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The USS Daedalus (NCC-74310) was a Galaxy-class Federation starship in service to Starfleet in the 24th century. (Trekmania)

The Daedalus saw extensive action during the Dominion War under the command of Captain Janice Stenton. Following her death in late 2375 during the Raid on San Francisco, command of the Daedalus fell to Christopher Mackenzie, who commanded the ship during her assignment to the Federation-Cardassian border and her extensive operations in the Scorpius Reach. The Daedalus was sadly destroyed in 2379 and she was eventually replaced by the Luna-class explorer, USS Daedalus-A. (Star Trek: Daedalus)



Named after a figure in Greek mythology, "Daedalus" has a long and illustrious Earth lineage from the age of sail through to the 24th century and beyond. From the 18th to the 20th centuries, a number of vessels named HMS Daedalus served in the British Royal Navy. A USS Daedalus also served during Earth's Second World War.

In the 22nd century, the fledgling Starfleet Command named their prototype warp 7 starship, and she became the lead vessel of the Daedalus-class. Over the next two hundred years, five more Federation starships bore the name Daedalus. (Star Trek: Daedalus)

Service during the Dominion War

Construction began on the Daedalus at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards in 2371 as part of a batch of seven Galaxy-class vessels that were being built. While the construction and testing period was expected to last around eight years, the breakout of the Dominion War meant that the Daedalus and and the other ships were pressed into service, half-complete, and lacking creature comforts. In effect the Daedalus became a gunboat.

Place under the command of Captain Janice Stenton, the first combat scenario that the Daedalus faced was during the battle to retake Deep Space 9 in Operation Return. During the battle, the Daedalus managed to destroy three Cardassian Galor-class cruisers and several Jem'Hadar attack ships. Following the successful completion of their mission, the Daedalus was docked at the Beta Antares Fleet Yards for major repairs.

She was relaunched several months later in time for the First Battle of Chin'toka in late 2374. During this operation, the Daedalus successfully destroyed an orbital weapon platform and aided in taking down the defenses that allowed the Federation Alliance to take the Chin'toka system. Following the battle, the Daedalus returned to Utopia Planitia to finish construction.

By late 2375, most of the Daedalus' facilities had been incorporated and she was ready for commissioning. During the commissioning ceremony, a Breen assault force had managed to enter the Sol system undetected and had begun bombarding San Francisco. The Daedalus was one of many starships immediately launched to engage the Breen fleet, and managed to destroy two Breen vessels. Unfortunately, during the battle the bridge module of the Daedalus was destroyed and many of the senior staff were killed, including Captain Stenton.

However on stardate 52948.7, formerly-retired Captain Christopher Mackenzie, against protest, was placed in command of the Daedalus by Admiral William Ross. Ross ordered Mackenzie to assemble a senior staff and be ready to depart for Cardassian space by the start of 2376. ("New Frontiers...")

Service under Captain Mackenzie



True to his orders, Captain Mackenzie had assembled his crew by early January 2376, and the Daedalus departed Deep Space 9 with a task force of aid and construction vessels into Cardassian space. The Daedalus's first assignment was to escort two Saber-class vessels, the USS Tucker and USS Marvick, to Cardassia Prime so that the Starfleet Corps of Engineers teams could continue the reconstruction work on the key infrastructure of Cardassia Prime. ("New Frontiers...").

The USS Daedalus faces down the Klingon-Romulan fleet.

Shortly after leaving Cardassia, the Daedalus was ordered to the border of the protected areas which were controlled by the Klingon Empire and Romulan Star Empire. On arrival, the Daedalus was confronted by a fleet of Klingon and Romulan warships that were ready to fight each other. Realising that a new war was about to be ignited, Mackenzie took the Daedalus into the center ground between the two fleets and refused to move. Together, Ambassador Worf and Captain Mackenzie were able to solve the territorial dispute between the two empires. ("...Old Enemies").

On stardate 53149.8, the Daedalus became trapped in a "dead zone" in a similar situation to countless vessels across the galaxy. With main power down and no propulsion systems, the crew of the Daedalus strived to find ways for them to generate power and escape from the "dead zone", including a failed attemt at launching a solar sail. Fortunately, the crew of the USS Enterprise-E were able to discover the cause of the "dead zones", and the Daedalus was freed along with all the other vessels across the galaxy. ("Enlightenment", Star Trek: Maximum Warp).

On stardate 53349.8, during the Gateway crisis, the Daedalus was summoned to the Cardassian planet on Kora II. Upon arrival, the Daedalus crew discovered that a Iconian gateway had opened up on Kora II and was linked to a Borg planet located in the Delta Quadrant. Unfortunately, the Borg had begun to cross through the gateway and began to assimilate the inhabitants of Kora II. The Daedalus crew and the Cardassians were able to overcome the Borg, and the Gateway system was eventually powered down through the efforts of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. ("Resistance"; Star Trek: Gateways).


Auxiliary vessels

Galaxy class explorers
Canon: Challenger - Enterprise-D - Galaxy - Odyssey - Trinculo - Venture - Yamato
Other notable ships: Angeles - Asgard - Beliskner- Benton - Bolivar - Breedlove - Bright Star - Brittany - Celestial - Charleston - Christopher Pike (I) - Christopher Pike (II) - Constitution - Cortez - Courageous - Daedalus - Dauntless - Discovery - Endeavour - Excalibur-A - Excelsior - Frontiersman - Hentar - Independence - Indomitable - Ishtar - James Cook - Jefferson - Klaus Baudelaire - Kludy - Kransnowsky - Magellan - Marques - Milburn - Myers - Nevsky - Odyssey (II) - Odyssey-A - Onizuka - Oraidhe - Pel Gaash - Pinafore - Pioneer - Prospect-A - Roddenberry - San Francisco - Sarek - Sartre - Shoemaker - Sojourner - Trident - Truman - Valley Forge - Vanuatu - Vel'dna - Victory - Wellington - Yamato (II)
Starfleet International: Alpha Centauri - Arizona - Babylon - Best Destiny - Bexar - Bright Star - Britannic - Challenger-D - Comanche - Constar - Continuum - Empress-A - Heimdal - Hornet-D - IDIC - Oberon - Onizuka - Polaris (II) - Providence - Robins - Rubicon - Starquest - Stonewall Jackson - Thunderbird - Tristar - Werner von Braun
Trekmania: Baltimore - Excelsior - Providence - Satie - Wellington
Modified: Angeles - Excelsior - Jenova - Lincoln - Olympus - Sarek - Shadowcat - Ticonderoga -Valley Forge - Xena
Distant Horizons: Andelth - Antares - Cosmos - Galaxy - Magellan - Marru - Odyssey - Okuda - Sumatra - Trinculo - Venture - Yorktown
Alternate realities: Corregidor - ISS Constellation-D - ISS Daedalus - Enterprise-D
See also: Courageous - Entente - Galaxy - Nebula - Olympus

Wiki insignia Starships named Daedalus
Earth Starfleet: Daedalus (NX-class) - Daedalus (NX-117)
Starfleet: USS Daedalus (prototype) - USS Daedalus (NCC-1293) - USS Daedalus (NCC-1987) - USS Daedalus (NCC-7501) - USS Daedalus (NCC-19857) - USS Daedalus (NCC-41784) - USS Daedalus (NCC-74310) - USS Daedalus (NCC-74310-A)

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