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The USS Avenger (NCC-1860) was an Avenger-class heavy frigate, commissioned February 2252. The ship underwent refits in 2275-2277 and again in 2285, 2289, and 2294. The Avenger had a crew of 360 persons. (Star Trek: Avenger)
The program that led to the Avenger’s original construction was proposed in 2242, and the Avenger was originally constructed as a Surya-class frigate by the Vickers Shipbuilding Group, Ltd. The hull was laid down in November 2249, and launched into orbit in August 2251.
Robert Wesley was the Avenger’s first commanding officer. Through much of the Four Years War, the Avenger served as part of Task Force Constitution, under the overall command of Garth of Izar. The Avenger was also present at the Axanar Peace Mission, when the treaty that ended the war was signed. When a renegade Klingon commander walked out of the negotiations and attacked the USS Republic, the Avenger and Captain Wesley contained, but did not destroy, the commander’s vessel long enough for other Klingon forces to beam aboard and subdue the renegade.
Melissa Sturdevant was the ship’s second commanding officer, from April 2262 to January 2272. In 2264-2265, the Avenger assisted in the evacuation of Yogyakarta Baru. (Star Trek: Shadowstar Station/Star Trek: Avenger: Time, See What's Become of Me; Star Trek: Avenger: "Reaching Taurus")
Raymond Jellicho and P'Tak ThalazarEdit
From 2272-2275, under the command of Raymond Jellicho, the Avenger served as an engineering testbed vessel to prepare for Starfleet’s plans to embark on a frigate refit program much like the one conducted in 2271-2273 for the Constitution-class heavy cruisers. This was followed, in 2275-2277, by the ship’s refit from the Surya-class frigate to Avenger-class heavy frigate configuration. During this refit and for another seven years afterward, the Avenger was commanded by P'Tak Thalazar, until his transfer in 2284.
The Avenger’s refit in 2285 marked the conversion of the ship to the standard configuration for the class, replacement of the engine support pylons and weapons pod, and extension of the ship’s standard mission duration to five years from four.
|Argus - Avenger - Illustrious - Endurance|
|USS Avenger - USS Dardanius - USS Illustrious - USS Odin - USS Reliant - USS Robert E. Lee - USS Shadowstar - USS Southern Cross|