Captain Ronald Tracey commanded the Exeter in the 2260s until 2268, when a pathogen from the planet Omega IV killed the entire crew, apart from Tracey, who survived on the planet until arrested by James Kirk six months later for violation of the Prime Directive. (TOS: "The Omega Glory")
The Exeter was decommissioned in 2297. (Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 4: Starships of the Original Series Era)
- The badges used in "The Omega Glory" were made from a cut-up hand bag. The Starship Exeter costumes used gold fabric embroidered with black.
No official registry was established for the Exeter during the initial run of the Star Trek television series. In "The Omega Glory", the vessel was seen in from a distance which established her as a starship, a term that was used throughout the entire series to described the USS Enterprise and other vessels of a similar configuration, which we would later come to know as the Constitution class.
Several publications (most notably Stephen E. Whitfield's The Making of Star Trek and Franz Joseph's Star Fleet Technical Manual) list Exeter with the registry NCC-1706. This is the registry shown in Starship Exeter and Star Trek: The Animated Series Comics.
More recently, official sources, including the official Star Trek web site and Michael Okuda’s Star Trek Encyclopedia and Star Trek Chronology, list the ship's registry as NCC-1672. This registry was assigned by Greg Jein, a model maker who worked with Okuda on TNG and the later incarnations of the Star Trek franchise. The number was derived from a chart in the office of Commodore Stone at Starbase 11 in "Court Martial". “Star Trek: Remastered” consistently uses the Jein registries, and in the remastered version of "The Omega Glory" the Exeter's registry is clearly visible as NCC-1672.
In this continuity, after Exeter was towed away from Omega IV, she was renamed USS Indomitable. (Hobbyist's Guide to the UFP Starfleet, Part 1b)
- In this continuity, the first Constitution-class Exeter, NCC-1672, was destroyed in orbit of Omega IV to prevent the spread of the plague onboard. A second Exeter, NCC-1706, was commissioned in 2272 and had linear warp drive, then recently introduced. ("Captain's Bars")
Ben al-Faisal was in command of Exeter beginning in 2282. ("Captain's Bars") As part of Task Force Four in 2285, Exeter survived the onslaught of Kelvan invasion forces and joined up with Task Force Six. (In Harm's Way)
In the continuity of one Starfleet International chapter, the USS Exeter (NX-1706), an Enterprise-subclass starship, was one of the many heavy cruiser testbeds for transwarp drive ca. 2285. (Starfleet International: Starfleet Communiqué, May 1985)
- Different chapters in Starfleet International used the fictional metaphor of the Constitution-class USS Exeter in the early years of the parent organization. The Constitution class was a popular one, so there was more than one chapter named Exeter, Intrepid II, Lexington, Saratoga, etc.
A mission, led by Commander John Quincy Garrovick, was later put together by Starfleet Command to recover Exeter. She was successfully retrieved, decontaminated and returned to service under Garrovick's command. (Starship Exeter: "The Savage Empire")
- Commanding officer: John Quincy Garrovick
- Chief Science Officer: Jo Harris
- Security Chief/Tactical Officer: Paul Cutty
- Communications Officer: B'fuselek
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- Star Trek fan films:
- Star Trek: The Animated Series Comics:
- Issue #6 "Home is not a Place"
- Special #1 "For Death or Glory"
- Orion Press
- The Mindsweeper
- In Harm's Way
|Starships named Exeter|
|USS Exeter (NCC-1672) - USS Exeter (NCC-26531)|
- USS Exeter (NCC-1672) article at Memory Alpha, the canon Star Trek wiki.
- USS Exeter (NCC-1672) article at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek wiki.
- Starship Exeter official website
- Jackill's: Starfleet Heavy Cruiser Constitution-Class (2nd Pilot) (1999)
- Strategic Design: Constitution-Class NX-1700 Starship Prototype (2009)
- USS Enterprise Heavy Cruiser Class Star Trek (TOS): Profile, Cutaway, and Deck Plans (2020)