- For other uses, see Cochrane.
The USS Cochrane (registry NCC-59318 or, alternately, NCC-20005) was a Federation Starfleet starship, an Oberth-class science vessel built to the specifications of the Sagan-subclass in the 24th century.
The Cochrane was commissioned into Starfleet service on reference stardate 2/8805, and named in honor of the space pioneer Zefram Cochrane who invented the Terran warp drive. (ST reference: The Star Trek Encyclopedia, FASA RPG module: Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual, ST website: StarTrek.com)
- The role-playing supplement Officer's Manual states this starship's registry of NCC-20005 and ship commissioning stardate.
In the mid-24th century, the Cochrane served as an exploratory vessel. In the year 2352, the Cochrane discovered the apparently lost Earth colony of New Paris on Turkana IV. An away team led by Security Chief Darryl Adin went down to explore and rescued Tasha Yar from a rape gang. After discovering it was a lost Earth colony, Adin decided to take her back to the ship, after gaining the captain's permission. This was near the end of the Cochrane's mission, and it spent two months returning to Earth. (TNG novel: Survivors)
- Survivors has the USS Cochrane discover the lost Earth colony of New Paris, though this is contradicted by the later TNG episode: "Legacy". In a merged account with the Decipher RPG module: Worlds, the Cochrane may have evacuated the expelled Federation delegation from Turkana IV, taking some refugees like Tasha Yar with them.
In 2366, the Cochrane performed a survey of the planet Eloh, using only unmanned space probes, so as to avoid being visible to Elohsian technology, which was at a 20th century level of advancement. The Cochrane found the Elohsian world to be severely damaged by an ongoing military conflict. (TNG novel: The Romulan Stratagem)
In the late 2360s, the Cochrane was assigned to transport personnel to the USS Enterprise on two separate occasions. In late 2367, she transported retired Admiral Norah Satie to the Enterprise to investigate suspected espionage. Early the following year, the Cochrane also transported Wesley Crusher to the Enterprise while he was on shore leave. (TNG episodes: "The Drumhead", "The Game")
In 2369, the Cochrane transported several Starfleet officers, including Julian Bashir and Jadzia Dax, to Deep Space 9. (DS9 episode: "Emissary", ST reference: The Star Trek Encyclopedia, ST website: StarTrek.com)
In mid-2372, the Cochrane was ordered to transport dignitaries from various Federation planets to Earth so that they could discuss the rising threat from the Dominion. Shortly after, she transported Nev Reoh and Starsa to Oppalassa and came under attack by Klingon warships. (TNG novel: The Best and the Brightest)
In 2374 and 2375, the Cochrane reported numerous casualties after fighting against the Dominion. (DS9 episodes: "In the Pale Moonlight", "Image in the Sand", "The Siege of AR-558", "What You Leave Behind")
|Ships named Cochrane|
|United Earth Starfleet||USS Zefram Cochrane|
|Federation Starfleet||starships: USS Cochrane (23rd century, Oberth-class) • USS Cochrane (24th century, Oberth-class) • USS Cochrane (NX-95400, Cochrane-class)
small craft: Cochrane (Enterprise-D shuttlecraft) • Cochrane (NCC-74656/04)
see also: Cochrane-class (transport) • Cochrane-class (science vessel)