Felisa howards coffin

Felisa Howard, Dr. Beverly Crusher's grandmother's coffin

For the Starfleet officer, please see Coffin (engineer).

A coffin was an oblong box, usually made of wood, in which a corpse was placed and either buried or jettisoned into space.

Morgue, The Forge

The Human casualties of the United Earth Embassy bombing on Vulcan

Spock's resting place

Spock's photon torpedo coffin on Genesis

Jetal's torpedo

Ensign Jetal's torpedo coffin launched into space

In 2154, the coffins of the Human casualties of the United Earth Embassy bombing on Vulcan were lined up in the cargo bay of Enterprise NX-01, draped in the United Earth flag, ready for transit back to Earth. (ENT: "The Forge")

In Starfleet, in the 22nd and 23rd centuries, it had become something of a tradition to place the bodies of dead crewmates in the empty casing of a torpedo, much like a coffin, before launching them out into space. (ENT: "Similitude"; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, DS9: "The Sound of Her Voice", "Tears of the Prophets", VOY: "Latent Image", "One Small Step" et al)

The Klingon House of T'Kuvma preserved the bodies of their deceased warriors in ornamental metallic caskets that were deposited over the hull of their flagship, forming a kind of symbolic "armor". (DIS: "The Vulcan Hello")

In 2365, Emissary K'Ehleyr referred to a modified class 8 probe as a coffin after she endured a trip at warp 9 in it, in order to rendezvous with the USS Enterprise-D for an important mission. (TNG: "The Emissary")

In 2370, Doctor Beverly Crusher read a eulogy before her late grandmother's coffin on Caldos, with Counselor Deanna Troi and Captain Jean-Luc Picard by her side. The coffin was later beamed back from the underground to scan Felisa Howard's dead body for anaphasic energy. (TNG: "Sub Rosa")

In 2374, Lieutenant Tom Paris, expressing reluctance to enter a stasis unit, complained "Why do they have to design these things like coffins?", an expression of his claustrophobia. Later, after the USS Voyager crew was revived, he commented "we would've died in those coffins" had it not been for the heroic actions of Seven of Nine. (VOY: "One")

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