Starbase 4 was a Federation starbase that was administered by Starfleet. The planets Ariannus, Marcos XII, and Triacus, and the primary Epsilon Indi were located near this starbase.

The survivors of the Starnes Exploration Party on Triacus were transported to Starbase 4 by the USS Enterprise in 2268. (TOS: "And the Children Shall Lead")

Later in the same year, one of its shuttlecraft, da Vinci, was stolen from the starbase by Lokai, a fugitive from the planet Cheron, two weeks before it was found by the Enterprise. (TOS: "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield")

Starbase 4 was referred to in the final draft script of TOS: "Mudd's Women", at one point said to be ninety-six days, seven hours from the USS Enterprise at a velocity of point three seven of light speed.
Starbase 4 appeared in the Pocket Books novel Memory Prime, written by Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Judith Reeves-Stevens. The base was under the command of Commodore Montana Wolfe, and had its insignia in the rough shape of the Orion constellation.

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