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The USS Prometheus (NCC-71201) was a Federation starship, a Nebula-class explorer that served in the late 24th century. It was named after the Greek mythological figure of Prometheus.

Service history and disposition[]

The Prometheus was built by Yoyodyne Division at 40 Eridani A Starfleet Construction Yards. (DS9 episode: "Second Sight")

In the year 2370, the Prometheus assisted Professor Gideon Seyetik in his attempt to re-ignite the dead star Epsilon 119. Prior to the ignition attempt, Miles O'Brien and Jadzia Dax assisted in boosting the vessel's top speed to warp 9.5 as a precaution. Afterwards the ship headed to New Halana to drop off Nidell. (DS9 episode: "Second Sight"; Decipher RPG module: Starfleet Operations Manual; ST website:

In 2378, the Prometheus headed to Starbase 12 at the time where the USS Dauntless, USS Geronimo, USS Excalibur and the soon to be launched USS Sovereign were docked. (TNG video game: Bridge Commander)



Ships named Prometheus
Federation Starfleet
(prime reality)
USS Prometheus (NCC-71201, Nebula-class)USS Prometheus (NX-59650, Prometheus-class)USS Prometheus (NCC-59650-A, Prometheus-class)see also: Prometheus-class Emblem of the United Federation of Planets Seal of the Federation Starfleet
Imperial Starfleet
(mirror universe)
ISS Prometheus (NCC-59650-A, Prometheus-class) Seal of the Terran Empire.
Khanate Earthfleet
(alternate timeline)
Earthfleet Starship Prometheus Seal of the Khanate of Earth.
Nebula-class starships
Federation Starfleet Standard configuration AldebaranAlnwickAristotleBarclayBellBellerophonBerkeleyBoadiceaBonchuneBonhomme RichardBostwickBougainvilleBoyleCaddebostanChang TehChatelainChesapeakeChinColumbia-BConklinCourageousCousteauCrickCurieDarwinDescartesDiscoveryDouglassEdisonEinsteinEndeavourEuclidFaradayFarragutFermiFoucaultGalileoGallantGarudaGatesGodelHawkingHegelHeisenbergHeraHimoriHonshuHsien NingHubbleJacobusJah'torJasmineKelvinKerra'donKhitomerKnuthKoernerLancasterLeedsLeopardLexingtonMei YuanMelbourneMerrimackMing ChuenMonitorNebulaNewellNew YorkNewtonNightingaleNobelO'NeilOakhamOckhamOppenheimerOxfordPascalPasteurPavlovPhoenixPrometheusProximaPythagorasRangerSaladinSalkRestonSchrödingerSchweitzerScottStaffordSutherlandT'KumbraTemeraireTeslaTintagelTomaselliTonawandaUlyssesWhitneyZee-MagneesZimmermanunnamed Nebula-class starships UFP emblem image. Seal of the Federation Starfleet.
variant configurations Magellan-subclass: Magellan
Terran Imperial Starfleet
(mirror universe)
BerkeleyNebula Seal of the Terran Empire. Borg Collective DouglassO'NeilTonawandaunnamed Nebula-class starships Emblem of the Borg Collective.


The Prometheus was still active in 2378, 5 years after the USS Prometheus (NX-59650) was commissioned. Thus, for several years, Starfleet had two starships named USS Prometheus active. A possible reason for this is that Starfleet recommissioned the Nebula-class version during or after the Dominion War, similar to how the USS Melbourne was rushed into service during the Borg attack of 2367, even though there was already another USS Melbourne in service at the time. It is also possible the secrecy of the prototype Prometheus gave due cause to misdirect inquiries about ships with that name by referencing the older ship.

By 2383, the Nebula-class starship USS Tonawanda sported the registry number NCC-71201. As this ship was described as having "been in service for nearly three decades", it is possible that the Prometheus was renamed Tonawanda sometime after the commissioning of the Prometheus-class starships. (ST - The Fall novel: Peaceable Kingdoms)

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