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Starbase 332
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Technical Details
Class: Stardock-class
Registry: SB332
Role: Orbital Repair and Manufacturing Facility
Status: Operational
Assignment
Task Force: Task Force 11
Task Force CO: Captain Jasmine Lynne Somers
Crew Information
Commanding Officer: Captain Liarra Von
Executive Officer: Commander Leonardo Luciano
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Starbase 332 is a Stardock-class station commissioned in 2370. It sits in orbit of vacation planet Archa IV and is currently under the command of Captain Liarra Von. The station is a primary trade hub of the Galactic South and the closest Starfleet facility to the Ritorian Confederacy. The starbase comes under the command of Starfleet's 11th Fleet.

History

Construction and Relocation

Starbase 332 was originally designed to be positioned between the border of the Federation and the Ritorian Confederacy. However, midway through its construction, a joint decision between the United Federation of Planets Diplomatic Corps, Starfleet and the Archan Government meant that the station would be relocated to the Archa system, in orbit of Archa IV, to act as a protectorate station and trading outpost for the region.

The station's relocation served to reassure many of the species in the immediate vicinity of their safety from incursion by the Ritorians, who had been beginning to aggressively raid systems close to their borders.

Fully Operational

The stardock was finally commissioned in 2370 to be the frontline station in Galactic South and all vessels operating in Galactic South were redirected to 332 as their forward base of operations. She was to operate at half-complement until decisions were reached about Starfleet's role in the region. The station sat, almost forgotten, in orbit of Archa IV for nearly 16 years.

It was not until the reconstitution of the 11th Fleet in 2386 that the base was to be fully commissioned with its full crew complement and active starships. Captain Tyka, who was originally assigned to the station as Chief Engineer in 2370, was to be permitted to maintain command of the station.

However, in the early months of 2387 Starfleet decided that it would be advisable to upgrade the Station's status to fully operational and assign a new senior staff to the region, one that was more used to dealing with diplomatic and tactical situations. The station was transferred to Commander Alexander Gunning in April 2387. ((Welcome to Archa IV))

The Rise of the Sojourners

01.03 - Ten Little Diplomats

01.04 - Shore Leave - Archa IV

01.05 - In Defiance of Orders

02.01 - A New Beginning

02.02 - The Pak’Leth Problem

The Battle of Thane

By the end of 2388, a private investigator working from Starbase 332 intercepted intelligence suggesting an imminent Ritorian attack on the Federation protectorate Thane system. Starfleet quickly assembled a small fleet at Starbase 332, led by Captain Gunning aboard the USS Antietam, and consisting of the USS Jackal under the command of Commander Von, and the USS Metis commanded by Lt. Commander Nilani Prax. When the fleet arrived at Thane, they were not met by the Ritorian force that they had expected. Instead, they were confronted by a hodge podge fleet of repurposed vessels painted blood red. The Starfleet strike group were then informed that they were in violation of Sojourner space.


Captain Gunning pointed out that the Thane System was a protectorate of the Federation, and not Sojourner space. However, Akurq, the Regent of Thane, had handed tactical and regional control of the system over to the leader of the Sojourners, a woman named Vaishaa. Although official documents had not been filed, it was within their rights as a protectorate to open negotiations with the Sojourners. Captain Gunning insisted on leaving the Jackal in the system until the documents were filed, but the Sojourners instead opened fire.


The strike force was ill prepared for the Sojourner fleet, and soon found themselves on the losing end of the battle. All had seemed to be lost, but the sudden arrival of the USS Vesta was enough for the strike force to orchestrate a retreat. Although most of the strike force was able to withdraw from the Thane System, the USS Metis was lost with only forty-three members of her crew surviving. ((02.03 - The Invasion of Thane))


The Sojourner Crisis

03.01 - The Mystery Men of Mira

03.02 Worlds Away

Attack on Starbase 332

03.03 Reindeer Games

04.01.A Picking Up the Pieces

04.01.B Fate of the Angels

04.01.C Manhunt

04.02.A Vagrants, Vagabonds, and Thieves

04.02.B Insecurities

04.02.C Aggressive Negotiations

04.03.A Ill Tidings

04.03.B Sins of Lives Past

04.03.C The Wainwright’s Cadets

The Battle of Archa IV

04.04 By Dawn’s Early Light

A Brave New World

05.01 Brave New World

05.01.A The Art of Survival

05.01.B Lie of Omission

05.02.A Shadows and Whispers

05.03 Weathering the Storm

05.04 Starbase 332, Where Are You?



In Popular Culture

  • The popular series of holonovels "Threshold" are loosely based on the early years of the Federation in Galactic South in which Starbase 332 features heavily.
  • Many Federation citizens know of the Starbase as the location of the mysterious deaths of a contingent of Federation & Cardassian ambassadors. At the time of writing, very little is known about the exact nature of the incident but the noted author Thersoan ch'Sas is said to be researching the incident for his latest book.

Crew

As of 2191, at least 19 species were represented amongst the thousands-strong crew compliment, including Trill, Human, El-Aurian, Klingon, Bynar, Caitian, Bolian, Vulcan, Tellarite, Betazoid, and others - including several crew members whose parentage is of a hybrid nature.

Although Starfleet crewmembers staff the vital positions onboard Starbase 332, the station is home to a large civilian population, who work in various areas of the station, such as the commercial promenade, where vendors can run shops, restaurants and entertainment suites, amongst others. The station is also a major trading hub, seeing transports from various public and private entities regularly docking with the station and making use of its facilities.

Commanding Officers

Captain Tyka was originally assigned as commander of the station, having continued his stewardship from the lengthy period of the station's construction. The station's first change in command was brought about in 2387, when Starfleet assigned then-Commander Alexander Gunning as the station's new commander, which brought in an almost complete change of the station's senior staff along with it. When Captain Gunning was killed in an explosion orchestrated by the Sojourners in 2389, command of the station was handed to his first officer, Commander Liarra Von. As of 2393, Captain Von remains in command.

Crew Manifest

Command and Operations

Command
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Liarra Von
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Leonardo Luciano
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S’er’in’e
Strategic Operations
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Joseph Thompson
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Thomas Jackson (PNPC: Steel)
Operations
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Walter Prescott
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Vestara Stronghold
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Cheyanne Harrison
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Alana Tovan (PNPC: Von)
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Allison Price (PNPC: Von)
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Liam Harrison (PNPC: Vorran)
Science
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Titus Drusus (PNPC: Whitlam)
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Erin Whitlam
Intelligence
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Position Open - Apply Now!

Station Security

Station Security
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Craig Travis
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Julia “Jules” Bryce
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Arathenar ch’Darnath (PNPC: Whitlam)
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Marcus Lazlo
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Paul Sharpe
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Marc Madigan (PNPC: Von)

Starfleet Medical

Medical and Counseling
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Talia Varen
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Marit Lantry
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Jenna Steel

For a full listing of Starbase 332 personnel, see Starbase 332 personnel

Notable Residents

Starfleet Command
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S’iraa
Station Civilians
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Samanthia Akiashiro
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Traxx (PNPC: Von)
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Karx
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Venin
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Vincent Reed

For a full listing of Starbase 332 civilian residents, see Starbase 332 residents

Notable Recurring Visitors

Recurring Characters
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Dahleya (PNPC: Von)

Support Vessels

Starbase 332 has a number of support vessels on hand. From 2387, the Defiant-class ship USS Jackal has been assigned as one of the station's primary garrison vessels. It was joined in 2389 with a Excelsior-refit-class vessel, and later with a Diligent-class in 2390. In addition, it has a grand total of over 800 runabouts, shuttles and captain's yachts stored in its 200 shuttlebays, over 200 fighter craft, 6 Grommet-class towships, 5 Richardson-class couriers, 5 Raven-class science vessels, and 6 Wallace-class light escort vessels. The Starfleet Academy training vessel USS Wainwright has also recently been attached to the station.

Active Garrison Vessels

Starbase Air Wing 17

Starbase has assigned to it a division of Starfleet's Fighter Corps, under the designation SVW-17. The air wing is staffed by highly qualified pilots, and are responsible for the upkeep of the stations 242 fighter craft, including 50 Peregrine Interceptors, 60 Razor Interceptors, 60 Scorpion MkII Assault Fighters and 72 Viper Advanced Tactical Fighters. The Air Wing forms a large part of the station's perimeter defence and patrol protocols, and operate flights in the Archan system on a constant basis.

The air wing is commanded by Colonel S'er'in'e, and contains four squadrons; each of which are commanded by a squadron leader.

The previous commander of the air wing was Marine Lieutenant Colonel Edward Maxwell

Starfleet Marines 14th Battalion

Starbase 332 serves as the operating base of the 14th Battalion of the Starfleet Marine Corps, also headed up by Colonel S'er'in'e as the ranking Marine on board. The marines form an active part of Starbase operations, and frequently accompany Starfleet personnel on missions aboard the various garrison vessels assigned to the station. The Archan government has also given the battalion special permission to conduct training exercises on the planet surface.

The battalion comprises four companies in addition to the Headquarters/Command company; each led by a company commander who reports directly to the marine commanding officer.

The previous commander of the Battalion Major Naomi Griffiths


Starfleet Academy Adjunct Campus

Starbase 332 is also home to one of Starfleet Academy’s adjunct campuses. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for cadets unable to relocate to Earth, Starbase 332’s campus also provides the opportunity for cadets to shadow officers through an internship program. Cadets also receive real experience on training cruises aboard the USS Wainwright.

Faculty
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Tyler Vorran
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Yzhara (PNPC: Von)
Cadets
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Errowyn St. Cloud (PNPC: Akiashiro)
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Felicity Kaz (PNPC: Steel)
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Emma Phelps (PNPC: Von)

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