U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E
With the destruction of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D in 2371, the next ship off the Sovereign class production line was the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E, to continue that venerable line of vessels. The Enterprise, launched in 2372, would be only the second ship in this line, taking its place as the most advanced ship in Starfleet.
Constructed at the San Francisco Fleet Yards and commissioned on Stardate 49827.5,[Notes 1] the Enterprise, under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, had substantially the same bridge crew as its immediate predecessor, although Lieutenant Commander Worf had accepted a transfer to Deep Space 9 prior to the ship's launch.
- According to "The Price of Freedom: The United Federation of Planets Sourcebook," the Enterprise was commissioned on Stardate 49027.9; this was contrary to the date given on the ship's commissioning plaque, visible on the bridge set in Star Trek: First Contact, however, which listed the commissioning date as Stardate 49827.5. The erroneous stardate from "The Price of Freedom," therefore, has been disregarded.
- Star Trek: Insurrection. Film. 11 December 1998.
- "The Price of Freedom: The United Federation of Planets Sourcebook." Star Trek: The Next Generation Roleplaying Game, Supplement 25100. Game. February 1999. Last Unicorn Games, Inc.
- Star Trek: First Contact. Film. 22 November 1996.
- "Starships." Star Trek Roleplaying Game, Book 3. Game. 2003. Decipher, Inc.
- "The Way of the Warrior." Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Episodes 473-474. Television. 2 October 1995.