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For the primary universe counterpart, see USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A).
USS Enterprise
Ship image.
Class: Constitution-class
Registry: NCC-1701-A
Affiliation: Federation, Starfleet
Commander: James T. Kirk
Launched: 2263
Status: Active (2263)
Ship image. Ship image.

In the Kelvin timeline, the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) was a Federation starship, a Constitution-class flagship operating in the 23rd century.

The ship was built in 2263 at Yorktown Station following the destruction of the previous USS Enterprise. The Enterprise-A was the most advanced ship in the fleet in comparison to the previous Enterprise as Commodore Paris has stated and was launched from Yorktown Station under the command of Captain James T. Kirk. And is equipped with more advanced sensors than the previous Enterprise. Overall, the new Enterprise-A is a new ship design that has only the basic features in common with its predecessor. In the alternate reality created by the Romulan Nero, this was the second Federation starship seen to bear the name Enterprise.

History and specifics[]

The Enterprise-A

Construction of the ship began around the year 2263 at Yorktown Station, and was completed following the destruction of the previous USS Enterprise. The ship was said to carry more advanced technology than its predecessor.

While the Enterprise-A followed the same basic configuration as its predecessor, there were several notable differences between the two ships: the nacell]s were spaced further apart and lacked the Bussard collector hoods, the saucer rim angle was steeper, the neck was situated further forward on the engineering hull, and the impulse deck closely resembled the impulse deck of its predecessor when it launched back in 2258.

Members of the previous Enterprise celebrated Captain James T. Kirk's birthday in a Yorktown compartment with a view on the new Federation flagship Enterprise as it was under construction.

Following the Borg Incursion of 2263, Lieutenant Commander Montgomery Scott travelled to Starbase Yorktown to assist Lieutenant Keenser and the Teenaxi representative Kevin in the construction of the ship. Commodore Paris presented the ship to Grand Audarch Steve of the Teenaxi Delegation during a tour. The audarch enlisted the help of Kevin to steal the captain's chair, which was meant for Captain Kirk. The audarch believed the chair to be the Federation flagship's power source. Kevin, betraying his leader, stayed on Yorktown to find refuge and continue his assistance in building the ship.

The ship was launched at some point after its construction concluded.

Command crew[]

Ships named Enterprise
United Kingdom of Great Britain HMS EnterprizeHMS Enterprise (1774-1807) UK flag image.
United Kingdom (alternate reality) HMS Enterprise (2260s)
United States of America Enterprise (sloop-of-war)Enterprise (schooner)Enterprise (brig)Enterprise (steamboat)CV-6CVN-65 N1AOV-101 US flag image.
United Earth IXS-110XCV-330NX-01 UE flag image.
United Federation of Planets Declaration-classNCC-1701NCC-1701-ANCC-1701-BNCC-1701-CNCC-1701-DNCC-1701-EChimer-classNCC-1701-FNCC-1701-JNCC-1701-K UFP flag image.
Terran Empire
(mirror universes)
HMS EnterprizeNX-01NCC-1701 (alternate NCC/ICC-1701)NCC-1701-ANCC/ICC-1701-DNCC-1701-ENCC-1701-F Terran flag image.
Galactic Commonwealth
(mirror universe)
Free Starship Enterprise Terran emblem image.
(Kelvin timeline)
NCC-1701 (early 23rd century)NCC-1701NCC-1701-A Emblem of the United Federation of Planets.
(alternate futures)
NCC-1701-DNCC-1701-FNCC-1701-JNCC-1701-∞Enterprise (distant future) UFP flag image.
United Earth
(alternate realities)
SS EnterpriseUESS EnterpriseESS Enterprise UE flag image.
(other alternate realities)
FSS EnterpriseUS EnterpriseUSS EnterpriseUSV EnterpriseUSS Enterprise-E UFP flag image.
Interstellar Coalition (alternate reality) ICV Enterprise
Interstellar Union
(alternate timeline)
IUES Enterprise I Seal of the Interstellar Union.
(alternate timeline)
USS Enterprise (NCC-2101) Earthfleet logo.
Constitution-class heavy cruiser flagships (Kelvin timeline)
Federation, Starfleet USS ArlingtonUSS AuroraUSS CairoUSS ConstellationUSS CutlassUSS EnterpriseUSS Enterprise-AUSS ExcaliburUSS ExultantUSS NebulaUSS PaladinUSS PotemkinUSS RangerUSS SentinelUSS VanguardUSS YorktownUSS DefiantUSS ArellaUSS SkywalkerUSS OdysseyUSS HoodUSS Farragut USS Aurora USS ConstitutionUSS Lexington Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. Starfleet insignia.
Terran Empire, Starfleet
(mirror universe)
ISS Enterprise Seal of the Terran Empire.

Background information[]

The USS Enterprise-A was designed by Sean Hargreaves who described it as “evolutionary rather than revolutionary” in its relationship to its predecessor designed by Ryan Church. Hargreaves also stated that the Enterprise-A was designed with the vulnerabilities of the previous Enterprise being reinforced and visual nods to Matt Jefferies original design being included, such as changing the rim of the saucer from a near-vertical angle to a near-45 degree angle.[1]

According to Hargreaves: "The brief was to beef up the neck and arms, but I took it upon myself to go further... I worked many long hours at work and after work and weekends on this, knowing the weight of the responsibility, which I didn't take lightly."[2]

Like the prime reality refit Constitution-class Enterprises, the USS Enterprise-A also has its name inscribed on the ventral side of the primary hull. The ship's registry number is listed above the name in a manner highly similar to the prime reality's Galaxy-class USS Challenger (NCC-71099).