Captain Patrick Ripley Ingrum was a Starfleet officer in the late 24th century. He was the commanding officer of the USS Baldwin, serving in that capacity from its recovery at the start of the Dominion War.

Starfleet career[edit | edit source]

As a cadet at Starfleet Academy, Patrick specialized in computer systems, but on his first assignment aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, the captain saw potential in him. She moved him to tactical and encouraged him to take more active leadership roles.

In 2373, the Kitty Hawk was involved in a mission to evacuate an outpost near the Klingon border. During the evacuation, the Klingons raided the outpost, rendering the shuttlecraft inoperable and damaging Kitty Hawk's transporter. Patrick managed to keep the civilians calm while the transporters were repaired. Soon after the mission, Patrick was awarded the Christopher Pike Medal of Valor, and was promoted to executive officer of the USS Hastings. (USS Baldwin: "Reaction to Action, Part 1")

As the last to beam back to the Kitty Hawk during the mission, two transport beams were locked onto Patrick as the shields were raised. One beam arrived safely on the Kitty Hawk, the other re-materialized on the surface of the outpost. The 'outpost copy' quickly understood what happened, took the name Issac, and became a freelance computer programmer. (USS Baldwin: "Reaction to Action, Part 1")

When the Hastings was destroyed by the Dominion, Patrick was on leave evacuating family belongings from the abandoned colony of Aloran IV, near the Cardassian border, where he "found" the USS Baldwin. Admiral William Ross subsequently made Baldwin Patrick's ship. (USS Baldwin: "The Find")

His tour of duty aboard Baldwin resulted in many commendations for him and his crew, including a posting as commander of the 10th wing of the fifth fleet in early 2375, halfway through the Dominion War. His first assignment was the recapture of Betazed. For this mission, the USS Wildfire became his temporary ship. (USS Baldwin: "Determined Warrior")

He was influential in developing a countermeasure to the Breen energy weapon, (USS Baldwin: "Resolution") identifying the source of a subspace disruption, (USS Baldwin: "Boats to Build") and finding and recovering the lost NX-class Discovery from a subspace sandbar. (USS Baldwin: "Against the Wind")

Family[edit | edit source]

Patrick had a younger sister, Anna, also a Starfleet officer. Patrick always maintained close ties with his sister; he called her as soon as he could after he was given a command. (USS Baldwin: "The Find")

Although he knew that it would be a challenge, Patrick desired to start a family. In particular, he wanted to have a daughter and even had a name picked out. His first child, Tiana, was born in May of 2377. (USS Baldwin: "Boats to Build", "Frontiers")

In 2377, Patrick met his transporter duplicate "brother," Issac, for the first time. (USS Baldwin: "Reaction to Action, Part 2")

At the beginning of 2379, he learned that his namesake and great-grandfather, Patrick C. Ingrum, was the Baldwin's original captain, and that two other ancestors, Jennifer Ripley and Everett Palmer, served under him. (USS Baldwin: "Two of Us")

Personal Relationships[edit | edit source]

Patrick loved his friends and his crew as much as his ship and would do whatever it took to help them. He also believed that whoever suggested a captain remain separate from his crew, "should probably come aboard any ship during wartime — and then get blown out the nearest airlock." (USS Baldwin: "The Return of Khan") Jenna Carson initially found his behavior a little weird, but later admitted that it contributed to him being given a command (USS Baldwin: "Two of Us")

Patrick and Bridget Ingrum in 2377.

Bridget[edit | edit source]

During his first major assignment as Baldwin's commanding officer, Jem'Hadar agents kidnapped one of his crew members. It would turn out that this crew member, Roslyn, was a product of genetic engineering, originally created to become an infiltrator for the Cardassians. Patrick subsequently staged a rescue operation, picking up a twin sister to Roslyn, first known as "Number Seven." She would take the name Bridget and elected to join Patrick's crew, quickly earning a field commission. (USS Baldwin: "The Find", "Wartime Productions") Although Patrick found Bridget attractive, it wasn't until she admitted that she had a crush on him in June of 2376 that he would pursue a relationship. The relationship blossomed quickly, leading to marriage in November of 2376. (USS Baldwin: "Evolution", "Drift off to Dream") Anna predicted after Patrick began his relationship with Bridget that he would have a child within a year. That prediction would come to pass when Tiana was born. (USS Baldwin: "Escape" et. al.)

In 2378, after suffering critical injuries, Bridget would telepathically establish a neural link with Patrick in order to help him recover. In the process, Bridget learned that Patrick was attracted to strong heroines. Although he wasn't expecting to ever meet one in person, it was clear that Bridget was a very good match. (USS Baldwin: "Invisible Touch")

Jenna Carson[edit | edit source]

Patrick and Jenna Carson didn't get along well during their time in high school, in part due to his personality. By the time he graduated from Starfleet Academy, tensions between them had eased, but neither tried to actively contact the other. The passage of time had healed what rift had remained. (USS Baldwin: "Two of Us") In 2374, Patrick offered the first officer position of the Baldwin to her, which she accepted. (USS Baldwin: "The Find") She would later receive her own ship, the USS Ottawa, but the two still maintained a working relationship. (USS Baldwin: "Wartime Productions") By 2379, they considered each other to be good friends. Jenna also credited Patrick as an influence in her command style, which she also attributed to the fact that both Baldwin and Ottawa had lower than average casualty rates during the Dominion War. (USS Baldwin: "Two of Us")

Katy Cassoday[edit | edit source]

Patrick was first introduced to Katy Cassoday by her sister Susan during a basketball game in Minneapolis on Earth in 2365. (USS Baldwin: "Storm Front") The two would meet under duress on board the USS Nimitz on stardate 51741.3 in late 2374. (USS Baldwin: "Captain's View")

Amanda Stacey[edit | edit source]

Patrick met Amanda Stacey at the Academy in 2366 when he mistook her for his sister. They became quick friends, although it took him three weeks to tell the two apart. (USS Baldwin: "Determined Warrior")

Adversaries[edit | edit source]

Khan[edit | edit source]

By successfully defeating Khan in his first mission in the 24th Century, Khan would regularly challenge Patrick.

Khan exploited his friendship with Katy Cassoday in early 2375 when he kidnapped her in order to bring Patrick out for a fight. Although physically outmatched, he used his personal runabout, the USS Neosho, in a strategic move to defeat Khan. (USS Baldwin: "Storm Front")

Khan would capture Patrick three times. The first time, he lured him in, along with an away team. The away team worked together to escape, and Bridget would take a plasma rifle shot meant for Patrick. (USS Baldwin: "Evolution") The second time, Khan was able to disable Baldwin and beam Patrick from the Bridge. He was able to escape, thanks to Alan Murrow secretly assisting his rescue team. (USS Baldwin: "Departure")

Malina[edit | edit source]

In 2377, Patrick would assist the Romulans in arresting Malina, a major player in the Orion Syndicate, as well disrupting a Kemocite smuggling ring. (USS Baldwin: "Ronax") Malina would escape in 2378 and take revenge by allying herself with Khan, sending an armada to disable Baldwin, and kidnap Patrick again. Once Malina met Patrick face to face, she attacked Patrick viciously, leaving him severely injured but alive. An away team led by Bridget would rescue him, although recovering from his injuries would take some time. During the rescue mission, Malina would steal an interphase cloaking device, and download photographs of Patrick's family. (USS Baldwin: "Invisible Touch")

Hobbies[edit | edit source]

Patrick also knew a bit about 20th century music and sports, discovering an abandoned time capsule full of music. The music inspired his first officer, Reinette Hernandez, to start a dance squad, which Patrick gladly photographed. (USS Baldwin: "Danger Zone")

He also foiled a Dominion plot to use violence to disrupt an American football game and eliminate the unity team competition could bring. In the process, the two football teams united against the Dominion soldiers. (USS Baldwin: "Time's Eagle")

He also was a fairly decent singer. He performed for his crew, and a few others, during an R&R stop on Deep Space 9 on Stardate 52243.4. (USS Baldwin: "Bullseye")

Leadership[edit | edit source]

Patrick had a good instinct about people who could be good leaders. He spotted such potential in Andrea Riffin during a crisis aboard the USS Nimitz in late 2374. He subsequently recommended her for the Nimitz's vacant commanding officer spot. (USS Baldwin: "Captain's View")

His crew included his sister Anna and Amanda Stacey, the latter of whom he appointed as his executive officer, mainly because she was the only one who had taken the Bridge Officer's Test. ((USS Baldwin: "Determined Warrior")

Technology[edit | edit source]

Even though he had moved from operations to command, Patrick stayed up to date on the latest in computer technology, and held an A-9 computer expert rating. (USS Baldwin: "Healing Link")

Patrick also had a keen interest in cartography. One of his endeavors allowed him to combine astrometrics with intelligence reports to create what he nicknamed the "war room." The war room was activated on stardate 52162.6 and was useful in identifying a hole in Starfleet's intelligence: preventing a possible Starfleet loss. (USS Baldwin: "Danger Zone") He later gave Sarah Allison, someone he felt was under-utilized in her previous position, the responsibility of keeping the war room in order. (USS Baldwin: "Bullseye")

His computer skills came in handy when he devised a decoy-destruct program. He used the program against an invading Khan aboard the stolen USS Tien An Men. Unfortunately, Khan disabled his ship and stole his DNA when he learned of the deception. (USS Baldwin: "The Return of Khan")

Patrick also had an interest in Borg technology. He used Borg technology to create an implant to simulate a collective consciousness, creating a micro-collective between himself and Stephanie Taylor when she was severely injured. The device helped Stephanie recover from her injuries, but it had the side effect of them sharing their thoughts for some time after the link had been terminated. (USS Baldwin: "Healing Link") Patrick described the link as powerful, though perhaps not as powerful as the Founders' Great Link. (USS Baldwin: "Resolution") Even after they could no longer read each other's minds, Patrick eventually made Sarah his coordinator. (USS Baldwin: "Bullseye")

Service jacket[edit | edit source]

Assignment history[edit | edit source]

First Year Cadet 2364-65 Starfleet Academy Assumes four years in the Academy
from the age of 18
Second Year Cadet 2365-66
Third Year Cadet 2366-67
Fourth Year Cadet 2367-68
Ensign 2368 Computer Analyst, USS Kitty Hawk USS Baldwin: "Trouble in Paradise"
Lieutenant Junior Grade 2369 Tactical officer, USS Kitty Hawk
Commander 2373-2374 First officer, USS Hastings USS Baldwin: "The Find"
Captain 2374 Commanding officer, USS Baldwin
2375 Squadron Leader, 10th Squadron, Fifth Fleet
Acting Commanding officer, USS Wildfire
USS Baldwin: "Determined Warrior"
2375- Squadron Leader, 10th Squadron, Fifth Fleet
Commanding officer, USS Baldwin

Decorations[edit | edit source]

Christopher Pike Medal of Valor.png Christopher Pike Medal of Valor 2373 Received for going above and beyond the
call of duty to maintain order
during an emergency evacuation.
USS Baldwin: "Reaction to Action, Part 1"
Battle of Betazed Medal.png Battle of Betazed Medal 2375 Received for commanding Wildfire
in the mission to retake Betazed
USS Baldwin: "Determined Warrior"
Battle of Cardassia Medal.png Battle of Cardassia Medal 2375 Received for commanding Baldwin
during the Battle of Cardassia
USS Baldwin: "Resolution"
Dominion War Victory Medal.png Dominion War Victory Medal 2375 Received for serving in Starfleet
during the Dominion War
Implied by stories set during the Dominion War
Command Officer Certification.png Command Officer Certification Prior to
Implied by virtue of current position as Baldwin's CO.
Image:Bridge Officer Certification.PNG Bridge Officer Certification. Prior to
Implied by virtue of assignment as Hastings's XO. USS Baldwin: "Reaction to Action"
A9Ribbon.svg A-9 Computer expert rating Computer Expert Certification USS Baldwin: "Healing Link"
Image:Career Service Citation.PNG Career Service Citation. 2376 Awarded for 8 years service in Starfleet USS Baldwin: "Drift off to Dream"

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Patrick has appeared in every USS Baldwin story except "Like the Rain"

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