|Launched:||late 24th century|
The USS Warspite was a Federation Sovereign-class starship in Starfleet service in the late 24th century. It was named after a series of English and British naval craft that bore the name from the sixteenth century onwards. Its captain in 2385 was Steven Unverzagt, a promising and zealous young captain.
The Warspite was ordered in September directly by President Ishan Anjar to arrest the rogue Doctor Julian Bashir. Bashir, who had been classed as a traitor, was attempting to find refugee status on Andor and deliver a cure to the Andorian reproductive crisis made from the top secret and highly dangeorous Shedai Meta-genome.
The ship caught up with Bashir in orbit of Andor, where the Warspite would shoot down a civilian transport carrying Bashir, engage in a conflict with Andorian Imperial Guard vessels, perform an electronic warfare act against Andor (Operation Bright Sword), combat the USS Aventine and USS Intrepid-A to capture Bashir and land special forces teams on Andor's South Pole. The result of this was the successful capture of Bashir. (ST - The Fall novel: A Ceremony of Losses, Star Trek: The New Generation episode: Beast of Burden)