Starbase 415

From Bravo Fleet

Starbase 415 is a Narendra-class starbase located on the border between the Federation and the Talarian Republic. Constructed recently, its primary mission is to serve as a diplomatic hub for managing relations with the Talarians and supporting local research, commerce, and travel. The region has historically been disruptive, with conflicts breaking out between the two powers over the past century, but has recently entered an era of reasonable stability that Starfleet is eager to continue.

A more significant facility might have been constructed, but SB-415 is also one of the nearest Starfleet outposts to the border with the Tholian Assembly. With the Tholian tendency towards territorial xenophobia, Starfleet has built very few permanent facilities near their space, and SB-415 lies a significant number of light-years within Federation territory. Nevertheless, to avoid potential antagonizing, a Narendra-class station was chosen for its more discreet mission profile. This decision appears to have paid off for Starfleet, as the Tholians have indeed shown signs of engaging in one of their occasional bouts of diplomatic outreach. Near to their territory without being strategically threatening, SB-415 makes a suitable hub for any such interactions.

Beyond these diplomatic affairs, the station's operations are reasonably quiet. Any significant Starfleet operations are based out of Avalon Fleet Yards, deeper into Federation territory. But this is still a rugged frontier, where supporting trade, scientific research, and colonization projects is never without its risks. SB-415 is equipped and ready to defend itself against challenges but is strung out on a lonely border - especially if the delicate peace between regional powers wavers.


Starbase 415 construction was finished in early February 2401. There were plans to construct a station in the Nereus System back in 2355 when the system was founded. The reason for constructing a station in this system was because of its strategic location. It would have been within Federation Space, close to the Talarian Republic for continuous diplomatic relations, but also not too close to the Tholian Assembly to cause any cause for concern. Other reasons were that the station would provide an expansion to the subspace communication network, as well as provide a supply route for any and all starships in the area. Unfortunately, plans for constructing a starbase were put on hold up until recently, when it was suggested that the station could assist in potential terraforming applications onto the planet in which the starbase would be orbiting. With the Starbase online and ready to begin its long-term mission, it will take a while before Starfleet Command can see whether or not this was worth the time and resources.

During the crisis of Frontier Day, the senior staff were able to regain control of the Operations Center from the affected young officers and initiate lockdown protocols that limited movement of the affected. It merely slowed them down but allowed the station's security forces to immobilize the affected. By the time the Queen and the Cube was eliminated and the control on the affected was removed, the station had suffered moderate internal damage. This included the station's primary communication systems, and when Starfleet Command could not contact the station, they sent the USS Gemini with Captain Henry Maxwell to investigate. After the investigation, Captain Maxwell sent a report to Starfleet Command of the situation, to which Command had chosen to assign Maxwell as the new Commanding Officer.


While this station is configured to be beneficial and accommodating to all species in Starfleet per standards, it is also configured to accommodate any Tholians that were to visit the station, except for the temperature preference. While it is believed that the Tholians would visit in exo-suits that would protect them from the temperatures that would be harmful to them, many of the doorways have been adjusted in width and height to accommodate any Tholian visitor.

The station has different sections. Each one will be explained in detail, and some will be restricted to authorized personnel.

Starbase 415 Sections
Accessible Sections Authorized Personnel Only Sections
Section B
  • This section is the Galleria and Diplomatic Level of the station. The Galleria consists of various shops and establishments to entertain and provide sustenance for all station personnel and visitors. Of course, there is an area of replicators for those who wish to order something that is not found or made by the restaurants on the station. There is also a school located in the Galleria, where the station personnel who have children can have their children attend. The school teaches all ages in many applications, as well as works with different age groups with different levels of education.
  • The Diplomatic Offices are open establishments for station personnel and visitors who have questions or concerns with any particular individual that the diplomat can address. While the station welcomes other governments to establish a diplomatic officer on the station, there are a few offices reserved specifically for Starfleet and the Federation, as well as offices reserved for the Talarian Republic and Tholian Assembly.
Section A
  • Section A is the Station's Operations Level, which consists of the Operation Command Center of the entire station. It also houses offices for the Station Commander, Senior Staff, and Flag Officers if any were to visit or were assigned to the station. Above Section A, is the Dorsal Array Network, which consists of Communications, the primary sensor systems, and several Shield Emitters.
Section C
  • This section is the Environmental Control Level, in which only authorized personnel are allowed. While working with Station Operations and Docking Port Operations, the Environmental Control section can adjust the environment to specific quarters or designated areas of the station to accommodate any specific species to an extent.
Section H
  • Shuttle Hanger and Cargo Operations. This section as per name consists of hanger bays for all shuttle and support crafts, such as the ones listed further below. It also has Cargo Operations, which receives cargo information from Docking Port Operations, which is also sent to the Station's Command Operations. Cargo Operations secures and maintains all cargo coming and going from the station, whether it consists of medical supplies, food, or other materials that would be used by the station or transferred elsewhere in relief efforts or to resupply.
Section D
  • The Science Department Level. This section consists of many different science departments, such as Stellar Cartography, Quantum Mechanics Laboratory, Planetary Studies, and more. While the station was built to continue the diplomatic efforts with the Talarian Republic and Tholian Assembly, the primary mission of the station is the scientific research of the planets in the Nereus System and local star systems, as well as any phenomena that may only appear after a certain period of time has passed.
Section I
  • This section houses the eight computer cores that are essentially the brain of the station. The primary commands of the station are capable of operating off of a single computer core, but would severely hamper operation and processing speed throughout the entire station. It is vital that these computer cores are observed and maintained regularly in order to continue providing speedy processing power and handle requests from all personnel and visitors on board the station.
Section E
  • The Quarters Level. This section houses the quarters of all station personnel and accommodations for visitors and diplomats. It also houses recreational rooms and holo suites for various forms of entertainment. The most visited and appreciated area of this section, is the Arboretum.
Section J
  • The Defensive Shield Generator. As the name says, this provides defensive protection of the station and a large area around the station for vessels that wish to seek shelter within the boundaries of the station. The shield bubble that this generator creates can be extended to about 1.5km around the station without suffering from integrity loss but any further extensions would begin to degrade the strength of the shield.
Section F
  • Docking Port Operations Level. This section consists of the Docking Port Operations that maintain the flow of traffic of coming and going Starfleet personnel and visitors. With the twelve docking ports that the station has, which all could be utilized or some blocked, depending on the size of the starship that was to use one, it does become a bit chaotic. With the Docking Port Operations, it helps combat the chaos of foot traffic and relays information to Station Operations, such as a personnel list from a personnel transport or a supply list from a cargo transport, etc.
Section K
  • The Auxiliary Control Level. If something were to happen to the Station's Command Operations, the Auxiliary Control Center is programmed to immediately activate and assume all command functions. This way, any personnel assigned to the Auxiliary Control Center are prepared to take over under any circumstances. They will be given a brief computer-displayed message of what reason why the transfer of command functions was made to give them some clarity of the situation and how to respond to said situation.
Section G
  • This section is the Sickbay Level. This section consists of six sickbays, all available to everyone on board the station for any medical need. Unless something drastic were to happen, such as an attacked vessel arriving at the station with many injuries, or some evacuation, anything that would have all medical staff immediately on duty, utilizing all sickbays every day would not be practical. However, the station is prepared for such an event to occur.
Section L
  • The Training Facility Level. Depending on where a 'Narendra'-Class Station is constructed, this facility would be configured to help various personnel in preparations for any contingency. It can also be used as a quarantine isolation section for any viral situation happening outside of the station or within. The training facility does house a large holo-suite for training purposes.
Section M
  • EPS Power Distribution Level. As the name applies, this section houses the EPS Power Distribution system for the entire station. It is also vital that there is personnel to observe and maintain the distribution system to avoid any power disruption. For it would not matter about computer processing speed issues if an area of the station were suddenly experiencing power outages.
Section N & O
  • Section N consists of Engineering Supports 1 and 2, where Section O consists of Engineering Support 3 and 4, and two large Deuterium Tanks. As it would be self-explanatory, all four Engineering Support sections are there to help maintain the heart of the station, the Fusion Generators. They also take on maintenance orders for anything that was to not function properly on board the station, as well as take maintenance orders for any vessels that were to come in and request it.
Section P
  • The final section of the station is the Fusion Generators. There are three large Fusion Generators that are the heart of the station, that provide the power the station needs to operate. The station can operate on one generator, but this would require shutting down the non-essentials. In the middle of the three generators is the ventral Shield Emitter and below this section would be the Ventral Array Network of Communications and secondary sensory systems.

Relay Network

One of six satellites in the relay network.
One of six satellites in the relay network.

One of Starbase 415's assets is the relay network of satellites just outside the asteroid field of the Nereus system. They act as perimeter buoys that relay starship information to Starbase 415's Operations as soon as any starship enters the system. This provides an early warning system in case a hostile vessel were to enter the system, which provides Starbase 415 adequate time to alert all non-essential personnel to head to their designated shelter areas while the station prepares its defenses and support craft. Or in a worst-case scenario, gives them time to conduct an emergency evacuation, where non-essential personnel will be transported to all support craft where they will be transported out of the system.

This relay network also assists the station's long-range sensor and communication capabilities to track vessels outside the star system. While in orbit of the third planet in the Nereus system, there will be periods when a celestial object could disrupt the station's sensors and communications outside the system. That is where this network distribution comes in, allowing Starbase 415 to maintain a careful watch with overlapping fields of view. Being linked together, the station only needs to access one relay and will be linked to all six relays.

Support Craft

There is a complement of two New Atlantic-class runabouts and two Arrow-class runabouts assigned to the station. All four of these crafts are named after the lakes of Titan, a moon orbit of Saturn in the Sol system. While the New Atlantic-class runabouts are configured for scientific research, they can be reconfigured to assist the Arrow-class runabouts in defense of the station or be reconfigured for VIP use; such as ambassadors and other dignitaries from various factions. The two Arrow-class runabouts are specifically modified for patrols around the star system, and may on occasion be used to investigate any situation outside of the system. Lastly, an Sovereign-Class as been assigned to the Starbase as its Primary Support Craft, USS Sovereign, which allows the senior staff to leave the station and visit various locations outside of the range of the station's runabouts, and at faster speeds. It also allows the diplomatic team to conduct diplomatic missions at locations outside the station when ever the Albano Lacus is unavailable.


  • USS Sovereign — NCC-73811 — Support/Diplomatic Vessel

New Atlantic-class Runabouts

  • USS Abaya Lacus — Research
  • USS Albano Lacus — Research / VIP Craft

Arrow-class Runabouts

  • USS Feia Lacus — Patrol
  • USS Hammar Lacus — Patrol

Aside from the support vessel and runabouts, the station also contains several Type 11 and Type 14 shuttle crafts for various uses, as well as cargo management units and workbees. The more notable crafts are the Type 20 Cargo Shuttles. Starbase 415 has a complement of three of these and is named after the seas of Titan. Their purpose is to assist the cargo management units in transporting cargo to and from various vessels when transporters are unavailable or not recommended, depending on the cargo, and as well as used for maintenance of the relay network. With the gravity plating in the cargo hold, the Type 20 is capable of carrying a work bee, if not two, in order to conduct routine maintenance on the relay network.

  • USS Kraken Mare
  • USS Punga Mare
  • USS Ligeia Mare

Notable Crew

Commanding Officers