- This page details Constitution class in the mirror universe; for Constitution class in the primary universe see Constitution class; for Constitution class in the Kelvin timeline created by Nero's temporal incursion see Constitution class (Kelvin timeline); for the Constitution class in the mirror universe created by Nero's temporal incursion see Constitution class (mirror) (Kelvin timeline); for Constitution class in all other alternate universes see Constitution class (alternates).
In the mirror universe, the Constitution class was a 22nd century Terran Empire starship type, a warship in Imperial Starfleet service from the 2150s decade. The design was originally obtained from the Tholian, after they had lured the 23rd century prime universe USS Defiant into an interphasic rift. (ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly")
History and specifications
One of the ships of the class was the USS Defiant (NCC-1764). In 2268, the Defiant became the target of a temporal incursion by the Na'kuhl aimed at the Tholians. (STO missions: "Agents of Yesterday", "Tangled Webs")
The Defiant became trapped in interphase and Captain Thomas Blair issued a distress call. Its crew went mad and the ship was lost to interphase. (TOS episode: "The Tholian Web", VAN novel: What Judgements Come)
The Defiant had been lured through interphase into the mirror universe by a fake distress call from the Tholian Assembly. Its crew dead, the Tholians held the Defiant inside an asteroid base in the Vintaak system in the year 2155. They assigned alien workers to gut the ship. Commander Jonathan Archer learned of the existence of the "Terran" ship, staged a mutiny aboard the ISS Enterprise (NX-01) and led the boarding party that reactivated the futuristic ship.
With Enterprise destroyed by the Tholians in the Vintaak system, the Defiant recovered the Imperial Starfleet survivors and travelled to Earth. Hoshi Sato poisoned Archer and declared herself Empress of the Terran Empire. (ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly")
Initially, Terran science was unable to replicate the ship's technology, which was 100 years ahead of the 2150s decade. Some of its systems were removed for study. The vessel guaranteed Empress Hoshi I's reign. (Mirror Universe - Glass Empires novel: Age of the Empress)
The ISS Nobunaga was the first sister ship of the Defiant-type. It was constructed by Imperial Starfleet at Beta Nairobi but captured by Archer's Rebellion. (Mirror Universe - Shards and Shadows short story: "Nobunaga")
The Defiant remained in service into the 2250s decade. In 2256, the universe-jumping USS Discovery learned the fate of the Defiant from a recovered database. The wireframe model of the Defiant reviewed by the Discovery crew showed a modified configuration, with angled nacelle pylons and receded emplacements around the saucer section. (DSC episode: "Vaulting Ambition")
At the time, vessels of this class also operated with configurations reminiscent of the 2240s and 2250s-era prime Constitution class, like the ISS Constellation and the ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701). (DSC - Succession comics: "Issue 3", "Issue 4")
At some point, the rogue M-5 computer seized ships of this class. At another time, the ISS Banshee crossed the Romulan Neutral Zone into the territory of Romulan Republic. It was wrecked by Romulan forces and its hulk left derelict at Carthalus MCVX.
On its odyssey towards Janus Ultima in the year 2293, the ISS Excelsior arrived at Carthalus MCVX on stardate 9609.1, where the Banshee was one of several Terran hulks scanned by Excelsior's fighters. (ST video game: Shattered Universe mission: "Sight Unseen")
In the year 2411, the Khitomer Alliance acquired vessels classified as tier 6 Terran warship, including the Defiant. Their components were interchangeable with those of Discovery-era Constitution-class models. The Alliance learned that Hoshi I had upgraded the vessel with additional weapon emplacements in its time. The recovered Defiant featured red hull markings and matched the appearance of the wireframe model recovered by the Discovery in 2256. (STO website: The Ship That Smashed the Mirror)
|This article or subsection has an associated category.||Constitution class starships|
|ISS Banshee||NCC-1798||23rd century||2260s Constitution||derelict (2293)|
|ISS Carnage||Enterprise-subclass||23rd century||derelict (2293)|
|ISS Constellation||NCC-1017||by 2240s||active (2293)|
|ISS Constitution||2260s Constitution||active (2267)|
|ISS Deceiver||NCC-1821||Enterprise-subclass||23rd century||derelict (2293)|
|USS Defiant||NCC-1764||2260s Constitution, Warship Defiant||2240s||active (2411)|
|ISS Defiant (II)|
|Variants and sub-classes of the Constitution-class starship|
|Constitution-class (mk I) • Bonhomme Richard-class (mk II) • Achernar-class (mk III) • Tikopai-class (mk IV) • Enterprise-classes (mk I-III refits) • Excalibur-class (24th century) • Vesper-class (24th century) • Exeter-class (25th century) • Kirk-class (31st century) • Constitution-class (Kelvin timeline) • Constitution-class (mirror universe)|
Appearances and references
- ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly"
- STO website: The Ship That Smashed the Mirror
- ST video game: Shattered Universe
- Mirror Universe short story: "Ill Winds"
- CCG set: Mirror, Mirror, card: "ISS Constitution"
- TOS episode: "Mirror, Mirror"
- TOS episode: "The Tholian Web"
- TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Constitution