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The USS Titan (NCC-80102) was a Luna-class Federation starship in Starfleet service, launched in the year 2379 under the command of Captain William T. Riker. The Titan, like the other ships in the Luna class, was named for a moon in the Sol system, Titan. This new series of vessels had one of the most diverse crews in fleet history—fewer than 15% of the Titan crewmembers were Human.
Service history and disposition
Titan's initial assignment was to lead a diplomatic and humanitarian mission to Romulus, in addition to retrieving a Starfleet officer, Tuvok, who had been imprisoned while working undercover for Starfleet Intelligence. (TTN novel: Taking Wing)
Following Titan's return from the Small Magellanic Cloud, it began its previously planned mission of exploration in the Gum Nebula. Not long after beginning this mission they made first contact with the Pa'haquel, and encountered several species of cosmozoans, including Star-jellies and Branchers (the Crystalline Entity's species). (TTN novel: Orion's Hounds)
Following these encounters they continued on until they discovered a strange collection of dark matter which they referred to as darklings, in a region they named Occultus Ora. (TTN novel: Sword of Damocles)
In 2380, the Titan came to the aid of the USS Cerritos which was under attack from a group of Pakled ships. Later, Cerritos crewmember Brad Boimler was promoted to Lieutenant and transferred to the Titan. (LD episode: "No Small Parts")
The Titan was subsequently assigned by Starfleet Command to monitor and frustrate the Pakleds' activities. When one of their away missions, resulted in a transpoter clone of Boimler, who took on the name William Boimler, Brad was transferred back to the Cerritos. (LD episode: "Kayshon, His Eyes Open")
During its deep exploration mission in 2381, the Titan encountered a race of highly advanced aliens known as the Caeliar when the vessel inadvertently detected New Erigol. The Caeliar allowed them to send a shuttle down to the surface, including away team members Commander Vale, Counselor Troi, Lieutenant Commander Tuvok, Dr. Ree, Lieutenant Commander Keru, and Ensign Torvig. The Caeliar, protective and secretive by nature, welcomed the team to their planet's surface, but denied them the ability to depart. The Titan eventually escaped with the assistance of Captain Erika Hernandez, former commanding officer of the Earth Starfleet vessel Columbia, who had been held by the Caeliar for hundreds of years. The ship left behind the away team and passed through a subspace tunnel terminating at the Azure Nebula, arriving moments too late to aid an armada of Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian, Ferengi, and other alien vessels that had assembled to stop the final push of the Borg invasion, which numbered over seven thousand vessels. (ST - Destiny novels: Gods of Night, Mere Mortals)
In November 2382, the Shantherin th'Clane travelled to the Vela Pulsar to meet with the USS Titan, intending to deprive the Starfleet vessel of its seven Andorian crewmembers. The two ships parted without exchanging fire. (TTN novel: Fallen Gods)
At an unspecified date, Tuvok worked with Lieutenant Commander Wesley Crusher to decipher a computer data stream. During this process, however, the ship was attacked by a Klingon ship. Since Captain Riker was away from the ship for a debriefing at the time, Tuvok and Crusher were forced to work together to repel the Klingon ship. (TTN movie: Star Trek: The Tour)
In September 2385, Captain Riker was promoted to rear admiral. After being promoted, Rear Admiral Riker retained Titan as his personal flagship. Upon his assignment as Sector Commander of the Alpha Quadrant frontier zone, he made Titan the sector command's mobile base of operations.
In 2386, Christine Vale was promoted to captain and assigned as the ship's permanent commanding officer, after having served as acting captain since Riker's promotion. (ST - The Fall novel: The Poisoned Chalice, TTN novel: Sight Unseen)
In 2391, the success of the Titan's diverse crew inspired Starfleet to consider expanding the admission standards at Starfleet Academy to provide more opportunities for races that are formally allied with the Federation but are not full member worlds. (STO website: The Path to 2409)
- See USS Titan personnel.
|Ships named Titan|
|USS Titan (NCC-2752, Loknar-class) • USS Titan (Defiant-class) • USS Titan (Prometheus-class) • USS Titan (NCC-80102, Luna-class) • USS Titan (NCC-98100, Titan-class) • see also: Titan-class|
|standard configuration||Amalthea • Callisto • Charon • Europa • Galatea • Ganymede • Io • Luna • Oberon • Rhea • Titan • Triton|
|variant configurations||Comet-subclass: Comet • Polaris-subclass: Polaris • Sol-subclass: Borland • Sol • Titan-subclass: Titan|
|Terran Empire Starfleet
|Luna (I) • Luna (II) • Luna-E|