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The USS Essex (alternately registered as NCC-1697, NCC-1727 and NCC-1719) was a Federation starship, a Constitution-class class I/class IX heavy cruiser in service to Starfleet in the late 23rd century. (TOS references: Star Fleet Technical Manual, Star Trek Encyclopedia; FASA RPG module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual; ST video game: Starfleet Command)
- The Star Trek Encyclopedia gave this ship the registry NCC-1697, while Star Fleet Technical Manual and Starfleet Command referred to this vessel as being registered NCC-1727, and the Federation Ship Recognition Manual mentioned the Essex being NCC-1719.
The Essex was commissioned and launched on reference stardate 2/0104. She was later refit as a mk III Achernar-subclass on reference stardate 2/0209. (FASA RPG module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)
In 2269, the Essex was under the command of Captain Salar. That year, the crew intervened during a Klingon attempt to interfere with the culture of 34 Kraol III. (FASA RPG module: An Imbalance of Power)
By the 2280s decade, Essex was outfitted as a command cruiser (CC). The ship was easily modifiable with additional technology to become the advanced command cruiser (CC+). (ST video game: Starfleet Command)
- No history or fate is established for this vessel in Starfleet Command as its name was randomly assigned to a cruiser vessel by the game software.
The ship was decommissioned in 2297. (Decipher RPG module: Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 4: Starships of the Original Series Era)
|Ships named Essex|
|USS Essex (Daedalus-class) • USS Essex (Constitution-class) • USS Essex (frigate) • USS Essex Prinn (Thomas Paine-class) • USS Essex (Akira-class) • USS Essex (Galaxy-class) • USS Essex (Sovereign-class)|
|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|