In 2269, when the Enterprise was studying a class M planet orbiting a binary sun, Harry Mudd stole Shuttlecraft 12 with Nurse Christine Chapel as a hostage. On the planet's surface, he intended to strand her forcing the Enterprise's crew to rescue her while he escaped in the shuttle. His plan backfired when a native rock beast crushed the vehicle with one of its feet. (TAS: "Mudd's Passion")
|Shuttles of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)|
|Class F: NCC-1701⁄2 • NCC-1701⁄6 • NCC-1701⁄7 (2267, 2267–2268, 2269) • NCC-1701⁄9|
|Enterprise-type: NCC-1701⁄4 • NCC-1701⁄12 • Unnamed|
|Aqua-shuttle: NCC-1701\5A||Copernicus-type: NCC-1701⁄12||Unknown: Unnamed|
Background information Edit
There was no name for this shuttle printed on the hull, and was only referred to as "shuttlecraft" in the episode dialogue.
The shuttle was labeled as N.C.C.⁄1701⁄12 or N.C.C.-1701⁄12 in some scenes.
The Copernicus seen in "The Slaver Weapon" was presumably the replacement shuttle for this shuttle, since both craft shared the same registry number.