- For other uses, see Daedalus.
Upon the creation of the Federation Starfleet, Director Chinua Abute, the man in charge of the new fleet, offered the Daedalus (under construction at the time) to one of the six captains of the early Starfleet: Aaron Stiles, Connor Dane, Alonis Cobaryn, Hiro Matsura, Bryce Shumar, and Michael Hagedorn.
The refit of the Daedalus was completed in 2161 at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards, and Captain Hiro Matsura became the first commander of the Daedalus and her crew of 230. Out of all the candidates, Matsura was chosen largely due to his ingenuity, which he demonstrated in finding the solution to an alien attack during a Starfleet joint mission to the Oreias system. (ST novel: Starfleet: Year One)
By 2165, Malcolm Reed had gained command of the Daedalus. In that year, Daedalus became the first Federation starship to visit Organia, though the crew was confused at the seemingly primitive society's nonchalance about the Starfleet presence. The ship's helmsman was Georges Picard. (ST reference: Federation: The First 150 Years)
|United Earth, Starfleet (until 2161)||A.G. Robinson • Adirondack • Archon • Armstrong • Bach • Carolina • Cowpens • Daedalus • Dykstra • Essex • Franklin Roosevelt • Gettysburg • Heinlein • Jein • Kearsarge • Kon-Tiki • Lovell • Nez Perce • Nightingale • Okuda • Olympus • Pilgrim • Probert • Ptolemy • Shepard • Stephen Decatur • Valley Forge • William Clark • Yeager • Yorktown • Zefram Cochrane|
|Federation, Starfleet||Anson • Archon • Benjamin Franklin • Daedalus • Discovery • Drake • Essex • Heisenberg • Horizon • Lindbergh • Lovell • Masao • Republic • Rochelle • Valiant • Wakefield • Zander|
The Daedalus's name and registry was included on graphics in the software for ST video game: Legacy that did not end up in the final version of the game. Had the ship's name been included, it would have referenced the vessel as having been active in the Earth Starfleet in the year 2159 with the registry NCC-170.