|Class & Type
|Fourth Fleet Expeditionary Group
|Diplomatic liaison and survey
|Captain Jeyn Correth
The USS Merevek is a Excelsior II-class heavy cruiser currently assigned to survey and diplomatic liaison duties in the Delta Quadrant's Gradin Belt. Under the command of Captain Jeynn Correth since 2399, the Merevek was the first Starfleet ship to perform a full analysis of newly discovered dilithium in the accretion disc of a collapsed star. The ship reported symptoms of severe psychosis and violent outbursts in its eleven telepathic crew members upon approaching concentrated deposits of the new dilithium.
The crew of the Merevek is understood to have coined the term "Blood Dilithium" in reference to the voices heard by affected telepaths demanding "the blood of those who sent us here", along with general chaos and population displacement caused by the dilithium's appearance across the Gradin Belt.