Captain Karen Merrill was a Starfleet officer in the late 24th century. She was the commanding officer of the USS Ticonderoga, and was previously chief engineer of the USS Baldwin.

Starfleet careerEdit

As a student, Kanen was interested in general architecture. After her freshman year in college, she decided that designing starships would be her best path and transferred to Starfleet Academy. After graduating, Karen was assigned to work in the Utopia Plantia yards as a junior designer and assisted with the finishing touches of the Sovereign-class, and was also assigned to field tests aboard the USS Enterprise-E. Familiar with the design of the E-E, Karen was called back to help restore the ship after being partially assimilated by the Borg. Impressed with her knowledge of ship design and adaptability on the field, Patrick Ingrum offered her the chief engineer's position aboard his new ship, the re-commissioned USS Baldwin, even though engineering was not her specialty. Karen's duties aboard the Baldwin included maintenance of an experimental Interphase cloaking device.(USS Baldwin: "The Find")

Karen was impressed by the knowledge of Bridget that she was glad that Starfleet awarded her a battlefield commission. (USS Baldwin: "Wartime Productions")

In 2375, because of her familiarity with the Enterprise-E, Patrick asked her to take command of the USS Ticonderoga on a mission to the Briar Patch to assist with installing a warp core aboard the Enterprise (USS Baldwin: "Only the Young"). Eventually, her command of the Ticonderoga was made permanent.

Service jacketEdit

Assignment historyEdit

Freshman 2364-65 Unknown college
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Second Year Cadet 2365-66 Starfleet Academy Assumes three years in the Academy
after transfer
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Third Year Cadet 2366-67
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Fourth Year Cadet 2367-68
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Ensign 2368-2373 Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards USS Baldwin
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Lieutenant Junior Grade 2373 Engineer, USS Enterprise USS Baldwin: "The Find"
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Lieutenant 2374 Chief Engineer, USS Baldwin
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Lieutenant Commander 2374-2375 USS Baldwin: "Wartime Productions"
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Captain 2375- Commanding officer, USS Ticonderoga USS Baldwin: "Only the Young"


Battle of Cardassia Medal Battle of Cardassia Medal 2375 Received for commanding Ticonderoga during
the Battle of Cardassia
Ticonderoga shown as a participant in
the Battle of Cardassia in USS Baldwin: "Resolution"
Dominion War Victory Medal Dominion War Victory Medal 2375 Received for serving in Starfleet
during the Dominion War
Implied by stories set during the Dominion War
Command Officer Certification Command Officer Certification Prior to
Implied by virtue of current position as Ticonderoga's CO.
Bridge Officer Certification Bridge Officer Certification. Prior to
Implied by virtue of current position as Ticonderoga's CO.
Career Service Citation Career Service Citation. 2376 Awarded for 8 years service in Starfleet Implied only


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