The USS Dropzone was a Federation starship in the late 24th century. It was assigned to Task Force Epsilon, later attached to Starbase 55. After near-destruction, the Dropzone was astonishingly refitted into a Defiant-class by way of space-time influences through Traveler-swayed refit teams. (Star Trek: Phoenix-X)

History[edit | edit source]

The Dropzone was one of the stronger ships in Flame Squad assigned to the Flortarios sector to protect against the Dominion. ("The Bajoran Trove")

In 2375, the squad captains, including Samya, were suddenly captured and made hostages at the welcoming reception on Flortarios III. ("The Bajoran Trove") In the same year, the Dropzone took part in protecting the Earth during its crisis with the Trozonian. ("Bio Level 4") Not long after that, the ship served as personal transport for Admiral Theseus to complete his mission. ("Deal")

Shortly after the Dominion War, the ship was assigned to deep space missions. ("Loyalties, Part I")

In 2390, the ship was thought destroyed by divergent-Hirogen. Crew that escaped using the Chaffee-type shuttlepods USS Edward and USS Tengu rendezvoused with the Phoenix-X to warn of the threat. The shuttles would eventually join the Phoenix-X. ("Into Harshness")

Defiant-class[edit | edit source]

After the ship was refitted into a Defiant-class by Wayfar and Yelg, the Dropzone joined the Tsunami in the Gamma Hydra sector to fix a communications relay. They were then convinced by the Phoenix-X to join them in an attack against the Hirogen. During the battle with the Hirogen, the Dropzone would maneuver in circular patterns. They would eventually be knocked offline and left adrift. ("Into Harshness," "For the World is Worldly and Such")

Following into the 25th century, the Dropzone presumably encountered the same molecular reversion field that Andrea Reynolds and several others did, in "Delta Recruit," sometime before 2409, the crew lost their memories and re-took Starfleet Academy as to explain why they are still active in the 25th century. This event also syncs up the ship with the gameplay of Star Trek Online. After the Academy and several events, the ship was re-launched under the command of a re-ranked Captain Samya.

In 2410, the Dropzone was taken hostage by Qu-placed animal things in a misguided understanding of the crew's favorite pastimes. When Samya discovered her captors were being controlled by a William Shakespeare book, she confronted Qu, who explained his lack of Q-ness called for such a stretch. After she decompiled the book in the replicator, the animal things were sent back into oblivion. ("The Sound of Q-sic")

Command crew[edit | edit source]

Crew of the Dropzone in 2386.

Appendices[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Background information[edit | edit source]

Proteus-class starship

  • The Dropzone was described as a Proteus-class starship through the use of photos and description in its bio on previous incarnations of the Star Trek: Phoenix-X website. The ship as a Proteus-class was never mentioned in-story, but was said to have been refitted from a "previous class" in "For the World is Worldly and Such."

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