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"...a three hour tour, a three hour tour."
– Ship's motto, 22519.5 ("Night Terrors")

The USS Brattain (NCC-21166) was a 24th century Federation Miranda-class starship operated by Starfleet.

On stardate 22519.5, the Brattain, which had been constructed by the Yoyodyne Division, was commissioned at the 40 Eridani A Starfleet Construction Yards.

During the mid-2360s this science vessel had a crew complement of thirty-five, among which included Captain Chantal Zaheva, her first officer Commander Brink, and Betazoid scientific advisor Andrus Hagan.

In mid-2367, the Brattain mysteriously disappeared. It was re-discovered by the USS Enterprise-D, on stardate 44631.2, following a distress call sent twenty-nine days earlier.

The ship was found to be trapped in a Tyken's Rift near an uncharted binary star system. An investigation discovered all but one of the ship's crew died under circumstances of violent suicides and homicides, determined to be caused by severe REM deprivation. When last seen, the Brattain was still trapped within the rift. (TNG: "Night Terrors")


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Background information Edit

Miranda Class studio model dressed as USS Brittain

Studio model of the Brattain

Zaheva's log entries

Captain Zaheva's log entries

The Brattain was named after physicist Walter Houser Brattain, the inventor of the transistor. [1] The name was mistakenly spelled "Brittain" on the studio model. (Star Trek Encyclopedia 3rd ed., p. 54) The correct spelling, "Brattain", was legible on several display graphics seen in the episode. It was also the spelling used in the script. [2]

The Brattain was a re-use of the USS Reliant studio model from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, with minor modifications. (Star Trek Encyclopedia 3rd ed., p. 54).

The commissioning data and motto were derived from the ship's dedication plaque; the motto was an in-joke reference to the opening lyrics of the 1960s TV show Gilligan's Island.

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