Excalibur (NX class)

From Trekipedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Excalibur
Class NX
Commissioned 2155
Status Destroyed (November 2155)
Destroyed (18 May 2156)

On November 2155,[1] a fleet of five Romulan warbirds under the command of Admiral Mindar[2] entered the Berengaria system.[1] The Columbia NX-02, under the command of Captain Erika Hernandez, the Discovery NX-04, under the command of Captain Curtis, and the Excalibur, under the command of Captain Bran Stiles, immediately saw that they were hopelessly outmatched. The Romulans were jamming all communications, so Hernandez ordered Stiles to retreat and warn Starfleet Command. Stiles was reluctant to leave Columbia alone to defend the base, but followed his orders. Two of the Romulan ships broke off from the attack to pursue Excalibur, while Columbia and Discovery fought the remaining three.[3] Excalibur could not escape the pursuing Romulan ships' jamming, however. The ship's lone survivor, first officer Commander Bryce Shumar, relayed what happened in an oral history of the war published on its fifth anniversary. As the Excalibur approached the Gamma Hydra system, Stiles ordered his science officer to scan ahead for any comet of magnitude five or greater. Shumar was launched with a subspace relay buoy in a shuttlepod and ordered to avoid detection in the tail of the comet, while Excalibur warped away in a different direction. Once the Romulans had been successfully led away, Shumar launched the buoy and contacted Starfleet. Two days later, he was rescued by the Enterprise NX-01, when he learned that Excalibur had been destroyed.[2]

FP150 Timeline

On 18 May 2156, a fleet of five Romulan warbirds under the command of Admiral Mindar entered the Algeron system. The Columbia NX-02, under the command of Fleet Captain Erika Hernandez, and the Excalibur, under the command of Captain Bran Stiles, immediately saw that they were hopelessly outmatched. The Romulans were jamming all communications, so Hernandez ordered Stiles to retreat and warn Starfleet Command. Stiles was reluctant to leave Columbia alone to defend the base, but followed his orders. Two of the Romulan ships broke off from the attack to pursue Excalibur, while Columbia fought the remaining three. Excalibur could not escape the pursuing Romulan ships' jamming, however. The ship's lone survivor, first officer Commander Bryce Shumar, relayed what happened in an oral history of the war published on its fifth anniversary. As the Excalibur approached the Gamma Hydra system, Stiles ordered his science officer to scan ahead for any comet of magnitude five or greater. Shumar was launched with a subspace relay buoy in a shuttlepod and ordered to avoid detection in the tail of the comet, while Excalibur warped away in a different direction. Once the Romulans had been successfully led away, Shumar launched the buoy and contacted Starfleet. Two days later, he was rescued by the Enterprise NX-01, when he learned that Excalibur had been destroyed.[2]

Notes and References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Martin, Michael A. The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing. Star Trek: Enterprise. Pocket Books, October 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Goodman, David A. Federation: The First 150 Years. Titan Books, October 2013.
  3. "The Romulan War" novels and "Federation: The First 150 Years" provide conflicting details of Starbase 1's location and the battle to defend it against the Romulans, with "The Romulan War" placing the Starbase on Berengaria VII and the battle in November 2155, and "Federation" placing it on Algeron and the battle in May 2156. While Discovery defended Starbase 1 on its own in the novel, and Columbia and Excalibur defended the Starbase together in "Federation," the details have been merged to have all three ships present at Berengaria VII in November 2155. While "Federation" showed that Columbia was destroyed in the battle, this conflicts with the "Destiny" novels and has been disregarded. Instead, Discovery is destroyed (as in "The Romulan War"), while Excalibur and Columbia both escape.