- For other uses, see Chaffee.
Around the year 2374, the Chaffee was assigned to the USS Defiant. Chaffee was named in honor of astronaut Roger B. Chaffee. (ST references: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual, Star Trek: Starship Spotter, Ships of the Line; Decipher RPG module: Starships)
In late 2374, Benjamin Sisko, Miles O'Brien and Julian Bashir used the Chaffee to enter the atmosphere of a Class L planet to rescue Captain Lisa Cusak. After it was discovered Cusak had been dead for more than three years, they brought her body aboard the Defiant using the shuttlecraft. (DS9 episode: "The Sound of Her Voice")
In 2376, Chaffee, along with the Defiant's other Type-10 shuttlecraft Sagan, were tasked with evacuating an away team including Doctor Julian Bashir, Lieutenant Ezri Dax and Ensign Thirishar ch'Thane from the Tenara Cliffs on Trill. (ST - Divided We Fall comic: "Crossfire")
|USS Defiant auxiliary craft|
|USS Defiant I||Chaffee • da Vinci • Faraday|
|USS Defiant II||Chaffee • Sagan • Tyson|
|Anaximenes • Chaffee • USS Chaffee • Heyerdahl • Sagan • Tyson • unnamed type-10 shuttlecraft|