FANDOM


John Masefield was a 20th century English writer and poet, noted for his poem Sea-Fever which contained the line: "And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." This line appeared on the dedication plaque of the USS Defiant.

In 2268, James T. Kirk quoted from Sea-Fever to Leonard McCoy. (TOS: "The Ultimate Computer")

In 2287, Leonard McCoy confused Masefield with Herman Melville while on the shuttlecraft Galileo, but was quickly corrected by Spock. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

In 2372, Quark paraphrased Masefield's poem Sea-Fever, while aboard his ship Quark's Treasure, saying "all I ask is a tall ship… and a load of contraband to fill her with." (DS9: "Little Green Men")

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 25), the birth and death years of John Masefield were 1878 and 1967, respectively.

External links Edit

Community content is available under CC-BY-NC unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+