The USS Kelvin (NCC-0514) was an Einstein-class Federation survey vessel in service with Starfleet in the 23rd century. By the early 2230s, the Kelvin was under the command of Captain Richard Robau. Also aboard the Kelvin at this time was Lieutenant Commander George Kirk, serving as first officer, and his wife, Winona. (Star Trek)

Winona Kirk's billet aboard Kelvin was unrevealed.
The Kelvin's assignment patch was based on the Cochrane delta, as was that of the USS Enterprise, commissioned in 2245. This suggests that, in the Primeverse, Kelvin had been destroyed or decommissioned by that year.

Alternate reality[edit | edit source]

In an alternate 2233, the Kelvin detected a large black hole which had been created in 2387 by the detonation of a red matter device. Soon after, a large starship of unidentified origin emerged from the black hole and launched an attack on the Kelvin. The Kelvin's defenses were soon overwhelmed by a barrage of torpedoes, but the attack was suddenly stopped and the Narada's first officer Ayel requested that Captain Robau come aboard to discuss terms.

With no other options, Robau turned command over to Kirk and went aboard the Narada, where he was quickly killed by its captain, Nero. Battle quickly resumed, and Kirk ordered the Kelvin's crew to abandon ship, he then tried to engage the autopilot and ram the Narada, but with that system damaged, Kirk himself had to pilot the Kelvin and sacrifice his life to save the crew, including his wife and newly born son, James. (Star Trek)

A dissertation by then-Starfleet cadet Christopher Pike on the events surrounding the Kelvin's destruction became a successful theatrical production at Starfleet Academy. (A Flight to Remember)

Delta Dynamics[edit | edit source]

In this continuity, the Kelvin -- with a different registry, NCC-O434 -- was formerly the USS Rahman, a Syracuse-class, Boston-subclass, destroyer that was retasked as an observation ship in 2235. What seemed to be a leading zero in the registry was in fact a letter O, indicating that observational status. Kelvin, and her sister ships Einstein and Gray, continued that role for nearly 50 years. All three vessels were decommissioned by 2282. (Star Fleet Starship Recognition Manual: Report: Syracuse Destroyer)

Star Trek: Accord[edit | edit source]

Soledad Ibañez was an engineering specialist on Kelvin in the 2230s. (Star Trek: Accord: "Year One"; Star Trek: Shadowstar Station: "Soledad")

This posited that there's a Prime universe version of the Kelvin, with at least a secondary hull and warp nacelle that looks more like the counterpart Constitution-class sections.

Star Trek: Eagle[edit | edit source]

Tavek's father Sorv served on the Kelvin briefly in the 2230s as a petty officer. (Star Trek: Eagle)

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In one possible timeline, the USS Kelvin was seriously damaged in the Battle of Donatu V in 2244 but was saved by the USS Enterprise, NX-0002. The Enterprise towed the derelict USS Kelvin back to Earth where it was retired and put into the Starfleet Museum.(Citation needed)

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