"A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom." ~ quote from the ship's dedication plaque
The USS Lexington is a Galaxy Class Refit starship operated by Starfleet in the 24th and 25th centuries, and named for the town of Lexington in Massachusetts on Earth, the site of the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War.
The Lexington is the flagship of Vice Admiral Ryland Matthews.
The USS Lexington launched from the Utopia Planitia Shipyards in 2362. Her early years were spent as an exploratory vessel, commanded by then Captain Ryland Matthews.
During the Dominion War, the Lexington was initially assigned to the 7th Fleet. During an ill-fated assault on Dominion forces in the Tyra System, the Lexington was badly damaged, and one of only a handful of ships to survive the battle. She returned to Earth and was sent to Utopia Planitia for repairs. In 2375, she was relaunched and assigned to the fleet protecting Vulcan.
In the 2390's, Starfleet was considering the end-of-service plans for the aging Galaxy Class. However, some ships (including the Lexington) were slated for an experimental refit program which transitioned the ship from a Heavy Cruiser to a Dreadnought. The distinguishing features of this new line of Galaxy-X Dreadnoughts included the addition of a third warp nacelle and a heavy phaser lance added to the underside of the saucer section. Additionally, the Dreadnoughts were fitted with cloaking capability after the Treaty of Algernon fell out of use during the Dominion War.
The Lexington relaunched in 2396 and was assigned to patrol in the Orion Sector. She was later reassigned to the front lines during the conflict with the Klingons in the early 2400's, and at the end of the war, was awarded as the permanent flagship of Vice Admiral Matthews in recognition of his service, who had commanded the Lexington in both the Dominion and Klingon Wars.
- Commanding Officer: Capt. Carlene Faire
- Executive Officer / Adjutant to Rear Adm. Matthews: Cmdr. S'alan
- Chief Engineer: Lt. Cmdr. Kay Watkins
- Chief Medical Officer: Dr. Theodore "Tad" Barrows
- Chief Science Officer: Lt. Cmdr. Samantha Cartier
- Chief Tactical Officer: Lt. Cmdr. Russell Jackson
- Chief Operations Officer: Lt. Grellik Khor
- Chief of Security: Lt. (JG) Rex Banner
- Helm Officer: Lt. Ther'von Shann
- Conn Officer: Ensign Grev'n Tolvar