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USS Akagi
Registry: NCC-62158
Owner: United Federation of Planets
Operator: Starfleet
Status: Active (2374)
Tachyon detection network activated

Display graphic depicting the Akagi serving in Picard's fleet (2368)

The USS Akagi (NCC-62158) was a 24th century Federation starship operated by Starfleet.

In 2368, the Akagi was assigned to Captain Jean-Luc Picard's task force that blockaded the Klingon-Romulan border during the Klingon Civil War. During the deployment of Picard's tachyon detection grid, the Akagi was linked with the USS Ajax and USS Hood.

During an attempt by Picard and Riker to lure the Romulans through the detection grid, Picard decided that the USS Excalibur should withdraw from the formation with feigned engine troubles, forcing the Akagi and Hornet to be repositioned. In doing so, this would open up a small gap in the detection net for the Romulans to attempt to pass through. The ploy, however, failed when the Romulans disrupted the network near the Hornet forcing it, and the rest of the fleet, to withdraw and regroup at Gamma Eridon. The location of the ship in the grid was labeled with the ship's name and registry.(TNG: "Redemption II")

In 2374, the Akagi was assigned to the Ninth Fleet, operating in the Bajor sector theater. A week after Operation Return, the ship visited Deep Space 9 along with the USS Exeter and the USS Sutherland to be resupplied. (DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited")

The starship reported numerous casualties to Starfleet Command. The name of the reporting ship and its registry and the casualties were named on the Personnel Status Update chart in the Deep Space 9 wardroom. (DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight", okudagram)

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According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (1st ed., p. 3) this vessel was a Rigel-class starship.

The Akagi was named for the Japanese carrier that served as the flagship of the Pearl Harbor strike force on December 7th, 1941. The Akagi held the somewhat dubious distinction of being the only Starfleet vessel whose namesake was (indirectly) destroyed by an Enterprise, sunk by dive bombers from the first aircraft carrier at Midway six months later. The American carrier USS Hornet was also heavily engaged in that action. "Redemption II" writer Ronald D. Moore thought it fitting that in Star Trek's future, the USS Akagi would be serving alongside the USS Hornet. (Star Trek Encyclopedia 1st ed., p. 3)

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