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The USS Franklin (NX-326) was a starship of the 22nd century.

History and specificationsEdit

The Franklin originated as a United Earth starship in Earth Starfleet service in the 22nd century, notably as the first warp 4 prototype. (TOS movie: Beyond)

This vessel was one of a number of vessels named Franklin, for various persons and places that share that name, including Benjamin Franklin, a statesman of Earth history. Another ship in service in the year 2159 also shared this name, the Strider-class USS Franklin. (ST video game: Legacy)

After service to Earth as the prototype warp 4 vessel, this vessel was eventually adopted into Federation Starfleet service, commanded by Balthazar M. Edison, following the founding of the United Federation of Planets. Franklin disappeared in 2164. Popular speculation ranged from the ship being captured by Romulans to being captured by a giant green hand. (TOS movie: Beyond)

Alternate realityEdit

In an alternate reality created by Nero's time travel, the Franklin was rediscovered in 2263 by Captain James T. Kirk and the survivors of the USS Enterprise crashed on the planet Altamid. By then it was the home of Jaylah, who had placed it under a holographic cloak to hide the ship from Edison, who by then was known as Krall.

Repairing the Franklin, Kirk and the crew of the late Enterprise left Altamid and defeated Krall as he attempted to destroy Yorktown Station with a bio-weapon. After the incident, the ship crashed in Yorktown Station with the surviving crewmembers disembarking there. (TOS movie: Beyond)



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Ships named Franklin
United Earth, Starfleet USS Franklin (NX-326, warp 4 ship)USS Franklin (NCC-246, Strider-class) Seal of United Earth United Earth Starfleet Emblem
Federation, Starfleet USS Franklin (NX-326, warp 4 ship)USS Benjamin Franklin (NCC-013, Daedalus-class)USS Benjamin Franklin (Clarke-class)USS Franklin (NCC-1743, Constitution-class)USS Franklin (Defiant-class)see also: shuttlecraft Franklin Ufp-emblem Starfleet Command logo


Warning: The following content contains spoilers for Star Trek Beyond.

This Franklin's time as the prototype warp 4 ship, in the primary universe timeline, would have been in Earth service prior to subsequent warp 5 ships that had been built during Star Trek: Enterprise. The Star Trek Beyond ship, in the course of the film, was revealed to have been adopted into Federation Starfleet service in the 2160s decade, after ST video game: Legacy showed a Strider-class USS Franklin, in the Earth-Romulan War era of the year 2159. It is possible the warp 4 ship Franklin had been taken out of service and then recommissioned after the Strider-class Franklin's retirement, or the two vessels had been in service concurrently (possibly with one or both having a different namesake). A third possibility is that the changed premise between the sources means there are alternating realities at play. Since no source explains the mechanism for any possible timeline discontinuity, this wiki does not present any such speculation.

In reality, the Franklin was named for director Justin Lin's father, Frank Lin. The registry was derived from 3/26, the late Leonard Nimoy's birthday. [1]

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