The Bode class scouts were commissioned in August 2237;[Notes 1] 51 Bode class vessels were built, and the class saw extensive service during the Four Years War. In January 2252, the class was hastily refit with a more powerful warp drive and deployed to replace the Hale class scouts, which were retired from service due to their unsatisfactory combat performance. The Bode class was also retired from service in February 2252.
Bode class vessels
- "The Four Years War" referred to events by a FASA-specific dating standard called the "Reference Stardate." All dates in this article have been adapted from that notation into standard calendar dates, which are then adjusted for errors in the baseline dates used as reference by the FASA authors. Working with a known, dated event (e.g., the launch of the Constitution class starships), the other dates in the timeline can be adjusted accordingly. "The Four Years War" gives the launch of the Constitution class as Reference Stardate 1/8801.04, or 04 January 2188; this has been established on screen, however, as having occurred in 2245. As the exact month and date remain unstated in other sources, those remain the same, but the year is adjusted to 2245, giving a modified date of 04 January 2245. This can then be converted into the pre-TOS stardate system established in Star Trek (2009), giving us a stardate of 2245.004. Using this as a baseline, all other dates in the FASA timeline can be similarly modified and converted. The Bode class was noted as becoming operational on Reference Stardate 1/8008; converting as stated previously gives a modified date of August 2237.