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The Mance was a Federation Starfleet shuttlecraft active in the late-24th century.

HistoryEdit

In the late-2370s and early-2380s decades, it was attached to the starship USS Titan. (TTN novel: Taking Wing)

In the year 2381, the Titan accidentally stumbled upon the planet New Erigol. A portal was opened in the planet's protective sphere, and an away team led by first officer Commander Christine Vale and counselor Deanna Troi took the Mance to the surface. (ST - Destiny novel: Gods of Night)

When the away team attempted an escape from New Erigol, their plan was to create a diversion and tap into the Mance's computers, activating the transporter to beam back Ranul Keru. However, Inyx caught the escape before the shuttle could power up any of its other systems, and drained it completely. (ST - Destiny novel: Mere Mortals)

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In late-September, 2386, Captain Christine Vale had the Mance along with several of the Titan's auxiliary craft remotely used as a small attack fleet to assist in engaging the Breen dreadnought Kulak above Husnock Prime. As well as to cover an away team aboard the runabout USS Nechako led by Commander Dalit Sarai to confront Spetzkar commandos. To further distract the Breen, Lieutenant commander Ranul Keru had each of the shuttlecraft execute a microsecond jump to warp speed slipping past the Kulak's targeting sensors and right up to its shields detonating all craft at once, due to a trio of quantum torpedoes secured inside their passenger compartments. The sacrifice of the shuttles was almost enough to incapacitate the Kulak, but it was able to continue engaging the starship Titan. (TTN novel: Fortune of War)

The Mance was likely named after famed jazz pianist Junior Mance.

ConnectionsEdit

Auxiliary craft assigned to USS Titan
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