The Full Wiki

Helmsman: Misc

Advertisements
  
  

Memory-beta

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

Memory Beta, the wiki for licensed Star Trek content.

A helmsman or (helm officer) was a title given to a Starfleet crewman who piloted a vessel during the 23rd century.

See also flight controller.

Template image. This article is a stub. You can help our database by fixing it.

External Links


This article uses material from the "Helmsman" article on the Memory-beta wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

The Star Trek Expanded Universe Database is for fanon and related content. See Memory-Alpha.org for the canon Star Trek wiki.

The helmsman was the Starfleet position aboard 23rd century Federation starships. His or her primary function was to operate the helm. This position could also be called the helm officer.

After the navigator plotted the course, the helmsman implemented those co-ordinates into the ship's computers, controlling the ship's speed and attitude. Aboard the USS Enterprise, the person at this position was also responsible for the ship's offensive and defensive systems.

The term "helmsman" was sometimes used generally for a person responsible for ship's speed and attitude. Aboard the Enterprise (NX-01), there was a single helm station, but it remained unclear whether there was a separate or integrated navigation station. (ENT: "Broken Bow", et al)

By the 24th century, the flight controller position was responsible for both helm and navigation functions, while tactical and operations positions handled offensive and defensive capabilities. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint", et al)

Notable Helmsmen

External links


This article uses material from the "Helmsman" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

A helmsman referred to a capital ship pilot. During the Galactic Civil War, Bachenkall served as a helmsman aboard the Star Dreadnought Executor.

Appearances

  • Star Wars 63: The Mind Spider (Mentioned only)
  • Darksaber
  • Young Jedi Knights: Diversity Alliance

Sources


This article uses material from the "Helmsman" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message