Captain Jean-Luc Picard
The sixth and current USS Enterprise was launched in 2372 on stardate 49027.5 from the San Francisco Fleet Yards
under the command of former Enterprise captain, Jean-Luc Picard. The
Enterprise-E is a Sovereign-class starship, the most advanced
and powerful in the fleet.
The Enterprise had a shakedown time of a year before its first real mission. While ordered not to, the
Enterprise joined the fleet of ships battling the Borg cube heading for Earth. If not for her timely arrival
the Borg ship would of overrun the Federation forces. After the battle the Enterprise followed a Borg sphere to
the year 2063 to stop them from preventing first contact and assimilating Earth. The Enterprise was almost
completely assimilated, before Picard and Lieutenant Commander Data killed the Borg Queen. An engineering team
from the Enterprise was able to repair the Phoenix, Zefram Cochrane's warp ship, and make the historic first
warp flight. After witnessing the turning point in human history of first contact with Vulcans, the Enterprise
returned to the 24th century.
In 2375, on a diplomatic mission, Captain Picard redirected the Enterprise to the Briar Patch to recover LCDR
Data. At the Ba'ku planet Picard discovered a plot approved by the Federation Council to secretly relocate the
Ba'ku people. Picard and his senior officers took the captain's yacht down to the planet to protect the Ba'ku
from Admiral Dougherty and Son'a leader Ru'afo. The Enterprise was badly damaged from an attack by two Son'a
warships and had to eject its warp core. After informing the Federation of what was really happening, the
Enterprise returned to the Ba'ku planet to pick up Picard and head to
Spacedock for repairs.
In 2378, the Enterprise was ordered by Admiral Kathryn Janeway to Romulans by request of the new Praetor,
Shinzon of Remus, for peace between the Romulan Star Empire and the United Federation of Planets. Although
very tempting, it was soon discovered that it was a ploy to get at Captain Picard personally and for Shinzon to
use his starship Scimitar to attack Earth. A small fleet of starships once joined with the Enterprise were to
stop the Scimitar, however the Enterprise was attacked and disabled just before crossing the Neutral Zone.
With the aid of two Romulan starships the Enterprise was able to destroy the Scimitar at a great cost to the
crew. The sacrifice was not in vein, and opened the door for a real possibility for an alliance between the two
governments. Upon returning to spacedock for repairs, Captain Riker disembarked accepting command of the USS
Designing the Enterprise-E