Named for the various HMS Exeters of the Royal Navy.
USS Exeter NCC-202Edit
Daedalus class cruiser One of the last Daedalus class ships in service. The period of the late 22nd and early 23ed centuries was one of rapid ship advancement and building. Ship classes where often quickly replaced and some have only two or three examples. The Daedalus was remarkable in staying in service for 50 years and through several upgrades.
USS Exeter NCC-1706Edit
Known as the ship that Captain Ronald Tracey went mad on believing he had discovered the secret of immortality. The result was an ugly Prime Directive incident that resulted in the death of several hundreds of the locals and Tracy himself being confined to the Elba II asylum.
USS Exeter NCC-2240Edit
Fortuna class heavy cruiser A standard build of the Fortuna class. The same hull was used for the ill fated "Wizard class" HE warp drive experiment. Fortunas were for their time considered on the light side of "heavy".
The USS Exeter NCC-2240 was one of a few of the Fortuna class ships built. In total the class only saw fifteen ships, outside of the two "wizards". It was not popular with the staid heads of Starfleet command due to certain design elements like the bridge being on the forward part of the saucer. The class served well in spite of low numbers and gained a reputation for being lucky ships.
The Exeter served well mostly in the light cruiser category as classes like the Excelsior class changed the definition of what "heavy" was.
USS Exeter NCC-71809Edit
Galaxy class heavy cruiser
A replacement for the long serving NCC 2240 and sister ship of the USS Yamato NCC-71807. She got the DiSodium upgrade in 2390 and is still in service.