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USS Enterprise
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The Enterprise in 2259

The Enterprise in 2259
Class: Constitution-class
Registry: NCC-1701
Owner: United Federation of Planets
Operator: Starfleet
Status: Destroyed (2263)
For the prime universe counterpart, please see USS Enterprise (NCC-1701).
"Her five year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before."

The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) was a 23rd century Federation Constitution-class starship operated by Starfleet. Launched in 2258, she was officially made the Federation flagship. (Star Trek)

The Enterprise was destroyed at the Battle of Altamid in 2263. (Star Trek Beyond)

LineageEdit

See Enterprise history

Service history Edit

ConstructionEdit

USS Enterprise (alternate reality) under construction

The Enterprise under construction in Iowa

The Enterprise was under construction around 2255 at the Riverside Shipyard, in Iowa, and launched into service from the San Francisco Fleet Yards, Earth. (Star Trek)

Events in the movie show the ship under initial construction in Iowa, but the ship's official dedication plaque lists the vessel as being from the San Francisco Fleet Yards, indicating that – at some point prior to launch – the unfinished vessel was either transferred there or that the Riverside Shipyard was a branch of the San Francisco Fleet Yards.
As described in the script of Star Trek, the Enterprise was to be "unmistakably" identifiable in the first view of the ship, even though the craft was meanwhile to be not yet more than a "skeletal frame". The ship was also to look "unformed, raw" at that stage of its development. [1]

Maiden voyageEdit

USS Enterprise (alternate reality), profile

The Enterprise ready for launch

In 2258, the ship's planned maiden voyage, under the command of Christopher Pike, was brought forward after Earth received a distress call from Vulcan while the bulk of the fleet engaged in the Laurentian system. As a result, the Enterprise was crewed primarily by Starfleet Academy cadets.

USS Enterprise departs Starbase 1, 2258

The Enterprise departs spacedock

The ship launched from Starbase 1 with seven other starships to respond to the call, including the USS Farragut, the USS Truman, and the USS Hood. However, its departure was delayed because helmsman Hikaru Sulu forgot to disengage the inertial damper which actually saved the ship after it arrived shortly after the rescue fleet had been destroyed by the Romulan mining ship Narada.

Enterprise evading shipwrecks

The Enterprise warps into Nero's mess

The Enterprise proved to be no match for the technologically-advanced missiles of the Narada. Fortunately, Nero recognized the Enterprise as the vessel that Spock served on. He chose not to destroy the Enterprise to let Spock see the destruction of Vulcan. Enterprise found that it was unable to contact Starfleet or to begin evacuating the inhabitants of Vulcan, as the Narada's drill platform, while in operation, prevented communications and transporter use. Despite the sabotage of the drill platform, Nero launched a container of red matter into the planet core, which created a singularity that caused Vulcan to implode, killing all but 10,000 Vulcans.

Following the destruction of Vulcan and the capture of Captain Pike, acting captain Spock intended to take the Enterprise to rendezvous with the rest of the fleet at the Laurentian system, but acting first officer James T. Kirk thought it better to attempt to stop Nero first. A fight ensues, and Spock then marooned Kirk for mutiny on Delta Vega, but Kirk managed to beam back on with the help of another Spock and Scotty. Spock was forced to resign his command to Kirk according to Regulation 619, and the Enterprise reversed course in an attempt to intercept the Narada before it could strike Earth.

USS Enterprise (alternate reality) hides in Saturn's rings

The Enterprise rises above Titan

Emerging from warp in the atmosphere of Titan, the Enterprise hid from the Narada's sensors using the magnetic distortion of Saturn's rings, while beaming Spock and Kirk aboard the Romulan ship before its drill could be ignited. However, the duo could not be rescued as the drill was ignited shortly after. Kirk then rescued Pike, while Spock confiscated the Jellyfish and used it to destroy the drill.

USS Enterprise firing on Narada

The Enterprise fires on the Narada's missiles

Spock then warped out of the system, with Nero pursuing. Spock set a collision course, and Nero launched his remaining missiles to defend the Narada. The Enterprise then warped in, firing phasers full spread, destroying the missiles, and allowing Spock to continue. Shortly before impact, Spock, Kirk, and Pike were beamed out by Scotty onto the Enterprise.

Enterprise pulled in

The Enterprise being pulled into the black hole

The impact ignited the red matter aboard the Jellyfish, creating a black hole which consumed the Narada and caused the ship to be stuck, when Kirk offered assistance. Nero refused, saying that "He would suffer the death of Romulus a thousand times," and that "he would rather die in agony than receive the Enterprise's assistance." Kirk acknowledged the refusal and the Enterprise brought all her phasers and photon torpedoes to bear on the Narada, firing on the ship and blasting it to pieces, causing the massive mining ship to collapse and be pulled into the black hole. The Enterprise was nearly pulled into the black hole as well, but the ship was saved when the ship's warp core was ejected and detonated, the resulting shock wave of which propelled the Enterprise to safety.

Following the successful mission of the Enterprise, Pike was promoted to admiral, and James Kirk was assigned to command the Enterprise as his relief. He subsequently chose Spock as his first officer. (Star Trek)

NibiruEdit

USS Enterprise resurfacing on Nibiru

Enterprise resurfacing on Nibiru

In 2259, the Enterprise was sent to survey Nibiru when the crew discovered a volcanic eruption would render the primitive Nibirans extinct. Kirk parked the Enterprise underwater, despite Scotty's protests, and this ultimately forced Kirk to expose the ship to the natives in order to transport Spock out of the volcano before the cold fusion device he placed detonated. After appearing to the natives, the Nibirans drew a sketch of the Enterprise in the ground and began to worship the ship as a deity, in violation of the Prime Directive. Returning to Earth, Kirk was demoted, but Pike convinced Admiral Alexander Marcus to let him appoint Kirk as his first officer.

Going after "John Harrison"Edit

USS Enterprise departs Starbase 1, 2259

The Enterprise departs Starbase 1

That evening, the rogue agent John Harrison attacked Starfleet Headquarters to assassinate Marcus, but killed Pike instead. Marcus gave a vengeful Kirk permission to take the Enterprise to Qo'noS where Harrison had fled, and fire on his location with 72 advanced long-range torpedoes. Chief Engineer Scott protested the loading of the photon torpedoes aboard Enterprise without his chance to examine them, offering his resignation, which Kirk accepted. Chekov was appointed as Scotty's replacement.

Enterprise and Vengeance face off

Enterprise and Vengeance come face to face

Kirk found Harrison on Qo'noS and had him brought to the brig. Harrison was reticent about his motives, but suggested Kirk examined the torpedoes Marcus gave him, and also gave him a set of coordinates, which the captain sent to Scotty to investigate. Marcus's daughter Carol and McCoy opened up a torpedo and discovered it held a man in cryogenic stasis. Harrison revealed he was Khan Noonien Singh and the torpedoes held his fellow Augments, whom Marcus had threatened him into cooperation with. Marcus arrived in the USS Vengeance and demanded Kirk hand over Khan, but Kirk refused, intending to expose the conspiracy by bringing Khan to trial on Earth.

USS Vengeance fires on the USS Enterprise

The USS Vengeance fires on the USS Enterprise

The Vengeance caught up with the Enterprise at warp and fired on it, halting it as it arrived just outside Earth. Marcus beamed up his daughter before preparing to wipe out all other witnesses to his plot, but Scotty, who had snuck aboard the Vengeance at the coordinates given by Khan, deactivated its weapons. Kirk and Khan donned thruster suits to commandeer the Vengeance, while Spock ordered McCoy to remove the cryotubes from the torpedoes.

USS Enterprise falling to Earth

The Enterprise crippled and spiraling down to Earth

Aboard the Vengeance, Khan killed Admiral Marcus and demanded Spock hand over the torpedoes in exchange for Kirk, Scotty and Carol and the safety of the Enterprise. Spock, knowing Khan would renege on letting the Enterprise survive, set the transported torpedoes to detonate in the Vengeance's cargo bay. The damage inflicted caused both ships to hurtle to Earth, but Kirk was able to repair the warp core before the Enterprise crashed.

The five-year missionEdit

Enterprise's upgraded impulse drive

The Enterprise's refitted impulse engine and nacelle fins

In 2260, following nearly a year of repairs, the Enterprise was rechristened and refitted to become the first starship to embark on a five-year mission. (Star Trek Into Darkness)

In 2263 - nearly three years into its five-year mission - the Enterprise visited the planet Teenax where Captain Kirk was tasked with brokering peace between the Teenaxi and the Fabona. Following that failed assignment, the Enterprise traveled to the Starbase Yorktown for resupply. (Star Trek Beyond)

Final voyageEdit

Enterprise at Yorktown

The Enterprise at Starbase Yorktown in 2263

Soon after docking at Yorktown, the Enterprise was ordered to traverse the Necro Cloud to rescue Kalara's crew, allegedly stranded on the planet Altamid. Despite the navigational difficulties presented by the cloud, the Enterprise was equipped with the most advanced navigational sensors and emerged from the nebula in orbit of Altamid – immediately coming under attack by Swarm ships commanded by the tyrant Krall.

The Enterprise was unable to handle this style of attack: the ship's phasers having minimal effect against the swarm and the photon torpedoes proving to be ineffective. The first assault destroyed the Enterprise's main deflector dish and, as the ship attempted to warp back to the nebula, the swarm severed its warp nacelles. The ship was then boarded by Krall's drone soldiers and his henchman Manas, searching the ship for an artifact known as the Arbonath and killing many Enterprise crew members.

Enterprise attacked by Swarm

Krall's swarm overwhelms the Enterprise

As Lieutenant Sulu attempted to pilot the Enterprise away from Altamid at impulse speed, Krall ordered yet another assault on the ship, this time severing the primary hull from the secondary hull. With the Enterprise critically damaged, Captain Kirk ordered all hands to evacuate and the ship's escape pods were launched. However, Krall's ships captured the pods and carried them to the surface of Altamid.

The remains of the secondary hull drawing power from the impulse engines prevented the saucer from escaping until Lieutenant Uhura successfully separated the ship. However, the Enterprise was too far gone and – with the Arbonath safely hidden away – Kirk ordered the last of his crew to man their Kelvin pods and abandon ship. The primary hull was then captured by the gravitational pull of Altamid and crash landed on the planet's surface.

Enterprise wreck on Altamid

Kirk and Chekov return to the wreck of the Enterprise

With the crew scattered on Altamid, Kirk and Ensign Chekov later returned to the wreck of the Enterprise, reactivating the ship's sensors and locating survivors. Pursued through the ruined ship by Kalara – revealed to be aligned with Krall – and several drone soldiers, Kirk and Chekov ignited the thrusters, causing a massive explosion and the ship to flip over. As Kirk and Chekov escaped, the saucer landed on Kalara and killed her.

Upon reuniting and ultimately defeating Krall, the surviving members of the Enterprise crew were later reassigned to a new starship, the USS Enterprise-A and continued their mission of exploration. (Star Trek Beyond)

Command crewEdit

USS Enterprise alternate universe bridge forward

Pike in command

USS Enterprise (alternate reality) bridge

Kirk in command

This information establishes that Captain Pike and Spock were the only members of the prime Enterprise command crew from before Kirk who are known to have served on board the ship in the alternate reality. Officers such as Number One, Petty Officer Garison, Yeoman J.M. Colt, Chief Pitcairn, Phillip Boyce, and José Tyler do not appear.

See also: USS Enterprise personnel (alternate reality)

AppendicesEdit

Appearances Edit

Background informationEdit

In the script of Star Trek, the Enterprise, in its ready-for-launch condition, was referred to as "miraculous" and "the queen of the fleet". At the end of the script, the vessel was additionally described as "the greatest starship ever built."[2]

For its appearance in Star Trek Beyond, the Enterprise was refitted by Sean Hargreaves. According to Hargreaves, the redesign consisted primarily of proportional modifications, including placing the warp nacelles further apart and sweeping back the warp pylons to pull the engines back from the rim of the saucer. [3]

ApocryphaEdit

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The previous USS Enterprise of the alternate reality

Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness, Issue #2 shows that the Enterprise had a predecessor in the alternate reality that existed long after the Enterprise NX-01. This previous USS Enterprise (β) was in service during the late-2230s until it was decommissioned in 2257. It was commanded by the alternate reality's Robert April (β) until 2239, and according to the biography on the Star Trek movie app, Christopher Pike was appointed captain of this Enterprise in 2254.

The 2013 virtual collectible card battle game Star Trek: Rivals has the USS Enterprise as card #108.

The Enterprise, or rather the alternate reality Constitution-class is available as a playable ship in Star Trek Online with the release of the Agents of Yesterday expansion pack, via players opening in-game Kelvin Timeline lockboxes that have a chance to have the vessel inside. It is known in the game as the "Kelvin Timeline Heavy Command Cruiser". Players in the game, who play starship captains in the "prime" universe, also participate in missions visiting the alternate reality, interacting with the Constitution-class ship USS Yorktown and crew member 0718. The Constitution-class of the alternate reality is significantly larger than the prime timeline's version, and is both longer and "taller" than a prime universe Galaxy-class vessel. In-game references state that thanks to rapid development of military technology in the alternate reality, its weapons and other systems are comparable to those used by prime universe starships in the early 25th-century, despite being developed over a century "earlier".

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