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The USS Prometheus (NX-59650) was the prototype of the Prometheus-class of Federation Starfleet starships launched in the year 2374.


An experimental prototype that was designed for deep space and tactical based assignments, the Prometheus was built at the Beta Antares shipyards and launched on stardate 50749.5 and at the time was the most innovative and fastest vessel in the fleet. (

Around stardate 51462, the Prometheus was hijacked by a group of Romulans who wanted to return the ship to Romulus so that the Tal Shiar could learn the latest Starfleet tactical secrets. Using the vessel's multi-vector assault mode the Prometheus was able to overcome the pursuing Nebula-class USS Bonchune and the hijack appeared to have been successful.

Fortunately, the Doctor from the USS Voyager had been transmitted to the Prometheus via a relay network from the Delta Quadrant. With help from the Prometheus's Emergency Medical Hologram, they were able to slow down the Romulans by venting a knock-out gas into the ship's life support systems, and hold off a Romulan assault until a relief force of Federation starships arrived. (VOY episode: "Message in a Bottle"; WizKids module: Tactics)

In 2377, the Prometheus was part of the fleet that destroyed Sphere 634 and welcomed Voyager back home. (VOY episode: "Endgame")

In 2381, during the Borg invasion, the Prometheus was part of a forty ship fleet defending Vulcan from the Borg. In the battle, it was one of the four surviving ships including the USS Exeter, USS Atlas, and USS Kearsarge. It promptly destroyed the Borg over Vulcan with the other surviving ships. (ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)

Following the invasion, the Prometheus reported to Starbase 22, where the station's counselor, Brian Ellis, counselled the Prometheus medical staff. (ST novel: A Singular Destiny)

By late 2385, Captain Richard Adams had been given command of the Prometheus. (PROM novel: Feuer gegen Feuer)

The reason for the differing registry numbers (59650 and 74913) was that Foundation Imaging FX artists did not receive Mike Okuda's memo directing them to use NX-74913 (which itself appears on all shipboard computer displays and the dedication plaque). In-universe, the Prometheus actually was rechristened NX-74913, according to issue 152 of the Star Trek Communicator.
The Prometheus will 'star' in licensed German publisher Crosscult's first original series of novels, debuting in 2016, entitled Star Trek: Prometheus.
Ships named Prometheus
Federation Starfleet
(prime reality)
USS Prometheus (NCC-71201, Nebula-class)USS Prometheus (NX-59650, Prometheus-class)USS Prometheus (NCC-59650-A, Prometheus-class)see also: Prometheus-class Ufp-emblem Starfleet Command logo
Imperial Starfleet
(mirror universe)
ISS Prometheus (NCC-59650-A, Prometheus-class) TerranEmpire
Khanate Earthfleet
(alternate timeline)
Earthfleet Starship Prometheus Khan
Prometheus-class light cruiser/advanced escort starships
Federation, Starfleet
(primary universe)

Hephaestus-subclass: FelczerHephaestus-A

Ufp-emblem Starfleet Command logo
Terran Empire Starfleet
(mirror universe)
Prometheus-A Terran Empire Logo

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