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The USS Hathaway (NCC-2593) was a 23rd century Federation Constellation-class starship operated by Starfleet. This ship was launched in 2285 from the Copernicus Ship Yards on Luna, and was equipped with Avidyne impulse engines.

In preparation for Operation Lovely Angel in 2365, the Hathaway had been stripped down and was towed to the planet Braslota II in the Braslota system. While in orbit, the ship was temporarily reactivated for a Starfleet battle simulation, in which USS Enterprise-D first officer William T. Riker commanded the obsolete cruiser against the state-of-the-art Galaxy-class starship. Although the Hathaway was running on minimum power, had only a few shards of dilithium, and no antimatter fuel, Riker's away team managed to reactivate the ship and place it in sufficient condition for simulated combat in only 48 hours.

The Hathaway's saucer lights come on

However, the battle simulation was interrupted by the sudden arrival of Ferengi Marauder Kreechta, whose DaiMon believed he had stumbled into a Starfleet internal conflict. Thinking that the Hathaway must be of great value to be fighting against a modern starship (and not realizing the battle was simulated), the Ferengi demanded the Hathaway's surrender. The two Starfleet crews coordinated a ruse, however, in which it was made to appear as if the Enterprise destroyed the Hathaway to prevent it from falling into enemy hands. In reality, the Hathaway had merely made a split-second warp jump the instant before the photon torpedoes detonated. Its potential prize destroyed, the Ferengi retreated. Following the exercise, the Hathaway was towed to the nearest starbase. (TNG: "Peak Performance")

The Hathaway in Picard's armada

By 2368, the Hathaway had been restored to working order, and was recalled to active duty. That year, it joined Captain Picard's fleet that blockaded the Klingon-Romulan border during the Klingon Civil War. The ship was one of twenty-three assembled for the fleet; however, it was not selected for the tachyon network. When the network was disrupted by a high-energy burst released by the Romulans, the net was no longer effective in a radius of ten million kilometers around the USS Sutherland. Subsequently, Picard ordered the fleet to proceed to Gamma Eridon at maximum warp, where the fleet would attempt to reestablish the net before the Romulans got there. (TNG: "Redemption II")

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Background information

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 329), the Hathaway may have been named for Anne Hathaway, William Shakespeare's wife.

The Constellation-class model labeled USS Hathaway was re-used to represent one of the ships in the task force sent to blockade the Klingon-Romulan border during the Klingon Civil War, in early 2368, in the episode "Redemption II". However, the Hathaway was not among the ships in the grid. Considering that there were at least twenty ships in the fleet (from the script), and there were seventeen ships in the grid, it was probable that the Hathaway and two other unnamed ships might be assigned to other duties within the fleet.

The Hathaway was the final appearance of the Constellation-class studio model.


The Hathaway appeared as one of four playable Constellation-class vessels in the video game Star Trek: Legacy.

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