- For other uses, see Hera.
In 2370, the Hera, under the command of Captain Silva La Forge, with a crew composed mainly of Vulcans, mysteriously disappeared on a courier run. Although a massive search was mounted, no trace of the vessel or its crew was ever found. The Hera was believed to have been destroyed and a memorial service was held for the crew. (TNG episode: "Interface", Decipher RPG module: Starfleet Operations Manual)
In 2383 the crew of the USS Challenger discovered evidence that the Hera had been transported into deep space by a form of natural quantum slipstream. The transit had modified the molecular structure of the Hera, increasing its density and warping the vessel. An away mission from the Challenger was able to investigate the vessel and rescued several survivors. (TNG novel: Indistinguishable from Magic)
In 2411, Captain Akira Sulu informed Starfleet that the Hera was destroyed by Orion pirates while on a survey mission. The Hera was no match for the Orions, and the subsequent battle killed more than 50 members of the ship's crew. In orbit around the planet were various pieces of debris, some of which appeared to be consistent with a Nebula-class starship's saucer configuration. (ST video game: Star Trek Online)
|Ships named Hera|
|USS Hera (NCC-26297, Miranda-class, Reliant subclass) • USS Hera (NCC-62006, Nebula-class)|