In 2364 and 65, Captain Taggert was the commanding officer of the Repulse. Medical officer Katherine Pulaski served aboard this vessel before she was transported by shuttlecraft D'Alison (Repulse shuttlecraft 10) to her new assignment, the USS Enterprise-D, in 2365. (TNG: "The Child")
Captain Taggert valued Pulaski as an officer, despite her idiosyncratic preference to shuttles instead of matter-energy transportation. Taggert told Captain Picard that there were no recent records of her using a transporter, since over a year previous. (TNG: "Unnatural Selection")
In 2367, the Repulse was on a deep space exploration mission in Sector 22036. The ship was named on the chart "Starfleet Operations-Sectors 21166-23079" on the Enterprise-D's bridge. (TNG: "Brothers" okudagram)
In 2369, the Repulse was on a deep space exploration mission in Sector 22358. The ship was named on the chart "Starfleet Operations-Sectors 21538-23079" in the Enterprise-D observation lounge. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part I" okudagram)
In 2374, the starship reported numerous casualties to Starfleet Command. The reporting ship's name and registry and its casualty list were named on the "Personnel Status Update" chart in the Deep Space 9 wardroom. (DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight" okudagram)
List of casualties
- Clark, Capt. Margaret C. (WIA)
- Covington, Lt. Barbara P. (KIA)
- Danhauser, Lt. Curt F. (MIA)
- Derr, Lt. (jg) Laura E. (MIA)
- Duder, Lcmdr. Dorothy R. (WIA)
- English, Lt. Russ A. (KIA)
- Erdman, Dr. Terry P. (KIA)
- Flood, RN Ann T. (KIA)
- Holst, Lcmdr. Sandy A. (KIA)
- Jacobson, Capt. Phillip (KIA)
- Judy, Ens. Penny M. (WIA)
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Repulse was a reuse of the USS Excelsior studio model first built for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Repulse was later listed on the mission status chart seen on screens from TNG Season 4 onward. The casualty report seen on Deep Space Nine contains many double names of personnel being killed or wounded on multiple ships. It seems more likely that each officer died only once and that the reports were filed multiple times. In this case it was unclear which officers listed under Repulse actually served on this vessel.
USS Repulse was the only established operational Excelsior-class vessel still sporting a four digit registry number in the 24th century, suggesting she was a close contemporary of the 23rd century original USS Excelsior and thus one of the oldest vessels of the class still in service. Originally, Repulse was to be paired with USS Hood, which had been given the registry number "NCC-2541" in "Encounter at Farpoint". Apparently the original labeling was forgotten about or ignored later by the production staff and as she was endowed with a new, much higher registry number, leaving Repulse the only four-digit-registered Excelsior-class vessel in the 24th century.
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 217), Repulse was "named for the British battle cruiser that fought in Earth's World War II". In the first edition of the Encyclopedia (p. 274), it was incorrectly stated that she fought in the Battle of Midway. The Repulse had been sunk by the Japanese Navy off the coast of Malaya nearly six months before on 10 December 1941. This was only three days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, which marked America's entrance into the war. As for the HMS Hood (with whom she was slated to be paired in fiction), she had been sunk in the Battle of the Denmark Strait on 24 May 1941 by the German Navy.