The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) was a Federation starship, Sovereign-class, launched in 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.



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Ship of the Line

(Stardate: Unknown- late in 2372) During its primary shakedown cruise, Captain Morgan Bateson defied Starfleet orders in an effort to strike at the heart of the newly aggressive Klingon Empire, only to have the ship commandeered and used against the Cardassian Union.

The vessel would later be 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 eBook: Slings and Arrows: A Sea of Troubles)

Following the bombing of the Antwerp Conference in mid-2372, 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 eBook: Slings and Arrows: The Oppressor's Wrong)

(Stardate: 49710.1) Three months later, the Enterprise attended a security summit called by Admiral Jeremiah Hayes at Starbase 19. (TNG eBook: Slings and Arrows: The Insolence of Office)

In 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 eBook: Slings and Arrows: That Sleep of Death)

(Stardate: 50368.0) The Enterprise was dispatched to the planet Chiaros IV in the desolate expanse known as the Geminus Gulf to try and keep the region from falling under the control of the Romulans. There, Captain Picard and Lieutenant Sean Hawk discover the existence of the rogue Starfleet covert operations division that calls itself Section 31. (Section 31 novel: Rogue)


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In early 2373, the Enterprise was called to Earth by newly inaugurated Federation President Min Zife, who charged Picard with joining with Captain Benjamin Sisko in trying to reopen negotiations with the Klingon Empire, following their withdrawal from the Khitomer Accords over a year earlier. (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment)

(Stardate 50893.5) The Enterprise travels to Earth's past to prevent the Borg from changing history. (Star Trek: First Contact).

(Approx. Stardate 50910) Soon after, the Enterprise was patrolling near sector 221G, home of the recently fallen Thallonian Empire, and witnesses the terrible refugee situation caused by the failure of the Thallonian infrastructure. After meeting with Thallonian nobleman Si Cwan, Admiral Alynna Nechayev dispatches Picard 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. (Star Trek: New Frontier novel: House of Cards)


(Stardate 51405.9) After a mysterious incident on the planet Galor IV in a lab attempting to re-create the work of Commander Data's creator Noonien Soong, the Enterprise was sent to investigate. During the investigation, Data unraveled a mystery that reveals much to him about the history of androids in the galaxy. (TNG novel: Immortal Coil)

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The Gorn Crisis

The Enterprise travels to the homeworld of the Gorn in an attempt to recruit them into joining in the war against the Dominion. (TNG comic: The Gorn Crisis)

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 unknown, set between the sixth and seventh seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
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The Enterprise in the Briar Patch

The Enterprise defended the Ba'ku people from the Son'a. (Star Trek: Insurrection)

(Stardate 52603.2) The Enterprise and the USS Columbia defended the Earth against an incursion by the Breen. (short story: "Eleven Hours Out")


(Approx. Stardate 53000.0) The Enterprise traveled to the artificial planet called Gemworld, home of Elaysian Lieutenant Melora Pazlar, who received a telepathic distress cry from her homeworld. Once there, the Enterprise crew strived to find a way to keep the world, which is home to six different species, from destroying itself. (TNG novel: Gemworld books one and two)

(Approx. Stardate 53025.0) The Enterprise delivered the newly minted Ambassador Worf to his first assignment on the disputed Klingon world of taD. (TNG novel: Diplomatic Implausibility)

(Approx. Stardate 53040.0) When a series of warp drive "dead zones" appear throughout the entire Milky Way Galaxy, the Enterprise found itself in the middle of a situation with galaxy wide ramifications. After investigating (with the assistance of Ambassador Spock) it was discovered that the problem was not only galaxy-wide but multiversal as well. After accidentally accelerating the process, in effect dooming the Milky Way Galaxy, Picard orders the sacrifice of his ship in an energy sphere that is the source of the threat in the Caltiscan system. Fortunately for the Picard of this universe, the Picards of four other universes beat him to the punch in their own universes, ending the threat and making his sacrifice unnecessary. (TNG novel: Maximum Warp books one and two)

(Stardate Unknown) The Enterprise rescued the crew of the USS Excalibur, who had escaped the vessel in lifepods prior to its destruction. (NF novel: Restoration)

(Approx. Stardate 53264.0) The Enterprise was engaged in a harrowing two hour battle over the planet Blossom IV with a mechanized monster nick-named "The Beast". (SCE eBook: The Belly of the Beast)


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(Approx. Stardate 53260.0) The Enterprise was assigned to search the Badlands with Elias Vaughn in response to a rumored Breen presence. After an encounter with a derelict Cardassian freighter, Vaughn discovers 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 novel: Avatar books one and two).

(Approx. Stardate 53300.0) The Enterprise returned to Earth in the shadow of the Iconian Gateways crisis. The Enterprise was then 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, novella: The Other Side, What Lay Beyond)

(Approx. 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. (novel: The Brave and the Bold book two)

In September the Enterprise returned to Deep Space 9 where members of the crew traveled to Bajor to witness the signing ceremony for the planet's admittance into the Federation. (DS9 novel: Unity)

(Stardate Unknown) The Enterprise was dispatched to rein in the renegade Captain Calhoun from attacking Federation member the Selelvians. After confronting Calhoun and the Excalibur, Picard helps Calhoun expose Selelvian manipulation of the Federation. (NF novel: Stone and Anvil)

Six months after the kidnapping of elderly scientist and creator of the Genesis Effect, Carol Marcus, a deadly new variant of the wave was found destroying several inhabited Federation worlds and picking up speed.

The Enterprise, while assisting with emergency evacuation efforts, 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 managed to eventually stop the wave, and Brahms and Maltz tracked down the source of the wave in 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 books one and two)


The Enterprise had just gone under 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 caught up with Yorka and confiscated the device on the planet Solosos III. (TNG novel: The Genesis Wave book three)

Soon after, the Enterprise was sent to the planet Aluwna, a planet transformed by the Genesis Wave that managed to save its population 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 take on the dangers of the transformed world and restore its population from the satellites. (TNG novel: Genesis Force)


(Stardate 54969.4) The Enterprise was at Earth when the USS Voyager miraculously returned home. (VOY novel: Homecoming)

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A Time to Be Born

The Enterprise was assigned to patrol near the site of the Battle of Rashanar, a vast graveyard of ships, a result of one of the deadliest battles of the Dominion War.

After an encounter with a shape-shifting Demon Ship, 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: ATT novel: A Time to Be Born, A Time to Die)

Now in poor favor with Starfleet Command, the Enterprise was sent to investigate a 200 year old distress signal sent by the Dokaalan, expecting the race and its to be long doomed, as the Dokalaan homeworld was breaking apart at the time of the signal.

To their surprise, the Enterprise 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 crew discovered a plot by the Satarrans to steal the terra-formed world for themselves. (TNG: ATT novel: A Time to Sow, A Time to Harvest)

The Enterprise was then ordered to the distant planet of Delta Sigma IV, a world co-inhabited by the Bader and the Dorset, two races that had traditionally been adversaries.

When it was discovered that a Starfleet-created medication was restoring the aggressive natures of the two races, cancelling the calming effect of the planets atmosphere, Picard, Riker, and Riker's father Kyle Riker struggle to find a workable solution. (TNG: ATT novel: A Time to Love, A Time to Hate)

The Enterprise was then sent to the planet Tezwa to attempt to avert a war between Tezwa and the Klingons after the mad Tezwan leader Kinchawn attacked a Klingon fleet with a viscous 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 the insurgency started by Kinchawn and his loyalists.

After the capture Kinchawn, 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: ATT novel: 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: ATT novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace)

The Enterprise E was also doing patrols around the Maelstrom during the Kessock Incident of 2379. Star Trek: Bridge Commander.

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)

Following this battle, the Enterprise returned to Earth for repairs and overhaul. (TNG novel: Death in Winter)

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The Enterprise


The Enterprise assisted in the defeat of the crazed Vulcan T'Uerell's attempted takeover of the Alpha Quadrant with the Borg. (Game: Legacy)

The Enterprise became home to the Hazard Team, an elite force of tactical officers formerly assigned in the Delta Quadrant aboard the USS Voyager. (Game: Star Trek: Elite Force II)

The continuity presented in these video games is in contradiction with that presented in the Pocket Books post-Nemesis TNG novels.

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 proceed 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 USS 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 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. Enterprise came under severe attack and released a general distress call. (ST - Destiny novel: Gods of Night)

During the battle 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)

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By this time, Captain Jean Luc Picard has resigned his commission, and become the Federation Ambassador to Vulcan. Data is in command, and orders the Enterprise to defend Nero's ship from three Reman warbirds. The Enterprise then tows the mining vessel to Vulcan (planet) (ST comics: "Countdown, Number One", "Countdown, Number Two")


NOTE #1: Approximations on stardates are based on the stardates and book order listed in The Pocket Books Star Trek Timeline.

Note #2: The timeline as presented here does not (yet) take into account the appearances of the Enterprise-E in the books set in the Shatnerverse.

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See also: USS Enterprise-E personnel.

Alternate Enterprises

In 2380, the Enterprise encountered a quantum fissure in the vicinity of Gorsach IX, allowing a number of Enterprise different quantum realities into the main universe. (TNG novel: Q & A)

For a listing of these alternates, see: Q & A#Starships and vehicles


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Federation (Kelvin timeline) Enterprise (early 23rd century)NCC-1701NCC-1701-A UFP Kelvin seal
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Sovereign-class starships
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