- For other uses, see USS Endurance.
History and specifications
In 2376, the Endurance still sported the white/light gray-hulled appearance of the class's original configuration. Repairs and reconstructions were undertaken at Federation advanced shipyards. In that year, the Endurance had a standard crew complement of 700 people and was part of the Starfleet armada defending the Alpha and Beta Quadrant from a renewed Borg invasion. Locutus sought the control of an Omega particle. (ST video game: Armada)
Empowered by capturing the molecule, Locutus led the Borg Collective in a direct attack on the Sol system. Starfleet brought in all available ships of its armada to defend Earth and Luna, including its fleet of Sovereign-class battleships. These were equipped with corbomite reflectors, which allowed them to temporarily redirect enemy fire back to its source. That technology was available through the research at a Federation research facility. (ST video game: Armada mission: "A Line in the Sand")
Following the victory at Earth, an alliance of Federation, Klingon Empire and Romulan Star Empire ships traversed a Borg transwarp gate to Locutus's base in the Delta Quadrant, including their entire, joined armadas. Following the destruction of the Omega facility, the fleets returned home. (ST video game: Armada mission: "The Alpha and Omega, Part 2")
In 2377, the Alpha Quadrant was beset by a Cardassian uprising against Starfleet in the Pearl Nebula, and renewed Borg Collective and Undine invasions. Along with other ships of its class, the Endurance helped defend local space and was part of a task force attacking and destroying the Borg base in the Delta Quadrant, before returning to the Alpha Quadrant, and fighting of Species 8472 in their native fluidic space realm. (ST video game: Armada II)
In September 2385, the Endurance, along with several other vessels, had been assigned to the Federation border in the Helaspont sector as a show of force to the Tzenkethi Coalition due to their possible involvement in the assassination of Federation President Nanietta Bacco. Following a Tzenkethi attack on the Vigilant-class USS Argus, the USS Robinson operations officer Commander Gwendolyn Plante reported to Captain Benjamin Sisko that the Endurance and the Norway-class USS Mjolnir would arrive at the border three days after the Robinson could. (DS9 novel: Sacraments of Fire)
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