The USS Hornet (NCC-1714) was a Constitution-class heavy cruiser (of the Bonhomme Richard subclass) in Starfleet service during the mid- to late-23rd century. By 2265, all Bonhomme Richards (of the three types) had been upgraded to the Constitution Flight III standard. (Star Fleet Starship Recognition Manual: Report #298: Constitution Heavy Cruiser)
During the Kelvan War, Hornet was one of the Starfleet vessels assigned to Task Force Four. After engagements with the Kelvan invasion force, it survived until the arrival of Task Force Six. (Orion Press: In Harm's Way)
- USS Hornet (NCC-1714) article at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek wiki.
- Star Fleet Starship Recognition Manual: Report #298: Constitution Heavy Cruiser