U.S.S. Republic NCC-1373 (FASA)
Construction on the Federation Starship Republic, a Constitution class vessel, was authorized by the Star Fleet Appropriation of Stardate 0965. The Republic was commissioned on Reference Stardate 1/8805 (May 2188). James T. Kirk served aboard the Republic as a cadet. While aboard the vessel, he befriended an older officer, Lieutenant Ben Finney, but that friendship didn't prevent Kirk from logging an incident in which Finney left a circuit to the vessel's reactor core open, endangering the ship. The incident report caused Finney to be moved to the bottom of the promotions list, and resulted more than a decade of enmity from the older man. The Republic was commanded at the time by Captain Percy Stone. Following a dispute with a Klingon Kl'ar class vessel over the exact boundaries of the Neutral Zone, the Republic limped back into port at Tellar, having suffered damage to its deflector shields and hull. Kirk would recount to his friend, Lieutenant Jose Dominguez, that the Klingons lost artificial gravity before they were forced to withdraw.
V'Shall completed his cadet cruise aboard the Republic on Reference Stardate 1/98 (2198), then stayed aboard until Reference Stardate 2/04 (2204). Octavio Rodriguez also completed his cadet cruise aboard the Republic on Reference Stardate 2/00 (2200).
At one time, the Republic was notable for having a multispecies crew consisting primarily of Kzinti, Orions, and Trisk, with only six Humans. One of the six Humans was Maria Kellogg, who served as the ship's chief engineer. The Republic was refit to Mark III specifications on Reference Stardate 2/0309 (September 2203). The Republic also recovered a recorder-marker buoy from the U.S.S. Calypso, which detailed that vessel's destruction by parasitic creatures. On Stardate 5828.3, the Republic, under the command of Captain Manchu, along with the U.S.S. Excelsior NCC-1718, was dispatched to Altair VII in response to an unknown entity that was attacking locations in the Federation. Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise, also responding to the emergency, discovered that a vast machine planet intelligence from a parallel universe, called Nagha, was behind the attacks.
The Republic, now commanded by Captain Richard V. Masterson, was officially declared lost on Reference Stardate 2/0808.26 (26 August 2208), although it was believed that the ship may have been missing as many as seven months prior to that. Fifteen years later, on Stardate 8087.3 (Reference Stardate 2/2304 (April 2223)), the Republic was discovered in the Styx Rift by the U.S.S. Excalibur NCC-1711; the crew had been taken over by the same species of neural parasites that attacked Deneva in 2209, but fast thinking by the ship's science officer, Lieutenant Commander Xepesna, left the ship stranded in the rift. At the time of its disappearance, the Republic crew included first officer was Commander Talia Janovich. Lieutenant Chal'n Dax served as chief helmsman, and Doctor T'Narra was chief medical officer; Lieutenant Commander Bahrrr was the ship's chief engineer, Lieutenant R'Randrr was the communications officer, and Lieutenant Juliet Rodriguez was the ship's assistant science officer. Due to the effects of relativistic sublight travel, the crew experienced a far shorter span of elapsed time than fifteen years. During the years in which the Republic was believed to have been destroyed, a new vessel bearing the name was commissioned.
Ships Named Republic
Constitution class vessels
MK-IX Constitution class Mk I (2188-2193)
U.S.S. Constellation NCC-1017 • U.S.S. Constitution NCC-1700 • U.S.S. Defiant NCC-1764 • U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 • U.S.S. Excalibur NCC-1664 • U.S.S. Exeter NCC-1672 • U.S.S. Farragut NCC-1647 • U.S.S. Hood NCC-1703 • U.S.S. Intrepid NCC-1631 • U.S.S. Lexington NCC-1709 • U.S.S. Potemkin NCC-1702 • U.S.S. Republic NCC-1373 • U.S.S. Yorktown NCC-1717
Constitution class Mk II (2202)
U.S.S. Bismarck NCC-1704 • U.S.S. Challenger NCC-1715 • U.S.S. El Dorado NCC-1724 • U.S.S. Essex NCC-1719 • U.S.S. Kent NCC-1725 • U.S.S. Kongo NCC-1710 • U.S.S. Saratoga NCC-1720 • U.S.S. Valiant NCC-1718 • U.S.S. Yamato NCC-1705
Constitution class Mk III (2212)
U.S.S. Akagi NCC-1779 • U.S.S. Ark Royal NCC-1791 • U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard NCC-1776 • U.S.S. Chikuma NCC-1759 • U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1798 • U.S.S. Eagle NCC-1738 • U.S.S. Endeavor NCC-1777 • U.S.S. Forrestal NCC-1751 • U.S.S. Hornet NCC-1778 • U.S.S. Kaga NCC-1780 • U.S.S. Kitty Hawk NCC-1754 • U.S.S. Langley NCC-1749 • U.S.S. Littorio NCC-1727 • U.S.S. Marseille NCC-1744 • U.S.S. Radetsky NCC-1792 • U.S.S. Richelieu NCC-1750 • U.S.S. Rivoli NCC-1765 • U.S.S. Santissma Trinidad NCC-1742 • U.S.S. Ticonderoga NCC-1736 • U.S.S. Victory NCC-1760
Enterprise class Mk I (2217)
U.S.S. Akagi II NCC-1779 • U.S.S. Constellation NCC-1706 • U.S.S. Defiant II NCC-1764 • U.S.S. Excalibur NCC-1711 • U.S.S. Exeter NCC-1712 • U.S.S. Farragut NCC-1708 • U.S.S. Forrestal II NCC-1751 • U.S.S. Hancock NCC-1735 • U.S.S. Hood II NCC-1703 • U.S.S. Intrepid NCC-1707 • U.S.S. Lexington II NCC-1709 • U.S.S. Minsk NCC-1752 • U.S.S. Oriskany NCC-1733 • U.S.S. Potemkin II NCC-1702 • U.S.S. Republic NCC-1753 • U.S.S. Rivoli II NCC-1765 • U.S.S. Valley Forge NCC-1732 • U.S.S. Wasp NCC-1734 • U.S.S. Yorktown II NCC-1717
Enterprise class Mk II (2219)
U.S.S. Clemenceau NCC-1784 • U.S.S. Eagle II NCC-1738 • U.S.S. Franklin NCC-1743 • U.S.S. Freidland NCC-1781 • U.S.S. King George V NCC-1740 • U.S.S. Gneisenau NCC-1773 • U.S.S. Hiryu NCC-1731 • U.S.S. Kaga II NCC-1780 • U.S.S. Kirishima NCC-1775 • U.S.S. Konigsburg NCC-1782 • U.S.S. Prince of Wales NCC-1741 • U.S.S. Radetsky II NCC-1792 • U.S.S. Scharnhorst NCC-1772 • U.S.S. Soryu NCC-1730 • U.S.S. Victory II NCC-1760 • U.S.S. Zuiho NCC-1716
Enterprise class Mk III (2221)
U.S.S. Bunker Hill NCC-1745 • U.S.S. Chikuma II NCC-1759 • U.S.S. El Dorado II NCC-1724 • U.S.S. Emperador NCC-1774 • U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A • U.S.S. Fontana NCC-1793 • U.S.S. Java NCC-1794 • U.S.S. Kearsarge NCC-1721 • U.S.S. Kitty Hawk II NCC-1754 • U.S.S. Kongo II NCC-1710 • U.S.S. Marcello NCC-1785 • U.S.S. Ticonderoga II NCC-1736 • U.S.S. Ukrania NCC-1783
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