- For other uses, see Fortunate.
The ECS Fortunate (ECS-2801) was a United Earth starship, a Y-class freighter in Earth Cargo Service operation in the 22nd century. The vessel was owned by the Keene family. (ENT episode: "Fortunate Son")
History and specificationsEdit
The Keene family served on board for three generations. Its warp engine could propel the freighter to warp 1.8. It was armed with a plasma cannon and defended by hull plating. In 2151, Fortunate was fitted with a second plasma cannon, and Earth Starfleet convinced Captain Jackson Keene to upgrade to a warp three engine. At the time, the Fortunate had a crew of 23 Humans, and a pet Teneebian skunk.
When the United Earth Starfleet warp 5 starship Enterprise NX-01 arrived, Ryan attempted to dissuade Starfleet from supporting Fortunate and discovering the hostage. During their investigation, Ryan led Captain Jonathan Archer, Subcommander T'Pol and Lieutenant Malcolm Reed into a cargo module, then jettisoned it.
With information gained from their Nausicaan prisoner, Ryan led Fortunate into attacking a nearby Nausicaan asteroid base. The asteroid base was defended by a squadron of Nausicaan raiders, and Fortunate was quickly overwhelmed. Enterprise arrived and interceded on the ECS freighter's behalf, saving it from destruction through diplomacy.
Keene recovered and demoted Ryan to able crewman, intend on resolving the matter among the Boomers rather than handing him over to Starfleet or the Earth Cargo Authority. (ENT episode: "Fortunate Son")