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The USS Verity (NCC-97000 and NCC-97005) was a 24th century Federation starship, an Odyssey-class star cruiser in Starfleet service from the 2380s decade. Its commanding officer was Admiral Jean-Luc Picard. The ship's mission was to evacuate Romulan worlds from an impending supernova. (PIC - Countdown comic: "Issue 1")
Service history and disposition
Jean-Luc Picard, hitherto captain of the USS Enterprise-E, was promoted to admiral and given command of the Verity to lead the Romulan relocation program. Captain Kirsten Clancy had the Bajoran refugee expert Lieutenant Koli Jocan assigned to the Verity. Her diplomatic skill and empathy proved a major boon for the ship's mission. Picard recruited Romulan Affairs analyst Lieutenant Commander Raffi Musiker as first officer. Their first mission was to visit Tavaris IV, Ectis II and Insitor V.
The relocation of Romulan Qowat Milat from Inxtis to Vashti was celebrated as a major success of the mission. This mission led to the breach and informal dissolution of the Romulan Neutral Zone. In the following years, Vashti became an informal forward operations center of the mission, and was visited frequently by the Verity. Admiral Picard often consulted Zani, leader of the Qowat Milat, regarding Verity's assignments.
Around 2382-2383, the Verity fleet was tasked with the evacuation of Nimbus III. The Tal Shiar took over the mission, leading to a massacre in Paradise City, which became public in the Federation after Lieutenant Koli released tricorder records of the event to the Federation News Service. Koli was enraged by Picard's and Starfleet's failure to prevent the massacre, and resigned in protest.
By 2385, Admiral Jean-Luc Picard still coordinated evacuation efforts from the USS Verity. The Romulan Senate had granted the ship the right to operate in Imperial space. Picard remained in touch with Geordi La Forge about the construction of relocation ships at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards. (PIC novel: The Last Best Hope)
Soon after, the Verity traveled to Yuyat Beta on orders to evacuate its population of 10,000 Romulans. Major-Domus Athus ordered only Picard and Lt. Commander Musiker, to beam to the planet. Picard was shocked to learn there was a native population, 4 to 5 million strong. When Picard refused to evacuate just the Romulans, Governor Shiana had Picard and Musiker imprisoned, cutting off the Verity in orbit. (PIC - Countdown comic: "Issue 1")
The crew recaptured the Verity. Shiana landed in the brig but the ship was confronted by a Tal Shiar Faeht-class intel warbird operating outside the purview of the Romulan senate. With the help of the ex-Tal Shiar agent Zhaban, Admiral Picard regained full control of the Verity, and the Tal Shiar ship was scared off by a pair of decloaking D'deridex-class warships. (PIC - Countdown comic: "Issue 3")
Following the Synth Attack on Mars on 5 April 2385, with devastated the planet and the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards, the Romulan relocation program was cancelled, and the Verity recalled from Vashti to Earth. Admiral Picard resigned in protest, Commander Musiker was cashiered out of Starfleet, and the remainder of the Verity crew was left distraught by the sudden end of their humanitarian mission. (PIC novel: The Last Best Hope)
Following the Battle of Excalbia on stardate 84999.22 in early 2411, which saw the prominent involvement of hero ships from the Federation's past and present, the Verity was among the command dreadnought cruisers that received a refit to legendary starship qualifications. (STO - Legacy missions: "Measure of Morality (Part 2)", "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
The Verity became the prototype of the Verity-class, a variant subclass of the Odyssey-class, and represented its new class in the Starfleet Shipyards Operations interface. (STO - Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock")
Khitomer Alliance flag officer in, or aligned with, Starfleet, deployed Verity for missions around the galaxy's four quadrants as part of the four-quadrant strategy. (STO - Klingon War mission: "Welcome to Earth Spacedock", admiralty system)
- See USS Verity personnel.
|Odyssey-class cruiser starships|
|standard configuration||Columbia • Enterprise • Odyssey • Houston • Dennison • Verity • Yorktown (I)|
|variant configurations||Endeavour-subclass: Endeavour • Sojourner-subclass: Sojourner • Verity-subclass: Verity • Yorktown-subclass: Enterprise • Yorktown (II)|
|Terran Empire Starfleet
|standard configuration||Enterprise-F • NC-1071-F • O'Brien • ISS Odyssey • Sato • Sisko • Spock|
- The Verity registry number in 2385 is shared with the USS Odyssey (NX-97000).
- The registry number NCC-97005 from 2411 is inherited from the USS Yorktown (NCC-97005).