U.N.S.S. Bonhomme Richard (FASA)
The United Nations Spaceship Bonhomme Richard was among the first Liberty class picket cruisers commissioned in 2058. First contact was made with the Tellarites on Reference Stardate 0/7308.20 (20 August 2073), when a single Tellarite patrol ship entered the Sol system and claimed it as "an addition to the Tellarite Territories." United Nations Space Force Admiral Abel Niwen, commanding the Solar Fleet forces from the Bonhomme Richard, elected to diplomatically welcome the Tellarite vessel, while warning that any hostile action would be reciprocated. The Tellarite commander abruptly accepted what he saw as an offer of friendship and implied military alliance. Admiral Niwen would go on to receive the Medal of Honor for his actions, and later retired to serve as Earth's first ambassador to Tellar.
Ships Named Bonhomme Richard
Notes and References
- Goldstein, Stan with Goldstein, Fred and Sternbach, Rick. Star Trek: Spaceflight Chronology. Wallaby Books, 1980.
- Theisen, John A. "Where Has All the Glory Gone?" Star Trek: The Role Playing Game, Supplement 2217. Cover Art by David Dietrick. Illustrations by Jane Bigos and Dana Knutson. FASA Corporation. 1985.
- Theisen, John A. "The Romulan War." Star Trek: The Role Playing Game, Supplement 2221A. Cover Art by Dana Knutson. Illustrations by Cliff Van Meter and Dana Knutson. FASA Corporation. 1986.