- For other uses, see Bozeman.
The USS Bozeman (NCC-1941) was a Federation Soyuz-class starship in service to Starfleet in the 23rd and 24th centuries. By the 2270s decade, the Bozeman was under the command of Captain Morgan Bateson.
The Bozeman was a Starfleet border cutter in the Federation Division of Law Enforcement. It was described by Morgan Bateson as "very compact, lots of power, no frills. Extra shielding, more weapons - not meant for science application. The Bozeman and the other four Soyuz ships are knotted fists." It used towing clamps rather than tractor beams to save power, and was equipped with yellow and red lights for law enforcement identification. (TNG novel: Ship of the Line)
In 2278, Lieutenant Commander Hikaru Sulu was offered the position of first officer on board the Bozeman, which he was planning to accept before learning that he had a daughter named Demora. After he learned of his daughter's existence, Sulu decided not to accept the position and instead took a position teaching at Starfleet Academy. (TOS novel: The Captain's Daughter)
A few weeks later, the Bozeman vanished in the Typhon Expanse and was presumed lost. She emerged from a temporal causality loop in 2368, colliding with and destroying the USS Enterprise-D in the process. Eventually, the crew of the Enterprise found a way to break the loop and saved their vessel from destruction. It was then and there that Captain Jean-Luc Picard revealed to Bateson's crew what had happened. (TNG episode: "Cause and Effect")
In 2369, several crewmembers, including the Bozeman's first officer Lieutenant Parvana Whitcomb, took the ship and attempted to steal the Ky'rha Artifacts so they could travel back to their own time. However, their efforts were thwarted by Federation Department of Temporal Investigations agents Gariff Lucsly and Marion Dulmur. (DTI novel: Watching the Clock)
By 2371, the Bozeman had been assigned to scientific duty. That year, the ship was forced to make a course correction, due to altered gravitational forces in the sector caused by the destruction of the Amargosa star. Not long after receiving Captain Picard's report on Soran's plans for the destruction of the Veridian star, Admiral Alynna Nechayev diverted the Bozeman (along with sister ships Farragut and Columbia) to the Veridian system to assist the Enterprise there. Arriving too late, the Bozeman instead helped to evacuate the survivors of the now-destroyed Enterprise-D from the planet. (TNG movie: Star Trek: Generations; TNG - Strange New Worlds VII short story: "Full Circle")
In 2372, the Bozeman was assigned to the Department of Temporal Investigations and took part in an investigation into the disappearance of the time perceptor on Delta IV. (DTI novel: Watching the Clock)
Later in 2372, the Bozeman was decommissioned and was serving as a museum ship that was docked at Starbase 12. Captain Bateson and most of his original crew had been assigned to the newly-launched USS Enterprise-E. After the launch of the Enterprise, they were then assigned to the newly commissioned USS Bozeman-A. (TNG novel: Ship of the Line)
USS Bozeman personnelEdit
- Commanding officer: Captain Morgan Bateson
- First officer: Commander Gabe Bush / Lieutenant Parvana Whitcomb
- Science Officer J. Mia Colt (2262-2266)
- Ensign Philip Crey
|USS Bozeman personnel|
|USS Bozeman (NCC-1941)||Claudia Alisov • Morgan Bateson • Lloyd Boen • Gabriel Bush • Cohen • J. Mia Colt • Crane • Wizz Dayton • Mike Dennis • Dorthan • Ham Hamilton • Eduardo Perry • Heather Petersen • Joaquin Perez • Shelithan ch'Riin • Siemaszko • Mitch Trumbull • Andy Welch • Parvana Whitcomb • John Wolfe • Zane|
|USS Bozeman II (NCC-1941-A)||Morgan Bateson • Gabriel Bush • Crane • Wizz Dayton • Mike Dennis • Ham Hamilton • Eduardo Perry • Mitch Trumbull • Andy Welch|
|Ships attached to the Federation Department of Temporal Investigations|
|Bozeman • Everett • Hypatia • Timeship One • Timeship Two|
The novel Ship of the Line depicted a detailed narrative of the crew interaction of the Bozeman, with one anomaly that the characters visible onscreen in the ship's canon appearance were not referenced, specifically two female crewmembers. Department of Temporal Investigations: Watching the Clock shows a crew that more closely matches the episodic appearance, but contradicts Ship of the Line by establishing a different (acting) first officer, Lieutenant Parvana Whitcomb, communications officer and chief engineer, Lieutenant Commander Claudia Alisov.