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The Saladin, a Class-1 Destroyer, was the first of the destroyers upgraded from the older Avery-class of Destroyers, having no secondary hull but retaining the same external configuration as the older vessels design.
Launched in 2239, the Saladin served in the defense of Federation borders and engaged in several confrontations in the early years of service. Saladin was a less expensive, more streamlined and more advanced version of her older predecessors and did not have a secondary hull like the USS Kelvin.
In 2244, the Saladin underwent a major refit during which her design was changed completely and employed the innovative Doppelganger warp drive unit. The changes were so great that Starfleet Command ordered her to become the first of a new class of vessels: the Saladin-class.
Saladin's missions were primarily centered around the area of space in the junction point of the Klingon and Romulan Empires and the Federation, including such world's as Sherman's Planet and Nimbus III, as well as the Rigel System, which is near this disputed area known unofficially as the Triangle. The Saladin spent a lot of its time fending off Orion Pirate attacks on trade convoys, as well as conducting law-enforcement missions and intelligence gathering on foreign military and outlaw civilian operations.
In 2268, the Saladin and the Enterprise under command of Lt. Hikaru Sulu, joined forces in combat with a Klingon invasion force while Captain James T. Kirk and Lt. Cmdr. Spock were on the planet Organia. Saladin was one of the ships temporarily disabled over the planet by the Organians. Starship Saladin: "Invasion")
In 2269, the Saladin, responding to a distress call, made first contact with the peaceful tripedal race called the "Edosians" and a hostile race called the "Lycans". As part of a cultural exchange program after helping to save the ship during a battle with the Lycans, Arex joined the crew. Arex later transferred to the USS Enterprise.
The Saladin had a distinguished career until disappearing with all hands while on a top-secret mission in 2291. Ship and crew are listed as 'missing in action.'
- Commanding Officer: Captain Ray Martin
- First Officer/Science Officer: Lt. Cmdr. Xonac
- Junior Science Officer: Lt. J.G. Mei Ling
- Chief Medical Officer: Dr. D'vin Thelev
- Chief Engineer: Lt. Cmdr. James Singh
- Chief Helmsman: Lt. Diana Palmer
- Navigators: Lt. Cmdr. John P. Farrell, Lt. J.G. Arex, Lt. J.G. Ilia
- Communications Officers: Lt. J.G. Lisa Randall, Ens. Sha'Ress
- Head Nurse: Lt. Rebecca Leach
- MACO/Chief of Security: Lt. Cmdr Robert Shea
|USS Alaric - USS Alexander - USS Darius - USS Hannibal - USS Jenghiz - USS Kelvin - USS Lysander - USS Rahman - USS Saladin - USS Shaitan - USS Tamerlane - USS Xerxes|
|Siva subclass: USS Ares - USS Iblis - USS Jugurtha - USS Mars - USS Moloch - USS Siva|
|Cochise subclass: USS Achilles - USS Ajax - USS Alvarado - USS Boston - USS Cimon - USS Cortéz - USS El Cid - USS Geronimo - USS Hercules - USS Justice - USS Ney - USS Perseus - USS Pontiac - USS Samson|
|Kelvin subclass: USS Kelvin|