Farragut was launched on Stardate 38110 from the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards; the third starship to bear the name. It was immediately pressed into service within the Exploration Command for four years before being retrofitted with weapons and propulsion upgrades at the Antares Ship Yards on Stardate 42740.4. Captain Krystine Leone was appointed in command of the Farragut in mid-2366 (Stardate 43224.28) and held command until 2372. (Star Trek: Full Speed Ahead: "Damn the Torpedoes")
The Farragut was based out of Starbase 310 near the Cardassian border and participated in policing civilian shipping lanes along with the USS Phoenix until 2367. (Star Trek: Full Speed Ahead: "Milk Run")
On Stardate 43997, the Farragut, USS Lexington, and USS Excalibur were ordered to join the assembled fleet at Wolf 359, but did not arrive until after the battle was lost. Instead, they spearheaded the search and rescue mission to pick up escape pods and shuttles left behind. (Star Trek: The Quarterdeck Breed: "Farragut")
In 2371, the Farragut led a small flotilla of Starfleet vessels to rescue the marooned crew of the USS Enterprise from Veridian III, when the saucer section crash-landed after the stardrive section detonated due to a warp core breach. (Star Trek Generations)
While on a mission to defend the colony on Ajilon Prime during the Second Federation-Klingon War, the Farragut was destroyed by the Klingons en route near the Lambatta Cluster in 2373. (DS9: "Nor the Battle to the Strong")
The ship was named in honor of American naval officer David Farragut, first Admiral of the Navy, who commanded Union ships during the American Civil War. Admiral Farragut was famous for his rallying cry, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"
|Starships named Farragut|
|USS Farragut (NCC-1647) - USS Farragut (NCC-1702) - USS Farragut (NCC-1921) - USS Farragut (NCC-2582) - USS Farragut (NCC-60597)|