USS Dragon History:
Odd as it may
seem, history doesn't recall many vessels named the Dragon.
The only official ships named Dragon are the two starfleet
ship is named after a majestic legendary creature, who's
existence was never officially confirmed nor denied.*
This could have been meant to strike fear into an enemy's
heart. The Dragons were known as powerful beings who could
easily hold their own in a battle. They were always mystic
creatures, never truly 'seen'*.
A force to be feared, yet a force that is never quite seen. It
strikes fast and brutally, making a killing blow on the first
The USS Dragon
was commissioned four years after the Enterprise-D was. It
originally had two standard warp nacelles, as with any galaxy
class starship. However, after a battle with two renegade
Romulan Warbirds, it was heavily damaged. Despite the fact
that it disabled the two Warbirds, it was so heavily damaged
that it was towed back to Utopia Planitia, where it underwent
extensive repairs and upgrades. Part of that upgrade was an
experiment where two nacelles were added directly below the
original two, obviously changing the ship's dimensions.
Half of a year
after the Enterprise-D was destroyed, the Dragon was decommissioned. Despite it's upgrades, it was sent to patrol
the Romulan Neutral Zone on a semi-permanent basis. It
remained as border patrol even during the Domion war. It was
called to the Wolf 359** system
one time to help take out a small group of Jem Hadar cruisers,
along with the help of a Sovereign class starship. They
succeeded in destroying 8 of the warships, causing the others
to run. However, the Sovereign class starship was destroyed.
remained on border patrol until about six months prior to the
battle of Betazed. (note: to those who have read past Time
Test, read the note in black below. IE: you have to highlight
it in order to read it. Don't read it unless you wish for the
story line to be spoiled.) The Dragon then was destroyed by
two more renegade Romulan Warbirds. Its saucer was successful
in crash landing on an M-class planet in the Neutral Zone, but
the Captain was killed.
The Dragon-A was
originally going to be named the USS Sentinel, as the project
name was The Sentinel Project. This basically meant that the
ship the project would produce would be totally self
sufficient, able to stay in space, even in battle, for 10
years. With the destruction of the original Dragon, the
project was re-named the Dragon Project. This was in honor due
to the break up of the small force that formed at Wolf 359.
Had the Dragon not finished the job, the cruisers would have
been in position to strike at Earth, as well as several other
redesigning, the ship began to be constructed 4 years before
the first Sovereign vessel, in 2355. Because of the amount of
design changes as well as the size of the ship, it was one of
the longest construction projects in Starfleet's history.
project had been kept a top priority secret. Despite the peace
with both the Klingons, which had just arrived when the ship
was first conceived of, and little from the Romulans, if any
thing at all, the project was meant to create a warship. When
the Federation Council discovered this, it immediately
disapproved. So the design specs were thrown out the air lock
(figure of speech) and designs for a self sufficient
exploration vessel that was well armed began to be drawn.
The first stage
of construction was building the construction facility, the
Delta Construction Facility. It was a facility made to handle
this project alone. After it was finished, it was sent into a
very low orbit, synchronous to Earth's, around the Terran Sun.
This was to hide it from any enemy vessels that might somehow
make it into the Terran system. No communications were ever
sent out, only received, and those were the many design
facility came out of its orbit (quite unexpectedly.) The
technicians aboard stated that the first prototype ship, the
USS Dragon-A, was completed. A crew was sent to the ship for a
test flight, which actually proved to be a flawless one. The
Facility technicians stated that this was due to the fact that
they didn't come out of their orbit until everything was
perfect. Only 4 months after the test flight was a crew
finally put on it, the crew you can find in the crew roster.
Dragon's maiden voyage, it traveled to three different
dimensions, encountered the Borg and helped save Voyager...and
then was stranded in the Kalium Galaxy. Although only a month
transpired in the Milky Way Galaxy, the Dragon and crew
experienced three years. During its three years of service,
the Dragon encountered many new species, helped liberate an
entire quadrant from an oppressive species, and has started to
uncover some very interesting puzzles, among many other
things. In essence, its service was honorable.
one month after the starship Voyager returned home, the Dragon
returned home to find two Borg vessels, identified as one
class 3 cube and one class 4 tactical cube, approaching Earth.
The Dragon and its compliment of fighters were instrumental in
saving Earth from the Borg. Sadly, however, it was
destroyed...and all records of its three year mission in the
Kalium galaxy were lost.
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are often thought as evil creatures, against all of humanity.
It was often said that they would kill any humans they saw!
This is completely untrue. If any person with an open mind
traces some old literature with Dragons, whether it be
Japanese, Chinese, or British, you will find that they weren't
evil creatures, or rather, not all of them. Just a few were
fact: Wolf 359 is a Red Dwarf star approximately 7.6 Light
years from Earth and is part of the Constellation Leo.
Terran sun is often said to be a yellow main sequence star,
but in other texts the star is known to be a white main
sequence star. This might hold true, since our atmosphere
blocks some of the light out (hence our blue atmosphere)
making the sun appear yellow on the surface of Earth. Which
ever of the two is correct is unknown to the author of
STDragon, but the author simply assumes that it is a white
main sequence star. It is approximately 93 million miles from