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The USS Centaur (NCC-42043) was a Federation Centaur-type starship operated by Starfleet. In 2374, the Centaur was under the command of Captain Charlie Reynolds.

In that year, the Centaur mistakenly attacked a Jem'Hadar attack ship being commanded by Captain Benjamin Sisko for a covert mission. The Centaur pursued the attack ship into Dominion territory before being chased off by additional Jem'Hadar ships. (DS9: "A Time to Stand")

While posing as Kamar, a Cardassian "loyal" to the Founders, Elim Garak claimed to have been taken prisoner by the Centaur and held aboard one of their shuttlecrafts. (DS9: "Rocks and Shoals")

The Centaur was also part of the fleet that carried out Operation Return a few weeks later. (DS9: "Sacrifice of Angels")

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Background information Edit

The Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 591) stated the starship was "named for the creature from Greek mythology, that had the head and torso of a man joined to the body of a horse."

The Centaur was a "kitbashed" scale model created from the saucer section and warp nacelles of two AMT/Ertl USS Excelsior model kits and the torpedo rollbar and bridge from an Ertl USS Reliant kit. It was listed as "Excelsior-class starship variant" in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual due to the use of the Excelsior saucer section. However, it has now been established that the original scale of the shooting model was much smaller and was based on the bridge section and other details from the Miranda-class Reliant model, not the saucer section. [1] No further name was known; it was generally referred to as "Centaur-class" or Centaur-type, and was considered a prototype. Whatever its formal class designation, dialogue from "Sacrifice of Angels" suggests that it was considered a "destroyer"-type starship.

Registry number Edit


Centaur detail

The Star Trek Encyclopedia gave no registry number in its entry about this ship, although NCC-42043 was used in the Star Trek Fact Files and Star Trek: The Magazine. As for the shooting model itself, we know only that the number was used along with the name Buckner. [X]wbm

Apocrypha Edit

The Centaur and its crew were featured in the Star Trek: The Dominion War novels Call to Arms and Sacrifice of Angels.

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