- For other uses, see Bellerophon.
The USS Bellerophon (NCC-74705) was a Federation starship, a tier 4 Intrepid-class cruiser/light cruiser in Starfleet service in the late 24th century. (DS9 episode: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges"; Decipher RPG module: Starships; ST video game: Trexels mission: "Skirmish")
Around stardate 73XX.6, the Bellerophon was rated a level 4 battle group light cruiser. It featured room for four officers and slots for five weapons or additional systems. Its deflector shields were rated 470, while the structural integrity field, or hull strength, topped at 625. (ST video game: Trexels mission: "Skirmish")
History and specifics
As part of Federation Starfleet operations in the Trexelian Expanse around stardate 73XX.6, the USS Bellerophon participated in the war games conducted by Starfleet and allied vessels from the 23rd and 24th centuries. (ST video game: Trexels mission: "Skirmish")
That same year, the Bellerophon was one of three ships assigned to the 20th Fleet based at Starbase 364, and assigned to patrol along the Shackleton Expanse. (Star Trek Adventures module: Beta Quadrant Sourcebook)
In 2372, the Bellerophon transported Admiral William Ross to Starbase 375 so he could take command of the station following the death of Admiral Eric Hahn and the arrest of Captain Ishmael Snowden during the Leyton Affair. (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: The Oppressor's Wrong)
In 2375, the Bellerophon transported Federation delegates to Romulus for a conference on the Dominion War. (DS9 episode: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges"; Decipher RPG module: Starships; WizKids module: Tactics)
Following the destruction of the invasion fleet, both vessels remained in the system to patrol on both sides of the Bajoran wormhole until a new subspace communications relay could be put in place in the Gamma Quadrant, and while the USS Defiant underwent repairs and the installation of a new warp core. (DS9 novel: Ascendance)
In an alternate timeline were the Cardassian Union did not withdraw from Bajor in 2369, the Bellerophon accompanied USS Voyager and USS Intrepid to Dorvan V in 2373. The ships were ambushed by Cardassian Galor-class destroyers, armed with phased polaron beam weapons and led by Gul Evek and the CDS Trager. Only the Bellerophon escaped but its computer core was too damaged to retain information about the new Cardassian weapons. (Myriad Universes - Echoes and Refractions novel: A Gutted World)
|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
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