The USS Helena (NCC-80455) was a Federation Starfleet Renaissance-II-class starship in service during the 24th century. (Star Trek: Hidden Frontier; Star Trek: The Helena Chronicles, Star Trek: Odyssey)

History[edit | edit source]

After her shakedown cruise in 2382, the Helena was assigned to Captain Tolian Naros's command by Admiral Ian Quincy Knapp. Captain Elizabeth Shelby oversaw her commissioning ceremony at Deep Space 12. (Star Trek: Hidden Frontier: "Her Battle Lanterns Lit")

Under Naros's command, the Helena played a pivotal role in the Battle of Tren'La, launching several Horta at the Tren'La tetrahedron. The Horta disabled the tetrahedron, causing the tide to be turned against Siroc. (Star Trek: Hidden Frontier: "Heavy Losses")

During the second part of the Battle of Tren'La, the Helena served as lead ship in an attack on a Tholian base in the Centris system. (Star Trek: Hidden Frontier: "Heavy Losses")

By 2384, Helena was commanded by Captain Theresa Faisal, who had been executive officer under Naros. Her first officer was Commander Jorian Dao. In 2386, Helena underwent refit and was equipped with a quantum slipstream drive. Under now-Captain Dao's command, Helena departed on a diplomatic and exploration mission to Archein space in the Andromeda galaxy. (Star Trek: Hidden Frontier, Star Trek: The Helena Chronicles, Star Trek: Odyssey)

Construction[edit | edit source]

Helena was built at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards and was then modified for Captain Naros's specific requirements and mission profile. These modifications included special impulse manifolds and sensor suites for optimal efficiency within the Briar Patch. In addition, due to the sensitive nature of Helena's missions within the Briar Patch, the ship's systems were modified and automated to be fully functional even when manned by less than the ship's rated skeleton crew complement.

Production Information[edit | edit source]

The Helena's registry number is an homage to Hidden Frontier technical consultant Jonathan Connor-Foertsch's parents - his mother's birth month (April), and his father's birth year (1955). 

Helena was named by staff writer Carlos Pedraza after his mother and the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana, where he attended university.

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