HOME SERIES CREW SHIPS LINKS

U.S.S. EXCELSIOR NCC-2000

EXCELSIOR-CLASS STARSHIP


The Excelsior-class Starship Development Project began in 2273, with construction beginning in 2275. The U.S.S. Excelsior NX-2000 prototype was launched in 2284 under the command of Captain Styles. Newly promoted Captain Montgomery Scott oversaw the engineering team. The Excelsior included a prototype for the unsuccessful Transwarp Drive Development Project. The Transwarp Drive, developed by Dr. Jeffries, was Starfleet's attempt to create a new warp drive that was faster and more efficient than the current Zefram Cochrane-based design.

In 2287, during testing of transwarp drive, the Excelsior transwarp core breached and had to be ejected. The ship suffered a complete systems failure. After repairs, the Excelsior returned to Earth under impulse power. The Transwarp project was deemed a failure and the project was cancelled. The Excelsior was refit with a standard warp drive and was officially commissioned in 2290 as the U.S.S. Excelsior NCC-2000 under the command of Captain Hikaru Sulu.

Despite the failed Transwarp drive, the Excelsior became the prototype for many Starfleet vessels. More Excelsior-class starships have been commissioned than any other class. Excelsior starships include the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B and the U.S.S. Hood NCC-42296.

The Excelsior-class has received several refits during its life of service. More recent Excelsior-class starships, such as the U.S.S. Lakota NCC-42768, have upgraded warp cores, using Galaxy-class starship cores and upgraded weapon systems, including quantum torpedoes.
SPECIFICATIONS
NAME/REGISTRYU.S.S. Excelsior NCC-2000
CLASSIFICATIONExcelsior-Class Explorer
YEAR COMMISSIONED2290
LENGTH467 M
WIDTH186 M
HEIGHT78 M
WEIGHT240,000 MT
DECKS15
CREW COMPLIMENT570
PRIMARY PROPULSION Matter/Antimatter Reactor (warp core)
SECONDARY PROPULSIONDeuterium Fusion Drive motors (impulse engines)
WARP FACTOR9.2 (Cruise Velocity); 9.6 (12 hours); 9.8 (Max)
ARMAMENTType-VIII Phaser Arrays (5.1 MW); 3 Mark-VIII and Mark-IX Photon Torpedo Launchers
COMPUTER COREPrimary computer core. Isolinear optical circuits
AUXILIARY CRAFTUp to 10 shuttlecraft
NOTABLE EXCELSIOR-CLASS STARSHIPS
REGISTRYDESIGNATIONCMD. OFFICERNOTES
NCC-2000U.S.S. ExcelsiorCapt. Hikaru SuluTranswarp Prototype NX-2000; Refit in 2290 with standard warp core
NCC-2544U.S.S. RepulseCapt. TaggertDr. Katherine Pulaski was CMO of the Repulse before assignment to U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D
NCC-2573U.S.S. RooseveltDestroyed by Borg at Wolf 359 in 2367 ("The Best of Both Worlds II")
NCC-14232U.S.S. BerlinPatrolled Neutral Zone in 2364 ("Angel One")
NCC-18253U.S.S. PotemkinRescued Federation science team on Nervala IV in 2361 ("Second Chances")
NCC-38907U.S.S. IntrepidCapt. Drew Deighan2nd named Intrepid; 1st to Respond to Khitomer Distress Signal in 2346
NCC-40152U.S.S. GorkonAdm. Alynna NecheyevAdmiral Necheyev's flagship during Borg incident in 2369 ("Descent I")
NCC-42136U.S.S. CairoCapt. Edward JellicoCapt. Jellico's assignment; named for Egyptian city ("Chain of Command")
NCC-42296U.S.S. HoodCapt. Robert DeSotoTransferred Riker and others to Enterprise-D in 2364 ("Encounter at Farpoint")
NCC-42995U.S.S. Al-BataniCapt. Owen ParisCommanded by Owen Paris, Tom Paris' father; Janeway served as science officer.
NCC-62043U.S.S. MelbourneDestroyed by Borg at Wolf 359 in 2367 ("The Best of Both Worlds II")