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Serving on the Enterprise comes with its fair share of surprises.
William T. Riker
2380 ("Zenith, Part III")

The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) was a Federation Sovereign-class starship in service with Starfleet. Launched in 2372 under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, it was the sixth Federation starship to bear the name Enterprise.


Main article: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) personnel

Command crew[]


Construction and launch[]

The Enterprise was launched in 2372, on stardate 49827.5 and was, at the time, the most advanced starship in the fleet. She was constructed at the San Francisco Fleet Yards orbiting Earth.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard assumed command shortly after the vessel's christening, just over a year following the destruction of her predecessor. Most of Picard's crew from the USS Enterprise-D were reassigned to the Enterprise-E.[1]

In service[]

Sometime between 2375 and 2380, the Enterprise underwent a major refit. Four additional aft-facing photon torpedo tubes were added, along with one more forward-facing tube: a twin launcher aft of the bridge, a single launcher above the aft hangar deck, and a single launcher at the forward base of the bridge terracing. The bridge was refitted with handrails and the consoles were improved across the port and starboard walls with more detailed displays. Additionally, new nacelle pylons were fitted at that time, slightly longer, broader and more sharply swept than the originals, and fitted with four additional phaser arrays.

In 2380, the Enterprise returned to Earth for the wedding of William T. Riker and Deanna Troi. She departed for Betazed, where another ceremony, a traditional Betazoid wedding, was scheduled.

While en route, the ship detected unusual positronic signals from the Kolarin system, discovering another Soong-type android, the prototype B-4. Shortly following, the Enterprise was ordered to Romulus for a meeting with the new Praetor, Shinzon, who wanted to initiate peace talks. Both the discovery of B-4 and the peace overtures turned out to be a ruse to capture Captain Picard and discover tactical positions of Starfleet vessels.

Once it became clear Shinzon was going to use his starship, the Scimitar, to destroy all life on Earth and wage war on the Federation, the Enterprise was to join Star Fleet Battle Group Omega and make a stand against Shinzon. Shinzon caught up to the Enterprise in the Bassen Rift, and in the ensuing confrontation, the vessel was severely damaged, including a major hull breach on the bridge, destroying the viewscreen and controls and disabling the warp core.

As a last resort, Picard ordered Counselor Deanna Troi to take control of the Enterprise and have it ram the Scimitar, causing the destruction of much of the saucer section's forward area. The collision disabled the Scimitar, but Shinzon, driven by vengeance, activated his deadly thalaron weapon and trained it on the Enterprise.

The weapon was overloaded and the Scimitar was destroyed due to interference from Commander Data, who sacrificed himself to save the Enterprise, Picard, and, indirectly, Earth.

Following the Scimitar incident, the Enterprise returned to Earth where it underwent an extensive refit in one of the orbiting spacedocks for several weeks.[2][3]

Six weeks following the Battle of the Bassen Rift, the Enterprise was sent to explore the Denab system. Several new officers joined the Enterprise crew at this time, including: Commander Martin Madden, the new executive officer; Lt. Commander Miranda Kadohata, the new operations officer; Lieutenant Dina Elfiki, the Enterprise-E's first official science officer; and Lieutenant Joanna Faur, the new conn officer.[4]

Technical information[]

In her original configuration, the Enterprise-E was 685 meters long and had 24 decks. She was equipped with twelve phaser arrays and five torpedo tubes.

By 2380, the Enterprise-E had undergone at least one refit, including four additional phaser arrays and five additional torpedo tubes. The number of decks was also increased by five to a total of 29.[2]

Sections included deflector control, stellar cartography, hydroponics (on Deck 11), and one sickbay ward. Main engineering and sickbay were on Deck 16.[1]

The ship could be controlled by a manual steering column located on the bridge.[5] She was also the first Enterprise to be equipped with an Emergency Medical Hologram.[1]

The Enterprise carried a newer design of shuttlecraft as well as numerous other forms of transportation including a warp-capable captain's yacht, the Cousteau,[5] and a special multipurpose shuttlecraft, the Argo.[2] The yacht was installed as a part of the saucer section, and detached upon deployment. Other auxiliary craft were launched from two shuttlebays; one at the aft end of the secondary hull, and another near the aft end of the primary hull.



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