Operation Retrieve was the code name of a mission proposed by Starfleet Colonel Patrick West upon the arrest of Captain James T. Kirk and Doctor Leonard McCoy for the assassination of Chancellor Gorkon in 2293. It was devised, in light of increasing tensions between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire, to extricate the officers from their captivity by military force.

The details of the operation involved a direct incursion by several starships launched from Starbase 24 to the penal world of Rura Penthe, well within Klingon territory, and was expected to last no more than 24 hours with an acceptable loss to equipment and manpower. The Starfleet Marine Corps was also to have landed troops on Rura Penthe in a direct assault on the prison complex.

The plan was mooted by the Federation President and was subsequently proven to be unnecessary following the escape of Kirk and McCoy from their own imprisonment. (TOS movie: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country).

Fleet plansEdit

A document numbered 7824.5 described the proposed start locations of the ships available to be in the incursion force, based on their locations is sectors 21166 through 23094.

starship registry commanding officer location
USS Excelsior NCC-2000 H. Sulu sector 21185
USS Potemkin NCC-1657 D.M. Flinn sector 21185
USS John Muir NCC-1732 S.C. Jaffe Starbase 24
USS Helin NCC-1692 R. Brookshire sector 21290
USS Endeavour NCC-1895 D. Wise sector 22849
USS Eagle NCC-956 K. Garretson sector 22858
USS Republic NCC-1371 H. Zimmerman sector 22956
USS Kongo NCC-1710 N. Rodis sector 21803
USS Whorfin NCC-1024 H. Narita sector 21399
USS Springfield NCC-1963 D. Bayard sector 21835
USS Challenger NCC-2032 M. Michaels sector 21166
USS Constellation NX-1974 G. Cantamessa sector 23006
USS Scovill NCC-1598 D. Hulett sector 21837
USS Lantree NCC-1837 K. Glover sector 22858
USS Oberth NCC-602 R. Morey sector 22956
USS Emden NCC-1856 C. Thomas sector 21803
USS Korolev NCC-2014 J. Downer sector 21399
USS Ahwahnee NCC-2048 D. Tathwell sector 21835

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