NCC - 86105

Endeavour Legacy

Created by Captain Benjamin Byrne on Sun Jan 29th, 2012 @ 10:15pm

HMS Endeavour

Bark class
Affiliation: Royal Navy
Commissioned: 1768
Decommissioned: 1774
Length: 32m
Max. speed: 8 knots
Crew Compliment: 94
Commanded by: Lt. James Cook
HMS Endeavour, also known as HM Bark Endeavour, was a Royal Navy research vessel commanded by Lieutenant James Cook on his first voyage of discovery, to Australia and New Zealand from 1769 to 1771.

Launched in 1764 as the collier Earl of Pembroke, she was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1768 for a scientific mission to the Pacific Ocean, and to explore the seas for the surmised Terra Australis Incognita or "unknown southern land". Renamed and commissioned as His Majesty's Bark the Endeavour, she departed Plymouth in August 1768, rounded Cape Horn and reached Tahiti in time to observe the 1769 transit of Venus across the Sun. She then set sail into the largely uncharted ocean to the south, stopping at the Pacific islands of Huahine, Borabora and Raiatea to allow Cook to claim them for Great Britain. In September 1769, she anchored off New Zealand, the first European vessel to reach the islands since Abel Tasman's Heemskerck 127 years earlier. In April 1770, Endeavour became the first seagoing vessel to reach the east coast of Australia, when Cook went ashore at what is now known as Botany Bay.

Endeavour then sailed north along the Australian coast. She narrowly avoided disaster after running aground on the Great Barrier Reef, and was beached on the mainland for seven weeks to permit rudimentary repairs to her hull. On 10 October 1770, she limped into port in Batavia in the Dutch East Indies for more substantial repairs, her crew sworn to secrecy about the lands they had discovered. She resumed her westward journey on 26 December, rounded the Cape of Good Hope on 13 March 1771, and reached the English port of Dover on 12 July, having been at sea for nearly three years.

Largely forgotten after her epic voyage, Endeavour spent the next three years shipping Navy stores to the Falkland Islands. Renamed and sold into private hands in 1775, she briefly returned to naval service as a troop transport during the American Revolutionary War and was scuttled in a blockade of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island in 1778. Her wreck has not been precisely located, but relics including six of her cannons and an anchor are displayed at maritime museums worldwide. A replica of Endeavour was launched in 1994 and was berthed alongside the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney Harbour during the 21st Century.

Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-105

Space Shuttle class
Affiliation: NASA
Commissioned: 1991
Decommissioned: 2010
Length: 56.1m
Commanded by: Numerous
Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) was one of three operational orbiters in the Space Shuttle fleet of NASA, the space agency of the United States, during the early years of the 21st Century. (The other two were Discovery and Atlantis.) Endeavour was the fifth spaceworthy NASA space shuttle to be built, constructed as a replacement for Challenger, which was destroyed in a tragic accident. Endeavour first flew in May 1992 on mission STS-49 and was decommissioned in 2010.

Endeavour NX-06

NX class
Affiliation: United Earth Starfleet
Commissioned: 2156
Decommissioned: Unknown
Length: 225m
Deck count: 7
Max. speed: Warp 5.2
Crew Compliment: 83
Commanded by: Capt. Shea / Capt. S. Reynard
The Endeavour (NX-06) was an NX-class starship in the 22nd century. It was completed sometime in 2156 alongside the Atlantis and put under the command of Captain Shea. The Endeavour had several software improvements that allowed it more protection against attempts by the Romulans to remotely take over the ship. During the the battle of Altair VI, the Endeavour's portside hull plating was melted off through the use of nuclear weapons. During the battle, Commander Goldser was killed during the attack forcing Captain Shea to promote Lieutenant Commander Stephen Reynard to XO. Captain Shea died sometime after the battle and Reynard was made captain.

USS Endeavour NCC-1895

Constitution-refit class
Affiliation: Federation Starfleet
Commissioned: 2277
Decommissioned: 2295
Length: 305m
Deck count: 21
Max. speed: Warp 6 (Old scale)
Crew Compliment: 300
Commanded by: Capt. D. Wise
The USS Endeavour (NCC-1895) was a Federation starship in service in the late 23rd century.

The Endeavour was on a deep space exploration mission near Klingon territory in 2293. This ship, along with the USS Ahwahnee and the USS Emden, was selected as additional support for Operation Retrieve, which would have rescued Captain James Kirk and Doctor Leonard McCoy from Rura Penthe.

USS Endeavour NCC-71805

Nebula class
Affiliation: Federation Starfleet
Commissioned: 2364
Decommissioned: 2383
Length: 442m
Deck count: 35
Max. speed: Warp 9
Crew Compliment: 680
Commanded by: Capt. Amasov
The USS Endeavour (NCC-71805) was a Federation starship that was in service during the late 24th century.

In 2368 the Endeavour was assigned to the Starfleet blockade force at the Klingon-Romulan border during the Klingon Civil War. It was the last ship to clear the drydock prior to the departure of the fleet from Starbase 234. During the initial deployment of the tachyon detection grid, the Endeavour was linked with the USS Ajax, USS Hood, USS Tian An Men and USS Enterprise-D. Later that year, the ship was assigned to a patrol circuit in the Cleon system. Captain Amasov of the Endeavour was at some point involved in a conflict with the Borg sometime prior to 2371. After the encounter, Amasov reflected, "...It is my opinion that the Borg are as close to pure Evil as any race we've ever encountered." In 2373, the Endeavour again faced the Borg at the Battle of Sector 001.

USS Endeavour NCC-86105

Sovereign class
Affiliation: Federation Starfleet
Commissioned: 2386
Length: 685m
Deck count: 24
Max. speed: Warp 9.7
Crew Compliment: 855
Commanded by: Cmdr. Benjamin James Byrne
The USS Endeavour (NCC-86105) was constructed as the latest addition to the Endeavour legacy in 2386 - the latter quarter of the 24th Century.

In 2386 the Endeavour was assigned to the Eleventh Fleet, based out of the Cestus III colony, under the authority of Vice Admiral Roman Sanchez. Assigned Commander Benjamin Byrne as her commander, she is due to receive her first full crew and set out on her first mission before the end of the year.

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