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Intrepid-class starship in drydock

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process whereby a ship, space station, starship or other vessel has new fittings and technologies installed, replacing outdated equipment.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[]

The USS Sun Tzu completed a refit in 2249 and again in 2267. (Star Trek: Avenger: "Back in the Saddle Again")

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)

Sometime after being attacked by the Dikironium cloud creature in 2257, the USS Farragut was refit. (Starship Farragut)

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)

In an alternate 2263, James T. Kirk oversaw the USS Farragut (NCC-1647) refit. (Star Trek: New Voyages: "In Harm's Way")

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)

Constitution-class, pre-2271 refit

Constitution-class, post-2271 refit

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 Pickering-class USS Cantabrian (NCC-607) started an extensive refit to the Constitution-class in 2271: a process completed in 2274. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions)

In 2272, the USS Jutland finished her last refit. (Star Trek: Avenger: "What Price Knowledge?")

The USS Avenger (NCC-1860) underwent several refits in the 2270s, 2280s and 2294, including one changing it from a Surya-class frigate to an Avenger-class heavy frigate. (Star Trek: Avenger)

The USS Dardanius completed a refit in 2278. (Ships of the Fleet)

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;

Refit work on the Federation-class USS Corporation started in 2280 and finished a year later. (Star Trek: Avenger)

In 2282, the USS Konkordium completed a refit. (Star Fleet Technical Manual)

Late 2289 saw the USS Tai Shan undergo a brief refit. (Dockyard Review)

In 2292, the USS Accord (NCC-1842) began refit at the Ohio Orbital Shipyards, with the process completed in 2293. (Star Trek: Avenger: "Within the Belt")

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. (Template:Tostf: "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[]

In 2335, the USS Churchill was refit. (Ambassador Class Starship: Upgrade of 2335: NCC-41056 USS Churchill — General Plans, Interior)

Sometime after 2341, the USS Gibraltar (NCC-1859) underwent a refit to become a hospital ship. She completed another refit in 2376, slightly too late to join the Dominion War. (Star Trek: Gibraltar)

Krystine Leone joined the USS Intrepid (NCC-38907) crew after that ship's refit layover at Earth Station McKinley around 2349 or 2350. (Star Trek: The Quarterdeck Breed)

In 2354, the USS Navajo underwent a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) refit. (USS Navajo (RPG))

The USS McKinnon started her shakedown cruise in 2364 after an extensive refit. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Perfect Girl")

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)

Seventeen Ambassador-class starships were refit and reentered service in the 2370s. One of these ships was the USS Justice. (Trekmania)

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")

Original Galaxy-class starship

Three-nacelle version of the Galaxy-class starship

In an alternate reality, the USS Enterprise-D was refit to a three nacelle version sometime between 2371 and 2395. (TNG: "All Good Things...")

Admiral Daniel took a more active role in commanding the USS Phoenix-X after it completed its refit in 2372. (Star Trek: Phoenix-X: "Betrayal and Honour")

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)

In the Pendragon timeline, the USS Exeter spent early 2374 in drydock for a refit. (Star Trek: Pendragon)

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")

In the same year in the Pendragon timeline, Elizabeth Shelby oversaw the USS Magellan to the Olympus-class. (Star Trek: Pendragon: "Restoration")

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 2379, the USS Beliskner had a refit that included fitting fighter facilities for its attack fighter wing. (Star Trek: New Order)

The USS Lapon completed a refit in late 2379. (Star Trek: New Order)

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).

Galaxy-class starship in drydock

The USS Phoenix-X received a refit from Teketekon Station in 2382. (Star Trek: Phoenix-X: "The Deterioration", "Temporal Doom! Part I")

Somewhere before 2383, many ships of the Ovirapt class were refitted to freighter duty and their plasma torpedo launchers were replaced by missile launchers.

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)

The USS Artemis finished its refit at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards in 2385. (Star Trek: Artemis: "Shakedown")

In 2386, the USS Striker was refit at the Cestus Shipyards. (Star Trek Crusader; Star Trek: Generation Fleet)

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")

As a part of the Space Control Ship Project, some Galaxy-class starships were refit as space control ships in the late 24th century. (Star Trek: New Order)

The USS Avenger (NCC-75461) was refit three times in its service, the latest being in 2388. (Star Trek: Generation Fleet)

25th century refits[]

The Stoneship (BC-347) was refitted to counter the Khin'Vagh-class, who saw action on the Lyran theater. (Star Trek: The Stoneship Files: "A Knight without Armor")

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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