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The USS Repulse (NCC-2544) was an Excelsior-class Federation starship that was in service with Starfleet in the late 24th century. This ship was commanded by Captain Taggert in the 2360s. 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 casualty lists received by Deep Space 9 around 2375, the Repulse filed reports of many officers being missing, wounded or killed as part of an operation with the Ninth Fleet during the Dominion War. (DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight" casualty readout)
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Background information Edit
The Repulse was a reuse of the USS Excelsior studio model first built for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. The 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.
The 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, the Repulse was to be paired with the 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 the Repulse the only four digit registered Excelsior-class vessel in the 24th century.