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- For the mirror universe counterpart, see ISS Enterprise-E and Enterprise (free starship).
- For other uses, see Enterprise.
The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E), sometimes referred to as the Enterprise-E, was a Federation Sovereign-class heavy explorer starship in service to Starfleet. The ship was designed to fight the Borg. She was commissioned in the year 2372 under the command of Captain Morgan Bateson, who supervised the vessel's construction. The vessel was originally designated as the USS Honorius, but was redesignated as Enterprise following the destruction of the USS Enterprise-D at Veridian III in 2371.
- The novel The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard stated that the Enterprise-E was originally named USS Sentinel.
History and specifics
The sixth Federation starship, and seventh Starfleet vessel, to bear the prestigious name, from 2373 to 2385, Captain Jean-Luc Picard was assigned as the Enterprise's commanding officer. Under his command, the Enterprise was a participant in defeating the Borg in 2373, disrupting the plans of the Son'a in 2375, and destroying Praetor Shinzon and his dreaded Reman warbird, Scimitar.
The Enterprise-E had an illustrious service career, and, like her predecessors, served as the Federation flagship for the entire Starfleet. Also like her predecessor, in addition to being the Federation flagship, the Enterprise was also the flagship of the Starfleet 16th Fleet, and it, along with the ship, was based out of Starbase 310. (SCE eBook: The Future Begins; TNG novel: Ship of the Line; Decipher RPG module: Starfleet Operations Manual; WizKids module: Tactics, ST reference: USS Enterprise Owners' Workshop Manual)
The bridge science station and forward support struts have minor damage because they are from the wreckage of the Enterprise-D; the officer’s lounge table was also reclaimed from the Enterprise-D. Morgan Bateson had them installed, he said, because of these artifacts, the crew of the Enterprise-E would always know of the legacy of her predecessor. (TNG novel: Ship of the Line)
Stardate: Unknown (early in 2372) During the Enterprise's shakedown cruise, Captain Morgan Bateson was temporarily assigned command. Shortly after assuming this position, he defied Starfleet orders in an effort to strike at the heart of the newly aggressive Klingon Empire; the ship was commandeered from his control and used against the Cardassian Union. The vessel was later recovered and transferred to the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. (TNG novel: Ship of the Line)
Not long afterward, the Enterprise engaged in a war games exercise with the USS Samson in the Pantera Nebula. During these exercises, the Samson was infiltrated and destroyed by a rogue Changeling, which then transferred aboard the Enterprise. Captain Picard and crew were eventually able to force it off the ship. (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: A Sea of Troubles)
Stardate: c. 49460 In the aftermath of the bombing of the Antwerp Conference in mid-2372, the Enterprise was charged with transporting a team of explosive experts to a number of key Starfleet facilities, including Deep Space 9 and Starbase 375. These experts discovered co-conspirators in Admiral James Leyton's attempted coup on Earth. One of these experts, Lieutenant Padraig Daniels, was offered the position of Enterprise chief of security. (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: The Oppressor's Wrong)
Stardate: Unknown (late 2372) The Enterprise was struck by a mysterious epidemic while they were transporting an envoy from the planet Kendaray to a summit on Denobula Triaxa. (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: That Sleep of Death)
Stardate: Unknown (early 2373) The Enterprise was called to Earth by the newly inaugurated Federation President Min Zife. He charged Picard and Captain Benjamin Sisko with a mission that aimed to reopen negotiations with the Klingon Empire, which had withdrawn from the Khitomer Accords over a year earlier. (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment)
Stardate: 50368.0 The Enterprise was dispatched to the planet Chiaros IV in the desolate expanse known as the Geminus Gulf to prevent the region from falling under the control of the Romulan Star Empire. There, Captain Picard and Lieutenant Sean Hawk discovered the existence of the rogue Starfleet covert operations division known as Section 31. (TNG novel: Rogue)
Stardate 50893.5 While a Federation armada assembled to face a Borg attack in the Typhon Expanse, the Enterprise was assigned to patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone. In contravention of his orders, Picard ordered the ship to Earth, where it played an instrumental role in defeating the Borg attack. Immediately after blunting the main Borg assault, the Enterprise traveled to Earth's past to prevent the Borg from changing history. (TNG movie: Star Trek: First Contact; WizKids module: Tactics)
Stardate: 51701.3 The Enterprise was ordered to the homeworld of the Gorn, where Picard attempted to recruit the lizard-like race into joining in the war against the Dominion. (TNG comic: "The Gorn Crisis")
Stardate: 53550.8 The Enterprise encounters the USS Premonition from the future who came back in time to prevent a Borg invasion. The Enterprise stops the attack on Starbase 612, and with the help of Captain Demming, captain of the Premonition, they successfully repel the Borg invasion of the Alpha Quadrant. (ST video game: Armada)
When the Milky Way began to experience an unusually high amount of supernovae, the Enterprise was dispatched to the Cestus III Colony to aid in the evacuation, deploying her complement of Type-11 shuttlecrafts to the surface. Before the evacuation could commence however, the star returned to normal and the unusual stellar activity was found to be the result of Q. After Picard had confronted the being about the stars, Q abducted the bridge crew, along with the most famous command crews of Benjamin Sisko, Kathryn Janeway, and James T. Kirk, to serve as proxies in his war against the Metrons and the Organians.
While Picard, Crusher, and La Forge remained on the ship, the rest of the bridge crew was replaced by Spock, Seven of Nine, Odo, and Nyota Uhura. When Trelane had all the ships fight a doomsday machine, the Enterprise-E's payload of quantum torpedoes, fired down the monster's maw, proved sufficient to kill it. (TNG - The Q Conflict comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3")
Stardate: 56844.9 The Enterprise traveled to Romulus, homeworld of the Romulan Star Empire, and battled the mad Reman Praetor Shinzon, defeating him by colliding the Enterprise with his ship, Scimitar. (TNG movie: Star Trek Nemesis)
First Splinter timeline
Stardate: c. 50910 Soon after, the Enterprise was assigned to patrol near sector 221G, home of the recently fallen Thallonian Empire. The ship's crew catalogued the terrible refugee situation caused by the failure of the Thallonian infrastructure. Shortly thereafter, Admiral Alynna Nechayev dispatched Picard and the Enterprise to convince former Starfleet officer Mackenzie Calhoun to return to Starfleet as captain of the USS Excalibur, assigned to assist the needy inhabitants of Sector 221-G. (NF novel: House of Cards)
Stardate: 51405.9 The Enterprise was dispatched to investigate a mysterious incident in a lab on the planet Galor IV attempting to re-create the work of Commander Data's creator Noonien Soong. During the course of the investigation, Data unraveled a mystery that revealed much to him about the history of androids in the galaxy. (TNG novel: Immortal Coil)
Stardate: Unknown (late 2374) The Enterprise was dispatched to Betazed to liberate the planet from the Dominion. Assisted by Commander Elias Vaughn of Starfleet Intelligence, Counselor Deanna Troi made some of the most difficult decisions of her life to save her home. (TNG novel: The Battle of Betazed)
Stardate: c. 53000 The Enterprise traveled to the artificial planet called Gemworld, home of Elaysian Lieutenant Melora Pazlar, who had received a telepathic distress cry from her homeworld. Once there, the Enterprise crew strived to find a way to keep the world, home to six different species, from destroying itself. (TNG novel: Gemworld)
Stardate: c. 53040 When a series of warp drive "dead zones" appeared throughout the Milky Way Galaxy, the Enterprise found itself enmeshed in a situation with galaxy-wide ramifications. An investigation of the dead zones revealed that the disturbance was not only galaxy-wide, but multiversal as well. After accidentally accelerating the process, in effect dooming the Milky Way, Picard ordered the Enterprise sacrificed to destroy the source of the threat, an energy sphere in the Caltiscan system. Fortunately for the Picard of this universe, the Picards of four other universes destroyed their Enterprises first, ending the threat and making his Enterprise's sacrifice unnecessary. (TNG novel: Maximum Warp)
Stardate: c. 53260 The Enterprise was assigned to search the Badlands with Commander Elias Vaughn in response to a rumored Breen presence. After an encounter with a derelict Cardassian freighter, Vaughn discovered a lost Bajoran Orb of the Prophets. The Enterprise proceeded to Starbase Deep Space 9 in the Bajor system to return the orb to its rightful owners. (DS9 - Avatar novels: Book One, Book Two)
Stardate: 53300.0 The Enterprise returned to Earth in the shadow of the Iconian Gateways Crisis. It was quickly assigned to help unite the various powers of the Alpha Quadrant in dealing with the aliens who claimed to be the mysterious Iconians. (TNG novel: Doors Into Chaos; TNG novella: The Other Side)
Stardate: 53460.0 The Enterprise was dispatched to Narendra III along with Captain Klag and the Klingon vessel IKS Gorkon in response to the discovery of the last of the infamous Malkus Artifacts. (DS9 - The Brave and the Bold, Book One novella: The Second Artifact)
Stardate: Unknown The Enterprise was dispatched to rein in the renegade Captain Calhoun from attacking the Selelvians. After confronting Calhoun and the Excalibur, Picard helped Calhoun expose Selelvian manipulation of the Federation. (NF novel: Stone and Anvil)
Stardate: Unknown Six months after the kidnapping of elderly scientist Carol Marcus, co-creator of the Genesis Effect, a deadly new variant of the effect was detected in a wave that had destroyed several inhabited Federation worlds and was expanding and gaining speed. The Enterprise was dispatched to carry out emergency evacuation efforts, during which it encountered a shuttlecraft carrying Dr Leah Brahms and a grizzled old Klingon named Maltz, who were attempting to warn worlds of the impending disaster.
The Enterprise's crew managed eventually to stop the wave, and Brahms and Maltz tracked down the source of the wave to the region known as the Boneyard. They discovered the Moss Creatures that had set off the wave in order to re-make worlds so that they can be colonized by their species. Maltz and Dr Marcus both died in the explosion that destroyed the Moss Creatures base. (TNG novel: The Genesis Wave)
Stardate: Unknown The Enterprise had just completed repairs at Starbase 302 when a portable version of the Genesis Device fell into the hands of a zealous Bajoran Vedek named Yorka, who believed it to be "The Orb of Life", one of the Bajoran Orbs of the Prophets. The Enterprise closed with Yorka and confiscated the device on the planet Solosos III. (TNG novel: The Genesis Wave)
Soon after, the Enterprise was dispatched to the planet Aluwna, a planet transformed by the Genesis Wave whose population had survived the wave by dematerializing in a series of Transporter satellites. Once there, they assisted a group of Klingons, that included Ambassador Worf and his son, Alexander Rozhenko, and humans, that included Dr. Leah Brahms, in facing the dangers of the transformed world and restoring its population from the satellites. (TNG novel: Genesis Force)
After an encounter with a shape-shifting "demon flyer", the loss of the USS Juno with all hands, and a diplomatic incident with the Ontailians, Captain Picard's competence was called into question, and he was relieved of command. Commander Riker then commanded the Enterprise back to Rashanar and found the evidence needed to clear Picard. (TNG novels: A Time to Be Born, A Time to Die)
Stardate: Unknown In poor favor with Starfleet Command, the Enterprise was ordered to investigate a 200 year old distress signal sent by the Dokaalan. Starfleet expected the race to be long doomed, as the Dokalaan homeworld was breaking apart at the time of the signal.
To their surprise, the Enterprise's crew discovered that the Dokalaan had saved a portion of their population aboard a series of asteroid outposts, and were attempting to terraform a world in their system for their new home.
After offering some assistance to the Dokalaan people, the Enterprise's crew discovered a plot by the Satarrans to steal the terraformed world for themselves. (TNG novels: A Time to Sow, A Time to Harvest)
When it was discovered that a Starfleet-created medication was restoring the aggressive natures of the two races, canceling the calming effect of the planets atmosphere, Picard, Riker, and Riker's father, Kyle Riker, struggled to find a workable solution. (TNG novels: A Time to Love, A Time to Hate)
Stardate: Unknown The Enterprise was next sent to the planet Tezwa to attempt to avert a war between Tezwa and the Klingon Empire after the mad Tezwan leader Kinchawn attacked a Klingon fleet with a vicious weapon. After the removal of Kinchawn, who managed to escape custody, the Enterprise remained at Tezwa acting as peacekeepers in the unstable region, an act made more difficult by an insurgency begun by Kinchawn and his loyalists. In the aftermath of Kinchawn's eventual capture, Commander Data uncovered evidence that the weapons used against the Klingons had been supplied by Federation President Min Zife and his Chief of Staff, Koll Azernal.
Those on the Enterprise who knew the truth agreed to keep silent in order to avoid war with the Klingons, and President Zife abruptly left office and dropped out of sight. (TNG novels: A Time to Kill, A Time to Heal)
A year after the events of Rashanar, Starfleet sent an inspection crew to the Enterprise to judge how Picard had performed over the last year. Among the inspectors was the legendary Montgomery Scott.
Shortly afterward, the Enterprise was sent to retrieve the missing Klingon Emperor Kahless, who had panicked the Empire by going on an unannounced "walkabout" leaving a Hologram in his place. (TNG novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace)
Following the Enterprise's return to service, Captain Picard detected the presence of Borg in the Alpha Quadrant, building a new cube and creating a new Borg Queen. In defiance of orders from Admiral Kathryn Janeway, Picard diverted the Enterprise to investigate, and he and his crew were able to deactivate the cube and prevent the creation of the Queen. (TNG novel: Resistance)
Shortly afterward, the Enterprise was assigned to survey Gorsach IX, a class M planet which, Picard later learned from Q, was in fact an artificial construct holding back the end of the universe. Also in the Gorsach system, the Enterprise encountered a quantum fissure and several dozen alternate Enterprises from alternate quantum realities. (TNG novel: Q & A)
Later that year, Seven of Nine met the Enterprise at Vulcan, informing Picard that the Borg Cube he'd previously deactivated had revived, and Admiral Janeway taken as their new queen. Picard again disobeyed orders, from Admiral Edward Jellico, and traveled to "Trophy World" to retrieve the Doomsday Machine, an ancient Borg-fighting weapon. Enterprise then proceeded to Earth, where it joined the armada assembled to fight the invading Borg Cube. (TNG novel: Before Dishonor)
In late 2380 the Enterprise was ordered to investigate the plight of the USS Rhea and the fate of the assimilated Einstein. To assist in its assignment the Enterprise was outfitted with prototype transphasic torpedoes in an effort to destroy the Borg vessel before it could acquire quantum slipstream drive technology; this technology was later discovered to belong to alien lifeforms nick-named Noh Angels, who manifested as the mythological creature Qing Long during a mind meld between Picard and T'Ryssa Chen. The Enterprise was aided by The Liberated and they successfully ended the threat posed by the Einstein. (TNG novel: Greater Than the Sum)
In early 2381, the Enterprise was assigned to investigate how the Borg were penetrating Federation defenses so easily and destroying a number of worlds. As it was the only ship outfitted with transphasic weapons, the Enterprise defended several critical worlds, destroyed several Borg Cubes, and helped to gain the support of the Klingon Empire in the Federation's war against the Borg. The Enterprise was able to detect sirillium deposits on the Borg cubes' hulls and trace the origin of the cubes to the Azure Nebula. Once there, they investigated the area in an effort to stop the Borg from continued access via subspace tunnels found in the nebula cloud. The Enterprise came under severe attack and released a general distress call. (ST - Destiny novel: Gods of Night)
During the battle the Enterprise took extreme damage and lost its targeting scanners. With the arrival of the USS Aventine via one of the tunnels, the Enterprise was able to destroy the Cube attacking it. After dealing with the immediate threat, the two vessels enacted repairs while awaiting further orders. Captain Ezri Dax wanted to utilize the tunnels as exploratory devices, but Captain Picard insisted on determining how to collapse them to prevent further Borg incursions. However, after sensor readings indicated that collapsing the tunnels could have disastrous results, the two ships worked to open and survey the far sides of the tunnels, hoping to take the front line of the Borg invasion to the Collective. Although the Aventine made the first few journeys, the Enterprise was able to travel through one of the tunnels to find a harnessed galaxy. The last tunnel that the Aventine went through jointly with the Enterprise deposited them in a plasma stream between a binary star on the outer rim of the Carina Arm near the meridian of the Delta and Gamma Quadrants, where they faced a Hirogen assault. Although the two vessels were boarded, they were able to repel the assault. The journey back was rushed due to the collapse of the tunnel system, and when they arrived back at the Azure Nebula, they found a ship graveyard - the remnants of over seven thousand Borg cubes making a final assault. The Aventine set course for Earth to attempt a defense, and the Enterprise chased them. (ST - Destiny novel: Mere Mortals)
In the aftermath of the Borg invasion, the Enterprise was drydocked at Earth Station McKinley for repairs, not least of which involved sealing the hull breaches the ship endured during the final Borg conflict, while several members of the senior staff went on leave. She returned to service and was given a rescue and recovery patrol, though in reality, she was a 'roving troubleshooter' (in the words of Nanietta Bacco), and Captain Picard was given a significant degree of autonomy and latitude to respond to whatever crises he and the ship discovered. As part of this patrol, the Enterprise was responsible for preventing a Ferengi from profiting from the destruction of Starbase Leonov, discovering the final fates of 4 Atlirith class transports belonging to the Shratha Transportation Company, locating 2,714 survivors of Deneva aboard the SS Libra, and partially resolving the refugee crises on Alpha Centauri and Pacifica. The ship then headed for Fromander IV, which looked promising as a refugee colony, but was then diverted to Starbase 120 by Admiral DeSoto, who briefed Captain Picard on the Typhon Pact. (TNG novel: Losing the Peace)
The crew of the Enterprise discovered the Intrepid. Geordi La Forge transfered to the USS Challenger where he was promoted to Captain, following Montgomery Scott's retirement from Starfleet After the Challenger was destroyed, La Forge returns as Captain of engineering. (TNG novel: Indistinguishable from Magic)
Following a mission protecting Federation colonies from Tzenkethi attack, the Enterprise was assigned to a joint exploration mission of the Gamma Quadrant alongside the Romulan starship IRW Eletrix. After charting an unexplored world, the Enterprise received a distress call from the Eletrix and moved to investigate. They discovered the Eletrix destroyed upon the surface of an unknown world; however, they were unable to report this to Starfleet due to Romulan sabotage. The Enterprise was able to contact the USS Robinson and dispatched them to investigate the situation. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Plagues of Night)
The Enterprise was sent to Cardassia Prime to oversee the departure of Starfleet personnel, as well as escort President Bacco home. However, the president was assassinated on Deep Space 9 (II), and the crew was instrumental in disrupting a plot by the True Way to undermine the Federation-Cardassian alliance. Following her mission to Cardassia Prime, the Enterprise was ordered to Ferenginar. (ST - The Fall novel: The Crimson Shadow)
Other alternate realities
On stardate 62230.13, the Enterprise's final mission under Jean-Luc Picard was leading a fleet of ships to Khitomer to assist in evacuating the planet's non-Klingon residents. The Enterprise eventually returned to Utopia Planitia shipyards for a year-long refit. Also leaving the ship in this year were Worf, Beverly Crusher and Geordi La Forge. (ST website: The Path to 2409)
During the Hobus crisis, Captain Data ordered the Enterprise to defend Nero's ship from three Reman warbirds. The Enterprise then towed the mining vessel to Vulcan. (ST comics: "Countdown, Number One", "Countdown, Number Two")
Afterwards, the ship and crew brought Ambassador Spock to Geordi La Forge in order to retrieve the Jellyfish. The crew unsuccessfully attempted to retrieve the ambassador from the singularity used to negate the Hobus supernova. (ST comics: "Countdown, Number Three", "Countdown, Number Four")
After Starfleet lost contact with Starbase 236 in late September of 2408, the Enterprise was dispatched to investigate. Starfleet was unsure whether the loss of contact was due to an equipment failure or the ongoing war with the Klingon Empire. (ST website: The Path to 2409)
In fluidic space, the Enterprise came under attack by the Undine. The ship's involvement against the Undine stopped a war with them. The crew returned home, but this was to be the Enterprise-E's last mission. (STO short story: "Unexpected Honor")
- The story "Unexpected Honor" does not specify the details of their encounter, but states that the Enterprise was in fact destroyed by the Undine; though most of her crew survived.
The Enterprise-E was replaced in service by the new Odyssey-class USS Enterprise-F. Data was offered command but refused, instead recommending Captain Va'Kel Shon, late of the USS Belfast, for the role. (ST video game: Star Trek Online; STO short story: "Unexpected Honor")
- For a listing of these alternates, see: Q & A#Starships and vehicles
In an alternate timeline in which the Cardassian Union did not withdraw from Bajor in 2369, the Enterprise-E was destroyed with all hands in the Bajor system by a Dominion ship commanded by Omet'iklan. (TNG - Myriad Universes novel: A Gutted World)
- See also: USS Enterprise-E personnel.
- commanding officer:
- first officer:
- second officer:
- operations officer:
- chief engineer:
- tactical officer/chief of security:
- Lieutenant Linda Addison (2372)
- Lieutenant Padraig Daniels (2373-2374; 2374-2376)
- Lieutenant Paige (2373)
- Rowan (2374)
- Lieutenant Rhea McAdams (2374)
- Lieutenant Baeta Leyoro (2374)
- Lieutenant/Lieutenant Commander Christine Vale (2376-2379)
- Lieutenant Commander Worf (2379-2380)
- Lieutenant Sara Nave (2380)
- Lieutenant Lionardo Battaglia (2380)
- Lieutenant Zelik Leybenzon (2380)
- Lieutenant Jasminder Choudhury (2380-2384)
- Lieutenant Aneta Šmrhová (from 2384)
- flight controller:
- chief medical officer:
- hazard team (circa 2380):
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Approximations on stardates are based on the stardates and book order listed in The Pocket Books Star Trek Timeline.