U.S.S. Essex NCC-173
|Status||Lost, later determined to have been Destroyed (2167)|
The United Earth Starship Essex, commanded by Captain Bryce Shumar and first officer Commander Steven Mullen, fought in the Romulan War from 2155 through 2161. Following the war, the Essex, now a Federation starship, was the first vessel to map the Tarsus system, which was settled shortly thereafter. In 2167, the Essex, under the sector command of Admiral Uttan Narsu of Starbase 12, was reported lost. The Essex was caught in an electromagnetic storm in the atmosphere of a Class M moon of planet Mab-Bu IV. The storm had been caused by noncorporeal criminal life forms from the Ux-Mal system who had hoped to escape aboard the Essex. The ship was destroyed and all 229 crew members killed. In 2368, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D encountered beings who claimed to be members of the Essex crew, marooned and rendered noncorporeal since 2167. These beings were, in fact, the Ux-Mal criminals, who sought to escape by commandeering the Enterprise.
Ships Named Essex
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
- Roddenberry, Gene & Berman, Rick & Piller, Michael (Executive Producers). "Power Play." Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 5, Episode 15. Directed by David Livingston. Story by Paul Ruben and Maurice Hurley. Teleplay by Rene Balcer and Herbert J. Wright and Brannon Braga. Paramount Pictures Corporation, 24 February 1992.
- Martin, Michael A. The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing. Star Trek: Enterprise. Pocket Books, October 2009.
- Goodman, David A. Federation: The First 150 Years. Titan Books, October 2013.