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[[File:Russell_Line17_578.jpg|thumb|Commander John Russell was Captain of the USS ''Saladin'' and later the USS ''Hood'']]
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'''John Russell''' served under Captain [[Richard Robau]] on the {{uss|Kelvin|NCC-0514}} as a [[Starfleet]] [[cadet]] in the earliest days of his career. He served aboard ''Kelvin'' for 3 years before a tour of duty onboard the brand new {{uss|Constitution|NCC-1700}}, first of the {{class|Constitution}} vessels commissioned. (''[[Starship Saladin]]'')
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John Russell served under Captain [http://memory-alpha.org/en/index.php/Richard_Robau Richard Robau] on the [[USS Kelvin (NCC-0514)]] as a Starfleet Cadet in the earliest days of his career. He served aboard Kelvin for 3 years before a tour of duty onboard the brand new [[USS Constitution (NCC-1700)]], first of the Constitution Class vessels commissioned. The older Constellation Class ships were soon uprated to Constitution Class, and the Constellation Class designation was retired. Still, the ship design was known to the Klingons and for many years, Constellation Class and Constitution Class were synonymous to them. Russell was later promoted to Commander, and given Command of the U.S.S. SALADIN, NCC-0500, prior to its refit to the standards of the 2260's state of the art and the first of the new [[Saladin class]] destroyers. He served as skipper of the Saladin for a total of seven years until the year 2268, when he was given command of the U.S.S. HOOD. He retired three years later.
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The older {{Class|Constellation|Starship Saladin}} were soon uprated to ''Constitution'' class, and the ''Constellation'' class designation was retired. Still, the ship design was known to the [[Klingon]]s and for many years, ''Constellation'' and ''Constitution'' classes were synonymous to them.
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Russell was later promoted to Commander, and given Command of the USS ''Saladin'', NCC-0500, prior to its refit to the standards of the [[2260s]] state of the art and the first of the new {{class|Saladin}} destroyers. He served as skipper of the ''Saladin'' for a total of seven years until the year [[2268]], when he was given command of the USS ''Hood''. He retired three years later.
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Latest revision as of 03:42, 7 May 2012

Commander John Russell was Captain of the USS Saladin and later the USS Hood

John Russell served under Captain Richard Robau on the USS Kelvin as a Starfleet cadet in the earliest days of his career. He served aboard Kelvin for 3 years before a tour of duty onboard the brand new USS Constitution, first of the Constitution-class vessels commissioned. (Starship Saladin)

The older Constellation-class were soon uprated to Constitution class, and the Constellation class designation was retired. Still, the ship design was known to the Klingons and for many years, Constellation and Constitution classes were synonymous to them.

Russell was later promoted to Commander, and given Command of the USS Saladin, NCC-0500, prior to its refit to the standards of the 2260s state of the art and the first of the new Saladin-class destroyers. He served as skipper of the Saladin for a total of seven years until the year 2268, when he was given command of the USS Hood. He retired three years later.