In 2368, Hood was deployed as part of Captain Jean-Luc Picard's blockade of the Klingon-Romulan border during the Klingon Civil War, and was one of the ships creating the Tachyon detection grid. (TNG: "Redemption II")
Upon the start of the Dominion War, while on patrol of the Federation-Cardassian border, Hood came under attack. USS Baldwin was the closest ship available, and was able to retrieve the crew and escorted Hood back to Federation Territory. (USS Baldwin: "The Find") Captain DeSoto was subsequently given command of the new USS Edmund Fitzgerald and passed command of Hood to James Trafficant. Kelly Petrelli was the ship's second officer. She moved over to the Edmund Fitzerald as Captain DeSoto's new XO. (USS Baldwin: "Wartime Productions").
The Hood played a part several in several campaigns, including, Operation Return, the first Battle of Chin'toka, and the operation to retake Betazed. The ship was a part of the Fifth Fleet's 10th Wing. (DS9: "Favor the Bold", "Sacrifice of Angels", "Tears of the Prophets", USS Baldwin: "Determined Warrior")
The Hood undertook routine patrols in space held by Khan Noonien Singh in 2376. During one of these patrols, Hood was struck by a subspace wave, requiring field assistance from the USS Baldwin. (USS Baldwin: "Blue Clear Sky")
By 2378, the Hood was a part of the Starfleet Third Fleet, under the command of Admiral Christopher Truman, and played a big part in the Coalition War. In 2381, the Hood participated in the Battle of Minark. (Star Trek: Pioneer (STP), "Torment and Woe")
In Star Trek: Liberty, Hood had been stranded behind enemy lines at the Dominion War's outbreak. Hood would join other stranded allied vessels to form the Thirteenth Fleet. (Star Trek: Liberty: "Tales of the 13th Fleet")
Starfleet Command (RPG)Edit
In the Starfleet Command (RPG) continuity, the Hood is a part of Task Group 10-2.
In a early version of the USS Baldwin story "The Find", the Hood was severely damaged, requiring Baldwin to torpedo Hood and leading to DeSoto being given command of the USS Edmund Fitzgerald. After later appearances in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the story was rewritten to salvage the ship, but DeSoto's reassignment, and the Edmund Fitzgerald, were kept.
- USS Hood (Excelsior class) article at Memory Alpha, the canon Star Trek wiki.
- USS Hood (NCC-42296) article at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek wiki.