Defiant (NX class)

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Defiant
Class NX
Commissioned 2155
Status Destroyed (10 January 2160, Battle of Cheron, Romulan War)

The United Earth Starship Defiant, an NX class vessel, was commissioned in 2155, just as the Romulan War began. In June 2156, when a Romulan invasion of the Sol system appeared imminent, the NX class vessels, including the Defiant, were not recalled to aid in the system's defense. On 10 January 2160, the Defiant and the Enterprise NX-01, leading a Coalition of Planets task force, set course for Cheron, with a mission to destroy the Romulan shipyards located there. This Battle of Cheron was actually a feint, distracting the bulk of the Romulan fleet away from Romulus, while it was attacked by a second force led by the Lexington after receiving a signal from Admiral Avram Gardner, aboard the Defiant. After the Defiant was destroyed, Enterprise would surely have been destroyed as well, had the Romulan forces not retreated to defend their homeworld.[1][2]

FP150 Timeline

The United Earth Starship Defiant, an NX class vessel, was commissioned in 2155, just as the Romulan War began. In June 2156, when a Romulan invasion of the Sol system appeared imminent, the NX class vessels, including the Constellation, were not recalled to aid in the system's defense. On 10 January 2160, the Defiant, the Atlantis NX-05, and the Enterprise NX-01 set course for Cheron, with a mission to destroy the Romulan shipyards located there. This Battle of Cheron was actually a feint, distracting the bulk of the Romulan fleet away from Romulus, while it was attacked by a force led by the Lexington after receiving a signal from Admiral Avram Gardner, aboard the Defiant. After the Defiant was destroyed, Atlantis and Enterprise would surely have been destroyed as well, had the Romulan forces not retreated to defend their homeworld.[1]


Notes and References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Goodman, David A. Federation: The First 150 Years. Titan Books, October 2013.
  2. While "Federation: The First 150 Years" states that the Atlantis NX-05 participated in the Battle of Cheron in 2160, "The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing" explicitly shows that Atlantis was destroyed in 2156. The reference to Atlantis participating in the battle has been removed.