- For other uses, see Endeavour.
The USS Endeavour (NCC-71805) was a Federation Nebula-class explorer in service to Starfleet in the late 24th century. Its commanding officers have included Joseph Amasov and Nikolas Kyprios. This starship had an illustrious service career. (ST reference: Star Trek Encyclopedia, Decipher RPG module: Starfleet Operations Manual)
In 2367, Amasov commanded the Endeavour in the Battle of Wolf 359. In what he perceived to be his final moments, Amasov transmitted his analysis of the Borg: "In all my years I could never imagine terror such as this. Cold. Calculating... Murderous. It is just a matter of pure luck that any of us are alive right now. The Borg are as close to pure evil as any race we've ever encountered."
Miraculously the Endeavour survived the battle, one of the only ships to do so, and at the cost of half her crew. Amasov stayed in a hospital on Earth for some time following the battle. While still hospitalised, Starfleet held a hearing to discuss whether or not Jean-Luc Picard should be allowed to return to command of the USS Enterprise-D following his role in the Borg attack. Amasov's log was played in the hearing as evidence against the Borg and, by extension, Picard. (TNG comic: "Loyalty")
In 2368 the Endeavour was assigned to the Starfleet blockade force at the Klingon-Romulan border during the Klingon Civil War. (TNG episode: "Redemption, Part II") Later that year, the ship was assigned to a patrol circuit in the Cleon system. (TNG episode: "The Game")
Captain Amasov of the Endeavour was at some point involved in a conflict with the Borg sometime prior to 2371. After the battle, Amasov reflected, "...It is my opinion that the Borg are as close to pure Evil as any race we've ever encountered." (VOY episode: "Scorpion")
- Many fans (and the Star Trek Encyclopedia and the Decipher RPG module: Starships) speculate that the engagement referred to in VOY episode: "Scorpion, Part I" was the Battle of Wolf 359, and that the Endeavour was the sole ship to survive the assault intact. However, there is no direct evidence for this, aside from the fact that Janeway had to have been referring to an encounter that took place before Voyager was transported to the Delta Quadrant. In fact, it was never specified if Endeavour was part of the battle, since she was simply quoting Amasov's words, and did not note in what position or where he was when he faced the Borg. Until the comic, Loyalty, the issue has been resolved.
- Named for HMS Endeavour, specifically, HM Bark Endeavour commanded by Lieutenant James Cook in his voyage of exploration in the Pacific from 1768–1771, for which the later NASA space shuttle Endeavour is also named--hence the British spelling.
|Ships named Endeavour|
|United Earth, Earth Starfleet||Endeavour (NX-06)|
|Federation, Starfleet||USS Endeavour (Icarus-class) • USS Endeavor (NCC-1001, Constitution-class) • USS Endeavour (NCC-1895, Constitution-class) • USS Endeavour (NCC-71805, Nebula-class) • USS Endeavor (Akira-class)|