Construction on the Sovereign-class Starship USS Sovereign NX-76322 began in 2366. It was designed and constructed at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards orbiting Mars. The ship was designed and launched simultaneously with several new starship classes, including the Akira, Norway, Sabre and Steamrunner classes. They share similar design specifications, intending to defend the Federation from a Borg or Dominion invasion. It is the Federation's next generation explorer vessel. In 2371, the USS Sovereign shakedown cruise was a success and work began to finalize the project.

The Enterprise-E utilizes a new, more efficient warp design that allows it to safely travel at warp speeds without damaging subspace.

The Enterprise-E is the most advanced starship in the Federation fleet. The Sovereign-class starship is classified as an Explorer II starship. It is designed to execute deep-space exploration missions including charting and mapping, first cultural contact scenarios, and full biologic and ecologic studies. Its advanced armament also make it a formidable warship. It includes the new Type-XII phasers and Mark-X quantum torpedoes in addition to photon torpedoes and Tricobalt explosives.

At the end of 2371, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D was destroyed at Veridian III. In 2372 the U.S.S. Sovereign was recomissioned as the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E and Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew took command.

 NAME, REGISTRYU.S.S. Enterprise, NCC-1701-E
 STARSHIP CLASSSovereign-Class Explorer II
 PRIMARY PROPULSIONMatter/Antimatter Reactor (warp core)
 SECONDARY PROPULSION  Deuterium Fusion Drive motors (impulse engines)
 SUSTAINABLE WARP9.2 (Cruise Velocity); 9.6 (12 hours); 9.975 (Max)
 ARMAMENT12 Type-XII Phasers; Mark-VIII and Mark-IX Photon Torpedo launchers; Mark-X Quantum Torpedo launchers; Tricobalt explosives
 COMPUTER COREMain Computer Core with Bio-neural circuitry in replacable gel pacs replace many standard isolinear optical circuits, yields 40% faster response time
 AUXILIARY CRAFTMaximum complement of: 10 standard Type-VIII personnel shuttles; 10 Type-IX cargo shuttles; 5 special-purpose craft; 12 Type-XVI 2-person shuttlepods for EVA and short-range use.

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