The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) was a Federation Galaxy-class explorer starship in service to Starfleet in the 24th century. Under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the Enterprise served as the Starfleet flagship for seven years. In 2371, the Enterprise was destroyed in a military engagement over Veridian III. Due to her storied career, the Enterprise secured a place as a famous starship in Federation history. (ST roleplay module: Starships)
The Enterprise was commissioned in 2363. The ship was built in the Sol system at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards in orbit over Mars, the vessels warp drive was designed by Dr Leah Brahms with Commander Orfil Quinteros supervising the overall construction. While under construction the starships warp nacelle was the site of multiple murders which were not discovered until 2370. (TNG episodes: "Booby Trap", "11001001", "Galaxy's Child", "Eye of the Beholder"; TNG video game: Echoes From the Past)
The Enterprise transferred to Earth Station McKinley for final systems completion and shakedown, there on stardate 41153.7 Captain Jean-Luc Picard took command of the ship at the order of Rear Admiral Norah Satie. (TNG episode: "All Good Things...")
Following her 2364 launch, the Enterprise proceeded via Starbase 52 to Farpoint Station to pick up the rest of the crew. En-route, the omnipotent being Q made first contact with the vessel and challenged the crew to prove their worth in being so deep into space by solving the mystery of Farpoint, the crew succeeded in discovering the station was in fact an alien lifeform which they promptly freed. (TNG episode: "Encounter at Farpoint"; TNG novel: Reunion)
Following the Farpoint incident the Enterprise embarked on it's mission to explore strange new worlds and seek out new life and new civilisations. During it's first year the Enterprise was transported a billion light years from the Milky Way Galaxy by an alien known as The Traveler. (TNG episode: "Where No One Has Gone Before")
Later that year the Enterprise made official first contact with the Ferengi, and later was hijacked by a group of Bynars who took the starship to there homeworld to use the starship’s large computer core to backup their planetary computer. (TNG episodes: "The Last Outpost", "11001001")
On stardate 41590.8 the Enterprise visited Tigan, under the invitation of Chancellor Lomac, unfortunately Lomac was knocked from power shortly after the Enterprise arrived and the new administration was less happy to have the Federation visit the planet so fired a gravimetric pulse at the Enterprise. The pulse generated a gravimetric wave which pushed the Enterprise across the galaxy at high velocities. The Enterprise was only able to break free and return to Tigan to rescue its away team by using the slingshot effect to jump back in time and re-enter orbit before they could be fired on. (TNG comic: "History Lesson")
Before the end of the year the Enterprise returned to Earth to thwart an alien conspiracy to take control of Starfleet HQ (TNG episode: "Conspiracy"). Following this successful mission the Enterprise made it's way to the Romulan Neutral Zone to investigate the destruction of several Federation outposts, initially their destruction was assumed to be the work of the Romulans however after making contact with the Romulans for the first time in 53 years they discovered both sides installations had been attacked. These incidents were later found to be the work of the Borg (TNG episodes: "The Neutral Zone", "Q Who?"; TNG comic: "Operation: Assimilation")
On stardate 42317.1, the Enterprise was sent to The Armada, on the Maltese asteroid belt, to investigate a series of crop failures which threatened the food supply to the surrounding sector. (TNG comic: "Space Seeds")
Later, the Enterprise transported Ambassador Fenton Lewis to the planet, Lorca, to stop a Ferengi takeover of the planet. An away team led by Captain Picard was lost, and a second one, led by Commander Riker, was sent down to the planet. Lieutenant Geordi La Forge was placed in command of the Enterprise. Both away teams were successful in their missions and the Ferengi left the planet. (TNG novel: Masks)
Also in this year the Enterprise with the USS Yamato discovered the Iconian homeworld and destroyed an Iconian Gateway - to prevent the technology falling into the hands of the Romulans. (TNG episode: "Contagion")
Towards the end of 2366 the Borg returned to Federation space and the Enterprise was dispatched to try and hold of their vessel while Starfleet mustered it's forces at Wolf 359. In an apparent stroke of fortune the Borg seemed entirely interested in pursuing the Enterprise so that they might achieve their goal of assimilating Captain Picard. For some time the Enterprise was able to hide from the Borg in the Paulson Nebula however the Borg eventually drove the ship out using Magnetometric guided charges. Soon after the Borg succeeded in capturing Picard and assimilating him, giving him the designation Locutus.
The crew of the Enterprise attempted to stop the Borg by modifying their starship's deflector dish to fire a high energy pulse, unfortunately Picard was aware of this plan and the Borg had already adapted. As the Enterprise fell behind the Cube, endowed with Picard's knowledge proceeded to Earth, easily defeating the fleet of thirty nine Starfleet vessels awaiting them.
On stardate 44429.6, following a brief engagement with the Cardassian ship Trager the Enterprise worked with the Gul of that ship; Akellen Macet, to track down a rogue Federation starship the USS Phoenix which had been attacking Cardassian vessels. (TNG episode: "The Wounded")
Towards the end of the year the Enterprise led an armada of ships to create a tachyon detection grid to prevent cloaked Romulan ships delivering supplies to factions in the Klingon civil war. (TNG episode: "Redemption")
On stardate 45156.1 the Enterprise collided with a quantum filament resulting in severe damage and a loss of all power, fortunately the crew were able to restore power before antimatter containment was lost - which would have destroyed the ship. (TNG episode: "Disaster")
On stardate 45208.2 the crew of the Enterprise fell victim to a Ktarian mind controlling game and almost handed the ship over to Ktarian control, fortunately through the efforts of Lieutenant Commander Data, Ensign Robin Lefler and Wesley Crusher the Ktarian plan was thwarted. (TNG episode: "The Game")
In mid-2368 the Enterprise was shortly captured by Romulans from the experimental warbird IRW Syrinx. The Romulans took the Enterprise to the quarantined world Hermeticus II, where the crew rediscovered the USS Independece, which was lost 30 years earlier. Hermeticus II was revealed being a starship inhabited by the Ambimorph, who saved the crew of the Enterprise and destroyed the Romulan ship. (TNG novel: "The Romulan Prize")
On stardate 45494.2, the Satarrans also attempted to take control of the Enterprise with somewhat more success, using the Enterprise to destroy a Lysian destroyer before the crew of the Enterprise, whom the Satarran agent on board had induced a state of amnesia in, regained their memories and retook control of the ship. (TNG episode: "Conundrum")
Towards the end of the year, on stardate 45959.1, the Enterprise once more returned to Earth, to investigate the discovery of a duplicate head of Lieutenant Commander Data. (TNG episode: "Time's Arrow")
Early in the year 2369, the Enterprise was charged with transporting Kommandant Ghud to trial on the planet Wyath. Due to strict rules in Wyath law on the timing of trials Ghud had to arrive in a tight schedule, so when the shuttlecraft Goddard failed to make it's rendezvous with the Enterprise the starship had to continue onto Wyath regardless. Fortunately Ghud volunteered his engineering expertise to help find the shuttle; devising a system which triangulated the sensors of the Enterprise, Starbase 172 and the sensor array on Wyath to pinpoint the unique materials the shuttle crew had in their possession - Worf's baldric, Ro Laren's earring and Geordi La Forge's VISOR. Upon detecting the shuttle, Commander Riker was dispatched in another shuttle to retrieve the away team, while the Enterprise continued on schedule for Wyath. (TNG comic: "Light of the Day")
On stardate 46125.3 the Enterprise tracked a distress call from the USS Jenolen, to find the crashed ship on the outside of a Dyson sphere. Their the crew rescued Captain Montgomery Scott, suspended in the transporter beam for the previous 75 years. (TNG episode: "Relics")
On stardate 46379.1, the Enterprise delivered crew and a complement of runabouts to the newly re-christened starbase Deep Space 9. Later that year on stardate 46578.4 the Enterprise returned to DS9. (DS9 episode: "Emissary"; TNG episode: "Birthright")
On stardate 47111.1 the Enterprise was sent to intercept a Garidian Scoutship, which was about to cross the Neutral Zone. The Enterprise arrived just in time to save a group of Garidian fugitives who were escaping the Garidian government and were persuit by the Garidian Warbird Asyrum. Captain Jean-Luc Picard answered their request for asylum, and convinced the Garidian captain named Pentara, who was the mother of one of the fugitives, to return into Garidian terriory.
Soon after that the Enterprise received a distress call from Mertens Orbital Research Station orbiting Cymkoe IV. The Enterprise arrived in time to save the station from a power core breach and faced its attacker, a mysterious probe with would later be discovered as Chodak technology.
After the incident at Cymkoe IV Admiral Reddreck ordered the Enterprise to Morassia to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a Federation Scientist. The crew managed to reveal illegal activities of one of the planet's inhabitants. Furthermore they managed to get a trace on the Garidian fugitives' trail for The Fifth Scroll an ancient artifact that could change Garidian politics forever.
The Enterprise discovered The Fifth Scroll on Frigis, after discovering a colony of some ancient Garidian decendants. Shortly after the Garidians left the Enterprise to return home with the artifact a Romulan fleet entered Federation space attacking several outposts and appearantly heading towards the Z'Tarnis Nebula. The Enterprise encountered several Romulan Warbirds and engaged at least one ship after responding a distress call from the USS Ayers.
Starfleet Command ordered the Enterprise to investigate the Romulan invasion. The crew discovered that the Romulans were looking for an ancient Chodak weapon, known as the Unity Device, which they believed was hidden in the Z'Tarnis Nebula.
After the first wave of the Romulan invasion, another hostile force crossed the Neutral Zone once more destroying Federation outposts. The Enterprise intercepted one of the alien ships and discovered that the Chodak were behind the second attack.
First Contact with the Chodak was established on their former homeworld Allanor, where Captain Picard was able to locate the position of the Unity Device. The Enterprise arrived in the Z'Tarnis Nebula to make sure the ancient weapon would not fall into wrong hands. Soon after that Captain Picard was able to send the Unity Device into another dimension. The Enterprise continued to the next mission. (TNG video game: A Final Unity)
On stardate 47310.2. Enterprise issues a warp embargo throughout Starfleet and other governments, based on findings by Hekaran astrophysicists. This resulted in a local velocity limit of warp factor 5, bringing daily spacefaring and commute somewhat back to the 22nd century; major starship redesigns were made, including the Intrepid-class vessels. For this reason and rifts generated in areas of space, "environmentally friendly" provisions were made. For example, the Enterprise-D, in the following year, before her loss, reduced power output while orbiting Amargosa. Internal shipboard lights were lowered or altogether deactivated, allowing solar light to shine through decks with the windows, reflected from the nearby observatory. (TNG episode: "Force of Nature" TNG movie & novelization: Generations)
On stardate 47457.1, the Enterprise was sent to the Devolin system to try and recovered the wreckage of the USS Pegasus before the Romulans succeed in achieving the same goal. Racing against the IRW Terix the Enterprise located the Pegasus but was forced to use an illegal prototype interphasic cloaking device the Pegasus had been the test bed for to escape an asteroid the Enterprise had been trapped in. (TNG episode: "The Pegasus")
On stardate 47630.1 the Enterprise was assigned to map the Bandor system which had recently fallen under Federation jurisdiction. In that remote location it was attacked by an unidentified hybrid starship, made from Federation, Romulan and Borg components, in the first attack the ship took out the Enterprise's warp and impulse engines and reduced shields to twenty-four percent, as well as causing crew injuries, near fatal ones to Councillor Troi. The attacker then departed for a short time. When it returned Troi had recovered enough to warn the ship had no crew, it was remote controlled. With this knowledge the crew were able to find a solution, creating an inter-receptive network blocking the subspace communications controlling the aggressor. Cut off from its controllers the vessel self destructed. The Enterprise called in at a nearby Starbase following this incident. (TNG comic: "Strategy")
On stardate 48650.1 the Enterprise-D met its end during a confrontation with a Klingon Bird-of-Prey under command of the Duras sisters. The sisters had previously captured Geordi La Forge and while under their captivity had Tolian Soran the scientist they were working with modify La Forge's VISOR to transmit a video stream to them. Upon his return to the Enterprise they used this data to locate the Enterprise's shield frequencies and adjusted their disruptor frequencies accordingly to fire through the Enterprise's shields. The damage they inflicted eventually caused a warp core breach, fortunately the crew managed to evacuate to the saucer section and separate before the stardrive exploded.
The shock wave created by that explosion did however knock the saucer off course, causing it to crash land on the planet Veridian III below. Most of the crew survived but the Enterprise herself was unsalvageable and a small group of Starfleet vessels arrived shortly after to retrieve the Enterprise's crew. (TNG movie & novelization: Generations)
Commander Riker later revisited the crash site to head up a team to dismantle the remains of the ship, so that if and when the natives of Veridian IV ever achieved spaceflight and visited Veridian III they would not discover the crashed starship. After a Romulan attack, Riker activated the saucer's auto-destruct sequence, leading to the ship's final destruction. While the blast totally obliterated the surrounding area, Riker decided that it would be less harmful for explorers from Veridian IV to find a huge crater rather than the remains of the Enterprise-D. (TOS novel: The Return)
(*)Temporary field promotion during the Borg attack of 2366-2367.
|USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) auxiliary craft|
|Shuttlecraft 02 • Shuttlecraft 04 • Shuttlecraft 05 • Shuttlecraft 06 • Shuttlecraft 13 • Berman • Calypso • Campbell • Christopher • Cochrane • Collins • Copernicus • Curie • El-Baz • Albert Einstein • Fermi • Feynman • Sam Freedle • Galileo • Goddard • Goodall • Gould • Hawking (I) • Hawking (II) • Hoyle • Indiana Jones • Justman • Lewis • Ley • Magellan • Nadir • Nameme • Isaac Newton • Onizuka • Pike • Piller • Polo • Pontiac • Rahjah • Sakharov • Voltaire|
In one alternate timeline, a Borg sphere sent from the future destroyed the Enterprise-D. As a result of the altered timeline Tasha Yar did not give birth to Sela and Martok only rose to the position of captain. Fortunately, the USS Premonition went back in time as well, and destroyed the Sphere, restoring the original timeline. (TNG video game: Armada)
In 2367, it was discovered that a mirror universe timeline existed in which the Terran Empire had survived into the 24th century. This timeline had it's own version of the Enterprise, the ISS Enterprise-D, with a registery of ICC-1701-D. (TNG novel: Dark Mirror)
In another alternative timeline, following the disappearance of the USS Enterprise-C, relations between the Federation and the Klingon Empire deteriorated into war. The Enterprise-D became the first Federation Galaxy class warship. In 2366 the Enterprise-C reappeared through a temporal rift and encountered the Enterprise-D. It soon became clear that the Enterprise-C's disappearance had lead to the creation of this timeline so the Enterprise-D laid down cover fire to protect the Enterprise-C from attacking K'vort class Bird-of-Prey as she returned. As the Enterprise-D was verging on destruction the Enterprise-C returned back in time with the addition of Tasha Yar of the Enterprise-D, this Tasha was soon taken captive by Romulans and became the mother of the half Romulan Sela. (TNG episodes: "Yesterday's Enterprise", "Redemption")
In another alternate timeline the Enterprise-D survived into 2378. The majority of the Enterprise's staff had moved on to other positions with many of the Senior Staff having been replaced by Soong Type Androids. Captain Picard took the Enterprise into the Romulan Neutral Zone following the receipt of a message from the long missing Data. The ship and crew were led to Iconia which had been colonized by the androids. In order to protect the innocents below the Enterprise was forced to engage the IRW Haakona in orbit of the planet; however, a peaceful resolution was obtained when the Iconian gateway technology was surrendered to all powers in the Alpha Quadrant. (TNG short story: "Brave New World")
In an alternative future created by Q the Enterprise had undergone extensive refits including the addition of a third warp nacelle and several additional phaser cannons. The third warp nacelle enhanced the power and speed of the ship. The vessel also had a cloaking device at this time. Her commanding officer was Captain Sam Lavelle, who retired in 2395. (TNG novelization: All Good Things..., CCG card: "Future Enterprise")
|Ships named Enterprise|
|United Kingdom||HMS Enterprize|
|United States||Enterprise • CV-6 • CVN-65 • OV-101|
|United Earth||XCV 330 • NX-01|
|United Federation of Planets||NCC-1701 • NCC-1701-A • NCC-1701-B • NCC-1701-C • NCC-1701-D • NCC-1701-E|
|Terran Empire (mirror universe)||NX-01 • NCC-1701 • NCC-1701-E|
|UFP (alternate reality)||NCC-1701|
|UFP (alternate futures)||NCC-1701-F • NCC-1701-J • NCC-1701-∞|
|Galaxy-class class XVI explorer/exploration cruiser starships|
|Agrippa • Allegheny • Andromeda • Argo • Asgard • Berry • Bolivar • Bonhomme Richard • Breedlove • C. Lewis • Challenger • Cheyenne • Citadel • Constellation • Constitution • Dauntless • Defiance • Dominance • Eagle • El Dorado • Endeavor • Enterprise-D • Essex • Excalibur-A • Exeter • Farragut • Formidable • Frontier • Galaxy • Geronimo • Goodman • Hedderjin • Hood • Hornet • Idaho • Jefferies • Jubei • Kongo • Krieger • Lafayette • Lexington • Madison • Magellan • Malevolent • Merrimac • Monitor • Mukaikubo • Odyssey • Oraidhe • Oregon • Pequod • Perseus • Persia • Renown • Republic • Reverent • Ronald B. Moore • Rylander • San Francisco • Saratoga • Scimitar • Sequoia • Sorak • Taylor • Tori • Trident • Trinculo • Ulysses • Valhalla • Valiant • Venture • Victory • Vindictive • Wasp • Yamato (I) • Yamato (II) • Yorktown • Zhukov • unnamed Galaxy-class starships|
|Terran Empire Starfleet
|Galaxy X-class heavy cruiser starships|
|Agrippa • Arizona • Aurora • Belfast • Berwick • Brooklyn • Calypso • Crusader • Emerald • Enterprise-D (alternate) • Galaxy • Glasgow • Gorizia • Huntington • Kitakami • Konigsberg • Kwon Do • Lee • Liepzig • Memphis • Montcalm • Nagara • Odyssey • Raleigh • Roanoke • Sendai • Taranto • Venezia • Venture • Yamato • Young|
The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) was a Galaxy-class Federation starship in service during the latter half of the 24th century. Launched from Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards in 2363, under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. She was the fifth Federation starship to bear the name, and the flagship of Starfleet throughout her lifetime. (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
During that period, her crew made numerous first contacts, including those with the Q Continuum, the Ferengi Alliance and the Borg Collective. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint", "The Last Outpost", "Q Who", et. al)
In an alternate future where Enterprise was not destroyed at Veridian III, the ship was upgraded and refit to a three-nacelle configuration. This occurred sometime between 2371 and 2395. (TNG: "All Good Things...")
|Ships named Enterprise|
|Enterprise - USS Enterprise (CV-6) - USS Enterprise (CVN-65) - Enterprise (OV-101) - VSS Enterprise - HMS Enterprize|
|USS Enterprise (XCV 330) - Enterprise (NX-01) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1008) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) - USS Enterprise (NX-74206) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-F) (I) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-F) (II) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-G) (I) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-G) (II) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-G) (III) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-H) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-J) - USS Enterprise (JFAZW) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-O) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-P) - USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-R)|
|ISS Enterprise (NX-01) - ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) - ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) - ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) - Enterprise (NX-1701-E) - ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701-O) - ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701-JFAZW)|
|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|