The Chatan was a Federation Starfleet shuttlecraft active in the mid-24th century.


In the 2360s decade, it was attached to the starship USS Okinawa.

In the year 2362, the Chatan joined the Nago and Naha as part of Benjamin Sisko's plan to stop the USS Assurance from crashing into the surface of Entelior IV after the starship was damaged in a Tzenkethi attack. Sisko's plan was for the Assurance to activat its tractor beam at its widest dispersal, which the shuttlecraft would then be hooked to to pull the starship upward. Unfortunately, the Nago was destroyed after it collided with a warp nacelle that had detached from the Assurance, making it impossible for Sisko's team to stop the descent of the starship. However, the Chatan and the Naha were able to slow the descent, allowing the Assurance to hit the surface of Entelior IV at a much lower impact speed and with less casualties among the crew. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Rough Beasts of Empire)

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