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The Third Fleet was a United Federation of Planets fleet on active duty in the 23rd and 24th centuries.

23rd Century[]

The Third Fleet was based near Andoria, at least during the Four Years War. (Star Trek: Axanar: "Why We Fight")

In the continuity of Star Trek: Axanar, all of the officers of the Third Fleet were Andorians. ("Why We Fight")

Fleet Captain Thoraal Kazanga, an Andorian, was commander of the Third Fleet in 2275. (Orion Press: "The Blue Rose")

24th Century[]

In planning for Operation Return a significant number of ships were diverted to take part in the operation. This left the Third Fleet as the only significant Starfleet force between the Dominion and Earth. Starfleet Command was initially concerned that if the Dominion ignored the strike at Deep Space 9 and instead headed for Earth that the Third Fleet would not be able to hold the line until it could be reinforced. (DS9: "Favor the Bold")

In 2375, the Third Fleet was taken by surprise by the Breen when they assaulted their outer defense perimeter at Neptune. The Third Fleet fought for two hours to hold the Breen at bay but were unable to stop them from reaching Earth. The attack saw 139 starships destroyed. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

The ships of the Third began operating in the Oralian sector as early as 2377. In 2381, Admiral Christopher Truman was given command of the Third Fleet during the Coalition War. In 2382, a large portion of the Third participated in the Battle of Minark. (Star Trek: Pioneer: "In Custody", "Torment and Woe")

Circa 2385, Rear Admiral Karen Frost was commanding officer of the Third. Her flagship was the Galaxy-class USS Nathaniel (NCC-75635). (Starfleet Command (RPG))

In the continuity of Starfleet Command (RPG), there were only four numbered fleets, of which the Third Fleet was one.

25th Century[]

During the Iconian War in 2410, the Third Fleet was ambushed by the Heralds en route to an objective and was annihilated without even getting off a distress signal. (Bait and Switch: "All In")

Fleet elements[]

All Starfleet Command (RPG) unless otherwise specified:

Notable ships assigned to the Third Fleet[]

The following were vessels assigned to the Third Fleet as of 2380:

Star Trek: Pioneer[]

The USS Pioneer from Star Trek: Pioneer

"Fall of the Apollo" from Star Trek: Pioneer

The USS Saladin from Star Trek: Pioneer

The USS Ticonderoga from Star Trek: Pioneer

The following ships were part of the Third Fleet, and served during the Coalition War.

Flagship: USS Normandy (NCC-10189) ("The Hornet's Nest")

Bait and Switch[]

Star Trek: Phoenix-X[]

Fan organizations[]

The Third Fleet was also a nickname for chapters in Region 3 of Starfleet International. (Starfleet International: Scott A. Akers, et al., Master Genealogy: Starfleet Region 3)

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