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USS Montana
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Registry:

NCC-86431-A

Class:

Jupiter

Affiliation:

Federation, Starfleet

Status:

Active

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The USS Montana-A (NCC-86431-A) is a Jupiter-class starship commanded by Captain Sanford Armstrong. She was commissioned when her predecessor the Montana-class USS Montana was scrapped.

HistoryEdit

Construction and launchEdit

The Jupiter-class Starship Montana was constructed at Starbase 117's Fleet Construction Yards, in the Annex System. Originally, the ship was intended to be named the USS Legacy, but after the prototype Montana-class USS Montana was scrapped, it was rechristened as USS Montana-A. It launched from Starbase 117 on Stardate 59723.1 and is under Command Captain Sanford Armstrong. (STM - "The Future Begins Again...")

Zeta Gelis Cluster ExpeditionEdit

Its first assignment was a mapping expedition, deep into the Beta Quadrant, that was scheduled as a four month exploratory tour. In Montana’s first week of this tour, they came across the beginnings of a new Star. Montana’s crew were witnesses to its formation, and tagged it as BXNAF-79. Captain Armstrong recommended that Starfleet send a Science Vessel to monitor its continued growth.

By November, half way though the expedition, Montana had also made two first contacts, one with a species called the Omeron, who have holdings over a small region of space, about half a dozen planets, across about the same number of Star Systems. The Omeron were amenable to the idea of holding diplomatic talks with the Federation. The Second Species, the Athon, had just made their first Warp jump when Montana passed through their space. Although the initial shock of the Jupiter-class Starships appearance had overwhelmed them, they were quite accepting of the Federation and Starfleet, Montana’s crew in particular. From Captain Armstrong's Log

"They seem a surprisingly advanced race, considering the only recent invention of Warp Drive. There Medicinal techniques are significantly further along the technological scale than Earth was when Cochrane made his Warp jump".

Montana’s crew reported that the Athon were open to further encounters with the Federation. Beyond that however, Montana spent much of those early month - up to November - just mapping relatively empty space. In late November though, Montana picked up a dense pocket of Planetary systems. They set a course for this region, before locating another promising find, an Asteroid region that seemed to have interesting mining properties. Not long after this, Montana’s Sensors detected some unusual readings that corresponded to spacial distortions that are commonly found amongst wormhole regions.

In order to cover more ground, the Montana headed for the distortions, allowing for Montana’s Sensors to get a full clear picture of what was actually causing such distortions. Captain Armstrong also elected to deploy the Runabouts Angel, and Billings, to investigate the other to locations. The Angel conduction a 10 day tour through the Planetary Cluster, and the Billings conducting preliminary Mining Operations in the Asteroid Field.

  • The Runabout Angel encountered two new species, one of which resulted in the beginnings of Official First Contacts, and the other was a Pre-Industrial Civilization. They also used the ARGO Rover Vehicle to conduct several small scale planetary survey's on 7 different worlds.
  • The Billings found naturally occurring deposits of Trilithium in the Asteroids, along with several other properties that initial surveys proved to be promising.

As for Montana herself, when the ship arrived at the co-ordinates of the spacial distortions, rather than a wormhole enriched location, the crew discovered a "Starship Graveyard", per see, hundreds of biologically dead Starships, many centuries old. In an effort to learn about the ships, and the species that spawned them, as well as to learn about what happened to them, Captain Armstrong and the crew conducted several away missions, to investigate.

Whilst Montana was within this "Graveyard", members of the crew began to disappear. Along with members of the crew, even plant and animal life carried aboard Montana began to vanish, seemingly without cause. Things became even more serious when the Bio-neural gel packs began to disappear, causing vital ships systems to fail, including Warp drive, and the Impulse engines. Montana’s crew began to disappear in droves while those remaining worked to figure out what was happening, and to find alternate methods to operate Montana 's other systems.

The cause of these disappearances turned out to be a Cosmozoan based lifeform, existing in subspace, feeding on Biological Matter. Beyond that, the Montana and her crew did little more to investigate the lifeform, as Montana’s systems came back online, and the crew used that opportunity to escape. Montana’s crew complement was reduced from 1,744, to 651. (ST:Mon - "The Graveyard" Parts One and Two)

Montana’s exploration continued, as the round trip bought the Jupiter-class starship back towards Federation Space. En Route, the Montana was attacked, and the Crew taken by a species called the Zantax. Montana itself was towed into Orbit of one of their facilities, repaired, and left abandoned, waiting for the crew to return. The Zantax themselves were merely attempting to learn about Montana 's crew in their own way. (ST:Mon - "And Cut...")

Breen Border Relief MissionEdit

In February of 2383, after a month's break, the Montana was dispatched to the Breen Border, on a resupply mission. It was suspected that the Breen had been making moves to attack Federation Colonies along the Border. However, with the arrival of Montana and her Convoy, reinforcing the region, the Breen Threat seemed to subside. During this time, Montana’s Second Officer was attacked, and near fatally wounded. If it hadn't been for his Klingon Physiology, Commander Qurn wouldn't have survived.

The ship was later assigned to Station Deep Space Three, moving the ship from its Home Port of Starbase 117.

Hrakert Rift ExpeditionEdit

In May of 2385, the Montana left Deep Space 3 on a mapping Expedition into a region of space known as the Hrakert Rift. This Region of space bore properties similar to the Briar Patch, although lacking in the Metaphasic properties found within the Region.

-[As Montana entered the Rift, they detected a Temporal anomaly, and upon further investigation, encountered the USS Montana-C, a Saturn-class Starship, from the early 25th Century. It's Captain, Captain Armstrong's own son, only considerably older than he had been the last time Sandy Armstrong had seen his son Nathan. Both Montana’s were trapped in a Temporal Bubble, Parallel to the normal timeline, until Montana Science Officers found a way to return the Montana-C to its Original Time, and seal the Rift. When this happened, the meeting of the two Montanas was erased from history, and the meeting never happened.] (ST:Mon - "Back to the Future")

Much of the Exploration, proved to be fruitless, however, as there was little to discover. An Excerpt from Captain Armstrong's Log.

"We've been in this Hrakert Rift now for almost 3 months, and our mapping expedition is almost complete. I can't say I'm sorry to see the back of it. The most we've actually found, was some odd fungus that was growing on an M Class world about 2 weeks ago. Despite that, this has been a rare excursion. There is a near abundance of M Class worlds in the region. A rarity, considering the Rifts properties, and the fact that some stars with an M Class Planetoid aren't typically found to be capable of supporting such a Planet. Yet here we are. More interestingly, is that none of the Planets we found are inhabited. Starfleet are definitely going to have a great deal of options to Consider for future Colonization efforts."

Before the end of the mapping expedition, Montana reached a planet, whose population initially appeared Pre-Industrial, but later actually turned out to be a highly advanced species who had given up their technological advantage, to keep their species hidden and isolated from the rest of the Galaxy. This Species, the Tekran, had at one point held a vast Galactic Empire, using their advanced technology to appear god like to all the primitive culture's they dominated. It was eventually learned that a combination with a symbiont species known as the Tyran's were responsible for the aggressive switch in the species nature.

Amongst the planets held by the Tekran's were Earth, Vulcan, Qo'noS, Andor, Bajor, Annex, and others, spanning an area ten times the size of the Federation, covering most of the Galaxy. The Tekran's, who'd overthrown their own oppressors in the Tyran Symbionts, had turned away from their aggressive nature, and back to peace, preferring to keep away from the rest of the Galaxy, hoping not to incur the wrath of the species they'd once subjugated.

T'raQan Union EncounterEdit

In October 2383, the Starbase Deep Space 3 was attacked by 6 unknown Starships, and was nearly destroyed. Montana’s arrival, after receiving the stations distress call, prevented the Attack from continuing. After assuring that DS3 would be defended from any further attacks from this new threat, the Starship Montana pursued the aggressors. Despite the battle with the 3 Unknown Hostiles, little was learned about this new threat species, beyond the name - The T'raQan Union.

During the Battle, Montana was severely damaged, requiring extensive Refit. Montana’s Refit and Repair was conducted alongside Deep Space 3's Repairs.

Crew ManifestEdit

Command CrewEdit

CurrentEdit

POSITION RANK NAME SPECIES SEX DATE FROM DATE TO
Commanding Officer Captain Sanford Armstrong Human Male Aug.2382/Sept.2385 Sep.2385/PRES
Executive Officer Commander Tim Winfield Human Male Oct.2383 PRES
Second Officer Commander Silverstreak Chakat Hermat Feb.2387 PRES
Intelligence Liaison Officer Major (SFIC) Cameron "Witch King" Ward Half Trill / Half Human Male ?.2386 PRES

FormerEdit

FORMER POSITION REASSIGNED POSITION RANK NAME SPECIES SEX DATE FROM DATE TO
Commanding Officer Imprisoned Rear Admiral Arnold Black Human Male Aug.2385 Sept.2385
Executive Officer Voluntary Demotion - Second Officer Commander Qurn Klingon Male Aug.2382 Jan.2383
Executive Officer Promotion to Captain, Assigned as Commanding Officer USS Pulaski Commander Raichle Meriwether Human Female Jan.2383 Oct.2383
Second Officer Voluntary Demotion Commander Hugh Johnson Human Male Aug.2382 Jan.2383
Second Officer Injured, transferred off ship for Medical Care. Later promoted to Executive Officer USS Routledge Commander Qurn Klingon Male Jan.2383 Feb.2383
Second Officer Voluntary Demotion Commander Valere Rennes Human Female Apr.2383 Sep.2384
Second Officer Deceased Commander Aram Jax Trill (Unjoined) Male Sep.2384 Feb.2387
Head of Shipboard Defense Operations Transferred, Executive Officer Deep Space 3 Commander Thomas Carey Vulcan Male May.2383 Oct.2383
Strategic Operations Officer Transferred, Advisor to Director SFIC Commander Rick Stryker Human (Eugenics) Male Aug.2382 Nov.2382
Strategic Operations Officer Transferred, Assignment Unknown Lieutenant Commander Zachery James Human Male Jul.2383 Sep.2383
Intelligence Liaison Officer Promoted and Transferred, Second Fleet Liaison Officer, Rank Colonel (SFIC) Commander Eric Frasier Human Male Aug.2382 Jan.2383
Intelligence Liaison Officer Transferred, Assignment Unknown Commander (SFIC) Gregory Turner Human Male Jan.2383 ?.2386
Command Master Chief Transferred, Assignment Unknown Master Chief Petty Officer Frank Tyler Human Male Sep.2382 May.2383

Flight ControlEdit

Chief Flight Controller
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant N'Vek Aug, 2382 Sep, 2382
Lieutenant Max'amara Sep, 2382 Oct, 2383
Lieutenant Robert Stark Oct, 2383 PRESENT

Security/TacticalEdit

Head of Security
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant commander / Commander Thomas Carey Aug, 2382 Feb, 2383
Lieutenant Kalissa Kyler Feb, 2383 May, 2383
Lieutenant Robert Stark Sep, 2383 Oct, 2383
Head of Tactical
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant commander LeAura Grayson-Frasier Aug, 2382 Sep, 2382
Lieutenant Commander / Commander Thomas Carey Sep, 2382 Jan, 2383
Lieutenant Commander Zachery James Jan, 2383 Jul, 2383
Lieutenant Robert Stark Jul, 2383 Sep, 2383
Lieutenant Commander Victor Case Sep, 2383 PRESENT
Assistant Head of Security
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant Kalissa Kyler Sep, 2382 Feb, 2383

OperationsEdit

Operations Manager
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Commander Hugh Johnson Aug, 2382 May, 2383
Lieutenant commander Elani Zu May, 2383 PRESENT
Assistant Operations Manager
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant Aaron Starr

(Later - Head of Communications)

Sep, 2382

(Jan, 2383)

Jan, 2383

(May, 2383)

Lieutenant commander Elani Zu Feb, 2383 May, 2383
Operations Officer
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Ensign Felicity 'Flick' Hennessey Jan, 2383 May, 2383

EngineeringEdit

Chief Engineer
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant / Lieutenant commander Silverstreak Aug, 2382 PRESENT
Assistant Chief Engineer
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant junior grade Dominic Nicholson Sep, 2382 May, 2383
Lieutenant JG Chris Henshaw - Acting May, 2383 Jun, 2383
Lieutenant (Provisional) Rrrrall'yssch Jun, 2383 PRESENT
Engineer
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant junior grade Chris Henshaw Aug, 2382 Oct, 2383
Ensign Cadence DeBusk Sep, 2382 PRESENT
Chief Petty Officer, Main Engineering
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Senior chief petty officer Andreas Molleena Aug, 2382 PRESENT
Asst. Chief Petty Officer, Main Engineering
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Senior chief petty officer John Jacob Jingleheimer "J3" Schmidt Aug, 2382 PRESENT
Transporter Chief
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Chief petty officer Adrian Mole Aug, 2382 PRESENT

ScienceEdit

Chief Science Officer
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant Mrrro K'ress Aug, 2382 PRESENT
Science Officer
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Aubri of Borg Sep, 2382 PRESENT

MedicalEdit

Chief Medical Officer
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant / Lieutenant commander Juliet Adams-Carey Aug, 2382 Aug, 2383
Lieutenant Blood Angel Sep, 2383 PRESENT
Assistant Chief Medical Officer
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant junior grade Shea Culhaven Anar Aug, 2382 May, 2383
Arrain (Lieutenant) K'net-Mauri Shiar Oct, 2383 PRESENT
Chief Surgeon
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant commander Anjoli D'Bari Oct, 2383 PRESENT
Medical Student / Nurse
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Cadet Junior Grade / Cadet Senior Grade Cypher T'rabo Aug, 2382 PRESENT
Nurse
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Petty officer third class Eve Jan, 2383 PRESENT

CounselingEdit

Chief Counsellor
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant Autumn Eve Demers Aug, 2382 PRESENT
Assistant Chief Counsellor
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant Gwen Parri Oct, 2383 PRESENT
Counsellor
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant junior grade Stephanie Argelian Aug, 2382 May, 2383
Commander Valere Rennes - Acting Apr, 2383 PRESENT

Attached UnitsEdit

121st Battalion, SFMC Edit

Commanding Officer
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Major (SFMC) James Bradshaw Aug, 2382 Oct, 2383
Colonel (SFMC) Markus Fenix Nov, 2383 PRESENT
Combat Engineer
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
1st Lieutenant (SFMC) T'Mala Nov, 2383 PRESENT
Intelligence Liaison Officer
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant Major (SFMC) Celestine Avalynn Templar Aug, 2382 Jan, 2383
Major (SFIC) Sovor Jan, 2383 PRESENT

FS-371 'Marauder Squadron', SFSCEdit

FIRST FLIGHT
RANK NAME CALLSIGN POSITION PLANE
Major (SFSC) / Commander (SFSC) Erma Blair Cheshire Squadron Commander / Flight Leader Marauder 1
Lieutenant (SFSC) Jonathon DarkSky Shadow First Flight Pilot Marauder 2
(unknown) (unknown) (unknown) First Flight Pilot Marauder 3
(unknown) (unknown) (unknown) First Flight Pilot Marauder 4
SECOND FLIGHT
RANK NAME CALLSIGN POSITION PLANE
Lieutenant (SFSC) Erys Smenkath Nemesis Squadron XO / Flight Leader Marauder 5
Flight Officer Kyag Maelstrom Second Flight Pilot Marauder 6
Flight Officer Stanley Lemieux The Stud Second Flight Pilot Marauder 7
(unknown) (unknown) (unknown) Second Flight Pilot Marauder 8
THIRD FLIGHT
RANK NAME CALLSIGN POSITION PLANE
Lieutenant (SFSC) Jack Boswell Freefall Flight Leader Marauder 9
Flight Officer Simon Bloor Blue Third Flight Pilot Marauder 10
Flight Officer Gena Kiziwicz Kiss Third Flight Pilot Marauder 11
Pilot Officer Debbie Sapsed Sapling Third Flight Pilot Marauder 12
FORMER PILOTS
RANK NAME CALLSIGN POSITION PLANE
Flight Officer Eddie Stern Tinkerer First Flight Pilot - Deceased Marauder 3
Pilot Officer Len Wingman First Flight Pilot - Deceased Marauder 4
Lieutenant (SFSC) Andy Porter Arrowhead Squadron XO / Flight Leader (Transferred OS-114 - Nazgul Squadron) Marauder 5

21st Intelligence Unit, SFICEdit

Commanding Officer
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Commander (SFIC) Gregory Turner Jan, 2383 PRESENT
Executive Officer
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Major (SFIC) Sovor Jan, 2383 PRESENT
Intelligence Officer
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Major (SFIC) K'Tor Oct, 2383 PRESENT
Sub-Lieutenant (SFIC) Onix Xexex Jan, 2383 PRESENT

Research and Development - (May 2383-Oct 2383)Edit

Head of Research and Development
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Commander Hugh Johnson May, 2383 Oct, 2383
Developer
RANK NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Lieutenant Aaron Starr May, 2383 Oct, 2383
Aubri of Borg Aug, 2383 Oct, 2383

CiviliansEdit

NAME DATES FROM DATES TO
Grace Armstrong Aug, 2382 PRESENT
Nathan Armstrong Aug, 2382 May, 2383
Thomas Black Aug, 2382 PRESENT
Leon Turner Jan, 2383 PRESENT
Summer Anna Armstrong Jul, 2383 PRESENT
Kiria Winfield Oct, 2383 PRESENT

Technical InformationEdit

Class Specifications - See Jupiter-class SPECIFICATIONS

Shuttle ComplementEdit

  • Captain's Yacht - Captains Grace
  • 8 Type-16 Shuttle pods
  • 7 Type-18 Shuttle pods
  • 3 Type-7 Personnel Shuttles
  • 3 Type-8 Personnel Shuttles
  • 6 Type-9 Personnel Shuttles
  • 9 Type-10 Cargo Shuttles
  • 1 Mission Scout
  • 3 Danube-class Runabouts - Dillon, Hamilton, Polson
  • 1 Warhammer class Runabout - Shelby
  • 1 Flyer class Runabout - Billings
  • 1 Argo class Runabout - Angel

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