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The next three ships to bear the name Enterprise. This page is about the next three...
This page is about the next three...
|NCC-1701-C The fourth Federation starship to bear the name Enterprise, an Ambassador-class vessel, registry number NCC-1701-C. The Enterprise-C was lost and presumed destroyed near Narendra III in the year 2344. In that year, this ship, commanded by Captain Rachel Garrett, responded to a distress call from the Klingon outpost on Narendra III. The outpost was under a massive Romulan attack. During the battle, a torpedo explosion opened a temporal rift, and the Enterprise-C was sent some 22 years forward in time. This proved to be a focal point in history. With Enterprise-C gone from the 'normal' timeline, an alternate timeline was formed, in which the Federation and the Klingon Empire engaged in an extended war. The Federation was near defeat by 2366, when the Enterprise-C emerged from the rift, encountering the Enterprise-D. It was soon realised that the Enterprise-C had to return to its proper time if history was to be restored and the terrible war with the Klingons was to be averted. The tragedy of the war was emphasized when a Klingon attack resulted in the death of Captain Garrett, after which Enterprise-C officer Lt.Richard Castillo agreed to assume command of his ship and return to 2344. Enterprise -D officer Natasha Yar, who was still alive in this timeline, volunteered to return with Castillo to help defend Narendra III against the Romulans. All Enterprise-C personnel understood that returning to the past was a virtual suicide mission because of the intensity of the Romulan attacks. Once the Enterprise-C returned through the temporal rift, the time flow returned to normal, and history was restored to its proper shape.|
|NCC-1701-D The fifth Federation starship to bear the name. This ship, a Galaxy-class vessel, Starfleet regisrty number NCC-1701-D, was launched in 2363 from Starfleet's Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards orbiting Mars and placed under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard on a mission of deep-space exploration and diplomacy. The ship was severely damaged in the Borg encounter of early 2367, and had to undergo six weeks of repair work at Earth Station McKinley. A dilithium chamber hatch installed at McKinley station was defective, resulting in a severe explosion in the ship's warp-drive system that crippled the Enterprise-D for two weeks. Although sabotage was initially suspected, it was later learned that undectable flaws in the hatch were responsible. The Enterprise-D was repeatedly destroyed in 2368 when the ship was trapped in a temporal causality loop near the Typhon Expanse. The Enterprise-D was briefly commanded by Captain Edward Jellico in early 2369 when Captain Picard was assigned to a covert Starfleet mission on Celtris III. The Starship Enterprise-D was destroyed in 2371 during a mission to prevent a deranged scientist from destroying the Veridian system. During the mission, the Enterprise-D took a direct hit from a Klingon bird-of-prey, causing a loss of antimatter containment. Executive Office William T. Riker ordered an emergency saucer seperation, and Commander Deanna Troi was successful in maneuvering the Saucer Module to a relatively safe distance, just before the ship's stardrive section exploded. The resulting concussion knocked the saucer module out of orbit, but Troi was successful in piloting the vessel to a soft landing on the surface of Veridian III. Although the ship was deemed a total loss, there were no fatalities in the emergency landing.|
|NCC-17010-E Federation starship, Sovereign-class, the sixth ship to bear the name. The U.S.S.Enterprise-E was launched in 2372 under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and was the most advanced starship in the fleet at the time. The Enterprise-E was almost 700 meters in length, and had 24 decks. In 2373, the ship was partially assimilated by the Borg.|