- For other uses, see Courageous.
Courageous was a DY-500-class vessel launched from Earth in the early 21st century, prior to the start of World War III. The Courageous suffered a malfunction in its propulsion system when it found itself unable to decelerate or disengage engines. Intended for in-system flight, Courageous instead left the Sol system and was lost, though Earth and Mars continued to receive periodic communication signals from the ship and its recorder markers for years to follow.
In 2243, a marker buoy from the Courageous was found fifty light-years from the mysterious Delta Triangle region. The data indicated it had been released only thirteen months after launch, leading to speculation that it had encountered a wormhole or other anomaly which allowed the pre-warp vessel to cross such a vast distance. (SCE eBook: Where Time Stands Still)
|Ships named Courageous|
|Federation Starfleet||USS Courageous (NCC-1805, Reliant-class) • USS Courageous (2360s) • USS Courageous (Akira-class) • USS Courageous (Nebula-class)|
|United Nations||UNSS Courageous||Cardassian Union||CDS Courageous|
|DY series spaceships|
|DY-100 ships||Botany Bay • Iberville • Lyons Creek • Monticello • Salisbury • San Juan • Santa Maria • Shenandoah • Wacosta|
|DY-245 ships||Hatteras||DY-430 ships||Urusei Yatsura|
|DY-500 ships||Conquest • Courageous • Hastings • Heart of the Storm • Hokule'a • Lord Nelson • Malaspina • Mariposa • Sylvania • Toledo Sun • Wheeler • Yacona • Yakima|
|DY-700 ships||Alerica||DY-732 ships||New Zealand • Yuri Gagarin|
|DY-950 ships||Eagle Valley||DY-1200 ships||Velikan|