The USS Hathaway (NCC-2593) was a Constellation-class exploration cruiser on active Starfleet duty in the 23rd and 24th centuries. Though its keel had been laid down as early as 2276 (TOS novel: Honor Blade), it wasn't launched until 2285 from Luna's Copernicus Ship Yards.

In the continuity of Delta Dynamics, the ship was originally scheduled to be named Stargazer, but was renamed Hathaway. (Hobbyist's Guide to the UFP Starfleet, Part 1b)

Hathway's first commanding officer was Paul Freeman, with Saavik serving as first officer. (Orion Press: Chekov's Enterprise, "Freefall")

In 2288, the Hathaway rescued victims of the T'crala disaster. (Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 4: Starships of the Original Series Era)

Hathaway was originally assigned to the Seventh Fleet until at least the 2290s. Sal Johnson, son of Commodore Barry Johnson, was a Hathaway officer in the early 2290s. (Star Trek: Avenger: "Aftermath")

Along with other ships of the Sixth Fleet, Hathaway was tasked with the exploration of the Beta Quadrant on a seven-year mission at the beginning of 2296. (Orion Press: "New Orders")

The Hathaway was decommissioned and abandoned in the Braslota system by 2364, when it was reactivated for war games with the USS Enterprise-D, and later played a role in the Klingon Civil War. (TNG: "Peak Performance", "Redemption, Part II")

Nomenclature[edit | edit source]

The Star Trek Encyclopedia suggests Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare, as inspiration for the starship's name.

Fanon[edit | edit source]

In Star Trek: The Kearsarge Chronicles, the ship was said to be named after Ellen Hathaway, a Federation Council President of earlier in the 23rd century.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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Fan organizations[edit | edit source]

A chapter of Starfleet International called the USS Hathaway existed in the 1990s. Its city of charter was Hershey, Pennsylvania and its chapter president was Michael Hess. (Starfleet International: Starfleet Communiqué, May 1985)

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