- For other uses, see Chimera.
Service history and specifications
The Chimer-class vessel's hull consisted of a circular, segmented saucer section attached directly to a secondary hull. A blue deflector dish rested at the front of the engineering hull, while flat, wide nacelle pylons held the ship's pair of narrow, pointed warp nacelles.
Years after USS Voyager's return from the Delta Quadrant in 2377, and its accord with Species 8472, the Starfleet forces under Admiral Elton Smith that were stranded in fluidic space fielded the USS Chimer and other ships of its class against native species and hostile Klingon elements. Ships of the class were armed with phaser banks and photon torpedo launchers. (ST video game: Alien Domain)
While the Sovereign-class USS Enterprise-E was still in service, Geordi La Forge captained another starship named Enterprise. A version of Data began serving as La Forge's first officer and the Chimer-class USS Enterprise computer mainframe - effectively replacing a standard crew. The ship rescued 200 officers of the time displaced Sakurazaka, stranded from a distant future. (TNG - Waypoint comic: "Puzzles")