U.S.S. Sovereign NX-90201 (LUG)

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U.S.S. Sovereign
Registry NX-90201[1]
Class Sovereign
Commissioned 2370
LUG Timeline
(Last Unicorn and Decipher Roleplaying Games)

Work on the Federation Starship Sovereign began in 2365, but as the Borg threat became more apparent over the next several years, construction of the class was put on hold as the Starfleet Corps of Engineers (SCE) began to augment and modify the design to counter Borg assaults.[2] With the catastrophic defeat of the fleet at the Battle of Wolf 359, the Advanced Starship Design Bureau, in conjunction with the Office of Strategic Operations, Office of Fleet Deployment, and the SCE,[3] launched a number of initiatives to upgrade the tactical capabilities of future starships. Many of these advances, designed for the Intrepid and Defiant classes, were applied to the Sovereign class. Construction on the Sovereign resumed four years after it had been suspended, and additional modifications were made as a result of its shakedown cruise.[2]

The Sovereign was launched from the San Francisco Fleet Yards in 2370 as a testbed for several new technologies, including pulse phasers, quantum torpedoes, and ablative hull plates.[4] Based on the performance of the Sovereign and the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E, Starfleet Command ordered the construction of additional ships of the class.[2]

Notes and References

  1. While the registry of the Sovereign was listed as NCC-17454 in The Price of Freedom, it was listed as NX-90201 in Starships. While 17454 was likely a typographical error for an intended registry of 71454, it is far too low for a registry from the late 24th century, and the later registry has been retained for this entry.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Starships." Star Trek Roleplaying Game, Book 3. Game. 2003. Decipher, Inc.
  3. "Starfleet Operations Manual." Star Trek Roleplaying Game, Book 3. Game. 2003. Decipher, Inc.
  4. "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.