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The NX-class was a type of scout starship in the United Earth Starfleet in service during the mid-22nd century. The NX-class was commissioned as an exploratory vessel as a medium for the new warp 5 engine that would form the basis of Humans first reach into the galaxy. (Star Trek: Enterprise) The first six ships of the class were named after the NASA space shuttle orbiters of the late 20th century. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)



Enterprise was the first NX-class starship built, registry NX-01. Constructed in orbit above Earth, the Enterprise featured the first warp five engine, as well as one of the first transporters certified to transport biological material. The ship was launched in 2151 under the command of Captain Jonathan Archer to transport the Klingon courier Klaang back to Qo'noS. Due to the early launch of the Enterprise several systems—most notably the starship weapon systems—had not yet been completed. These weapon systems were completed in the field at a later date. (ENT episodes: "Broken Bow", "Fight or Flight", "Silent Enemy")

With a series of successful early missions, Starfleet decided to proceed with building further NX class ships. In 2151, three more NX class ships were in the early design stages. Construction was proceeding on the unnamed NX-02 in 2153 when the Xindi attacked Earth. The ship, later named Columbia, was completed in November of 2154 and launched under the command of Captain Erika Hernandez. (ENT episodes: "Fortunate Son", "The Expanse", "Home", "Affliction")

In August 2155, the Challenger and Discovery were completed and commissioned. Several months later, the Atlantis and Endeavour were commissioned. Throughout mid-2155 to mid-2156, the Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, and Atlantis were destroyed or lost due to Romulan attacks. The Endeavour was however equipped with countermeasures to the Romulan arrenhe'hwiua which came in handy when it defended Altair VI from the Romulans. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)


In 2159, these vessels were equipped with phase banks and four torpedo launcher banks. (ST video game: Legacy)

Known vessels


Mirror universe vessels



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No explanation is given for these vessels' sometimes Federation Starfleet-style "USS" name prefix, despite existing years before the inception of the Federation.

The Legacy game software included numerous other names for ships of this class that were not prepared to be used in gameplay, and are hidden in the game's source code, including USS Adams, USS Aurbach, USS Boston, USS Commonwealth, USS Concord, USS Fenway, USS Liberty and USS Paul Revere. Possibly, these vessels were intended for some feature of the game that was not completed. For example, none of these ships are coded with registry number graphics like those the included ships possess.

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The NX class was a revolutionary Human starship design from the mid-22nd century. It was the first Earth starship to be built around the warp five engine greatly enhancing humanity's ability to explore the region around its home system. The first vessel of the class, the Enterprise (NX-01) was launched in 2151. (ENT: "Broken Bow", et al)

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NX class starships
Canon: Columbia - Enterprise
Other notable ships: Atlantis - Challenger - Cochrane (I) - Cochrane (II) - Daedalus - Dauntless - Endeavour - Liberty - Pioneer - Prometheus - San'rath - Saratoga - Zefram Cochrane
Star Trek: Poseidon - The Birth of the Federation: Atlantis - Challenger - Discovery - Poseidon
Starfleet: The First Era: Challenger - Columbia - Endeavour - Enterprise - Meridian - Phoenix - Shenandoah - Trope - Yorktown
USS Baldwin: Atlantis - Discovery
Star Trek: Daedalus: Buran - Endeavour
Mirror universe: Avenger - Enterprise

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