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A mess hall was a facility on starships and facilities where a person can relax and enjoy a meal in a social setting.

On Intrepid-class starships, the mess hall is located on Deck 2, Section 18 and were equipped with four food replicators along the back wall where crewmembers could obtain their meals. In the case of the USS Voyager which became stranded in the Delta Quadrant, the replicators were removed and a space knocked through into the captain's personal dining room and a kitchen area was created where Neelix could cook "real" food to save the ship's power reserves. (VOY episodes: "Caretaker", "Phage" & "The Cloud")

As well as serving as a place where crewmembers could enjoy a meal they would offer serve as a place for diplomatic gatherings and social gatherings; including birthday parties, sporting tournaments and holiday celebrations. (DS9 episode: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges"; VOY episode: "Latent Image"; short story: "Isabo's Shirt")


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On pre-spaceflight Earth the term mess or mess hall was used for dining and accomodation facilities on ships and military bases. This term has been adopted to refer to areas on space ships, starships, and space stations where officers and crew have meals and spend leisure time. As one of the larger rooms on the ship, it would be used for crew gatherings, movie nights, and formal functions such as entertaining ambassadors. The place where food is prepared (on a ship) is called the galley.


NX class

The mess of a NX class vessel.
The mess of NX class ships such as the Enterprise NX-01 was one of the few areas of the ship to have windows. Crew members could serve themselves, buffet-style from pre-prepared food and the products of a protein resequencer (precursor to a food synthesizer). The captain had a private dining room adjacent to the mess. (ENT)

Shinjuku class

On ships like the USS Mumbai, the enlisted mess is on deck G, on the rim of the saucer section, facing aft with a view of the secondary hull. It has seating for at least 48. There is a separate wardroom for officers, and the captain has a lounge as part of his or her quarters. (TOSS # 18: "The Ends of the Earth", # 4: "Officers' Mess", # 16: "Cocktails")

Constitution class

Ships like the USS Enterprise has small mess rooms, generally called rec rooms, scattered throughout the ship. These had tables, chairs, and food slots. As well as eating and drinking, they were used for playing games and making music. (TOS)

Defiant class

The mess hall aboard the USS Defiant.
Like much of the internal spaces aboard Defiant class starships, the mess hall was compact, functional and had no windows. It was equipped with one food replicator. The mess hall could also be used for meetings with the ship's crew. (DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations", "Valiant")

Intrepid class

Intrepid class mess hall

On the Intrepid class vessels, the mess hall is on Deck 2, Section 13, with turbolift access in the corridor outside the starboard entrance. It had small tables with comfy chairs and four food replicators. There was a captain's dining room just behind the mess hall. (VOY: "Phage", "The Cloud")

Klingon Bird-of-Prey

Klingon Bird-of-Prey mess hall.

Klingon Birds-of-Prey, such as the IKS Rotarran, the IKS Ch'Tang and the IKS Pagh had mess halls with d├ęcor suited to Klingon tastes. (TNG: "A Matter of Honor"; DS9: "Soldiers of the Empire", "Sons and Daughters", "Once More Unto the Breach")

External links

Mess hall article at Memory Alpha, the canon Star Trek wiki.


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


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