- For other uses, see Potemkin.
The USS Potemkin (NCC-1657) was a Federation Constitution-class heavy cruiser in service to Starfleet in the 23rd century. The Potemkin had a crew complement of over 400. (TOS episode: "The Ultimate Computer", TNG novelization: Relics)
- The Star Fleet Technical Manual lists the Potemkin's registry number as NCC-1711, while the FASA RPG series gives the registry as NCC-1702. However, the canon registry for the Potemkin was given in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
In the early 2250s, the Potemkin and the USS Lexington were sent to reinforce the squadron composed of the USS Enterprise, USS Excalibur and USS Hood due to the destruction of Starbase 18 and the gathering of Klingon forces near Adelson. (TOS novel: The Children of Kings)
At a unknown point in the 2260's. Daniel Paris served on the Potemkin with distinction.(Template:Stargazer:Progenitor).
Later, under the command of Captain Konstantin, Potemkin was sent to the planet Nador with Federation troops to resolve the hostage crisis on the planet, but was called off by Captain James T. Kirk after the Enterprise crew resolved the crisis. (TOS novel: Gemini)
In late 2267, the Potemkin, under Captain Mikel Garson, led a fleet consisting of the Potemkin, the USS Exeter, the USS Farragut, USS Hood and six scout ships under the command of Admiral Jake Iota to stop a supposed Romulan invasion. (TOS novel: Web of the Romulans)
In 2269, Yeoman Tonia Barrows transferred to the Potemkin from the Enterprise. The Potemkin discovered the derelict IKS Ul'lud and salvaged a number of items from the vessel, including the flower; Fire Blossom. (TOS novel: Faces of Fire)
The Potemkin was to rendezvous with the Enterprise, at the Beta Aurigae system, but the Enterprise was diverted elsewhere delaying the rendezvous until shortly after stardate 5949.99. (TOS episode: "Turnabout Intruder"; TOS comic: "Captain's Personal Log")
In 2270, the Potemkin, under the command of Captain Sukaru Tutakai, was sent to meet with the USS Pompeii and the USS Enterprise to retake the stolen USS Star Empire. The Potemkin was damaged in the battle, especially when the Enterprise switched sides. The Potemkin surrendered after the Pompeii was destroyed. (TOS - Fortunes of War novel: Dreadnought!)
In 2273, the Potemkin, which had received some significant damage had received a refitting. Still under the command of Sukaru Tutakai. Potemkin transported Scott, Uhura and Chekov to Neural. Arriving at Neural, Potemkin rescued Kirk, Atella, Krell and the remaining crew from a unnamed Klingon freighter while at the same time she held off the Klingon bird of Prey ChoonaQ and rescued the Captain Cook, an old Starfleet vessel. Potemkin latter recovered the bodies of Rowland, Burch and Hay.(TOS novel: Serpents in the Garden)
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- Star Trek: The Original Series
- Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Star Trek: Stargazer
|Ships named Potemkin|
|Federation Starfleet||USS Potemkin (Daedalus-class) • USS Potemkin (NCC-1657, Constitution-class) • USS Potemkin (Proxima-class) • USS Potemkin (NCC-2005, Excelsior-class) • USS Potemkin (NCC-18253, Excelsior-class) • USS Potemkin (Defiant-class)|
|Earth Starfleet||SS Potemkin|
| Federation Starfleet|
|USS Potemkin||Terran Empire||ISS Potemkin (NCC-1657, Constitution-class)|