U.S.S. Valiant (Daedalus class)
The Federation Starship Valiant, a Daedalus class starship, was destroyed in orbit of Eminiar VII less than a decade after its launch in 2162. The fate of the Valiant remained a mystery until the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 visited Eminiar VII on Stardate 3192.1, a century later. The Valiant and its crew were declared a "casualty" of the "war" between Eminiar VII and Vendikar. The ship was destroyed, and its crew killed by the inhabitants of Eminiar VII. A handwritten log from the Valiant's first officer, Commander Lee Billings, was recovered at that time, and brought back to the Federation.
First Officer's Personal log, this is probably my last entry. I don't know if anyone is going to find this. I don't even know if it matters. If a Starfleet ship comes into orbit of Eminiar VII, it's a [sic] good as dead. They have heat beams that overwhelmed Valiant's defensive systems immediately. After that first hit, almost every panel on the bridge was exploding. The captain was dead. I sounded the evacuation code signal, and got to an escape pod. Four crew members made it with me, and when they hit us again. [sic] we got out. One of them, Ensign Fernandez. Jonathan... he died when we crashed. The other two, Lieutenants Friedman and Shiban, were captured trying to get us food yesterday. There's no way to rescue them. The Eminian security is the best I've ever seen, and their disruptor weapons are very deadly. Don't know what happened. The captain communicated with their ruling council, it seemed to be fine, and then I don't know. I'm in the basement of some building in their capital city. They're going to find me. If this log does survive me, please
Ships Named Valiant
S.S. Valiant (Unknown class) | U.S.S. Valiant NCC-1223 (Ranger class) | U.S.S. Valiant NCC-1731 (Constitution class) | U.S.S. Valiant NCC-2018 (Excelsior class) | U.S.S. Valiant NCC-3010 (Royal Sovereign class) | U.S.S. Valiant NCC-74210 (Defiant class) | U.S.S. Valiant NCC-75418 (Defiant class)
Daedalus class vessels
U.S.S. Adirondack | U.S.S. Anson | U.S.S. Archon NCC-189 | U.S.S. Carolina NCC-160 | U.S.S. Zefram Cochrane | Daedalus | U.S.S. Stephen Decatur | U.S.S. Drake | U.S.S. Dykstra | U.S.S. Essex NCC-173 | U.S.S. Heinlein | U.S.S. Horizon NCC-176 | U.S.S. Kearsarge | U.S.S. Kon-Tiki | U.S.S. Lindbergh | U.S.S. Lovell NCC-470 | U.S.S. Nimrod | U.S.S. Olympus | U.S.S. Probert | U.S.S. Ptolemy | U.S.S. Republic | U.S.S. Rochelle | U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt | U.S.S. Shepard | U.S.S. Valley Forge | U.S.S. Wakefield | U.S.S. Yeager NCC-76 | U.S.S. Yorktown NCC-108
Notes and References
- Goodman, David A. Federation: The First 150 Years. Titan Books, October 2013.
- Roddenberry, Gene (Executive Producer). "A Taste of Armageddon." Star Trek, Season 1, Episode 23. Directed by Joseph Pevney. Written by Robert Hamner (Story and Teleplay) and Gene L. Coon (Teleplay). Desilu Productions, 23 February 1967.