The USS Saladin (NCC-500) was the prototype Saladin-class Federation destroyer starship in the 23rd century, authorized for Starfleet construction on stardate 0965. (TOS reference: Star Fleet Technical Manual)
|Saladin-class mk VIII class I destroyer starships|
|Mk VIII||Adad • Ahriman • Alaric • Alexander • Azrael • Darius • Etzel • Hamilcar • Hannibal • Hashishiyun • Jenghiz • Kublai • Pompeii • Pompey • Rahman • Saladin • Sargon • Shaitan • Suleiman • Tamerlane • Xerxes|
|Ares • Hathor • Iblis • Jugurtha • Loki • Lucifer • Mars • Molock • Siva • Tyr|
|Abu Bekr • Achilles • Ajax • Akbar • Al Mahdi • Alva • Alvarado • Appollyon • Cimon • Cochise • Cortez • De Ruyter • Drake • El Cid • Geronimo • Hektor • Ivan • Lysander • Martel • Nelson • Ney • Perseus • Pontiac • Samson • Scipio • Theseus|
The Saladin, a Class-1 Destroyer, was the first of the destroyers upgraded from the older Avery Class of Destroyers, having no secondary hull but retaining the same external configuration as the older vessels design.
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USS Kelvin/USS Saladin by Tobias Richter
Launched in 2239, the Saladin served in the defense of Federation borders and was engaged in several confrontations in the early years of service. Saladin was a less expensive, more streamlined and more advanced version of her older predecessors instead of a secondary hull like the USS Kelvin.
In 2244 the Saladin underwent a major refit during which her design was changed completely, and employed the innovative Doppelganger warp drive unit. The changes were so great that Starfleet Command ordered her to become the first of a new class of vessels: the Saladin class.
Saladin's missions were primarily centered around the area of space in the junction point of the Klingon and Romulan Empires and the Federation, including such world's as Sherman's Planet and Nimbus III as well as the Rigel System which is near this disputed area known unofficially as the Triangle. The Saladin spent a lot of its time fending off Orion Pirate attacks on trade convoys, as well as conducting law-enforcement missions and intelligence gathering on foreign military and outlaw civilian operations.
In 2268, the Saladin and the Enterprise under command of Lt. Sulu, joined forces in combat with a Klingon invasion force while Captain James T. Kirk and Lt. Cmdr. Spock were on the planet Organia. Saladin was one of the ships temporarily disabled over the planet by the Organians. "Starship Saladin": "Invasion")
In 2269, the Saladin, responding to a distress call, made first contact with the peaceful tripedal race called the "Edosians" and a hostile race called the "Lycans". As part of a cultural exchange program after helping to save the ship during a battle with the Lycans, Arex joined the crew. Arex later transferred to the Enterprise.
Saladin diverted to Outpost 4 as part of the Starfleet force responding to the crisis in October 2287. (Star Trek: Avenger: "By Honor Bound")
The Saladin had a distinguished career until disappearing with all hands while on a top secret mission in 2291. Ship and crew are listed as 'missing in action.'
Commanding Officer: Captain Ray Martin
First Officer/Science Officer: Lt. Cmdr. Xonac
Junior Science Officer: Lt. J.G. Mei Ling
Chief Medical Officer: Dr. D'vin Thelev
Chief Engineer: Lt. Cmdr. James Singh
Chief Helmsman: Lt. Diana Palmer
Head Nurse: Lt. Rebecca Leach
MACO/Chief of Security: Lt. Cmdr Robert Shea
|Notable ships: Adad - Ahriman - Alaric - Alexander - Azrael - Darius - Etzel - Hamilcar - Hannibal - Hashishiyun - Jenghiz - Kelvin - Kublai - Pompey - Rahman - Saladin - Sargon - Shaitan - Suleiman - Tamerlane - Xerxes|
|Siva subclass: Ares - Hathor - Iblis - Jugurtha - Loki - Lucifer - Mars - Moloch - Siva - Tyr|
|Cochise subclass: Abu Bekr - Achilles - Ajax - Akbar - Al Mahdi - Alva - Alvarado - Appollyon - Cimon - Cochise - Cortez - De Ruyter - Drake - El Cid - Geronimo - Hektor - Hercules - Ivan - Justice - Lysander - Martel - Nelson - Ney - Perseus - Pontiac - Samson - Scipio - Theseus|
|Starfleet International: Alaric - Alexander - Darius - Justice - Lucifer - Mars - Tamerlane|
|Similar designs: Catchon - Halsey - Jenghiz - Saladin|