For other uses, see Discovery.

Discovery (NX-04) was an NX-class starship in service to the United Earth's Starfleet in the 22nd century. It was the first United Earth NX-class starship to be lost. (ENT - The Romulan War novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)


Discovery was on the drawing board as early as 2151. Following the launch of Enterprise NX-01, Starfleet planned the then-unnamed NX-02, NX-03 and NX-04. (ENT episode: "Fortunate Son")

In 2155, Discovery was under construction at the San Francisco Fleet Yards, and launched in late August, under the command of Captain Curtis. (ENT - The Romulan War novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)

During one operation, Discovery and a Vulcan Suurok-class combat cruiser maneuvered in close proximity to each other through a yellow cloud. At this point, the ship sported an Enterprise-like deflector dish rather then the squared version of the NX-02. (SOTL calendar: Ships of the Line 2019 image: "Horizon")

On November 8, Discovery responded to a distress call from United Earth's Starbase 1 on Berengaria VII. When Discovery arrived, it found the Human and Vulcan bases on the planet had been wiped out. Before search and rescue operations could commence, Discovery was ambushed by a Romulan Nei'hrr-class attack raptor force that used old-style nuclear weapons. This attack blinded Discovery's sensors and the Romulans used this opportunity to inflict mortal damage to the ship. Most of the crew survived in escape pods and landed on Berengaria VII, however Captain Curtis died ensuring that the ship's log buoy and the crew escape the warp core breach. (ENT - The Romulan War novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)




Ships named Discovery
United States of America Discovery (OV-103, space shuttle) USA52stars
United Earth, Earth Starfleet Discovery (NX-04, NX-class)USS Discovery (NCC-100, Discovery-class) Seal of United Earth United Earth Starfleet Emblem
Federation, Starfleet USS Discovery (Daedalus-class)USS Discovery (NCC-1031, Crossfield-class)USS Discovery (NCC-1798, Constitution-class)USS Discovery (NCC-3006, Royal Sovereign-class)USS Discovery (NCC-62049, Nebula-class)USS Discovery (NCC-52333, Steamrunner-class) UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
Terran Empire (mirror universes) ISS Discovery (NCC-1031, Crossfield-class) Flag of the Terran Empire
NX class cruiser starships
United Earth, Earth Starfleet Enterprise (NX-01)Columbia (NX-02)Challenger (NX-03)Excalibur (NX-03)Discovery (NX-04)Constellation (NX-04)Atlantis (NX-05)Slayton (NX-05)Endeavour (NX-06)Intrepid (NX-07)DefiantLexingtonAvenger (NX-09)Currie (NX-16)unnamed Seal of United Earth United Earth Starfleet emblem
Federation, Starfleet USS Utopia (NCC-2151-01)Challenger (NX-03) UFP seal Starfleet Command logo
Terran Empire Starfleet
(mirror universe)
ISS Enterprise (NX-01)ISS AkagiISS Avenger (NX-09)ISS BismarckISS BroadswordISS DauntlessISS InterceptorISS Khan's Wrathunnamed Terran Empire Logo


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