|Affiliation||Federation / Starfleet|
The USS Enterprise-D is a Galaxy-class Federation starship in service during the 24th century, commanded by Captain Jean-Luc Picard. The fifth in a long line of ships to bear this name, the Enterprise-D was a ship of peace and exploration and not only carried many Starfleet officers on board but also their families.
On its very first mission to Farpoint Station the Enterprise-D encountered an omnipotent being that would plague the Federation for many years to come, the all powerful ‘Q’. Placing humanity on trial as an inferior race and threatening to wipe them from existence, ‘Q’ sort to take a potential threat to the realm which it hailed from ‘The Q Continuum’. Picard successfully defended humanity against the omnipotent being but was this would be far from the last time that the two would meet.
During the third year, a lone Borg cube from the Delta Quadrant had been dispatched to assimilate Earth, due to the Q incident. The Borg captured Picard and took him to use as a voice for them, transforming him into Locutus of Borg. His memories were wiped and his vast knowledge of Starfleet and tactics was used against the Federation. As Locutus, Picard was responsible for the deaths of over 11,000 Starfleet officers and the loss of over 39 Federation starships in the now legendary Battle of Wolf 359.
The valiant crew of the Enterprise-D mounted a rescue mission for their captain. He had successfully fought through the imposed Borg control, getting back to his own identity, and helped to avert the Borg threat before Earth became a Borg outpost. Along with his physical recovery, the invasive incident took an enormous emotional toll and required several weeks of counseling. The encounter would not be the last time that he would lead the battle against the Borg.
In 2371, the Enterprise-D was lost over Veridian III, with the vessel's primary hull crash-landing on the planet's surface. There were no fatalities, and most of the ship's senior crew was reassigned to the USS Enterprise-E, the sixth Federation starship to bear the name.
- USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) article at Memory Alpha, the canon Star Trek wiki.
- USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) article at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek wiki.
- USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) article at Star Trek Expanded Universe.
|Federation||USS Arella-D • USS Challenger • USS Enterprise-D • USS Excalibur-A • USS Lesotho • USS Victorious-A|
|Mirror Universe||ISS Yamato|