U.S.S. Stargazer NCC-2893

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U.S.S. Stargazer
U.S.S. Stargazer (TNG 109)
U.S.S. Stargazer (TNG 109)
Registry NCC-2893
Class Constellation
Commissioned Reference Stardate 2/7412 (December 2327)
Reference Stardate 2/7412 (December 2274)
Status Lost, presumed destroyed (Stardate 40217.3 / Reference Stardate 2/9303 (March 2355)
Lost, presumed destroyed (Stardate 40217.3 / Reference Stardate 2/9303 (March 2293))

The Federation Starship Stargazer, a Constellation class cruiser, was commissioned on Reference Stardate 2/7412 (December 2327).[1] In 2233, Lieutenant Jean-Luc Picard took command of the Stargazer when the ship's captain was killed, and was later offered a permanent promotion and command of the vessel for his actions.[2] Picard remained in command of the Stargazer for more than two decades.[3]

During an exploratory mission to Sector 21503, the Stargazer was attacked by Cardassian forces, and barely escaped.[4] In 2354, the Stargazer visited Chalna.[5] On Stardate 40217.3[3] [ Reference Stardate 2/9303 (March 2355)[6]],[7] the Stargazer was apparently destroyed near the Maxia Zeta system by what was later learned to be a Ferengi vessel. Captain Picard's final log entries stated:

"Proceeding at warp 3.4. Chief Engineer reports nominal completion of maintenance of #2 impulse reactor a full day ahead of schedule. I have therefore ordered a full power test on the entire system in hopes of recertifying the reactor before next week. It will be good to have impulse back to full capacity. ...

U.S.S. Stargazer on routine survey mission into the Maxia Zeta star system. Initial scans indicate twelve planets, none habitable. The third and fourth are in Maxia Zeta's habitable zone, and may therefore be candidates for terraforming. Our science teams are preparing for a full survey and sensor scan. ...

We have detected an unidentified spacecraft near one of the moons of Maxia Zeta IV. Indications are that this craft may have been launched from that moon, although our scans have detected no launch complex or other support facility. We are attempting to hail the craft, but as yet there has been no response. ...

We are under attack by an unidentified starship. Repeated attempts to warn it off have failed. I fear that we have no choice but to defend ourselves. ...

We are forced to abandon our starship. May she find her way without us."[8]


Nearly a decade later, DaiMon Bok returned the ship's remains to Picard, now in command of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, as part of a revenge plot against Picard for his part in the death of Bok's son, who commanded the Ferengi ship that the Stargazer had originally encountered. Following the Stargazer's recovery on Stardate 41723.9[3] (Reference Stardate 3/0306, January 2364),[6] the vessel was decommissioned.[9]

Mirror Universe

See: I.S.S. Stargazer NCC-2893

Constellation class vessels

U.S.S. Andromeda NCC-2505 | U.S.S. Antares NCC-2514 | U.S.S. Antietam | U.S.S. Aquarius NCC-2517 | U.S.S. Betelgeuse NCC-2520 | U.S.S. Callisto NCC-2509 | U.S.S. Canopus NCC-2523 | U.S.S. Ceres NCC-2513 | U.S.S. Cochise | U.S.S. Constellation NCC-1974 | U.S.S. Diadem NCC-2521 | U.S.S. Effros NCC-2519 | U.S.S. Eridani NCC-2511 | U.S.S. Fading Sun | U.S.S. Ferrel | U.S.S. Gettysburg NCC-3890 | U.S.S. Gibraltar | U.S.S. Gihlan NCC-9761 | U.S.S. Hathaway NCC-2593 | U.S.S. Indiri NCC-2518 | U.S.S. Leonid NCC-2516 | U.S.S. Libra NCC-2506 | U.S.S. Magellan NCC-3069 | U.S.S. Minora NCC-2525 | U.S.S. Nebula NCC-2502 | U.S.S. Nova NCC-2501 | U.S.S. Orion NCC-2510 | U.S.S. Pisces NCC-2515 | U.S.S. Polaris NCC-2503 | U.S.S. Pulsar NCC-2508 | U.S.S. Sagittarius NCC-2507 | U.S.S. Sempach | U.S.S. Sirius Major NCC-2524 | U.S.S. Speedwell | U.S.S. Stargazer NCC-2893 | U.S.S. Taurus NCC-2512 | U.S.S. Tubman NCC-1757-B | U.S.S. Valkyrie NCC-2590 | U.S.S. Vespucci | U.S.S. Victory NCC-9754

FASA Timeline

U.S.S. Andromeda NCC-2505 | U.S.S. Antares NCC-2514 | U.S.S. Aquarius NCC-2517 | U.S.S. Betelgeuse NCC-2520 | U.S.S. Callisto NCC-2509 | U.S.S. Canopus NCC-2523 | U.S.S. Ceres NCC-2513 | U.S.S. Constellation NCC-2500 | U.S.S. Diadem NCC-2521 | U.S.S. Effros NCC-2519 | U.S.S. Eridani NCC-2511 | U.S.S. Hathaway NCC-2593 | U.S.S. Indiri NCC-2518 | U.S.S. Leonid NCC-2516 | U.S.S. Libra NCC-2506 | U.S.S. Magellan NCC-2504 | U.S.S. Minora NCC-2525 | U.S.S. Nebula NCC-2502 | U.S.S. Nova NCC-2501 | U.S.S. Orion NCC-2510 | U.S.S. Pisces NCC-2515 | U.S.S. Polaris NCC-2503 | U.S.S. Pulsar NCC-2508 | U.S.S. Sagittarius NCC-2507 | U.S.S. Sirius Major NCC-2524 | U.S.S. Stargazer NCC-2893 | U.S.S. Taurus NCC-2512

Mirror Universe

I.S.S. Gettysburg NCC-3890 | I.S.S. Stargazer NCC-2893


Notes and References

  1. The Reference Stardate given in the FASA supplement, "Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual," would normally convert to March 2337 in the regular calendar. This, however, is long after Picard took command of the Stargazer in 2333. The date has been adjusted to 2327 to resolve the conflict.
  2. "Tapestry." Star Trek: The Next Generation, Episode 241. Television. 15 February 1993.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer) & Berman, Rick & Hurley, Maurice (Co-Executive Producers). "The Battle." Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 1, Episode 9. Directed by Rob Bowman. Story by Larry Forrester. Teleplay by Wright, Herbert J. Paramount Pictures Corporation, 16 November 1987.
  4. Roddenberry, Gene & Berman, Rick & Piller, Michael (Executive Producers). "The Wounded." Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 4, Episode 11. Directed by Chip Chalmers. Story by Stuart Charno & Sara Charno & Cy Chermak. Paramount Pictures Corporation, 28 January 1991.
  5. Roddenberry, Gene & Berman, Rick (Executive Producers) & Piller, Michael (Co-Executive Producer). "Allegiance." Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 3, Episode 16. Directed by Winrich Kolbe. Written by Manning, Richard Manning & Hans Beimler. Paramount Pictures Corporation, 26 March 1990.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Stuart, Rick. "Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual." Star Trek: The Role Playing Game, Supplement 2012. Cover Design by Jim Nelson. Illustrations by Rob Caswell, David R. Dietrick, A.C. Farley, Dana Knutson, Jim Nelson, Jeff Laubenstein, and Todd F. Marsh. Deck Plans by Steve Venters. Cutaway Illustrations by David R. Deitrick. Ship Illustrations by Dana Knutson. FASA Corporation. 1988.
  7. The FASA supplement, "Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual," gave the date of the Stargazer's loss at Maxia Zeta as Reference Stardate 2/9303, which normally would work out as March 2356; this date is mostly contradicted on-screen as 2355, however, and the Earth calendar date was adjusted to reflect this, without altering the original Reference Stardate.
  8. The stardate and log entry for the Stargazer's encounter at Maxia Zeta were shown on viewscreens on the Stargazer bridge, and were clearly visible on the BluRay release.
  9. Pardo, Blaine "Star Trek: The Next Generation First Year Sourcebook." Star Trek: The Role Playing Game, Supplement 2227. Cover Design by Dana Knutson. Illustrations by Rob Caswell and David R. Deitrick. FASA Corporation. 1989.