Leone served as her executive officer from 2360 to 2365. (Star Trek: The Quarterdeck Breed: "Farragut", Star Trek: Full Speed Ahead: "Damn the Torpedoes!", Star Trek: Full Speed Ahead: "The Better Part of Valor" )

Until 2367, the last Federation starship to be in contact with Turkana IV's failed colony was the Potemkin in 2361, where the colony's ruling cadres warned their crew any away team members to the colony would be killed. (TNG: "Legacy", Star Trek: Full Speed Ahead: "The Better Part of Valor" )

William Riker was assigned to the Potemkin in the same year. During his time aboard, then-Lieutenant Riker and his away team evacuated scientists from the Nervala IV outpost. The dangerous energy distortion field threatening the planet caused a transporter malfunction, creating a duplicate Riker on Nervala IV's surface. The Potemkin unknowingly abandoned the duplicate Riker on the planet, while the original Riker gained a promotion to Lieutenant Commander. (TNG: "Second Chances"; DS9: "Defiant")

Like aboard the Enterprise-D, the Potemkin's officers held regular poker games. Riker took up the game so he could interact with his seniors; something Deanna Troi would remind him about with crew evaluations aboard the Enterprise years later. (TNG: "Lower Decks")

Riker positioned the Potemkin over a planet's magnetic pole, shutting down power, in order to confuse a hostile ship's sensors: an unconventional yet successful tactic. (TNG: "Peak Performance")

Neurogeneticist Dr. Toby Russell transported from the Potemkin to the Enterprise-D to assist Lieutenant Worf recover from a severe spinal injury in 2368. (TNG: "Ethics")

The Potemkin served as part of the Ninth Fleet around Bajor during the Dominion War. In 2374, she undertook repairs at Deep Space 9 with a few other Starfleet ships. (DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited")

In 2375, the Potemkin (under the command of Captain Mendez) was assigned on an intelligence gathering mission for the planned attack on Devos II. Over the course of the mission, Mendez jeopardized the operation by attracting the attention of several Jem'Hadar warships, forcing civilian tactical advisor, Christopher Mackenzie, to "relieve" him of command. (Star Trek: Daedalus: "Preceding Reputations", "War Stories")

Star Trek: Pendragon

In the Pendragon timeline's 2364, Timothy Sinclair and several other survivors from an unknown alien attack on the Cerberus were rescued by the Potemkin. During this time, Benjamin Riniker served as a security officer aboard the Potemkin. (Star Trek: Pendragon)

The Potemkin participated in Admiral James Leyton's fleet defending Earth against Operation Return during the Federation Civil War. (Star Trek: Pendragon)

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Excelsior class exploratory cruiser
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Mirror universe: ISS Repulse
See also: Clemenceau - Curnow - Excelsior - Ingram - Joshua Paul - Leavenworth - Rothwell

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