USS Reliant

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The USS Reliant (NCC-1864) was a Miranda-class Federation starship in service during the late 23rd century.

Service history

Project Genesis

In 2285, the Reliant was assigned to assist Carol Marcus and Project Genesis.
While Marcus and her team worked from a space station, Reliant searched for a lifeless planet to satisfy the stringent requirements necessary for stage three of the experiment.

Ceti Alpha VI and Khan's revenge

On Stardate 8130 the Reliant approached the planet Ceti Alpha VI. During a scan of the planet, one of the Reliant's dynoscanners detected a minor energy flux on the surface on what seemed to otherwise be a prime location for the experiment.
Hurried by growing impatience, the Captain and First officer transported to the surface to investigate.

They discovered a group of exiles, led by Khan Noonien Singh. Khan and his followers quickly captured the two Starfleet officers, torturing them and commandeering the Reliant. After the Genesis Device, Khan took the Reliant to the Regula I space station. Using the Reliant to intercept Admiral Kirk and the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701 , Khan ambushed them, causing severe damage to the Enterprise. Unfortunately for Khan, the Enterprise was able to counter-ambush, and ran.

The Final Engagement

Main article: Battle of the Mutara Nebula

After completing repairs to the Reliant, Khan discovered that the Enterprise was not as crippled as he was led to believe, and gave chase when he discovered the Enterprise darting for the nearby Mutara Nebula. Despite having the tactical advantage over the Enterprise, Khan ultimately lost the battle due to his lack of strategic experience operating a starship. The Enterprise was able to take advantage of this weakness by outmaneuvering the Reliant, and disabling it.

The Reliant was ultimately destroyed inside the nebula by Khan's detonation of the Genesis Device.