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These are the voyages of the starship Hephaestion from its launch in 2343 to its last mission over Barzan II in 2399.

USS Hephaestion (Archive)

Fourth Fleet

The Hephaestion was an Excelsior-class starship first launched in 2343 which served in Starfleet until her destruction in 2399. During this fifty-year career, the Hephaestion served with distinction in the Federation-Cardassian War and the Dominion War, but was primarily a ship of exploration. Although decommissioned in 2386, then-Rear Admiral Jonathan Knox had her put back to service in 2393 as his flagship.

For views of her interior, check out Tadeo D’Oria’s awesome renders of the Potemkin, one of the Hephaestion’s sister ships:

Main Bridge | Captain’s Ready Room | Observation Lounge | Briefing Room
Main Engineering | Sickbay | Battle Bridge | Aft Shuttlebay

Command History

2358-2371 – Captain Renatta Thompson
2371-2386 – Captain Jonathan Knox
2386-2393 – Out of Commission
2393-2399 – Captain Raoul Fontaine

Arcturus Wayfinding Squadron

Arcturus Wayfinding Squadron is an elite exploratory unit that specializes in finding new ways forward for Starfleet, both in a literal navigational sense and through diplomatic overtures to secure routes out into deep space.

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Crew Manifest

Name Position Rank
Commanding Officer
ID: 669
Chief Medical Officer
ID: 669

Recent Stories

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23 September 2021

dulce et decorum est

USS Hephaestion: Dominion War Stories

It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death, all things appear fair. – Homer “Your quarters are filthy, Gaudain.” Gaudain smirked as he thought of an appropriate response to that statement. He liked the way Durand had turned his [...]

17 July 2021


USS Hephaestion: Sifting through Memories

Chief Science Officer’s Personal Log, Stardate 39536 It’s been an interesting first day to say the least. I was worried the Hephaestion might be a sedate and dreary assignment, but if the trip over from the Galaxy was any indication, we’re sure to be in for a wild ride. The [...]

17 July 2021


USS Hephaestion: Sifting through Memories

A few days after the funeral, Cadet Cody Knox-Stanton fished the isolinear chip his mother had given him out of his pocket and slid it into the slot on his holographic screen. He had made sure that the bedroom door was securely locked before doing so, as he wasn’t ready to share anything he [...]