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USS Relativity
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USS Relativity

Class: Template:ShipClass
Registry: NCV-474439-G
Owner: United Federation of Planets
Operator: Starfleet
Status: Active (29th century)
USS Relativity plaque

USS Relativity's dedication plaque

The USS Relativity (NCV-474439-G) was a Federation Template:ShipClass timeship that was in service with Starfleet in the 29th century. It was commissioned at the University of Copernicus, and was under the command of Captain Braxton. The vessel was equipped with powerful sensors capable of scanning throughout spacetime, and a temporal transporter capable of beaming an individual to virtually any point in space and time.

The Relativity was involved in a mission to avert the destruction of the USS Voyager, which was destroyed in 2375 by a temporal disruptor. Seven of Nine and Captain Kathryn Janeway were recruited from that time period to identify and apprehend the person responsible. It was eventually discovered that the saboteur was, in fact, a future version of Captain Braxton, who held the Voyager crew responsible for his eventual forced retirement. In response to this revelation, Braxton's first officer, Lieutenant Ducane took command of the ship, and successfully completed the mission to save Voyager from destruction. (VOY: "Relativity")

The Relativity's dedication plaque contained a quote from E.M. Rauch: "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen all at once."

Relativity personnel

The Relativity may be named after Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
The dedication plaque for the Relativity also states that it was the seventh ship to bear the name, however its registry number suggests that it is the eighth.
The quote on the dedication plaque was often attributed to Albert Einstein, but the plaque lists it to E.M. Rauch. The plaque also shows a connection to the Temporal Integrity Commission – exactly what the link between the two was not mentioned on screen.

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