The USS EXCALIBUR NX-26517 was launched on 201602.19 and has just begun her nine month trials as a chapter of STARFLEET with the Station Robert De Bruce as her support chapter.
The name Excalibur or Caliburn is the legendary sword of King Arthur, sometimes attributed with magical powers or associated with the rightful sovereignty of Great Britain.
With several months behind us, the South Eastern United States was hit by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. The storm caused great damage and in that damage several chapter members were hit hard. But one of those members was the chapter XO who actually lost his home and had to be rescued from a local volunteer fire department because of rising floods waters. While no serious injuries were reported, The XO had to reset his priorities and Lieutenant Commander Alex King took a leave of absence and resigned as the First Officer. At that time, the Commanding Officer Ken Coots appointed Lieutenant Charles Phillips Jr as the Acting First Officer and the chapter home base moved to Washington, NC.
After a couple of months Lieutenant Charles Phillips was made the permanent First Officer and was promoted to Lieutenant Commander. Also during this time the chapter picked up a couple new crewmembers.
On 201701.01 the USS Excalibur was officially commissioned by STARFLEET Operations as the USS Excalibur NCC-26517. Below was the transmission received:
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TO: ALL STATIONS & COMMANDS – Attention to Orders
FROM: STARFLEET Headquarters, Office of FCPT Ronald Coleman – STARFLEET Chief of Operations
RE: Attention to Orders-Commissioning of USS EXCALIBUR
ADM Ruth Lane, First Fleet Commander:
You are hereby directed and required to deliver USS EXCALIBUR, an Ambassador Class Starship, into commission as of this date as a STARFLEET Unit.
This ship is based in Washington, NC, United States of America.
To CDR Ken Coots, Herein appointed Commanding Officer, USS EXCALIBUR:
You are hereby promoted to the Fleet service grade of Captain and are directed and required to report forthwith on board said ship and take upon you the charge and command of Captain of her accordingly; and all the officers and company of said ship subordinate to you are further charged and commanded to behave themselves jointly and severally in their respective employments with all due respect and obedience to you, their Captain.
To LCDR Charles Phillips Jr, Herein appointed Executive Officer, USS EXCALIBUR:
You are hereby promoted to the Fleet service grade of Commander and directed and required to report forthwith on board said ship and take upon you the charge and command of Executive Officer of her accordingly; and all the officers and company of said ship subordinate to you are further charged and commanded to behave themselves jointly and severally in their respective employments with all due respect and obedience to you, their Executive Officer.
As I begin my tenure as Chief of STARFLEET Operations it is an honor to welcome you and wish you Good Luck and God Speed in your STARFLEET journey. Your official orders for the Ship’s records will be forthcoming via regular STARFLEET dispatch.
Given under my hand and the seal of STARFLEET Command on stardate 11701.01
Fair Winds and Following Seas,
Fleet Captain Ronald Coleman
STARFLEET Chief of Operations
CO, USS WESSEX NCC-74207
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Previous Commanding Officer’s of the USS EXCALIBUR
|Captain Ken Coots||Captain Michael McCarthy|
|(201602.19 – 201803.02)||(201803.03 – Present)|