AMBASSADOR-CLASS STARSHIP  
U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-C  


Increasing conflicts between the Federation and the Klingons and Romulans led to Starfleet's interest in battlecruisers. In 2329 the Ambassador-class specification was submitted and approved by Starfleet. The Ambassador has upgraded defensive and weapons systems and features thick duranium plate armor covering key areas of the outer hull, protecting the ship from heavy bombardment.

Production of the U.S.S. Ambassador NX-10521 began at Earth Station McKinley in 2332 and was completed and officially launched in 2341.

The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C was commissioned in 2343, commanded by Captain Rachel Garrett. In 2344, the Enterprise-C was destroyed in battle while protecting a Klingon outpost on Narendra III. The outpost was under attack by the Romulans and the Enterprise answered their distress call. The Klingon Empire viewed this as honorable and it paved the way for peace talks and the subsequent alliance between the Federation and Klingons. There were rumors that some Enterprise crew members may have survived as Romulan prisoners. In 2368, Romulan Commander Sela told Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D that Lt. Natasha Yar was on the Enterprise NCC-1701-C and was captured by the Romulans. To save the lives of the prisoners, she became a Romulan general's consort and Sela was born a year later.

SPECIFICATIONSU.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-C 
 NAME, REGISTRYU.S.S. Enterprise, NCC-1701-C
 STARSHIP CLASSAmbassador-Class Battlecruiser
 YEAR COMMISSIONED 2245
 LENGTH526 M
 WIDTH300 M
 HEIGHT130 M
 WEIGHT200,000 MT
 DECKS38
 CREW COMPLEMENT700
 PRIMARY PROPULSIONMatter/Antimatter Reactor (warp core)
 SECONDARY PROPULSION  Deuterium Fusion Drive motors (impulse engines)
 SUSTAINABLE WARP7.0 (Cruise Velocity); 8.5 (Sustainable); 9.0 (Max)
 ARMAMENTType-VII Phaser Arrays (5.1 MW); 3 Mark-VIII and Mark-IX Photon Torpedo Launchers
 COMPUTER CORERedundant LCARS computer cores. Isolinear optical circuits.
 AUXILIARY CRAFT



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