- For other uses, see Ride.
The USS Ride (NCC-1265) was a 23rd century Federation starship, a Shepard-class battlecruiser in Starfleet service in the 2250s decade. It was named for the Human astronaut Sally Ride. (DSC episode: "Battle at the Binary Stars")
Service history and disposition[edit | edit source]
The Shepard-class of ships first entered service in the 23rd century. This included the USS Ride. (DSC Issue 03: "USS Kerala")
The Ride was active in the 2250s. In the year 2256, the Ride was one of several Starfleet ships operating in the Beta Quadrant. On stardate 1207.3, 11 May 2256, the Ride responded to a distress call from the USS Shenzhou when the Klingon fanatic T'Kuvma assembled a fleet of the 24 Great Houses of the Klingon Empire.
In the ensuing Battle of the Binary Stars, the Ride engaged Klingon ships. Though the Federation forces were defeated, the Ride survived the encounter and retreated. This battle marked the beginning of the Federation-Klingon War of 2256-2257. (DSC episode: "Battle at the Binary Stars")
Following a stellar event at TL-9139 that forced Starfleet to abandon Yard 39 and over 150 ships in 2259, leading to an end to the generation of starship designs, including the Shepard class. (STO Issue 01: "USS Gagarin")
In 2410, the Khitomer Alliance created a holographic combat training scenario for the Battle of the Binary Stars. Participants took command of the historical ships, including the USS Ride. Unlike the historic events, most Starfleet vessels survived the battle. (STO - Age of Discovery mission: "Battle of the Binary Stars")
Appendices[edit | edit source]
Connections[edit | edit source]
|standard configuration||Gagarin • Gagarin (II) • Kerala • Ride • Sebrova|
|variant configurations||Gagarin-subclass: Gagarin • Tereshkova|
|Terran Empire Starfleet
|standard configuration||ISS Gagarin|
|Starships in the Federation-Klingon War of 2256-2257|
|Federation, Starfleet||USS Discovery • USS Kerala • USS Ride • USS Sebrova • USS Sioux • USS Ticonderoga|
|Federation losses||USS Clarke • USS Buran • USS Dana • USS Earhart • USS Edison • USS Europa • USS Gagarin • USS Glenn • USS Hoover • USS Muroc • USS Shran • USS Shenzhou • USS T'Plana-Hath • USS Yeager|
|Klingon Empire, Defense Force||L'Rell's battlecruiser • Sarcophagus|
|Klingon losses||Klingon cleave ship|
[edit | edit source]
- USS Ride article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.
- USS Ride article at The Star Trek Online Wiki.
Background[edit | edit source]
- Production designer John Eaves confirmed on Facebook the Ride was named after 20th century Earth astronaut Sally Ride. (Website: Facebook link)
References[edit | edit source]
- STO Issue 01: "USS Gagarin"