|Class:||Constitution-class (mk I/mk-IX)|
|Commanding officer:|| Captain Nechama Rabin,|
Captain Stephen Garrovick,
Captain Kelly Bogle
|Launched:||reference stardate 1/8806 (2240s)|
Construction and launchEdit
The Farragut was authorized for construction on stardate 0965, and entered service on reference stardate 1/8806. Robert April, in his retirement address, mentioned the Farragut as one of the first five Constitution vessels under construction at that time.
The Farragut was in service at least as early as 2247, when it was under the command of Captain Nechama Rabin. That year, the Farragut visited planet Vulcan, where the captain and several of her crew were taken captive by a renegade named Sered. On reference stardate 2/0501, the Farragut was refit to the specifications of a Constitution mk III (Achernar-subclass) vessel.
By 2254, the Farragut was under the command of Captain Stephen Garrovick. Garrovick's crew included notable officers James T. Kirk and Androvar Drake. During Garrovick's command, the Farragut made contact with numerous races and charted hundreds of planets, including Modala and Neural.
In 2255, the Farragut was ambushed by six pirate vessels native to Epsilon Canaris III. Although outnumbered six-to-one, the Farragut escaped to Starbase 7 thanks to tactical officer Kirk.
In 2257, the Farragut was surveying planet Tycho IV, when they were attacked by a dikironium cloud creature. The creature was impervious to phaser fire and overwhelmed the ship's defenses, leaving a third of the crew dead, including Captain Garrovick. Lieutenant Kirk assumed temporary command and set a course for the nearest starbase.
After First Officer Arthur Chenowyth resumed command, the damaged Farragut was again attacked, this time by extra-dimensional being who invaded the ship through hull-piercing pod projectiles. Many more crew were killed, although it was later discovered that many were cocooned to join the alien creatures' life-cycle. In order to save approximately two-hundred members of the surviving crew, Lieutenant Kirk and a Vulcan scientist named T'Cel manually scuttled the secondary hull to save the uninfested primary hull saucer. Farragut was officially declared a wreck on reference stardate 2/0904.
At some point during Kirk's service aboard the Farragut, he served as assistant chief engineer. Upon meeting Montgomery Scott when boarding the USS Enterprise in 2264, Kirk hoped that his experience as an engineer would give him some commonality with Scott and allow them to work together effectively.
When Androvar Drake became fleet admiral and commander in chief of Starfleet in 2293, he commemorated his early service aboard Farragut by having a model of the ship on display in his office.
A new USS Farragut was authorized for construction as a Bonhomme Richard-subclass on stardate 4444, following the loss of, and in commemoration of the original vessel. Farragut II entered service on reference stardate 2/1802.