USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)

USS Enterprise

The Enterprise-E in Star Trek: First Contact
First appearance Star Trek: First Contact
Affiliation United Federation of Planets
Launched October 30, 2372
References Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek: Insurrection
Star Trek: Nemesis
General characteristics
Class Sovereign
Registry NCC-1701-E
Auxiliary craft Shuttlecraft
Captain's yacht
Armaments 16 Phaser arrays
10 Torpedo launchers
Defenses Deflector shields
Propulsion Impulse engines
Warp drive
RCS Thrusters
Power Warp core
Mass 3,205,000 metric tons
Length 685.7 meters
Width 250.6 meters
Height 88.2 meters

The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) (or Enterprise-E, to distinguish it from prior and later starships with the same name) is a fictional vessel. It is a Sovereign-class starship in the Star Trek franchise. It appears only in the films Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek Nemesis, where it serves as the primary setting. It is the sixth Federation starship to carry the name "Enterprise" and the seventh Starfleet ship to be named as such.

Origin and design

Ronald D. Moore, the co-writer of Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact, had suggested that construction of the Enterprise-E began in the final season of The Next Generation (2370), and that the ship was renamed USS Enterprise, which would become the latest flagship of the United Federation of Planets after the Enterprise-D had been destroyed.[1]


The Enterprise-E, a Sovereign class starship, launched in 2372 from the San Francisco Fleet Yards under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Picard and most of the key officers were from Enterprise-D.[2] According to the non-canon novel Ship of the Line, the originally planned name for the vessel was USS Honorious, and Montgomery Scott was part of the team of engineers that designed the Enterprise-E.[3]

In the film Star Trek: First Contact, the Enterprise participates in the Battle of Sector 001, destroying a Borg cube, and subsequently travels back in time to stop the Borg from interfering with Zefram Cochrane's first contact with the Vulcans.[2] The Borg hijacked and almost assimilated the ship until Captain Picard and Data reclaimed it. In Star Trek: Insurrection, the crew stops a Son'a attempt to forcibly relocate the Ba'ku people from their homeworld.[2] In Star Trek Nemesis, the Enterprise is heavily damaged while stopping Shinzon from using a weapon of mass destruction to destroy all life on Earth.[4] The ship returns to spacedock to undergo extensive repairs.[4]

In the novels published by Pocket Books after Nemesis, the Enterprise-E remains under the command of Picard as of 2385 in the 2013 novel miniseries Star Trek: The Fall. Data was resurrected in the novels similarly to the comic miniseries Countdown, but he decided not to re-enter Starfleet.

A designer's blueprints show that the Enterprise has new phaser banks and torpedo launchers in Star Trek Nemesis that were not present in Star Trek: Insurrection. It also shows the warp nacelles have been moved upwards and forward slightly.[5] Star Trek: Ships of the Line, written by Star Trek's technical consultant Michael Okuda, states that the Enterprise can travel at up to warp 9.995.[6]

Ship's officers


  1. Ronald D. Moore (February 17, 1998). "Answers". Archived from the original on 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2006-12-31.
  2. 1 2 3 Okuda, Michael; Okuda, Denise with Debbie Mirek (1999). The Star Trek Encyclopedia. Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-53609-5. Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)
  3. Carey, Diane (1997). Ship of the Line. New York, USA: Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-00924-9.
  4. 1 2 "Star Trek Nemesis". Missing or empty |series= (help)
  6. Okuda, Michael; Clark, Margaret with Doug Drexler (November 2006). Star Trek: Ships of the Line. Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group. ISBN 1-4165-3243-9. Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)

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