USS Yeager, NCC-65674

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STARSHIP
United Federation of Planets logo.pngUSS Yeager, NCC-65674United Federation of Planets logo.png
Yeagerflight.jpg
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Class
Yeager-type Cruiser
Registry
NCC-65674
Allegiance
United Federation of Planets
Posting Area
Posting Area
Launched
2373
Status
Active


The USS Yeager is a starship in service in the Starfleet Reserve Fleet. The USS Yeager is named for Chuck Yeager, the first Human to break the sound barrier in level flight.
This is an NRC Vessel.

History

Construction of the Yeager began in the early 2370s in the prelude to the Dominion War; with the breakdown of the Khitomer Accords, Star Fleet needed new combat-capable ships, and fast. With shipyards already constructing ships at a increased rate, primary hull construction for the Intrepid-class vessel soon outstripped supply of secondary hulls. As war loomed, the Star Fleet Corps of Engineers decided to utilise the surplus primary hulls to cobble together a class of ship designed to bolster the fleet quickly. As one of the original members of the "Frankenstein Fleet", the Yeager was constructed from the primary hull of an Intrepid-class Explorer and the scaled-up hull of a Ju'Day class Courier. This design gave the Yeager substantial forward firepower when combining the Ju'Day's phaser cannons with the Intrepid's own phaser arrays; the lack of aft-firing phasers was more than compensated for by the inclusion of the Ju'Day's own aft torpedo launchers, bringing the number of aft-firing launchers to four. The unorthodox design did, however, cause problems with warp field stability, and meshing the Bio-Neural systems of the Intrepid with the Isolinear systems of the Ju'Day made for some "interesting" quirks that were never truly worked out.

With a deadline to meet, the Yeager was rushed through testing and acceptance trials to be commissioned in 2373, assigned to Deep Space Nine as a guard ship. The Yeager served honorably during the war, taking part in several key engagements as an outrider or scout, and survived until the end of hostilities. Though the remaining ships of similar construction were either cannibalised for parts to repair main-line vessels or scrapped outright and despite its quirky and unpredictable systems, the SCE kept the Yeager in commission for their own purposes. The Yeager was used to test several new tactical and propulsion systems, and was one of the first ships to be armed with the experimental Type-G Phaser. When not testing experimental weapons systems, it served as a guard ship for several key outposts during the 2380s, especially as the fleet was reshuffled following the synth attack on Mars.

As the 25th century approached, the Yeager remained in service despite her age and unorthodox construction; now relegated to rear area duties and all-but forgotten even by the SCE personnel who had kept her operational well beyond her expected service life was over, she soon found herself crewed by reservists guarding the Federation Surplus Depot at Qualor II.