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Enolian prison ship

An Enolian transport (2152)

The Enolian transport was a type of ship used by the Enolians to move groups of people to prison colonies from Keto-Enol, as crime was rampant in their system.

It was crewed by an average of three Enolian Guard officers, a pilot, and two members of security personnel.

In 2152, an Enolian prison transport was carrying Kuroda Lor-ehn, Zoumas, Starfleet's Captain Archer and Commander Tucker, as well as a dozen other prisoners, to Canamar. Partway through the trip, Kuroda and a Nausicaan overtook the Enolian Guard officers and commandeered the ship. The Nausicaan knocked out the pilot, so they had to use Archer to fly the ship to their new heading – the trading outpost Tamaal.

On the way to Tamaal, two Enolian patrol ships caught up with it. They damaged the transport, but Archer devised a way of releasing and detonating warp plasma to disable the patrol ships. They were then able to rendezvous with an Enolian shuttle, but a Starfleet crew was aboard. The prisoners evacuated in time, except for Kuroda, who insisted on staying and trying to take the ship out of its decaying orbit. However, he was unsuccessful, and he died when the ship burned up in the planet's atmosphere. (ENT: "Canamar")

In the script of "Canamar", the Enolian transport was described as "A medium-sized vessel – one third the size of [an NX-class starship], at most. It appears rugged and space-worn, its surface pitted and scarred from years of service." The Enolian transport's cockpit was scripted as "a cramped flight deck, as rough and worn as the ship's exterior," with "small viewports," only one seat, controls at the helm ("which look nothing like those" aboard an NX-class vessel), and "a wall-mounted rack" for storing a shotgun-weapon. Access between the cockpit and the "main cabin" was via "a reinforced cockpit hatch". The cabin itself was referred to as "a dingy, claustrophobic compartment, not much more than a grimy cargo hold." The script additionally referred to the cabin as including two rows of metal benches, with a "central aisle" dividing both rows, though there are clearly more rows than that in the final edit of the episode.
The transport's destruction, in a fiery explosion, was scripted to be shown on screen, though does not appear in the final edit of the installment. According to the reference book Beyond the Final Frontier (p. 378), the effects footage showing the craft's destruction was edited out shortly after space shuttle STS-107 disastrously disintegrated during reentry into Earth's atmosphere.

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