- For other uses, see Enterprise.
- For the mirror universe counterpart, see ISS Enterprise (alternate reality).
- For the primary universe counterpart, see USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
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The Enterprise was constructed at the Riverside Shipyard during the 2250s, and was designated as the Federation flagship upon its launch, much as her primary universe counterpart. Its planned maiden voyage in 2258, under the command of Christopher Pike, was brought forward after Earth received a distress call from planet Vulcan. With the bulk of the fleet engaged in the Laurentian system, the Enterprise departed from Earth Spacedock along with seven other starships to respond to the call. Its departure was delayed when Hikaru Sulu, who had replaced the main navigation officer after he had fallen ill, failed to disengage the external inertial damper, and it arrived shortly after the rescue fleet had been destroyed by the Romulan mining ship Narada.
The Enterprise proved to be no match for the technologically-advanced weapons of the Narada; a single barrage of missiles reduced the ship's deflector shields to 36%. Nero did not destroy the Enterprise, however, as he recognized it as the ship which Spock served on when he was younger. Enterprise was unable to contact Starfleet or to begin evacuating the inhabitants of Vulcan, as the Narada's drill platform prohibited communications and transporter use.
Following the destruction of Vulcan and the capture of Captain Pike, acting Captain Spock intended to take the Enterprise to rendezvous with the rest of the fleet at the Laurentian system. However, after being forced to resign his command to James T. Kirk, the Enterprise reversed course in an attempt to catch the Narada before it could strike Earth.
Emerging from warp in the atmosphere of Titan, the Enterprise hid from the Narada's sensors using the magnetic distortion of Saturn's rings, while beaming Spock and Kirk aboard the Romulan ship before it could ignite its drill. The Enterprise then pursued the Narada and prevented it from destroying the Jellyfish, which was being piloted by Spock. Before the Enterprise beamed him off, Spock set the Jellyfish on a collision course with the Narada; the impact detonated the red matter aboard the Jellyfish, creating a massive black hole which trapped the Narada. Kirk then opened hailing frequencies and offered assistance to the Romulan, but when he said he would rather die in agony then accept assistance from the crew, Kirk then had the Enterprise fire everything and the Federation starship unleashed a devastating barrage of phaser and photon torpedo fire that slammed into the massive mining vessel. The Enterprise destroyed the Narada, but was nearly pulled into the black hole herself because she ended up too close when the event horizon expanded and almost consumed the ship. The Enterprise was finally saved when chief engineer Montgomery Scott ejected the ship's warp core and detonated it and the blast propelled the Enterprise to safety.
Following the successful mission of the Enterprise, Pike was promoted to admiral, and James Kirk was assigned to command the Enterprise as his relief. Kirk accepted Spock as his first officer, and took the Enterprise out on its first mission of exploration. (TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek)
Eventually, the Enterprise stumbled across the SS Valiant's distress beacon and then attempted to cross the galactic barrier. The ship was crippled by the barrier but the crew managed to get the ship to Delta Vega. After a mutated Gary Mitchell was stopped by Kirk and Spock, repairs were made to the ship and the crew proceeded on their way. (TOS comics: "IDW Star Trek, Issue 1", "IDW Star Trek, Issue 2")
The ship was assigned to take High Commissioner Ferris to help with a delivery of supplies to Makus III, but stopped briefly to investigate the Murasaki 312 formation. When the shuttlecraft Galileo was affected by the formation and crash landed, Nyota Uhura managed to pilot another shuttle and rescue the Galileo crew. The ship continued onward to Makus III for the supply delivery. (TOS comics: "The Galileo Seven, Part 1", "The Galileo Seven, Part 2")
Following an encounter with the Gorn, the Enterprise was sent to conduct a survey of Nibiru when the crew discovered a volcanic eruption would render the primitive race extinct. In order to preserve the Prime Directive, the Enterprise was submerged in an ocean on the planet and an away team launched to deploy a cold fusion device in the volcano. After the shuttle was destroyed, Kirk ordered the Enterprise to retrieve Spock and the starship was exposed to the natives who, soon after, began to worship the vessel. Returning to Earth, Kirk was demoted for his actions and Spock reassigned, but Pike convinced Admiral Alexander Marcus to allow Kirk to remain as Executive Officer with Pike returning as Captain. The changes were short lived as Pike was soon after killed in a terrorist attack by Commander John Harrison and Kirk was assigned to pursue the criminal to Qo'Nos and kill him with experimental weaponry.
Shortly after arriving in the Neutral Zone, Enterprise lost her ability to go to warp and recently appointed Chief engineer Chekov - Scotty having resigned his position over their mission - was unable to immediately diagnose the problem. As Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and a group of security officers went to capture Harrison, Sulu remained in command with orders to destroy the Ketha lowlands due to Harrison being there.
With repairs nearly completed, and the away team back aboard the Enterprise with Harrison, Admiral Marcus arrived in the USS Vengeance and demanded Kirk hand over Khan, but Kirk refused, intending to expose the conspiracy by bringing Khan to trial on Earth. Enterprise was immediately taken to warp; however, the Vengeance caught up with them and attacked. Enterprise was knocked out of warp not far from Earth and was nearly destroyed by the Vengeance; however, the quick actions of Commander Scott (who had been a stowaway on the Vengeance) disabled the weapons. Kirk and Harrison, who had revealed himself as Khan, donned thruster suits to commandeer the Vengeance, while Spock ordered McCoy to remove the cryochambers from the torpedoes. Khan killed Admiral Marcus and demanded Spock hand over the torpedoes in exchange for Kirk, Scotty and Carol Marcus and the safety of the Enterprise. Spock agreed but Khan attacked Enterprise regardless of the deal. The damage inflicted caused both ships to hurtle to Earth, but Kirk was able to repair the warp core before the Enterprise crashed into San Francisco.
Severely damaged, the Enterprise had to undergo a repair and refit to mend the damage caused by the attack by the Vengeance. In 2260, the ship was rechristened and assigned to a five year mission of exploration. (TOS movie: Into Darkness)
- Commanding officer:
- First officer:
- Chief Helmsman:
- Helmsman: Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu (2258)
- Chief Engineer:
- Chief Science Officer: Commander Spock (2258 -)
- Chief medical officer:
- Nursing staff: Christine Chapel (2258 -)
|Ships named Enterprise|
|United Kingdom of Great Britain||HMS Enterprize|
|United States of America||Enterprise • CV-6 • CVN-65 • OV-101|
|United Earth||Starliner 7 • XCV-330 • NX-01|
|United Federation of Planets||Declaration-class • NCC-1701 • NCC-1701-A • NCC-1701-B • NCC-1701-C • NCC-1701-D • NCC-1701-E|
|Terran Empire (mirror universe)||HMS Enterprize • NX-01 • NCC-1701 • NCC-1701-A • ICC-1701-D • NCC-1701-E|
|Galactic Commonwealth (mirror universe)||Free Starship Enterprise|
|Federation (alternate reality)||NCC-1701|
|Federation (alternate futures)||NCC-1701-F • NCC-1701-J • NCC-1701-∞|
|United Earth (alternate realities)||UESS Enterprise • ESS Enterprise|
|Federation (other alternate realities)||FSS Enterprise • USV Enterprise • US Enterprise • USS Enterprise-E|
|Constitution-class heavy cruiser flagships (alternate reality)|
|Federation, Starfleet||Arlington • Aurora • Cairo • Constellation • Cutlass • Enterprise • Excalibur • Exultant • Nebula • Paladin • Ranger • Sentinel • Vanguard|
| Terran Empire, Starfleet|
|Participants in the Battle of Vulcan|
|Federation Starfleet||USS Antares • USS Armstrong • USS Defiant • USS Enterprise • USS Excelsior • USS Farragut • USS Hood • USS Mayflower • USS Newton • USS Truman • USS Wolcott|
- In release order
- TOS website: Starfleet Shipyard
- TOS comic: "When Worlds Collide: Spock Confronts the Ultimate Challenge"
- TOS website: Dossiers
- TOS video game: Race to Destiny
- TOS website: Experience The Enterprise
- TOS movie & novelization: Star Trek
- TOS video game: D-A-C
- TOS video game: The Mobile Game