U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701

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U.S.S. Enterprise (TOS 61)
U.S.S. Enterprise (TOS 10)

Perhaps the most famous spacecraft in the history of space exploration, the Constitution class[1] Starship Enterprise was launched in 2245[2] from the San Francisco Fleet Yards[3] orbiting Earth. The Enterprise was first commanded by Captain Robert April,[4] who was later succeeded by his first officer, Christopher Pike,[5] in 2253.[6] During Pike's command, the Enterprise had a crew complement of 203, though it was unclear if this figure included Pike himself.[3] According to Ensign Tyler, the ship's power was "enough to blast half a continent."[3] Superbly equipped for research in deep space, the Enterprise had 14 science labs.[7] The ship achieved legendary status during the first five-year mission under its third captain, James T. Kirk, from 2265 to 2270.[8]

U.S.S. Enterprise, refit (ST02)

The Enterprise was refit several times during its lifetime, most notably from 2270 to 2273, when the ship was virtually rebuilt from the inside out.[9] On Stardate 7523.2 — April 7, 2270 — the Enterprise returned to Earth orbit following her last, historic five-year mission. Although the decision had been made three months earlier to decommission and scrap the Enterprise, the ship had come to be seen as a symbol of Starfleet and the Federation. This public opinion drove a motion in the Federation Council that led to the reversal of Starfleet's plans. The Enterprise, however, was still twenty-five years old; her systems were becoming outdated, and it soon became obvious that only a major refit could keep the ship at the forefront of the fleet, and what began as a simple refit evolved into a redesign of the entire vessel.[10]

Though commanded by Captain Will Decker during the refit, Kirk—who had been promoted to admiral in 2270—took temporary command of the vessel during the V'ger incident of 2273; Decker was lost during the mission,[9] and Kirk took command of the Enterprise for another five-year mission.[11][12] Eventually, Kirk retired[13] and the ship became a training vessel at Starfleet Academy under Captain Spock[14] in 2284.[15] In 2285, Kirk had returned to duty as commandant of the academy, and took temporary command of the Enterprise while overseeing a cadet cruise when the ship encountered Khan Noonien Singh in the Mutara sector. Spock was killed saving the ship,[14] but the Enterprise was destroyed some time later by Admiral Kirk just prior to its anticipated decommissioning, in order to prevent the it from falling into Klingon hands during a mission to recover the body of Captain Spock.[16]

Ships Named Enterprise

H.M.S. Enterprise | U.S.S. Enterprise (U.S. Navy) | U.S.S. Enterprise CV-6 (Yorktown class aircraft carrier) | U.S.S. Enterprise CVN-65 (Nimitz class aircraft carrier) | Enterprise OV-101 (Space Shuttle, 1979) | S.S. Enterprise NCV-330 (Declaration class) | Enterprise NX-01 (NX class, 2151-2161) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (Constitution class, 2245-2285) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A (Constitution class Refit, 2286-2293) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B (Excelsior class, 2294-2329) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C (Ambassador class, c.2340-2344) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D (Galaxy class, 2363-2371) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E (Sovereign class, 2372) |

Mirror Universe

H.M.S. Enterprise | I.S.S. Enterprise NX-01 (NX class, 2151-2155) | I.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (Constitution class, 2245) | I.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A (Constitution class Refit) | I.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B (Excelsior class) |

Kelvin Timeline

H.M.S. Enterprise | U.S.S. Enterprise (U.S. Navy) | U.S.S. Enterprise CV-6 (Yorktown class aircraft carrier) | U.S.S. Enterprise CVN-65 (Nimitz class aircraft carrier) | Enterprise OV-101 (Space Shuttle, 1979) | S.S. Enterprise NCV-330 (Declaration class) | Enterprise NX-01 (NX class, 2151-2161) | U.S.S. Enterprise (c.2230-2257) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (Constitution class, 2258-2263) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A (Constitution class Refit, 2265)

Myriad Universes

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (Alternate Timelines) (Constitution class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A (Alternate Timelines) (Constitution class Refit) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B (Alternate Timelines) (Excelsior class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C (Alternate Timelines) (Ambassador class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D (Alternate Timelines) (Galaxy class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E (Alternate Timelines) (Sovereign class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-F (Odyssey class, STO Timeline, 2409) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-J (Universe class, c.2500) |


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