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The Prometheus-class was a type of Federation starship in service in the 24th century.

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Overview

One innovation that was incorporated into the design was the installation of holoemitters that were outfitted throughout the ship. This allows the EMH Mark II doctor to project itself holographically across the ship allowing it to tend to the crew without it being restricted to sickbay. (VOY novel: Message in a Bottle)

History

The Prometheus-class was one of several starship designs, along with the Sovereign and Defiant classes, that were created in response to the Borg threat following the USS Enterprise-D's encounter with a Borg Cube in System J-25 in 2365. Starfleet Tactical's task was to design a vessel that could be fast, maneuverable, and be equipped with the latest weaponry that was being designed to fight the Borg.

However, none of the new designs or weapons were ready for the Borg attack in 2366 which resulted in the destruction of 39 starships and the loss of 11,000 lives. This created a new sense of urgency in getting better equipped starships up and running in the fleet. While the Sovereign and Defiant classes entered service in around 2371, the launch and testing of the USS Prometheus was put back until 2374.

The initial trials of the Prometheus went well, until she was hijacked by a group of Romulans keen on taking the Prometheus to the Tal Shiar so they could learn the latest starship secrets. While the crew were killed by the Romulans, they were prevented in keeping the Prometheus by the starship's Emergency Medical Hologram and The Doctor from the USS Voyager. (VOY episode: "Message in a Bottle")

After the safe return of the Prometheus and the testing of the ships multi-vector assault mode were completed, Starfleet rushed the construction of two further vessels, the USS Cerberus and USS Heracles. Both of these vessels were in service by late 2375, and the Cerberus served as Admiral William Ross's flagship from 2376 to 2379. (DS9 novel: Avatar, and TNG novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace)

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The Prometheus-class was a type of starship that saw service with the Federation Starfleet during the 24th century. The prototype of the class was launched in 2374. (VOY: "Message in a Bottle")

The first version was built with a maximum evacuation capacity of 3,700 on initial units but, by 2385, due to the threat the next generation of MVAM-capable Hydran carriers posed, they were uprated to 8,000. The USS Hercules was the first unit and, after the Evacuation of Romulus, many veterans of the Evacuation have pushed for even higher evacuation capacity. (RIS Bouteina: "Relief and Refuge")

Background information

  • Specifications from the Ship Recognition Manual, Volume 1: The Ships of Starfleet.

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Prometheus class heavy cruisers
Canon: Prometheus
Other notable ships: Aegis - Artemis - Cerberus - Constitution - Gerentaika - Hercules - Interstellar - Mawson - Niagara - Olympus - Ottawa - Pandora - Redhawk - Titan - Zealous
Trekmania: Ariel - Earnest - Guardian - Miranda - Nirvana
Various realities: IRS Enterprise - ISS Prometheus - Prometheus (PDN) - Prometheus

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

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