In 2269, Commander Costley was the first officer of the USS Courageous, a Miranda-class starship undertaking a scientific research mission. He attempted to bring the ship's new second officer, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, out of his shell and get him to socialise with the rest of the crew.
In 2270, the Courageous and the USS Enterprise were defending the Bajoran colony of Pillagra on planet R-855 II from an attack by the Ascendants. Costley was severely injured when the Courageous was rammed by an Ascendant starship intent on destroying it. (TOS novel: Allegiance in Exile)
|USS Courageous (NCC-1805) personnel|
|Berenson • M. Caulder • J. Costley • Jackson • Pearson • Ramsey • Riordan • H. Sulu • March • Teglas • Tejada • Trenna • M. Wass|