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Challenger
Information
Registry:

NX-03

Class:

NX-class

Date Commissioned:

2155

Assignment
Affiliation:

United Earth

Assigned TF:

64

Role:

Deep Space Explorer

Quadrant:

Alpha & Beta

Status:

Active

Personnel
CO:

Captain Lloyd Burton

Crew:

130

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Challenger (NX-03) was the third NX-class to be launched by the United Earth's Starfleet. The ship was launched on February 8th, 2155 from the orbital facilities above Earth. She was named after the ill-fated space shuttle craft Challenger. The ship's motto was Ad utilitatem omnium which was Latin for To the benefit of all.

History

Construction

Construction on Challenger had begun at the start of 2153, one month after the launch of Columbia (NX-02). As Starfleet engineers were well aware of previous technical issues from the construction of the first two NX-class ships, Challenger's construction took half the time compared to its older brothers. Construction of the ship went without a hitch and she performed exceptionally well in tests and her trial runs.Project Management was giving to Captain Rani Karim, its designated commanding officer when the ship launched. Sadly though, Karim would not see the christening of Challenger, her and her chief science officer and second officer (Lieutenant Commander Alec Rossi) were killed in a shuttlecraft accident days before the ship was to be launched. Instead Starfleet gave command of the ship to the only other person who knew it so well, Karim's presumptive first officer and chief armoury officer: Commander Lloyd Burton. Rear Admiral Samuel Gardner would given Burton a promotion to Captain and at the official launching ceremony would hand him command of the third warp five capable ship.

Challenger (NX-03) in 2155

2155-2156

The crew of Challenger would take some time to adjust to the changes in its command crew, as Burton had lost a few other senior staff who were unable to remain on the ship after Karim and Rossi's death. It was not a reflection on his ability to lead the ship, but many of them had worked closely with Karim on previous assignments and felt they couldn't stay. Before the ship's launch, Burton had to find a number of new officers, including a first officer. He was fortunate enough to be able to pull in a few favours and before he had received the ship's first set of orders, he had full staffed his new ship.

Challenger's first mission was to lead a convoy of allied ships (Vulcan, Andorian and Tellarite) to Denobula to convince the Denobulan government in joining the Coalition of Planets. On board leading the delegates would be Earth's Foreign Secretary, Madilyn Campbell.

Personnel

Command Crew

  • Commanding Officer
    • Captain Rani Karim (2153-2155) (Project Manager & Commanding Officer-designate)
    • Captain Lloyd Burton (2155-)
  • First Officer
    • Commander Lloyd Burton (2153-2155) (Deputy Project Manager & Executive Officer-designate)
    • Commander Nicolette Levesque (2155-)
  • Second Officer
    • Lieutenant Commander Alec Rossi (2153-2155) (Assistant Project Manager & Second Officer/Chief Science Officer-designate)
    • Commander Michael Stanton (2155-)
  • Third Officer
    • Lieutenant Commander Caspar Slater (2153-2155) (Assistant Project Manager & Third Officer/Chief Engineer-designate)
    • Lieutenant Commander John Callahan (2155)
    • Sub Commander T'Plau (2155-)
  • Chief Science Officer
    • Lieutenant Commander Alec Rossi (2153-2155) (Assistant Project Manager & Second Officer/Chief Science Officer-designate)
    • Commander Nicolette Levesque (2155-)
  • Chief Engineer
    • Lieutenant Commander Caspar Slater (2153-2155) (Assistant Project Manager & Chief Engineer-designate)
    • Commander Michael Stanton (2155-)
  • Chief Armoury Officer
    • Commander Lloyd Burton (2153-2155) (Deputy Project Manager & Executive Officer/Chief Armoury Officer-designate)
    • Lieutenant Commander John Callahan (2155)
    • Sub Commander T'Plau (2155-)
  • Chief Medical Officer
    • Lieutenant Calista Moralez (2153-2155) (Chief Medical Officer-designate)
    • Lieutenant/Lieutenant Commander Kefira Ben-Ami (2155)
  • Chief Communications & Protocol Officer
    • Ensign Mattias Hansson (2153-2155) (Chief Communications & Protocol Officer-designate)
    • Ensign Ned Hennessey (2155-)
  • Chief Helm Officer
    • Ensign Ezrah Allcot (2155)
    • Ensign Jack Conrad (2155-)
  • MACO Detachment Commander
    • Major Viktoria Yu (2155-)

External Links

Star Trek: Challenger website