Timeships were vessels which had undergone temporal transit. Some timeships were designed and constructed for that purpose, while others underwent time travel through accidental or external forces.

Time-travel pods, Wells-class starships, and Aeon-type ships were built for use as timeships. (TNG: "A Matter of Time"; VOY: "Future's End", "Relativity")

The Federation experimented with sending vessels back in time as early as 2268, but timeships were not regularly built or used until after the 24th century. (TOS: "Assignment: Earth"; TNG: "A Matter of Time")

In the 23rd century, the USS Enterprise used the light-speed breakaway factor to travel through time. (TOS: "Assignment: Earth") By the 29th century, timeships used both temporal rifts and a temporal displacement drive to travel through time. However, these ships required a great deal of experience to control, with inexperienced pilots running the risk of creating temporal explosions if any of their calibrations were off. (VOY: "Future's End", "Relativity")

Use of a timeship or time travel is banned by the Temporal Prime Directive and care must be taken to avoid disrupting the timeline or you risk creating a Temporal paradox.

List of timeshipsEdit

Officially designated timeshipsEdit

These timeships were either operated exclusively to travel through time, or were sent on time-travel missions in addition to their primary goals.

Note: the USS Enterprise is included because its mission to 1968 was officially a historical research mission, making it possibly the first ship intended for temporal travel. For details on "accidental" time ventures, see below.
Ship Name Government/Agency Type Commander(s) Dates Image Reference
unknown unknown unknown Lazarus Distant past (2267) Lazarus' spaceship TOS: "The Alternative Factor"
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) Starfleet Constitution-class Captain James T. Kirk 2268 (1968) USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), ENT TOS: "Assignment: Earth"
unknown unknown Time-travel pod unknown 26th century (22nd century, 2368) Time travel pod (26th century) TNG: "A Matter of Time"
Berlinghoff Rasmussen
Aeon Starfleet Aeon-type Captain Braxton 29th century (2373, 1967) Aeon front VOY: "Future's End"
unknown Borg Collective Borg sphere Borg Queen 2373 (2063) Borg Sphere emerges Star Trek: First Contact
USS Relativity (NCV-474439-G) Starfleet Wells-class Captain Braxton 29th century USS Relativity VOY: "Relativity"
Lieutenant Ducane
unknown United Federation of Planets Time-travel pod unknown 31st century (2152) Time travel pod (31st century) launch bay ENT: "Future Tense"

"Unsanctioned timeships"Edit

These starships and vessels were primarily intended for uses other than time travel, however through accidental or unofficial action they traveled to different eras.

Ship Name Government/Agency Type Commander(s) Dates Image Reference
unknown privately owned Bajoran lightship Akorem Laan 22nd century (2372) Akorem's lightship exits wormhole DS9: "Accession"
Enterprise NX-01 Starfleet NX-class Captain Jonathan Archer 2154 (2037) Enterprise NX-01 ENT: ""
Commander T'Pol 2154 (1944) ENT: "Zero Hour"
ENT: "Storm Front, Part II"
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) Starfleet Constitution-class Captain James T. Kirk 2266 USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), ENT TOS: "The Naked Time"
2267 (1969) TOS: "Tomorrow is Yesterday"
USS Bozeman (NCC-1941) Starfleet Soyuz-class Captain Morgan Bateson 2278 (2368) USS Bozeman emerges from a temporal causality loop TNG: "Cause and Effect"
HMS Bounty none Klingon Bird-of-Prey Admiral James T. Kirk 2286 (1986) HMS Bounty Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C) Starfleet Ambassador-class Captain Rachel Garrett
Lieutenant Richard Castillo
2344 (2366) USS Enterprise-C TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise"
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) Starfleet Galaxy-class Captain Jean-Luc Picard 2364 USS Enterprise-D, These Are the Voyages TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris"
2368 TNG: "Cause and Effect"
Commander William T. Riker 2369 TNG: "Timescape"
USS Lalo Starfleet freighter unknown 2364   TNG: "We'll Always Have Paris"
El-Baz Starfleet Type 15 shuttlepod Captain Jean-Luc Picard 2365 El-Baz, Time Squared TNG: "Time Squared"
unknown Starfleet Danube-class Captain Jean-Luc Picard 2369 Danube class, 2369 TNG: "Timescape"
unknown Romulan military D'deridex-class unknown 2369 Romulan warbird power transfer TNG: "Timescape"
Quark's Treasure privately owned Ferengi shuttle Quark 2372 (1947) Quark's Treasure DS9: "Little Green Men"
USS Voyager (NCC-74656) Starfleet Intrepid-class Captain Kathryn Janeway 2372 (Big Bang) Intrepid class top quarter aft VOY: "Death Wish"
2373 (1996) VOY: "Future's End"
VOY: "Future's End, Part II"
USS Defiant (NX-74205) Starfleet Defiant-class Captain Benjamin Sisko 2373 (2268) USS Defiant orbiting Earth, Past Tense DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations"
2373 (22nd century) DS9: "Children of Time"
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) Starfleet Sovereign-class Captain Jean-Luc Picard 2373 (2063) USS Enterprise-E in nebula Star Trek: First Contact
Jellyfish Vulcan Science Academy prototype Ambassador Spock 2387 (2258) Jellyfish Star Trek
Narada Romulan Star Empire Mining vessel Captain Nero 2387 (2233) Narada over Vulcan Star Trek
SC-4 Starfleet personal shuttlecraft Admiral Kathryn Janeway 2404 (2378) SC-4 VOY: "Endgame"


In the Department of Temporal Investigations novel Forgotten History, it is revealed that the newly-formed Department of Temporal Investigations attempted to create their own timeship in 2270, using the original engines of the USS Enterprise (Which were then the only engines known to be capable of performing a slingshot maneuver due to it being exposed to a unique set of conditions during its travels). However, their first attempt to create a timeship resulted in the ship being badly damaged after it overshot its target destination date and returned to a point before their original departure to avert the accident (Simultaneously confirming that time travel could genuinely change history rather than simply creating a new timeline, as the future ship ceased to exist once the time of the originally-scheduled test-flight went by without the younger ship launching).

The second attempt to create a timeship in 2273 included a dimension-shifting capsule taken from the Vedala combined with the original engines, with the goal of travelling into the future of parallel universes (Allowing them to witness potential environmental threats without risking changing history), but the incompatible nature of the two technologies resulted in the ship becoming trapped between 2273 and 2383 until Lucsly and Kirk were able to bring the ship back into sync with its true timeline, Lucsly simultaneously teaching Kirk how to make any ship capable of performing a slingshot maneuver in future.

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