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Trek Timeline to 2368
* TIMELINE OF STAR TREK HISTORY *
Editing and Compilation By Alex Rosenzweig
(All Years--Old Earth Calendar)
1969--First Terran sets foot upon Luna.
1972--Apollo Program concludes.
1975--Apollo/Soyuz Test Project marks first cooperative effort between
United States and Soviet Union.
1981--United States launches first space shuttle.
1986--Space shuttle _Challenger_ explodes 73 seconds after liftoff, killing
all aboard and setting the U.S. space program back by more than 2
years. Soviets launch Mir space station.
1987--Andorians test prototypes of interplanetary craft.
1992-1996--Eugenics Wars (World War III) result from takeovers by
genetically-engineered "supermen" led by Khan Noonian Singh.
1996--"Supermen" defeated in joint NATO/Soviet Bloc actions, paving the way
for planetary unification. _S.S. Botany Bay_, a DY-100 interplanetary
explorer developed in the early 1990's, is launched, carrying Khan and
over 80 other "supermen" in cryogenic sleep.
1996--First Andorian colonization of another planet.
1997--Space station placed in Earth orbit by NASA/ESA/Japan consortium,
with Soviet assistance.
1998--International program returns man to Luna. Intensive mining,
scientific, and support operations begin.
2001--New millennium is heralded by formation of United Earth (governed by
a revised and strengthened United Nations) and UESPA (United Earth
Space Probe Agency).
2002--Nomad probe launched into deep space.
2002--Terra's United Nations Scientific Council releases a 15-year
projection estimating off world and space-oriented industry to grow at
an exponential rate.
2003--The United Space Initiative is signed in New York, on Terra. This
landmark agreement will focus and accelerate Human exploration of the
Sol System for the benefit of all Humanity.
2003--Using solar sails, Alpha Centaurians begin a concerted effort to
explore their stellar system.
2004--Farside Moonbase begins operations on Luna.
2008--First manned expedition to Mars reaches the Red Planet. Others
follow within months, per prearranged plan.
2012--Marsbase 1 begins search for extraterrestrial life.
2014--First explorations and investigations of the asteroid belt.
2018--Improvements in engine technology make "sleeper ships" unnecessary.
DY-200 vessels designed. _S.S. Savannah_ (a DY-100) reaches Jupiter.
2020--Colonel Shaun Geoffrey Christopher walks on the moons of Saturn.
Vulcan scientist Sardax proves the feasibility of interstellar travel
using the base camp approach to long-range exploration. Alpha
Centauri Concordium of Planets is founded.
2022--Death of Jackson Roykirk.
2024--Reunification of Ireland, after a series of terrorist acts on both
sides returns the issue to prominence in the New United Nations.
2025--Birth of Zefram Cochrane.
2028--Astronomers on Alpha Centauri VII pick up intelligent signals from
outside their system. These signals will later be identified as
originating from Vulcan.
2029--Farside Moonbase detects first intelligent signals from space heard
2030--Matriarchal society established on Cygnet XIV after a global
2032--Discovering their capacity for self-sufficiency, Mars settlements
announce Fundamental Declarations of the Martian Colonies, declaring
independence. Continued trade with Earth builds the colonies.
2032--The New United Nations commissions Solar Fleet for security and
rescue purposes throughout the inhabited Sol System.
2036--Colonel Green sparks Earth's last genocidal war.
2036--New United Nations declares that no Terran citizen can be made to
answer for the crimes of his race or forebears.
2036-2037--New space-time researches find holes in the general theory of
relativity, making faster-than-light communication and travel
theoretically possible, though not yet an actuality.
2037--Under contract to UESPA, NASA launches the Carybdis, under the
command of Steven Richey.
2038--Development of "starliners" for interstellar travel begins.
2039--Terran Pluto Base becomes operational.
2041-2043--Developments in interplanetary travel continue. DY-300 and
DY-400 vessels constructed.
2042--_UESP Enterprise_ launched on first interstellar voyage to Alpha
2043-2047--Mind-Control Revolts take place on Terra, as the use by some
local governments of drugs and behavior implants to control their
populations is brought to a halt.
2044--All contact is lost with the Carybdis.
2045--The New United Nations celebrates 100 years of cooperation among the
peoples of Terra. People throughout the Sol System take part.
2048--_UESP Enterprise_ reaches Alpha Centauri and finds the 7th planet
already inhabited, apparently by the descendents of the ancient Greeks
transported from Earth by the Preservers.
2049--DY-500 vessels appear for interplanetary use. Dilithium discovered
on Jupiter V (Amalthea). Inspired in part by the unique properties of
dilithium, Zefram Cochrane begins space warp experiments.
2050--Kzinti reach Sol System and begin first Man-Kzin war. Cait
establishes it's first world government.
2051--Discovery and use of warp drive enables mankind to defeat the Kzinti.
2053--_S.S. Bonaventure_, the first warp drive vessel, leaves Earth to
survey other star systems.
2053--Zancmar Hodgkins publishes his Law of Parallel Planet Development,
stating that similar planets develop similar lifeforms with similar
2054--Formal diplomatic relations are begun between Earth and Alpha
2057-2059--Construction of several Galactic Survey Cruisers by UESPA.
2060--_S.S. Valiant_ sent on mission to galaxy's edge, where it is lost.
2063--_Bonaventure_ returns with vast amounts of new information about
other planets and races. Alpha Centauri and Earth begin cultural
2064--_Franklin_-series warp-driven message probe becomes operational.
2065--_Bonaventure_ discovers Axanar and its intelligent but non-
spacefaring humanoid race.
2079--_Bonaventure_ lost on third voyage.
2080's--Colonies established in nearby systems. Plans made for further
2088--Birth of Harmon Axelrod, first President of the Federation Council.
2089--Earth ships discover an empire of slave worlds dominated by the
Vegans, a strange, telepathically-linked race. Earth-Vega War ends
the Vegan Tyranny. The defeated Vegans mass-suicide, leaving their
homeworld, Vega IX, open for colonization.
2090--First contact with Tellarites. Admiral Abel Niwen leads the
exploratory fleet that reaches 61 Cygni.
2093--First contact with Andorians.
2095--Andor joins the informal alliance with Tellar, Terra, and Alpha
2100--First contact with Vulcans.
2101--Beginning of Earth-Vulcan cultural exchange.
2105--New Paris colonized by starliner _Lafayette_.
2112--Zefram Cochrane disappears from Alpha Centauri at age 87.
2119--First contact with Orion Colony worlds in Rigel system.
2121-2122--The first joint scientific project between Terra, Alpha
Centauri, and Vulcan shows tangible benefits when a new series of
research probes are launched from all 3 worlds.
2123--The _S.S. Mariposa_, a heavily modified DY-500 class vessel, leaves
Earth. It is bound for the Phicus sector.
2125--An unknown disease spreads through Earth's 200-person research base
on Pluto, leaving no survivors. The disease is later linked to a
contaminated souvenir brought in by a careless Orion trader. This is
the first unpleasant incident between Terrans and Orions, and helps to
set the tone for future relations.
2134--Well-preserved remains of the galaxy's oldest civilization, estimated
to be 7.5 billion years old, are found on UFC-522-IV.
2139--First evidence of extra-galactic life is discovered when an unknown
probe is recovered from Sector 24.
2147--Colonization of Deneva.
2152--A series of meetings takes place on Vulcan, attended by delegates of
the 5 major spacefaring governments. This attempt to establish a
single, unifying government fails to receive popular support because
its primary goals and policies are not adequately defined. Diplomats
agree to work on defining the roles and responsibilities of the new
2152--Theta VII colony established.
2161--Formation of the United Federation of Planets, as Terrans, Alpha
Centaurians, Tellarites, Andorians, and Vulcans gather on Babel to
ratify the Articles of Federation.
2161--In the first example of Federation military cooperation, the Alpha
Centaurian _Djartanna_-class destroyer enters service in the Terran
United Earth Space Probe Agency.
2162--UFP Infonet becomes first Federation-wide news gathering and
2163--Space buoys are deployed to improve navigation and security within
2163--Alpha III is admitted to the Federation.
2164--Star Fleet Academy is founded to begin standardized training of
personnel. Previously, Star Fleet personnel had been drawn from the
space fleets of each member system of the UFP.
2164--Federation starships first use the prefix "U.S.S." (United Space
2164--The _U.S.S. Atlas_, a Federation cargo ship operating near the
frontier of Federation space, is attacked and destroyed, although this
is not known until the recovery of its recorder/marker buoy containing
a complete transcript of the events preceding her destruction. 14
days after the attack, when the _Atlas_ fails to arrive as scheduled
at the Sector 5D Agricultural Colony, it is listed as missing.
2164--Vega IX is admitted to the Federation.
2166--A Star Fleet scout ship recovers the recorder/marker buoy from the
_Atlas_. Tapes from the buoy reveal that the transport was not lost
in space, but was fired upon by enemy aliens of unknown origin.
2167--_Horizon_-class cruiser becomes operational. This is the first class
of starship to be jointly designed and constructed by engineers from
several member systems of the UFP. It will serve with Star Fleet for
almost 5 decades.
2167--U.S.S. _Carrizal_ enters the 128 Trianguli system and discovers the
twin Romulan Homeworlds.
2168--Starbase 1 becomes operational.
2168--_U.S.S. Archon_ disappears during a survey of planet Beta III in star
2169--Starbase 3 is completed and becomes operational.
2170--Birth of Sarek.
2170--"Time warp" variant of warp drive perfected.
2170-2171--Romulan War. The brief but violent conflict is ended by the
conclusion of a treaty. The treaty is negotiated entirely by subspace
2172--First major wave of Triangle settlements begins.
2174--The period of withdrawal from the Neutral Zone permitted under the
peace treaty is over. From this time on, no vessel may cross the
Zone. All Federation culturral exchange programs resume, after having
been suspended during the Romulan War. Federation officials release a
public survey poll showing rising confidence in the UFP and its
ability to perform its intended duties.
2175--Abraham Dannon, author of the Romulan/Federation peace treaty and
chief negotiator of its provisions, is assassinated by a spectator at
a political rally where he was scheduled to speak.
2177--_U.S.S. Horizon_ visits Sigma Iotia II and leaves "The Book".
2179--Colony Terra Five established on Eta Serpentis VI.
2181--Ships of the UFP Galactic Cultural Exchange Project complete their
first visit to all Federation member worlds.
2181--Star Fleet's initial network of manned and automated outposts along
the Neutral Zone becomes operational.
2181--Cait is admitted to the Federation.
2183--First contact with the Klingons. An uneasy peace is established.
2184--Arcturus Test Range begins operations, serving as Star Fleet's newest
propulsion and weaponry test facility.
2185--Catulla is admitted to the Federation.
2186--Deneb system is admitted to the Federation.
2188--Federation membership reaches 100 systems.
2189--The Terra-Return League is formed on Benecia Colony. It begins the
Back-to-Earth movement, whose goal is to dissolve the UFP and return
all Humans to Sol System.
2190--Tiburon is admitted to the Federation.
2191--Birth of Robert April.
2192--Accession of Rigel results in redefinition of Federation boundaries
to their present extent.
2194--Edos is admitted to the Federation.
2197--The largest spacelift in history evacuates 10 million inhabitants
from Bayard's Planet. The planet is in the path of the expanding Phi
Puma stellar explosion, and the radiation-front will render it
2201--Janus VI mining colony established.
2202--Th'allt, an Andorian colony world, appeals to the Federation Council
for economic protection from Tellarite merchants. The Bureau of
Interstellar Trade and Commerce fails to take timely and effective
action to resolve the situation.
2204--Dissatisfaction with the inner workings of the Federation hierarchy
creates much criticism of the UFP's present structure among many
2204--While conducting "fleet maneuvers" near Th'allt as part of Operation
Archimedes, Andorian Admiral Hathari fires on Tellar-registered
trading ships. This reveals the Scandal of Archimedes, which
emphasizes the unwieldy bureaucracy of the Federation and adds to the
popularity of the Terra-Return League.
2204--Federation colonies established on Cygnia Minor and Beta 6.
2207--Continued discord with UFP policy cripples the Federation's economic
strength and threatens its ability to provide security to all members.
2210--The Second Babel Conference meets to address a number of issues,
including the volatile issues raised by the Terra-Return League.
After lengthy speeches, the vote to dissolve the United Federation of
Planets fails, leaving the Federation intact. Immediately after the
Conference, the Terra-Return League disbands, and its political
2214--Birth of Amanda Grayson.
2214-2219--Klingon activities near the Federation border decrease
drastically during this period, with few Klingon warships seen and the
number of routine confrontations dropping by more than 70%. Star
Fleet Intelligence later learns from Operation Dixie that the Klingons
are fighting a war with an unknown race along their coreward border.
2216--Aldeberan III is admitted to the Federation.
2217--Federation membership reaches 300 systems.
2218--Anagricultural colony is established on Merak II.
2222--Colony established on Tarsus IV.
2223--The largest space rescue in history occurs when the _U.S.S.
Deerslayer_ recovers the 600 passengers and crew of the _S.S. Juliana_
from an unexplored sector.
2224--Discovery of Alpha Majoris system.
2224--Ardana is admitted to the Federation.
2225--Birth of Richard Daystrom. Birth of Christopher Pike.
2227--Birth of Leonard McCoy.
2227--_Larson_-class destroyers are first commissioned.
2229--The _U.S.S. Wells_ inexplicably travels through time as it returns
from a 3-year mission in only 33 days.
2229--A study completed for the Federation Council's Office of Public
Information reports that the new starships will eventually permit a
thorough exploration of all sectors within the Federation's sphere of
influence. This finding supports Star Fleet's recent emphasis on its
2229--_Loknar_-class frigates are first commissioned.
2230--Argelius II is admitted to the Federation.
2231--To celebrate 50 years in business, the Cultural Exchange Project
throws a Federation-wide fair that is long remembered.
2233--_Saladin_-class destroyers, _Hermes_-class scouts, and _Ptolemy_
-class transport/tugs are first commissioned.
2234--Transporter becomes fully operational, after years of testing to
2235--_Nelson_-class scouts first commissioned. The class vessel is
destroyed during testing, and a _Saladin_-class destroyer is named for
it. Impressive performance from this class eventually leads the
_Hermes_-class to be upgraded to _Saladin_-class specifications.
2235--First _Aakenn_-class freighters commissioned.
2237--Daran V is admitted to the Federation.
2237--_Derf_-class tenders and _Detroyat_-class heavy destroyers first
2237--Birth of James Tiberius Kirk.
2238--Memory Alpha established.
2238--First _Independence_-class freighters commissioned.
2240--Memory Alpha opened to general public.
2241--Beta Pavonis IV is surveyed and placed under interdict status due to
ongoing religious warfare.
2244--_Sherman_-class cargo vessels first commissioned.
2244--Construction begins on 14 _Constitution_-class heavy cruisers at the
San Francisco Naval Yards.
2245--Captain Robert April assumes command of the _U.S.S. Enterprise_.
2246--_U.S.S. Valiant_ is lost on an exploratory mission to Eminiar VII
after reporting that the planet is at war with another planet in the
2247--Wrigley's Pleasure Planet founded.
2248--First _Surya_-class frigates commissioned.
2248--Aurelia is admitted to the Federation.
2251--Cygnet XIV is admitted to the federation.
2252--Kodos "The Executioner" murders 4,000 colonists on Tarsus IV during a
2252--The Duchiai Expansion and Malsatz Conflict take place.
2254--First _Cochrane_-class colonial transports commissioned.
2255--Four-Years' War with Klingon Empire begins.
2255--First _Bonhomme Richard_-class heavy cruisers commissioned.
2256--Commodore Robert April retires from Star Fleet to become a Federation
2257--Discovery of Neural.
2257--Mantilles is admitted to the Federation.
2257--First _Coventry_-class frigates commissioned.
2258--Firct contact is made with the Calligar is made by U.S.S.
2258--Discovery of the planet Elysia by the _U.S.S. Clarion_.
2258--Captain Christopher Pike assumes command of the _U.S.S. Enterprise_.
Talos IV expedition takes place early in Pike's command.
2259--Four-Years' War ends with Axanar Peace Mission. Limited diplomatic
channels are established between the 2 sides and concessions are
obtained from each side to create new UFP/Klingon boundaries. A
second colonial expansion begins into the Triangle, resulting in a
trade boom unequalled in known history.
2259-2260--Klingon citizens required to relocate in compliance with the
Treaty of Axanar are transported to planets on their side of the
newly-defined Federation/Klingon border.
2260--General Order Number 1 is specifically suspended for Axanar, and the
planet is established as a UFP protectorate for sociological study.
Based on the anticipated success of the Axanar Culture Mission, the
Federation gives the government of Axanar the right to petition for
full membership in 2310.
2260-2272--12 _Federation_-class dreadnoughts are constructed.
2264--Starbase 27 becomes operational.
2265--UFP intervention abolishes trade in green Orion slave women outside
strict limits of Orion neutrality areas.
2265--Klingons complete base at Mastocal. This base is located very close
to Federation space, in an area of Klingon territory gained as a
result of the Four Years' War.
2265--First contact with the Chyrellkans.
2266--First contact with the Medusans.
2266--First _Coronado_-class Through-Deck Cruisers are commissioned.
2266--The Triangle's strategic location, continued population growth, and
available resources become apparent to Star Fleet Command. Star Fleet
Intelligence adds the Triangle Sector Intelligence operating
2267--The Star's End settlement is colonized with the assistance of 42
_Cochrane_-class colonial transports, forming the largest colonial
convoy to date.
2268--Ingraham B civilization destroyed by flying parasites.
2268--Federation and Klingon forces clash along a wide expanse of space
claimed by both sides.
2269--The Kobax VI crisis occurs when a usurper assassinates the president
of Kobax VI, a Federation world near the Klingon Empire, and declares
the planet independent of the UFP. After the assassin is uncovered as
a Klingon agent, 2 regiments of Star Fleet Marines restore order on
the planet and deter a Klingon invasion.
2271--Armed conflict erupts between the Klingon Empire and the United
Federation of Planets. Both sides suffer heavy casualties and prepare
for full-scale war. Klingon Thought Admiral Krador zantai Rrilac is
reassigned to a military governorship on Muldor IV.
2271--Captain James Kirk assumes command of the _U.S.S. Enterprise_.
2271--The complacency of Star Fleet toward the long-dormant Romulan problem
is shattered when a _Bird of Prey_-class cruiser, using a cloaking
device to shield it from detection, destroys 4 Neutral Zone border
outposts with a new, powerful plasma weapon. The _U.S.S. Enterprise_
pursues the _Bird of Prey_ into the Neutral Zone and picks up images
from the Romulan ship's bridge, revealing the Romulans to be Vulcanoid
in appearance. After taking heavy damage from the _Enterprise_, the
Romulan ship self-destructs.
2271--Representatives from the Federation and Klingon Empire fail to reach
a peaceful resolution to their differences. Warships from the Klingon
Empire invade space claimed by the Federation. A Klingon battle group
under the command of Commander Kor seizes the planet Organia and
transports occupation forces to the planet's surface. The _U.S.S.
Enterprise_ responds to Organia. James Kirk and his first officer are
captured after attacking Klingon military installations on Organia.
As a Star Fleet task force approaches the planet, the Organians
intervene to end the conflict. They impose the Organian Peace Treaty
on both Federation and Klingon forces, thus averting the Second
2271--The _U.S.S. Enterprise_ discovers the DY-100-class vessel _S.S.
Botany Bay_ carrying the surviving Eugenic Supermen. After a failed
attempt to capture the _Enterprise_ Khan Noonian Singh and the others
are left on Ceti Alpha V to colonize the planet, in lieu of formal
2271--The _U.S.S. Enterprise_ makes the first Federation contact with the
Gorn Alliance, after the Gorn destruction of a Federation outpost on
2271--Establishment of Nimbus III, the so-called "Planet of Galactic
Peace", as a joint project of the Federation, Klingon empire, and
Romulan Star Empire.
2272--Coridan question settled at Babel conference.
2272--The starship _U.S.S. Constellation_ is destroyed by a Doomsday
Machine. The Machine is subsequently destroyed by the _Enterprise_
2272--Minara becomes a nova.
2272--First _Achernar_-class heavy cruisers commissioned.
2272--Linear warp drive first developed.
2272--A Star Fleet-sponsored Vulcan science team, accompanied by Commander
Spock (on leave from _Enterprise_), investigates Hellguard, an
abandoned Romulan colony world. A 10-year old Vulcan/Romulan hybrid
named Saavik is found and rescued. She is placed in the custody of
2273--_Enterprise_ participates in Operation Purloin to seize new Romulan
cloaking device. First UFP contact with Tholians (although Vulcan
apparently had previous contacts).
2273--Beta Niobe becomes a nova.
2274--An agreement is established with the Midgwins on Elcidar Beta III for
Federation aid and relief to their civilization, suffering from
malnutrition and plague.
2274--Discovery of the planet Delta Canaris IV. First contact is made by
Commander Spock of the Enterprise with intelligent life-forms no
thicker than a sheet of paper.
2274--The colony ship _Artemis_, launched towards Septimus Minor, suffers a
guidance-system failure and instead arrives at Tau Cygna V. The
settlers are declared lost by the Federation and are forgotten.
2275--_U.S.S. Constitution_ has first encounter with the Klingon
_K't'inga_-class heavy battlecruiser.
2275--U.S.S. _Enterprise_ serves as the test-ship for the T'Pask-Sivek-
D't'kr-K't'lk Elective-Mass Inversion Apparatus, which promises to
revolutionize space travel. Unfortunately, devastating side-effects
result in the test being declared a failure.
2275--Commander Spock contacts his son, Zar, left in the past of the planet
Sarpeidon. He brings Zar forward to the present, using the Guardian
of Forever. With Zar's assisitance, the _Enterprise_, _Lexington_,
and a support squadron prevent a Romulan takeover of the Time Planet.
Zar returns to the past.
2276--Klingons complete the Kinza D'elma base in territory acquired under
the Organian Peace Treaty.
2276--_Enterprise_ returns from its 5-year mission. After 5 years of
astounding success, Kirk and the top officers of the _Enterprise_ are
decorated and given 6 months' leave. Kirk is then promoted to rear
admiral and the ship is prepared to undergo a complete refit. Spock
and McCoy resign from Star Fleet service.
2276--Initial plans regarding Operation Dixie, a deep-probe intelligence
and reconnaissance mission into Imperial Klingon space, are filed with
Commanding Admiral Nogura. Nogura approves the tentative proposal.
2277--In honor of the exploits of the _Enterprise_ under Captain Kirk, the
uniform insignia for the _Enterprise_ is adopted as the official
symbol for all of Starfleet. The practice of wearing a seperate
ship's insignia on Starfleet uniforms is abolished.
2277--Captain Willard Decker assumes command of the _U.S.S. Enterprise_.
2277--Knowledge of Operation Dixie inspires Romulan Sector Intelligence to
plan their own deep-probe mission of Romulan capabilities and
deployment centers, named Operation Grey Ghost.
2278--First _Endeavor_-class heavy cruisers commissioned. All but 4 are
refits of older heavy cruisers.
2278--The _Soyuz_-class starship _U.S.S. Bozemann_ disappears three weeks
after leaving it's last Starbase port-of-call.
2279--The 3 Operation Dixie ships, _Dixie Queen_, _Dixie Lady_, and _Dixie
Princess_, depart on their planned 5-year mission nearly 2 years ahead
of the originally scheduled start date.
2279--The "V-ger Incident" brings the _Enterprise_ crew back together under
Admiral Kirk's leadership. Following the successful elimination of
the threat to Earth--and the loss of Captain Decker--the _Enterprise_
is recommissioned as the first _Enterprise_-class heavy cruiser and
goes on a new 5-year mission under Kirk's command.
2279--Star Fleet Intelligence dispatches Project Grey Ghost to gather
information on the capacities, commitments, and deployment of forces
of the Romulan Star Empire.
2279--A Romulan squadron skirts the Neutral Zone and arrives at Ectair, a
neutral world within the Federation. The frigate _U.S.S. Ardent_,
also in the area, challenges the Romulans' presence. The senior
Ectairian planetary official personally intervenes and mediates
2279--Star Fleet begins receiving disquieting intelligence reports
concerning the Organians.
2279--The Asparax Confederation is formed. It is a loosely-knit coalition
of 4 planets in the space between the Federation and Klingon Empire.
Territorial limits are established, defining Asparaxian space.
2280--In the wake of the success of the linear warp drive and the heavy
cruiser refit, Star Fleet initiates a large-scale refit and
shipbuilding program. _Baker_-class destroyers are first
commissioned, and will eventually replace the _Larson_-class, which is
unsuitable for refit. _Saladin_, _Hermes_, and _Ptolemy_-class
vessels are all slated for upgrading.
2280--Captain Ian Vellacora takes the frigate _U.S.S. Arkadelphia_ into
Asparaxian space, indirectly threatening to initiate war between the
UFP and Klingon Empire.
2280--Gibraltar, an unwanted world situated between the UFP and the Romulan
Star Empire, becomes one of the most important in the Triangle when
the UFP and the Romulans choose it as the site for negotiating a
2280--First _Constitution (II)_-class heavy cruisers are commissioned. All
are refits of older heavy cruisers.
2280--The Romulan Imperial Navy begins deploying _Winged Defender_-class
heavy cruisers along the Neutral Zone.
2280--Operation Dixie begins to show significant results, as limited
information on Klingon starships and shipbuilding is relayed back to
2280--Klingons occupy Marram IX, a world within the Triangle.
2280--After months of cautious negotiations, representatives of the UFP and
Gorn Alliance sign the Frontier Accord, limiting military activity in
the disputed areas. Peace talks continue on Clanhaven.
2281--Dr. Leonard McCoy and Lieutenant Naraht participate in a Star Fleet
Intelligence mission to reestablish contact with deep-cover agent
2281--Select Star Fleet vessels participate in Operation Solar Wind IV, a
fleet-level training operation designed to test Star Fleet's ability
to respond to and repulse an invasion by Romulan forces.
2281--Kzin forces attack Tau Ceti. 22 _Surya_-class frigates are refitted
to become the _Avenger_-class heavy frigates.
2281--Klingon K-22B _D'Gavama_-class scout enters service. The _Dixie
Queen_ is destroyed within Klingon space.
2281--_Enterprise_ defeats a Kzin task force, effectively ending the Kzinti
2282--First refits begin on _Federation_-class dreadnoughts. Space Dock is
completed in Low Earth Orbit. First _Chandley_-class heavy frigates
2282--Star Fleet Intelligence's plan to assist Human colonists on Marram
IX, now under Klingon domination, is approved. The plan is code-named
2283--The _Chandley_-class heavy frigate _U.S.S. Hanson_, operating near
the Gorn border, encounters 2 Gorn cruisers boarding a _Liberty_-class
freighter. The _Hanson_ engages the Gorn, and then Star Fleet Marines
board a Gorn vessel for the first time.
2283--First _Knox_-class frigates and _Belknap_-class strike cruisers are
2283--The _Dixie Princess_ is destroyed within Klingon space. Project
2283--Diplomatic relations between the Federation and the government of
Dekkanar break down. The _U.S.S. Enterprise_, _U.S.S. Vanguard_, and
_U.S.S. Sir Richhard_ are dispatched to evacuate diplomatic personnel.
Meanwhile, Captain Kasak sitai-Khornezh steals the remotely-controlled
battlecruiser _Hakkarl_ and proceeds to Dekkanar with a hand-picked
crew. The results of this incedent convince the Dekkan government to
re-negotiate agreements with the Federation, and the Klingons to
abandon development of such remotely-piloted vehicles.
2283--First contact with the Inari civilization.
2283--The heavy cruiser _Excelsior_ disappears while on a reconnaissance
mission outside Federation territory.
2284--_Enterprise_ returns from its 5-year mission and is ordered onto
rotation as a train-ing vessel. Kirk returns to desk duty. Spock is
promoted to captain and assumes command of the _Enterprise_. Pavel
Chekov is transferred to the _U.S.S. Reliant_ as executive/science
2284--First _Ascension_-class dreadnoughts, _Ariel_-class shuttlecarriers,
and _Charger_-class destroyers are commissioned.
2284--News of the _Dixie Princess_' destruction reaches the _Dixie Lady_.
The ship sends a message to Starbase 12, but only a portion of it gets
past Klingon jamming. This is the last transmission by an Operation
2284--Project Grey Ghost returns and is heralded a complete success. Star
Fleet gains important information on the nature, organization, and
threat capabilities of the Romulan Star Navy.
2284--Estimates indicate that the population of the Triangle has quintupled
in the previous 22 years.
2284--The Dixie scandal begins to rock Star Fleet. Admiral Morrow replaces
Admiral Nogura as Chief of Staff. Admiral Kirk is transferred to Star
Fleet Training Command. Many officers retire, are discharged, or are
2284--The Taal Tan Offensive takes place. During this incedent, the
_Lexington_, _Excalibur_, and _El Dorado_ defeat a total of 18 Klingon
vessels. Also, the _Tori_, _Lafayette_, and _Wasp_ defeat the Klingon
hunter-killers _K'chss_ and _K'utuul_.
2285--_Menahga_-class battlecruisers commissioned.
2285--An investigation board examining records on Operation Dixie concludes
that it probably failed because of a Klingon double agent.
2286--First _Tikopai_-class heavy cruisers commissioned.
2286--Romulans commission first _Nova_-class battleships.
2286--The _Reliant_ discovers Khan on Ceti Alpha V, sparking the "Genesis
Incident". Genesis is detonated in the Mutara Nebula and Spock is
killed saving the _Enterprise_. The ship returns to Earth, where its
decommissioning is announced. Sarek tells Kirk of a way to save
Spock. Kirk and the top _Enterprise_ officers steal the ship and
return to Genesis, where they meet a Klingon Bird of Prey. The
_Enterprise_ is destroyed, the Klingon ship is captured, and Spock's
body is returned to Vulcan, where the fal-tor-pan is performed,
reuniting his katra and his body. 2.5 months later, the arrival of an
alien probe sparks the "Cetacean Incident", in which the _Enterprise_
officers go back in time to bring a pair of humpback whales to the
23rd Century, when the species has become extinct, in order that they
communicate with the probe. After this success, the crew (except
Kirk) are exonerated of their earlier crimes, and Kirk is demoted to
captain. The _U.S.S. Ti-Ho_ is formally renamed _Enterprise_ and
renumbered NCC 1701-A, and the crew is assigned for another mission.
2286--Following a problem-plagued shakedown cruise, the _Enterprise_
is called into service to defuse a hostage situation on Nimbus III.
Hijacked by the renegade Vulcan Sybok, the ship is taken beyond the
so-called Great Barrier in the direction of the galactic center,
in search of what Sybok claims is God. Reaching a planet which Sybok
claims is Sha-Ka-Ree, the ship encounters an alien being. Refused
transport, the alien becomes hostile, and is destroyed by the
_Enterprise_ and a Klingon Bird-of-Prey which had followed the
2286--The Tralasta clan on Acamar III is almost completely massacred by the
2287--Klingons commission first L-24 class battleships.
2287--_Menahga_-class redesignated as a heavy destroyer. _Mitannic_-class
battlecruisers, _Renner_-class corvettes, and _Indomitable_-class
battleships first commissioned.
2287--_Excelsior_-class Space Control Ships first commissioned.
2291--Second contact with the Calligar is made, again by the U.S.S.
2295--Captain Hikaru Sulu assumes command of the U.S.S. Excelsior.
2296--The Ansata of Rutia IV's western continent are denied independence
from the eastern continent, and begin a war for autonomy.
2298--First contact with the Nuaran Imperium is made by the _U.S.S.
2298--The Klingon moon Praxis explodes, crippling Klingon resources and
dealing catastrophic damage to the atmosphere of Kronos. Faced with
the need to re-direct resources away from military endeavors, the
Klingons--lead by Chancellor Gorkon--sue for peace with the
Federation. The _Enterprise_, with her senior-most officers--James
Kirk, Spock, Leonard McCoy, and Montgomery Scott--due to retire from
space duty, is assigned to escort the Chancellor's vessel to Earth.
During the voyage, the Chancellor is assassinated. Kirk and McCoy are
arrested, tried, and convicted of the crime, and are sentenced to
permanent exile on Rura Penthe. They are subsequently rescued,
and--with the assistance of Captain Sulu and the crew of the
_Excelsior_--expose a conspiracy to derail the peace process at the
conference site on Khitomer. All charges are dropped, and a period of
detente between the Federation and the Klingon Empire begins.
2311--The Tolmid Incident occurs, after which the Romulans "disappear" for
more than 50 years. The reason for the disappearance is unknown.
2314--All adults on the Federation mining colony of Hamlin are killed by
the Choraii. The children are kidnapped.
2325--Birth of Devinoni Ral.
2328--The Bajora homeworld is annexed by the Cardassian Empire.
2331--Colony established on Beratis III.
2337--The first group of ASRV-type vessel lifeboats are delivered in time
to be fitted to the final _Renaissance_-class starship, the U.S.S.
2338--The android Data is discovered on a planet in the Omicron Theta
System by the _U.S.S. Tripoli_.
2344--The _U.S.S. Enterprise_ (NCC-1701-C) disappears with all hands after
answering a distress call from a Klingon outpost on Nurendra III.
There are rumors of survivors, later proven true. Among these
survivors is the Tasha Yar from the "war universe", who had joined the
crew during a time-jump brought on by space-time distortions created
by the energy from the various weapons used in the battle with four
Romulan Warbirds. Yar is taken to Romulus. Subsequent to
interrogation, her life is spared when a Romulan general offers her
life (and those of other survivors) in return for her consortship.
2345--Birth of Romulan Commander Sela.
2349--Birth of Selia of Daled IV.
2349--"Tasha II" is executed while trying to escape from Romulus.
2352--Colony on Turkana IV severs all relations with the Federation.
Regular contact is cut off.
2354--The U.S.S. _Stargazer_ visits Chalna.
2355--The "Battle of Maxia" takes place, in which an unidentified alien
spacecraft (later discovered to be a vessel of the Ferengi Alliance)
is destroyed by the _U.S.S. Stargazer_ after it attacks the
_Stargazer_ without warning.
2363--The _U.S.S. Enterprise_ (NCC-1701-D) is constructed at the orbital
yards at Sol IV (Mars).
2364--Captain Jean-Luc Picard assumes command of the _U.S.S. Enterprise_.
2364--A crystalline life-form is discovered on the planet Velara III during
a terraforming project. After the life-form is determined to be
intelligent, the project is withdrawn and the planet declared
2364--_Enterprise_ security chief Tasha Yar is killed on the planet Vagra
2364--Reappearance of the Romulans. A series of border incursions is
culminated in a confrontation with the _Enterprise_. Conflict is, for
the moment, avoided.
2364--Colony established on New Oregon.
2365--First contact with the Borg.
2365--The Klingon battlecruiser _T'ong_, launched over 75 years earlier, is
recovered by the _Enterprise_.
2365--The U.S.S. _Yamato_ is destroyed when an Iconian computer virus
triggers a failure of it's antimatter containment and related safety
systems, leading to a full matter-antimatter explosion.
2366--A treaty is concluded between the Cardassians and the Federation,
ending a long conflict.
2366--Ambassador Sarek completes final treaty negotiations with the
Legaerans, after which he enters permanent retirement.
2366--A Husnock warship destroys the Federation colony on Delta Rana IV.
The Husnock race is subsequently destroyed by a Douwd in retaliation
for the attack.
2367--A Borg vessel enters Federation space, bound for Earth. A Star Fleet
squadron of 40 vessels meets it at Wolf 359. All are destroyed. Only
a last-ditch effort by the _Enterprise_ and Lt. Commander Data averts
the subjugation of the Human race.
2367--Captain Morgen leaves Starfleet service and rerturns to his homeworld
to assume the throne of the Daa'Vit Confederacy.
2367--Captain Benjamin Maxwell of the U.S.S. _Phoenix_ uses his vessel to
make what he claims are pre-emptive strikes against the Cardassians.
He is relieved of his command. Evidence, however, is found that the
Cardassians are in fact re-arming.
2367-2368--Civil war breaks out in the Klingon Empire, amidst the
succession of Gowron to the leadership of the High Council. Captain
Picard leads a Federation fleet to the Klingon-Romulan border,
reacting to suspicions of Romulan involvement in the war. This fleet
turns back a Romulan supply convoy intending to support the Duras
family which is leading the insurrection. Gowron and his supporters
2368--Ambassador Spock of Vulcan undertakes an unauthorized mission to
Romulus upon hearing word of increased Romulan interest in
re-unification with Vulcan. Captain Picard and Lieutenant Commander
Data off the _Enterprise_ pursue him to Romulus. It is subsequently
discovered that the interest was a ruse to cover an invasion of
Vulcan. The Romulan plan is exposed and foiled. Ambassador Spock
remains on Romulus to work with underground Romulan citizen groups
which support a true re-unification.
2368--Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan dies at the age of 198.
2368--The _U.S.S. Bozemann_ reappears, apparently having traveled through a
warp in the space-time continuum. It is met by the _U.S.S.
Enterprise_, which is escaping from a localized time-loop phenomenon.
1) The basic structure of this timeline is borrowed from the timeline
devised by Geoffrey Mandel in the late 1970's. Data from the FASA
Star Trek timeline, as well as material from Star Station Aurora, Star
Fleet Printing Office, and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (including
key material from the episode "The Neutral Zone"), has been
incorporated into it. Certain revisions and corrections have been
included to resolve conflicts and inconsistencies.
2) Acknowledgement must be made to Mr. Gene Roddenberry, who first created
the Star Trek universe.
3) Further acknowledgement must be made to Jonathan Lane and Daniel
Halloran, who gave assistance, suggestions, and encouragement in the
creation of the first edition of this timeline.
4) This revised edition is, I believe, the most accurate, logical, and
consistent rendering of the history of the Star Trek universe from late
20th to mid-24th Centuries presently available. Readers' comments and
suggestions for improvement are, however, always welcome.
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