- For other uses, see Bellerophon.
The USS Bellerophon (NCC-62048-A) was a 25th century Federation starship, a Bellerophon-class tier 4 long range science vessel refit and the prototype of its class. The Bellerophon-A entered Starfleet service in the 2400s decade and continued operations into the 2410s. (STO - Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
History and specifications
The Bellerophon design was an upgrade based on the wildly successful Intrepid-class hull. The ship was named in honor of the Intrepid-class Bellerophon, while its NCC registry number referenced the Nebula-class predecessor.
The prototype Bellerophon had entered service by the time of the Federation-Klingon War of 2405-2410. The design was an evolution of the 2370s-era Intrepid-class. The Bellerophon was a more futuristic take compared to its sister classes, the angular, more militaristic-looking Cochrane-class, and the streamlined Discovery-class. (STO - Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
In June 2407, the Bellerophon-A and the USS Regent were part of the Starfleet contingent engaging Klingon forces in the Laurentian system. The Bellerophon engaged in evasive maneuvers while firing its phasers at Klingon Defense Force battlecruisers. (STO Issue 11: "USS Avenger")
Other ships named Bellerophon-A in service around the same time were the Noble-class USS Bellerophon (NCC-91888) and the Vanguard-class USS Bellerophon (NCC-94995), active in the year 2409. (STO - Cardassian Struggle mission: "War Games")
Khitomer Alliance flag officer in, or aligned with, Starfleet, deployed the Bellerophon-A for missions around the galaxy's four quadrants as part of the four-quadrant strategy. (STO - Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock", admiralty system)
Following the Battle of Excalbia on stardate 84999.22 in January 2411, which saw the prominent involvement of hero ships from the Federation's past and present, the Bellerophon-A was among the long-range science vessels that received a refit to legendary starship qualifications. (STO - J'Ula's Discovery missions: "The Measure of Morality (Part 2)", "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
The Bellerophon-A was upgraded to a tier 6 legendary miracle worker multi-mission science vessel, matching the qualifications of the new Intrepid-class warship variant, premiered with the Warship Voyager. (STO website: Legendary Miracle Worker Multi-Mission Science Vessel)
|Ships named Bellerophon|
|USS Bellerophon (NCC-62048, Nebula-class) • USS Bellerophon (NCC-74705, Intrepid-class) • USS Bellerophon (NCC-91888, Sovereign-class) • USS Bellerophon (NCC-62048-A, Bellerophon-class)
see also: Bellerophon-class
- STO - Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock" (first accessible in-game)
- STO Issue 11: "USS Avenger"