- For other uses, see Challenger.
The Challenger was built to Mk II specifications and entered service on reference stardate 2/0008. She was later refit to Mk III (Achernar-subclass) specifications on stardate 2/0508. The Challenger was later refit to become a Mk I Enterprise-subclass on stardate 2/1707. (FASA RPG module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)
The Challenger was due to be recommissioned about a month after stardate 8036, in the 2270s. Commander Patrick Brady was assigned as the vessel's first officer, and took a short assignment as acting first officer of the USS Enterprise for training. (TOS novel: Enemy Unseen)
|Bonhomme Richard-subclass (Constitution-class mk II class I/class XI cruiser/heavy cruiser starships)|
|Refit with mk II engines||Kongo|
|Built to mk II specifications||Bismark • Bonhomme Richard • Centurion (fm. Farragut II) • Constellation II • Challenger • Eagle • El Dorado • Endeavour • Essex • Excelsior • Hornet • Intrepid • Kent • Merrimac • Monitor • Saratoga • Valiant II • Wasp • Yamato|
|Authorized for construction||Ari • Defiance • Krieger • Lafayette • Tori|