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USS Yorktown (NCC-1717) was a Constitution-class heavy cruiser on active duty in Starfleet service in the second half of the 23rd century.

The Star Fleet Technical Manual had the registry as NCC-1704.

After rendezvousing with the USS Enterprise in 2268, the Yorktown was bound for the Theta VII colony to deliver vaccines. (TOS: "Obsession")

The Yorktown, under the command of Captain Joel Randolph, was disabled by the Whale probe near Earth in 2286. During his distress call, Randolph noted the Yorktown was without power, and their chief engineer constructed a makeshift solar sail in the hope that, once deployed, it could generate power to keep the crew alive. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

In 2293, Tuvok's father served aboard the Yorktown as a Starfleet officer. (VOY: "Flashback")

Assignment patchEdit

Prior to the 2270s Fleetwide adoption of the Enterprise delta shield as an insignia, the assignment patch for Yorktown was a long rectangle (similar in proportions to the assignment patch for Exeter) with a scalene triangle superimposed on the top right corner. (TOS comic: "Romulans: The Hollow Crown")

Fanon continuitiesEdit

Orion PressEdit

Reginald Chandra was the commanding officer of Yorktown from 2259-2269. (Orion Press: Lexicon C-D, 2010 revision) He served on the trial board during Kirk's court-martial for the murder of Benjamin Finney. (TOS: "Court Martial")

Lystra Davis, a Starfleet Academy classmate (and former flame) of James T. Kirk, commanded Yorktown from 2269-74.

Arex was briefly a navigator aboard Yorktown but transferred to the USS Reliant in 2276. (Orion Press)

In this continuity, Joel Randolph is named Vijay Sandeep "Sandy" Jawalahara and is said to be of Sri Lankan descent.

Paradigm ShiftEdit

Number One was offered command of the USS Lexington in 2261, which she turned down. Three years later, she also turned down command of the USS Antares. When Pike was promoted to fleet captain in 2264, she was offered -- and accepted -- command of Yorktown.

When the incident that crippled Pike occurred in 2266, she and Yorktown were on patrol in the Neutral Zone, and received a communiqué from Commodore Mendez. While Number One traveled to Starbase 11 as quickly as possible, Pike had left orders that no one -- not her, not Philip Boyce, not Robert nor Sarah April -- would be allowed to see him. (Paradigm Shift: "No Small Dreams")

Star Fleet Assembly ManualsEdit

Sometime prior to stardate 3714.28, Yorktown, commanded by Captain Eric von Ryan, discovered the damaged, uninhabited hull of IKV Krieger, a Klingon D7-class battlecruiser near Starbase 16. The ship was used to add to Starfleet's intelligence on the class of ships. (Star Fleet Assembly Manual 2)

Starfleet InternationalEdit

Admiral Sharon Robison commanded Yorktown in 2286. (Starfleet Communiqué 20)

Star Trek: Avenger/Star Trek: Shadowstar StationEdit

Philip Reichardt would serve as Yorktown's commanding officer for one five-year mission in the 2270s. (Star Trek: Shadowstar Station: Time, See What's Become of Me)

Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 4: Starships of the Original Series EraEdit

Captain Evan Foster served as the ship's commanding officer from 2254 to 2269.

In 2274, the ship was refitted.

Following the Whale probe incident the Yorktown was converted into the USS Enterprise-A. (Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 4: Starships of the Original Series Era)

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