Slayton (NX-05) was a 22nd century United Earth spacecraft, an NX-class starship in United Earth Starfleet service in the 2150s decade. Its commanding officer was Captain Bran Hendricks. (SA - IDW Starfleet Academy comic: "Issue 2")
History and disposition
NX-05 was under construction by November 2155 at Proxima Shipyard, and launched in late February 2156. By that time, the Earth-Romulan War was underway. (ENT - The Romulan War novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
- This ship shares its registry with Atlantis (NX-05), which is also implicated to be the fifth NX-class ship built.
47 days later, on stardate 2159.68, the crew was becoming desperate and Hendricks out of ideas. Chief Jack Somers, chief engineer, mutinied against Hendricks. (SA - IDW Starfleet Academy comic: "Issue 2")
In the Kelvin timeline, a team of Starfleet Academy cadets, led by T'Laan, taking part in a race as part of the United Federation of Planets' Centennial Celebration also became trapped in the anomaly. Their arrival halted Somers' mutiny. (SA - IDW Starfleet Academy comic: "Issue 2")
Using the Academy training and combining it with the Slayton crew's experience and resources, the ship managed to escape the anomaly. Somers was convinced to abandon his mutiny. Slayton was greeted by the Armstrong-class USS Wilson upon its emergence. Hendricks responded that he had never been so happy to see another starship in his life.
The cadets lost the race but did not mind, as the rescue of a century-old Earth vessel was celebrated as a high point during the Centennial Celebration at Starfleet Academy. The Slayton crew, now wearing their Federation Starfleet uniforms, joined Academy leadership and the cadet team on the podium. (SA - IDW Starfleet Academy comic: "Issue 3")
Incidentally, Starfleet recovered another long-lost vessel in 2263. The USS Franklin (NX-326) was also a United Earth vessel that became a Federation Starfleet ship, and was reported lost in the Gagarin Radiation Belt in 2164. Nyota Uhura, who had worked with T'Laan on the mystery with the Wagner-219, was part of the crew that recovered the Franklin and brought it to Starbase Yorktown. (TOS movie: Star Trek Beyond)
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|NX-class cruiser starships|
|United 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) • Defiant • Lexington • Avenger (NX-09) • Currie (NX-16) • unnamed|
|Federation, Starfleet||Enterprise (NX-01 replicas) • Columbia (NX-02) • Challenger (NX-03) • Avenger (NX-09) • Tyson • Utopia (NCC-2151-01)|
|Terran Empire Starfleet
|Enterprise (NX-01) • Akagi • Avenger (NX-09) • Bismarck • Broadsword • Dauntless • Interceptor • Khan's Wrath • unnamed|
- The ship's assignment patch is shown as an empty white circle.
- Slayton may be named for 20th century Human astronaut Deke Slayton.
- Although the story shows Slayton two years before the Coalition of Planets finalized formation as the Federation, it is referred to as a Federation vessel. Also, Nyota Uhura calls this the "USS Slayton", possibly an error on her part due to her unfamiliarity with the vessel, as the hull clearly has no "USS" prefix.