Space Station Sierra 18, SS-18

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Space Station Sierra 18, SS-18
Sierra Logo.jpg
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Class
Sierra-18
Registry
SS-18
Affiliation
Starfleet/Federation
Status
Destroyed (241112.13)


Lineage

Space Station Sierra 18, previously known as Intelligence Installation 18, originally began as a small observation platform concealed on the surface of two engineering-joined asteroids near the Klingon Border about 5 light years away from the Azure nebula. It was built during a time of heightened tension between the Klingon Empire and the Federation some 90 years ago. During that time span, as tensions began to grow so did Intelligence Installation 18 until it grew to the size and usefulness to attain outpost status and was renamed to Outpost 18.

Shortly after the destruction of the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-C at Narendra III, communications and relations with the Klingon Empire strengthened, and with Station K7 and Starbase 157 present in the sector along with the construction of a newer starbase, Starbase 124, it was determined that leaving outpost 18 would create too strong of a presence in the sector which was no longer required near the boarder. During this downsizing, which removed several other outposts in the sector as well, Outpost 18 was decommissioned, all material was removed, and the frame of the outpost was left to drift in space.

Outpost 18 was merely a forgotten fact until a time near the Dominion war when it suddenly found use again as an intelligence installation, and was designated once again as an intelligence installation named Sierra 18.

Sierra’s usefulness only began to grow from then on. With the First Federation/Romulan War, and First General War, Sierra 18 proved to be valuable staging ground for several assaults into Romulan territory. During these wars Sierra was proven to once again be a valuable asset to Starfleet, and was deemed worthy of expansion and permanent operational status. The station was then designated Space Station Sierra 18.

During the Second Federation/Romulan War Sierra 18 fell under attack, and was nearly destroyed. This was a crippling blow for that portion of the sector, but because of economical and logistical issues, priority wasn’t given to repairs.

Soon after, the Borg invaded Federation Space, and the Armageddon Directive was initiated. In response, Sierra 18 was quickly evacuated. Contact with the station had been lost since then, and along with many other station, presumed destroy by the Borg until recent reports suggested otherwise. With so many assets destroyed by the Romulan War or Borg invasion, Sierra was deemed once again a prudent investment, and a Star Fleet ship, the USS Yeager, SC-8018 , was sent to investigate its existence. Upon confirming its existence and rescuing the station from a group of pirates, Space Station Sierra 18 was repaired and refitted, and it is once again helping protect the boarders of the Federation.

In the more recent Romulan war, the strategically located Sierra was occupied once more by the Romulans. A joint Federation/Mirak task force executed a successful attempt to liberate the station and claimed it back for the Federation. Soon after, Space Station Sierra Eighteen became the HQ for the Battle Group Gamma-3 and assigned the Cicero Class Starship, the USS Jefferson as well as a full squadron of fighters to shore up its defensive capabilities.

On Stardate 241112.13, Space Station Sierra Eighteen was attacked by an Alien force of unknown origin. A fierce battle took place that involved a defending force made of Starfleet ships lead by the USS Jefferson manned by Sierra's senior staff, and a Klingon Fleet under the command of General Gorram. Alas, the attackers were successful and the station was destroyed. However, the crew had anticipated the attack and had already evacuated all the civilian population. Thus limiting the casualties to 816 starfleet crewman and preventing what could have been a larger scale massacre.

Commanding Officer:
Captain Joseph Valiant (240710.01 - 240911.01)
Rear Admiral Jericho Roberts (240911.01 - 241105.01)
Captain Gabriel Archer (241105.01 - 241112.13 Station Destroyed)

The Dedication Plaque Reads: "He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious."—Sun Tzu


Specifications

Type: Asteroid Base
Size
Length: 1200 Meters (Asteroids: 1450 Meters)
Width: 1400 Meters (Asteroids: 1600 Meters)
Height: 1000 Meters (80 Decks - 50 Inhabitated, 30 Storage) (Asteroids: 1200 Meters) Deck Plan
Weight: 696,000,000 Metric Tons (Asteroid weight)
Crew
Standard: 200 Officers, 751 Enlisted
Emergency: 10,000
Power
Reactor: 2 Matter/Anti-Matter Reactor Cores
Generator: 1 Fusion Reactor Generators
Impulse Engines
Type: Fitted with only manuvoring thrusters to avoid collisions
Max Impulse: 0.01 C
Defensive Systems
Type: Type X Main Shield Generator (MSG-X)
Other: None
Offensive Systems
Phasers: 5 banks of 2 Type 4, 10 banks of 1 Type G (Located at various points on the surface to give 360D coverage)
Torpedoes: 4 Torpedo Launchers (Located at key points to give 360D coverage)
Payload: 800 Quantum, 1600 Photon Torpedoes
Other: None
Computer Systems
Type: Daystrom Industries HSCS-1
Tractor/Repulsor
Type: 6 MainTractor/Repulsor Beams, 24 Docking Tractors, 24 Shuttle Tractors
Shuttles
Type: 1 Bay (Cut through), 10 Shuttles (6 Type 7, 4 Type 9A) 4 Runabouts (Type 1) and 1 Support Escort (Cicero Class)
Fighters
Type: 1 Bay (F) 18 Type-1F Light Attack Craft
Sensors
Type: Andorian Industries FSMSA-2
Combat Ratings
Offensive: 85%
Defensive: 80%
Maneuvering: 5%
CER: 75%

Asteroid Composition

Sierra-18 was built into a large class-C asteroid. The primary make up of the asteroid was mainly silicates, oxides and sulfides, while the minerals olivine and serpentine were present throughout the silicate matrix that formed the various components of the asteroid into a cohesive whole. Mettalic and conductive minerals, other than those that made up the hull of the station’s interior and exterior components, were absent.

Crew Manifest

As of 241112.13 - Sierra-18 destroyed and crew transferred to the USS Intrepid, CA-1708

Command Staff
Com-capt.jpg Gabriel Archer Commanding Officer Human E-Mail
Com-cdr.jpg Dietrich Kaiser First Officer Human E-Mail
Com-ens.jpg Caroline Brunelle Yeoman Human E-Mail
Com-cmcpo.png Daniel Scott Command Master Chief Human/Vulcan E-Mail
Tactical Department
Tac-ltjg.jpg Leanne Burke Chief Tactical Officer Human E-Mail
Tac-ens.jpg Gem’lia Erib -th’Zarath {Aldren} Tactical Officer Andorian E-Mail
Tac-lt.jpg Jennifer Shepard Tactical Officer Human E-Mail
Tac-mcpo.gif William Bishop Senior Tactical Enlisted Human E-Mail
Engineering Department
Eng-cdr.jpg Areack Jackson Chief Engineer/Second Officer Human/Romulan E-Mail
Eng-ltjg.jpg Jayal Darmar Engineer Cardassian/Bajoran Email
Eng-ltjg.jpg T'Val Engineer Vulcan Email
Eng-ens.jpg Layna Glau Engineer Orion Email
Security Department
Sec-lcdr.jpg Jay Read Chief of Security Human E-Mail
Sec-ltjg.jpg Eden Mitra Security Officer Human E-Mail
Sec-lt.jpg Gavin Murray Security Officer Human E-Mail
Sec-mid.jpg Takashi Ueshiba Security Officer Human E-Mail
Science Department
Sci-lcdr.jpg Sabrina Halak Chief Science Officer Human E-Mail
Sci-ens.jpg Daniel Reese Science Officer Human E-Mail
Sci-ltjg.jpg Azen Silverune Science Officer Mirak E-Mail
Medical Department
Med-lt.jpg Ava Prialien Chief Medical Officer Ullian E-Mail
Med-ens.jpg Jordan Thrace Medical Officer Human E-Mail
Med-cpo.gif Gibbo Head Nurse Human E-Mail
Headquarters of Battle Group Gamma-3
Com-vadm.jpg Jericho Roberts Group Commander Human E-Mail
Sup-ens.jpg Amanda O'Connell Senior Office Clerk Human/Deltan E-Mail
Starfleet Marine Corps Detachment (Reports to the CoS)
Mar-1lt.jpg John Calhoun Platoon Commander/MCO Human Email
Mar-gsgt.jpg Samuel Schneider Platoon Sergeant Human/Klingon Email
Mar-lcorp.jpg Ktar Edgewind Fire Team Leader Mirak Email
Aviation Group (Reports to the CTO)
Avi-lt.jpg Michael "Red Leader" Lee Wing Commander Human Email
Avi-ltjg.jpg Natalie "Red Thirteen" DeBeor Ace Fighter Pilot Human Email
Avi-ltjg.jpg Nicholas "Red Five" Totenkopf Fighter Pilot Human Email
Avi-ltjg.jpg Shane "Red Seven" Mantell Fighter Pilot Human Email
Avi-ltjg.jpg Bill “Red Ten” Walker Fighter Pilot Human Email
Avi-ens.jpg Jacen "Red Eighteen" Benedor Fighter Pilot Human Email
Support Department
Sup-lcdr.jpg Zaak Torkin Chief Support Officer Bolian Email
Sup-lt.jpg Samantha Clark Support Officer Human Email

Captain's Logs

Prelude Mission: "Transitioning" - Stardate 240709.30
First Mission: "Bad Weather" - Stardate 240803.23 - 240805.07
Second Mission: "Not A Boring Conference" - Stardate 240807.05 - 240809.20
Third Mission: "The Loss" - Stardate Unknown
Fourth Mission: "Retake" - Stardate Unknown
Fifth Mission: "The Dimoni Syndrome" - Stardate Unknown
Sixth Mission: "Suspicions" - Stardate 241010.01 - 241104.17
Seventh Mission: "Isn’t Love Grand" - Stardate 2411108.15 - 241111.30

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