A refit (sometimes known as a retrofit) is a process whereby a ship, space station, starship or other vessel has new fittings and technologies installed, replacing outdated equipment. Ship and starship refits usually take place in a drydock.
Some refits could create a subclass or new class of starship. Examples of this include refits to the Saladin-class starships USS Jenghiz and USS Siva, creating the Jenghiz-class and Siva-class starship classes respectively. (Jackill's Starfleet Reference Manual: Ships of the Fleet, vol. 1, 2006 edition)
23rd century refits[edit | edit source]
The USS Tamerlane had a refit in 2255. One of the systems taken off-line during the refit was the chemically-propelled military-grade bulkheads. In her career, she also went through seven nacelle replacements. (Tamerlane)
In 2263, the Federation Diplomatic Service refit the USS John Ross to better serve in first contact missions. (Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 4: Starships of the Original Series Era)
The USS Star League was refit made it the lead ship and prototype for a range of dreadnought class starships. (Jackill's Starfleet Reference Manual: Ships of the Fleet, vol. 1, 2006 revision)
In the second half of the 23rd century, some existing Starfleet starship classes underwent large refits in hull and other designs, including the Constitution- and Saladin-classes. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture: Tamerlane) The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) started this refit in 2270 and completed it in 2271. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture) Some Excelsior-class starships also underwent extensive refits and redesigns, with the USS Enterprise-B being a prime example of the new, redesigned look, launched in 2293. (Star Trek Generations)
The Baton Rouge-class starships started undergoing refits in 2278 as well, with the light cruiser variants starting in this year, and the escort cruiser variants starting in 2281. They underwent a further upgrade to resemble the Aegis-class in 2285. (Star Fleet Battles; Starbase23.net)
The USS Justice was undergoing a refit at Starbase 24 when a saboteur attempted to kill everyone onboard with a virus in 2295 and 2296. (Tales of the Seventh Fleet: "Upgrade") Also in 2295, the USS Avenger (NCC-1860) stopped at Starbase 38 for ten days for an equipment refit. (Star Trek: Avenger: "Be Not As An Island")
24th century refits[edit | edit source]
The USS Prospect (NCC-60056) completed a minor refit in mid-2367 at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "The Burnt Child") The USS Excalibur also underwent a refit after a disastrous battle with a Ferengi marauder. (Star Trek: Paragon)
The Starfleet Corps of Engineers refit the USS Cantabrian (NCC-24705) at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards between 2369 and 2372. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Catalyst, Part One") The USS Christchurch completes her refit a few months prior to the Cantabrian. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Catalyst, Part One")
Sometime prior 2370, the USS Immanuel Kant underwent a refit. (Dragon Ball Z vs. Star Trek: The Beginning of Infinity)
Also, in the early 2370s, Starfleet Command ordered Mediterranean-class starships to be refit, so they were more suited to orbital support and core system defense duties. They became part of the Aegean-class fleet as a result. (Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 1: The Ships of Starfleet)
Puto assisted with the refit of Deep Space 9's weapons platforms and completed the task in 2371. (Star Trek: Unity (fan film series)) The USS Sutherland underwent a refit in the same year. (Star Trek: Pendragon; Star Trek: Sutherland) The USS Crazy Horse needed a refit at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards after a spatial anomaly caused heavy damage. (The Star Eagle Adventures) The USS Fredrickson also had a refit at Utopia Planitia in the same year. (VOY: "Relativity")
The USS Argus (NCC-75124) returned to the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards for a refit after a complete systems failure in 2373. (Star Trek: The Adventures of Argus: "Messages From Home") Later in the same year, after participating in the Battle of Sector 001, the USS Paragon at Earth Station McKinley. (Star Trek: Paragon: "Conspiracy")
From 2374 to 2377, the USS Sarek (NCC-72075), badly damaged in Operation Return, underwent a refit at the Antares Shipyards. (Star Trek: Sarek) The USS Blue Sun joined the Starfleet Second Fleet after its refit was completed in the same year. (Starfleet International)
The USS Ticonderoga spent three months in drydock undergoing an extensive refit in 2375, as did the USS Hainan. (USS Baldwin: "Only the Young") The USS Chimera also was refit in the same year at Starbase 414. (Star Trek: Chimera)
Many Luna-class starships were decommissioned and refit after the Dominion War's end. (Star Trek: War Aftermath: "The True Way") Some ships, like the USS Midas, faced a long and extensive refit after the war. (Star Trek: Independence)
In 2377, the Trager-class Scorpion underwent a refit. (Star Trek: Phoenix-X: "Secret Shuttles, Part II") The USS Baldwin also was refit at Starbase 42. (USS Baldwin: "Escape") The USS Shiloh (NCC-74683) had its systems refit, including being outfitted with a transwarp drive, but immediately after launch, a breach in systems protocol saw the Shiloh destroyed. (Star Trek: Black Hawk: "Breech!") The USS Dragon-A had several battle enhancements made as a part of a refit in the same year. (Star Trek: Dragon: "Journey of Hope")
Also on the Pendragon timeline, the USS Pendragon underwent several refits in her lifetime, including one in 2379 at Starbase 375 and a six month refit at Utopia Planitia in 2385. (Star Trek: Pendragon)
In 2380, Captain Lewis was forced to take the USS Hawk-B to stop a potential war between the Federation and Interstellar Concordium as the USS Hawk-A was undergoing refit at Mars. The USS Dallas was also relaunched after a refit under Captain Cortez's command. (Star Trek: Unity (fan film series)) In the same year, the UFS Arcadia completed a refit to the Quantum-class prototype (Star Trek: Arcadia).
In 2383, the first Norexan-class refit was made available to be undertaken on the existing two Valdore-type units, including the IRW Valdore. Said refit added diplomatic capability, science facilities (like a subspace highway detector), as well as a quantum torpedo launcher and a heavy disruptor cannon. It also included another cloaking device module, the multi-adaptive shielding. (RIS Bouteina)
In 2384, the Galaxy III-class USS Excelsior underwent a refit to a Galaxy IV-class frame. (Star Trek: Operation Beta Shield) The USS Dawnstar also changed class from an Akira-class to Gemini-class frame. (Star Trek: Zealous)
In the same year, the USS Voyeur undertook a refit at the Aldebaran I Space Yards in order to get its maximum evacuation capacity increased to 4,000 to counter the Hydran Mohican-class. (RIS Bouteina: "Rator III Awaits")
25th century refits[edit | edit source]
Due to a shortage of hulls, the IRW Gauntlet was refitted with parts salvaged from two BER Mogai-class warbirds and pressed back into service by 2410. (Bait and Switch: "Saith Daepahr hrrafv Llaiirevha")
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