USS Farragut (NCC-1647)
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The USS Farragut (NCC-1647, alternatively registered as NCC-1702) was a Federation Constitution-class heavy cruiser starship that was in service with Starfleet in the mid-23rd century. The Farragut had a crew compliment of approximately four hundred. (Star Trek: Encyclopedia)
In the mid-2250s, the Farragut was commanded by Captain Garrovick. This ship was also Lieutenant James T. Kirk's first deep space assignment, following his graduation from Starfleet Academy, where he served as navigator.
In 2257, the Farragut suffered heavy casualties while on deep-space assignment at Tycho IV. While exploring the planet, a dikironium cloud creature was discovered, and would subsequently be responsible for the deaths of two hundred Farragut crewmen, including Captain Garrovick.
Nearly ten hours of record tapes, including reports filed by the ship's executive officer, as well as the young Lieutenant Kirk, chronicled the encounter. According to the tapes, Kirk insisted upon blaming himself because of his delay in firing at the creature. The ship's executive officer disagreed, stating for the record: "Lieutenant Kirk is a fine young officer who performed with uncommon bravery."
Eleven years later, it was determined that Kirk could not have prevented the death of his captain, when the USS Enterprise encountered the same creature and discovered that phasers were ineffective against it. (TOS: "Obsession")
|Starships named Farragut|
|Federation, Starfleet:||USS Farragut (NCC-1647, Constitution-class) • USS Farragut II (NCC-1729, Constitution-class) • USS Farragut (NCC-1708, Constitution II-class) • USS Farragut (NCC-2582, Excelsior-class) • USS Farragut (NCC-60597, Nebula-class)|
| Imperial Starfleet|
|ISS Farragut (Constitution-class)|