USS Century

From Bravo Fleet

USS Century (NCC-94004) is a Constitution III-class Federation starship currently assigned to Fourth Fleet's Task Force 47. The Century was part of the first production run of the new Constitution III-class vessels, and was put through her shakedown cruise in late 2400. She is currently under the command of Captain Gar'rath, the first to assume official command of the vessel.

Currently on her first series of deep space missions, the USS Century has not undergone any significant modifications since her launch, with the notable exception of a system overhaul following the events of Frontier Day in 2401.


Key Locations


The bridge of the USS Century is in the standard configuration found on all first generation Constitution III-class starships.

Deck Layout

Deck 00: Sensor Platform

Deck 01: Bridge/Observation Lounge/Captain's Ready Room

Deck 02: Officers Quarters/Captain's Mess

Deck 03: Officers Quarters/Impulse Engines

Deck 04: Science Laboratories/Impulse Engines

Deck 05: Science Laboratories/Impulse Engineering/Primary Hull Shuttlebay

Deck 06: Crew Quarters/Nacelle Control Room

Deck 07: Holodeck/Transporter Rooms/Auxiliary Systems/Impulse Engineering

Deck 08: Crew Quarters

Deck 09: Crew Quarters/Sickbay/Holodeck/Docking Port

Deck 10: Auxiliary Bridge/Crew Quarters/Transporter Rooms

Deck 11: Holodeck/Mess/Recreation Facilities

Deck 12: Computers/Phaser Fire Control/Security/Brig

Deck 13: Maintenance/Fabrication/Raw Materials

Deck 14: Maintenance/Fabrication/Raw Materials

Deck 15: Maintenance/Fabrication/Raw Materials/Dorsal Separation/Plasma Accelerators

Deck 16: Maintenance/Fabrication/Raw Materials/Flight Deck Control/Tower Aft Observation Lounge

Deck 17: Maintenance/Fabrication/Raw Materials/Shuttlebay

Deck 18: Sensor Control Room/Crew Quarters/Shuttlebay

Deck 19: Sensor Platform/Crew Quarters/Recreation/Shuttlebay

Deck 20: Computers/Mess/Recreation/Shuttlecraft Maintenance

Deck 21: Photo Torpedo Control/Shuttlecraft Maintenance

Deck 22: Auxiliary Bridge/Sickbay/Warp Engineering/Warp Core/Power Transfer

Deck 23: Main Deflector/Warp Engineering

Deck 24: Main Deflector/Transporter Rooms/Warp Engineering

Deck 25: Main Deflector/Cargo Bays/Warp Engineering

Deck 26: Cargo Bays/Warp Core Ejection

Deck 27: Cargo Bays

Deck 28: Cargo Bays

Service History

We are the Borg Fleet Action Mission, The Great Chase

The USS Century, while on patrol along the Federation/Romulan Republic border, intercepted messages and sensor readings that indicated the presence of a Borg vessel of unknown configuration and purpose in their patrol area. The crew spent just over a standard Terran week searching for the vessel without significant results before a transport vessel happened upon what was later identified as a Borg Scout ship. The crew of the transport escaped the Scout vessel without incident, and the USS Century began pursuit and monitoring of the Borg's activities.

Under the Century's surveillance, the Borg vessel raided a derelict relay station, harvesting only a small assortment of seemingly random items before departing the area. This strange behavior from the vessel was inexplicable to the crew, and the purpose for it remains an unsolved mystery. After leaving the relay station behind, the Scout craft entered Romulan Republic space, which the Century also crossed, taking the precaution of warning the local authorities of both their purpose for entering their sovereign territory and of the presence of the Borg threat they were pursuing.

The Borg Scout did not approach or assail any assets within Romulan Republic space, using it only as the fastest means of transit to their actual destination, a well-hidden Romulan installation within a star system just outside of the Velorum Nebula. Given the location sat within the contested region of Romulan space controlled by rivaling warlords, the USS Century was forced to suspend their pursuit of the craft just inside of Republic space. The ship began monitoring the situation via long range sensors, able to witness but not prevent the events that followed.

The Borg Scout arrived in the target system and began an immediate and merciless assault of the installation and its defenders. During the raid, the Century crew was able to determine that the vessel had been seeking some manner of object that was emitting a homing signal the ship had not detected before given the specialist nature of the frequency being used. Once they had this information, the Century scanned their immediate area for another signal of its like, determining that at least within the range of its scan, there were no signals that might draw the Scout back toward Federation or allied space. The Scout soon departed the area, and while the Century's Executive Officer made a plea for the vessel to render aid, the ship did not violate contested space as the Commanding Officer deemed it too great a risk should the Romulans controlling the system see it as an act of aggression.

The USS Century concluded its surveillance mission when the craft departed deeper within the area of space the Federation vessel was unable to pursue it through for diplomatic reasons. The ship instead set a course back toward Federation space to resume the patrol that had been their original mission.

Videre Invisibilium

While continuing their patrol along the Romulan border, the USS Century intercepted a general call for aid from a mining colony not far from Gateway Station. According to the report, several autonomous mineral transports had gone missing while on route from the asteroid cluster at the edge of the system and the colony. The Century altered course and made for the system, her crew confident that it would be a fairly swift stop along their way.

Upon their arrival to the mining station, an away team sent to the surface discovered that the cargo transports that had gone missing had been carrying a very rare mineral in their holds, a substance called Chimerium. This mineral, aside from its scarcity, had unique properties that allowed it to scatter particles around it to hide not only itself but other materials around it from sensors, transporters and a host of other detection devices. Armed with this new information, the Century's crew headed for the last known coordinates of the transports before their link to the station had been cut off.

The trail the ship was able to follow led to a dead end, the particle scattering properties of Chimerium having erased any tell-tale signs of where the transports might have gone from the point that they had been hijacked. A full day of searching not just the space around the ship, but the nearby planets yielded no clues as to what had happened or where their targets might have been. The crew began preparing for a thorough planet by planet search of the system when a member of the stellar cartography department stumbled upon a quirk of unrefined Chimerium. The substance didn't so much mask sensor signals as it did disburse them in a way that could actually be traced if one knew what to look for. Thanks to this flash of inspiration, the crew managed to avoid a lengthy and no doubt fruitless search in favor of tracing the missing ships to the fourth planet in the system.

Once in orbit, the USS Century began a targeted scan of the planet surface, looking for any signs of habitation. Their initial search area was a vast swath of nearly 200 kilometers, which would have taken any away team far longer to search than was practical for their situation. While the ship's bridge crew conducted routine search methods, the Operations Chief stumbled on a signal so far down on the spectrum of communication that it was almost overlooked. Low band AM waves appeared to be emanating from a ravine, seemingly coming from far beneath the surface where conventional scans wouldn't reach it. This prompted the crew to dispatch a shuttle to investigate the signal.

When the away team landed in a large cavern that exited into the deep ravine, they discovered a makeshift camp of scavengers toiling away at the missing transports, pulling them apart piece by piece. The members of the team fanned out about the complex, initiating a successful ambush of the thieves without suffering any casualties. One of the scavengers, who was later identified as their leader, had been equipped with a form of suicide device that he managed to activate before capture, making the job of interrogating the mastermind behind the theft far more difficult.

With the thieves safely aboard and sequestered in the USS Century’s Sickbay, Capt. Gar’rath managed to convince one of the captives to divulge details regarding their activities and purpose, though the information received lacked critical details. Using this information, the Century's crew attempted to contact the colony, their transmission being answered not by the administration center but rather from a man claiming to be the mining supervisor. Capt. Gar’rath explained the situation to the man who called himself Vol, though he’d changed critical details in an attempt to ferret out who the Bolian was actually working for.

Not long after the transmission, a vessel of unknown origin intercepted the Century and began making demands of the crew to hand over their prisoners and the cargo they’d retrieved from the surface. In an unusual display of aggression, Capt. Gar’rath ordered the Century to open fire on the craft, crippling it and allowing the crew to board and capture their would-be assailants. Immediately following their encounter, Mr. Vol makes contact with the ship, and is confronted with accusations of collaborating with the thieves. His cover blown, the Bolian ends the transmission and the crew is finally able to contact the actual administrators of the station. The station crew launches a search for Mr. Vol, which ends with the Bolian being found dead in an access corridor, having fallen from a substantial height after a conduit ruptured near him on his climb. Without any further leads, the Century departed the system and brought the prisoners they’d apprehended to Gateway Station for processing.

After the transfer was complete, the Century's crew received word that they were to prepare for deep space exploration operations in the unexplored space beyond the Thomar Expanse.

Notable Crew

Commanding Officers