This article talks from the Real World Perspective, and not from the point of view of the Star Trek Universe.

The USS Excelsior was USF's first sim, commanded by USFABC1701 (known also as CdrABC1701). It began in early 1995 (March or April) and has continued simming, nearly continously, to this date. It was the flagship of USF for 4 years with Admiral Andy B. Clements as CO till January of 1999.

Currently, commanded by Captain Eric Praethen.