- For other uses, see Excelsior.
The USS Excelsior (registry NCC-1718) was a Federation starship, a Constitution-class heavy cruiser in service to Starfleet in the late 23rd century. (FASA RPG module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)
In 2269, the Excelsior, under the command of Captain LaLiberte, along with the USS Republic, was dispatched to Altair VII in response to an unknown entity that had been attacking several targets in the Beta Quadrant. Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise discovered that a vast machine planet intelligence from a parallel universe called Nagha was behind the attacks. (TOS - The New Voyages 2 short story: "The Sleeping God")
- 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.
|Ships named Excelsior|
| Federation, Starfleet|
|USS Excelsior (NCC-1718, Constitution-class) • USS Excelsior (NCC-2000, 23rd century Excelsior-class prototype) • USS Excelsior (NCC-21445, 24th century) • USS Excelsior (NCC-2000-D, 25th century, Excelsior-class) • see also: Excelsior-class|
| Federation Starfleet|
|USS Excelsior (NCC-1729, Armstrong-class)|| Terran Empire, Starfleet|
|ISS Excelsior (NCC-2000, Excelsior-class prototype) • ISS Excelsior (NCC-2000-D, Excelsior-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|