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The USS Amazon was a Federation Danube-class runabout in service to Starfleet in the 2360s and 2370s decades.

Service history

In the year 2368, the Amazon was used as part of the Singularity One Project to test a prototype holographic navigational system. The Amazon was nearly destroyed during a near fly-by of a black hole. (NF short story: "Singularity")

The Amazon would have been one of the earliest runabouts constructed, as in DS9: "Paradise" (set in 2370) Miles O'Brien says that the first runabouts had been commissioned two years earlier.

In 2370, the Amazon was assigned to Deep Space 9. On it's first mission from the station a team led by Kira Nerys, Jadzia Dax and Julian Bashir took the Amazon in pursuit of a Cardassian ship which had kidnapped a Horta. They tracked the ship to the Davon system where they landed on an asteroid to ride to the cover of a moon. Dax remained on the Amazon whilst the rest of the team beamed to another moon to rescue the Horta. When the team was out of communications range Dax listened in on Cardassian communications, informing her a Cardassian convoy was en route to the moon. The convoy arrived just as the team were escaping on a stolen Cardassian vessel. To provide a distraction Dax set the autopilot to attack the convoy and warp away, whilst she beamed to the away team's ship. The tactic worked and the Cardassian convoy went in pursuit giving the team time to escape. (DS9 novel: Devil in the Sky)

The fate of the Amazon was not reported in Devil in the Sky, it was presumably destroyed when the Cardassians caught up with it. However the appearance of the Amazon in The Art of the Comeback could indicate that either the Amazon survived and was eventually retrieved by, or returned to, Starfleet, or a new one entered service.

In 2377, Captain Montgomery Scott used the Amazon to transport Domenica Corsi to Outpost 20 on planet Hofstrof to rendezvous with Captain David Gold and discuss the "destruction" of the USS da Vinci at the hands of Rod Portlyn, and devise a plan to apprehend him.

Shortly after, the Amazon and the da Vinci shuttlecraft, Shirley, succeeding in overpowering Portlyn's yacht and find the device that Portlyn had used to "destroy" the da Vinci and "kill" Aldo Corsi and Patrice Bennett. Scott was able to figure out the devices workings and free all those that had been trapped by Portlyn. (CoE eBook: The Art of the Comeback)

By 2386, this vessel was succeeded in name by the Yellowstone-class runabout USS Amazon, assigned to the new Deep Space 9. (DS9 novel: Force and Motion)



Ships named USS Amazon
Federation icon image. USS Amazon (NCC-1975, Soyuz-class)USS Amazon (Danube-class)USS Amazon II (Danube-class) • USS Amazon (Edward-class)USS Amazon (Yellowstone-class) Starfleet icon image.
Danube-class runabouts
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Terran Imperial Starfleet
(mirror universe)
DelawareHydaspesRunaboutVistula Seal of the Terran Empire.
Starbase Deep Space 9 auxiliary craft
Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. AmazonBrahmaputraDefiant (I)Defiant (II)EuphratesGanderGangesGoddardMekongMississippiMissouriNileOrinocoPlatteRio GrandeRubiconSao PauloShenandoahSungariVolgaYangtzee KiangYoljaYukonZambesi Seal of the Federation Starfleet.