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The USS Republic (NCC-1371) was a Constitution-class starship in Starfleet service from the mid-23rd through the late 24th centuries.

23rd centuryEdit

Then-Lieutenant Garth of Izar was assigned as Republic's security chief in 2229. (Star Trek is...: "The Next Cage")

Two Treknology sources — Heavy Cruiser Evolution Plans and Ships of the Star Fleet — posit that Republic had been refit from an Archon-class vessel, which may explain why it was extant before the launch of Constitution in the 2240s.

The Republic participated in the Axanar Peace Mission in 2251 under the command of Captain Rollin Bannock. (TOS novel: My Brother's Keeper: Republic)

In 2254, James T. Kirk served with his friend Ben Finney aboard the Republic with the rank of ensign. On duty, Finney left a circuit open to the atomic matter piles by accident: an event Kirk reported in his log, causing Finney to not be promoted. (TOS: "Court Martial")

My Brother's Keeper: Republic has this incident taking place three years earlier, during Kirk's first year at Starfleet Academy.

In 2265, the Republic was involved in a confrontation with Klingon forces in the Argalus Indri system where it defeated three Klingon cruisers. (Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 4: Starships of the Original Series Era)

In 2267, during a wargames exercise, Republic (under command of Commodore Jonathan Keller) fired on USS Lexington with phasers at 1/10th power instead of 1/100th power. Keller was given the choice of court martial or retirement from Starfleet. He chose the latter. (Orion Press: "The Price of Peace")

Captain Quetra Lerl was the Commanding officer in the 2260s and 2270s. (Star Trek: The Intrepid Adventures)

In 2275, the ship received a refit. (Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 4: Starships of the Original Series Era)

During the Kelvan War in 2285, Republic was part of Task Force Four. It was one of the first ships rescued by Task Force Six. (Orion Press: In Harm's Way)

Republic resolved the threat of piracy by Orion raiders in the Volus Corridor and later deterred Klingon border incursions along the Neutral Zone in 2287. (Decipher ST:RPG Starships)

When Operation Retrieve was proposed in 2293, the Republic was patrolling the Klingon Neutral Zone. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

In 2294, the Republic was decommissioned. (Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 4: Starships of the Original Series Era)

24th centuryEdit

The Republic was used as a Starfleet Academy cadet training vessel well into the 24th century. As of 2374, the ship hadn't left the Sol system since the 2330s. (DS9: "Valiant")

The Republic was unable to assist the USS Enterprise-D during the Borg attack on Earth in 2367, or with the task force sent to recover survivors at Wolf 359, as she was undergoing a refit at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards during this time. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "The Burnt Child")

During the USS Cantabrian's battle with Samantha Delaney and her Dark Starship, the Republic was again at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards for routine maintenance and in no state to assist defending Earth. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "By All Means Necessary")

We also assume Elizabeth Singh, during one of her stints teaching at Starfleet Academy, served as an instructor aboard the ship, due to her saying the ship seemed to always be in drydock for one thing or another.

In 2376, the Republic participated in the Battle of Sol against the Vendoth. (Star Trek: Unity (crossover): "United We Stand - Together")

Assignment patchEdit

Prior to the 2270s Fleetwide adoption of the Enterprise delta shield as an insignia, the assignment patch for Republic was a rhombus -- within which would be the Command, Sciences, or Operations symbols in black; or the Medicine symbol in red. (Cover art for TOS novel: My Brother's Keeper trilogy: Republic)

Republic personnelEdit

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