U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701
|Commissioned||Reference Stardate 1/8802 (February 2245)|
Perhaps the most famous spacecraft in the history of space exploration, the Federation Starship Enterprise, a Constitution class cruiser, was launched on Reference Stardate 1/8802 (February 2245) from the San Francisco Fleet Yards orbiting Earth. Construction on the Enterprise was authorized by the Starfleet Appropriation of Stardate 0965. The Enterprise was first commanded by Captain Robert April, who was later succeeded by his first officer, Christopher Pike, on Reference Stardate 1/9501 (January 2252). During Pike's command, the Enterprise had a crew complement of 203, though it was unclear if this figure included Pike himself. According to Ensign Tyler, the ship's power was "enough to blast half a continent." Superbly equipped for research in deep space, the Enterprise had 14 science labs. The ship achieved legendary status during the first five-year mission under its third captain, James T. Kirk, from Stardate 1278.4 in 2265 through 2270.
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. 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 The Enterprise, however, was still twenty-five years old; her systems were becoming outdated, and it soon became obvious that only a major refit could keep the ship at the forefront of the fleet, and what began as a simple refit evolved into a redesign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.
U.S.S. Enterprise (ST02)
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, and Kirk took command of the Enterprise for another five-year mission. Following that five-year mission, Kirk retired in 2278, and the ship became a training vessel at Starfleet Academy under Captain Spock. In 2285, Kirk had returned to duty as commandant of the academy, and again 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, but the Enterprise was later destroyed by Admiral Kirk just prior to its anticipated decommissioning, in order to prevent it from falling into Klingon hands during a mission to recover Captain Spock's body.
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) | Enterprise XCV-330 (Declaration class) | Enterprise NX-01 (NX class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (Constitution class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A (Constitution class Refit) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B (Excelsior class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C (Ambassador class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D (Galaxy class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E (Sovereign class)
H.M.S. Enterprise | U.S.S. Enterprise CVN-65 (Nimitz class aircraft carrier) | Enterprise OV-101 (Space Shuttle) | Enterprise XCV-330 (Declaration class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (Constitution class/Enterprise class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A (Enterprise class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B (Excelsior class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C (Ambassador class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D (Galaxy class)
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) | Enterprise XCV-330 (Declaration class) | Enterprise NX-01 (NX class) | U.S.S. Enterprise (Unknown class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (Constitution class) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A (Constitution class Refit)
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) | I.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C (Ambassador class) | I.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D (Galaxy class)
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) | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-J (Universe class)
Constitution class vessels
Constitution class Mk I (2245)
U.S.S. Constellation NCC-1017 | U.S.S. Constitution NCC-1700 | U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 | U.S.S. Excalibur NCC-1664 | U.S.S. Exeter NCC-1672 | U.S.S. Farragut NCC-1647 | U.S.S. Hood NCC-1703 | U.S.S. Intrepid NCC-1631 | U.S.S. Lexington NCC-1709 | U.S.S. Potemkin NCC-1657 | U.S.S. Republic NCC-1371 | U.S.S. Yorktown NCC-1717
Bonhomme Richard subclass (c.2250)
U.S.S. Ari NCC-1723 | U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard NCC-1712 | U.S.S. Defiant NCC-1764 | U.S.S. Eagle NCC-956 | U.S.S. El Dorado NCC-1722 | U.S.S. Endeavour NCC-1895 | U.S.S. Essex NCC-1727 | U.S.S. Excelsior NCC-1718 | U.S.S. Graf Zeppelin NCC-1726 | U.S.S. Hornet NCC-1714 | U.S.S. Kent NCC-1725 | U.S.S. Lafayette NCC-1720 | U.S.S. Merrimac NCC-1715 | U.S.S. Monitor NCC-1713 | U.S.S. Saratoga NCC-1724 | U.S.S. Valiant NCC-1731 | U.S.S. Wasp NCC-1721
Achernar subclass (2252)
U.S.S. Achernar NCC-1732 | U.S.S. Ahzdar NCC-1790 | U.S.S. Akagi NCC-1779 | U.S.S. Alam'ak NCC-1796 | U.S.S. Androcus NCC-1738 | U.S.S. Ark Royal NCC-1791 | U.S.S. Astrad NCC-1739 | U.S.S. Behr'ak NCC-1797 | U.S.S. Bunker Hill NCC-1745 | U.S.S. Caspan NCC-1753 | U.S.S. Chikuma NCC-1759 | U.S.S. Clemenceau NCC-1784 | U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1798 | U.S.S. Ekinus NCC-1771 | U.S.S. Emperador NCC-1774 | U.S.S. Eskiis NCC-1789 | U.S.S. Fontana NCC-1793 | U.S.S. Forrestal NCC-1751 | U.S.S. Franklin NCC-1743 | U.S.S. Friedland NCC-1781 | U.S.S. Ghar NCC-1786 | U.S.S. Gniesenau NCC-1773 | U.S.S. Hancock NCC-1735 | U.S.S. Horok NCC-1748 | U.S.S. Java NCC-1794 | U.S.S. Jupiter NCC-1734 | U.S.S. Kaga NCC-1780 | U.S.S. Kars NCC-1769 | U.S.S. Kep Salu NCC-1767 | U.S.S. Kestral NCC-1766 | U.S.S. Ketoi NCC-1768 | U.S.S. King George V NCC-1740 | U.S.S. Kirishima NCC-1775 | U.S.S. Kitty Hawk NCC-1754 | U.S.S. Konigsburg NCC-1782 | U.S.S. Langley NCC-1749 | U.S.S. Marcello NCC-1785 | U.S.S. Mazda NCC-1778 | U.S.S. Minsk NCC-1752 | U.S.S. Mirazh NCC-1788 | U.S.S. Ndele NCC-1758 | U.S.S. Oomaru NCC-1761 | U.S.S. Oriskany NCC-1733 | U.S.S. Paegan NCC-1755 | U.S.S. Pari NCC-1787 | U.S.S. Phardos NCC-1757 | U.S.S. Pilar NCC-1746 | U.S.S. Prince of Wales NCC-1741 | U.S.S. Procyon NCC-1756 | U.S.S. Proxima NCC-1737 | U.S.S. Qual'at NCC-1700 | U.S.S. Radetsky NCC-1792 | U.S.S. Richelieu NCC-1750 | U.S.S. Rivoli NCC-1765 | U.S.S. Santissma Trinidad NCC-1742 | U.S.S. Scharnhorst NCC-1772 | U.S.S. Shaandra NCC-1795 | U.S.S. Sinuiji NCC-1770 | U.S.S. Sirius NCC-1744 | U.S.S. Temir NCC-1763 | U.S.S. Tholus NCC-1747 | U.S.S. Ticonderoga NCC-1736 | U.S.S. Tulan NCC-1777 | U.S.S. Tutakai NCC-1799 | U.S.S. Ukrania NCC-1783 | U.S.S. Victory NCC-1760 | U.S.S. Yaan NCC-1762
Tikopai subclass (2252)
U.S.S. Acrux NCC-1818 | U.S.S. Adhara NCC-1827 | U.S.S. Agena NCC-1816 | U.S.S. Aldebaran NCC-1812 | U.S.S. Alioth NCC-1828 | U.S.S. Alkaid NCC-1829 | U.S.S. Alnilam NCC-1830 | U.S.S. Altair NCC-1803 | U.S.S. Anak NCC-1821 | U.S.S. Antares NCC-1820 | U.S.S. Arcturus NCC-1807 | U.S.S. Arided NCC-1831 | U.S.S. Bellatrix NCC-1832 | U.S.S. Betelgeuse NCC-1822 | U.S.S. Binar NCC-1819 | U.S.S. Canopus NCC-1814 | U.S.S. Capella NCC-1809 | U.S.S. Castor NCC-1833 | U.S.S. Darion NCC-1810 | U.S.S. Deneb NCC-1826 | U.S.S. Dubhe NCC-1834 | U.S.S. El Nath NCC-1835 | U.S.S. Fomalhaut NCC-1804 | U.S.S. Helios NCC-1825 | U.S.S. Hor NCC-1813 | U.S.S. K'Hotan NCC-1802 | U.S.S. K'Ushui NCC-1801 | U.S.S. Lux NCC-1823 | U.S.S. Miaplacidas NCC-1836 | U.S.S. Mirfak NCC-1837 | U.S.S. Murzim NCC-1838 | U.S.S. Nakarat NCC-1805 | U.S.S. Polaris NCC-1839 | U.S.S. Pollux NCC-1808 | U.S.S. Regulus NCC-1840 | U.S.S. Rigel NCC-1824 | U.S.S. Sardar NCC-1811 | U.S.S. Shaula NCC-1841 | U.S.S. Spica NCC-1815 | U.S.S. Tikopai NCC-1800 | U.S.S. Vega NCC-1806 | U.S.S. Vena NCC-1817 | U.S.S. Wezen NCC-1842 | U.S.S. Xanthii NCC-1843
Constitution class Mk II (2257)
Constitution class Mk III (2262)
Enterprise subclass Mk I (2273)
U.S.S. Akagi | U.S.S. Constellation NCC-1728 | U.S.S. Defiant | U.S.S. Excalibur | U.S.S. Exeter NCC-1706 | U.S.S. Farragut NCC-1729 | U.S.S. Forrestal | U.S.S. Hood | U.S.S. Potemkin | U.S.S. Republic | U.S.S. Rivoli | U.S.S. Valley Forge | U.S.S. Yorktown
Enterprise subclass Mk II (2280)
Enterprise subclass Mk III (2284)
Notes and References
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