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exterior of the Prometheus
prior to 2386 refit

exterior of the Prometheus
subsequent to 2386 refit

USS Prometheus Dedication Plaque

exterior schematic of the Prometheus
prior to 2386 refit

USS Prometheus
post 2386 refit

USS Prometheus Master Systems Display
prior to 2386 refit

A typical curved corridor

The crest created for the prototype ship by the Prometheus Project Staff

The USS Prometheus (NX-59650) is a Prometheus-class starship and was the first of its class. It was launched in 2374 and was under the command of Captain Logan MacLeod as of 2378. (Star Trek: Prometheus)

Starship History[]

The Prometheus was one of the most advanced Starfleet vessels in service as of the late 24th century. The Prometheus underwent many extended trials (both simulated and physical) and is the culmination of several separate research projects combined into one prototype testbed vessel. Since it was so highly classified and possessed a hitherto unseen degree of automation, only four Starfleet officers were trained on how to operate the Prometheus' systems before the vessel was deemed ready for active duty.

Among the Prometheus' state of the art features was the advanced type XII phaser arrays, photon torpedoes, quantum torpedoes, tricobalt torpedoes, transphasic torpedoes (in 2386 for its mission to the Small Magellanic Cloud), regenerative and metaphasic shields augmented by a polaron modulator, and ablative armor with underlying parametallic hull plating which was over top an outer hull composed of a duranium/tritanium alloy.

The Prometheus' warp drive was designed to be the fastest warp drive in the fleet with a cruising speed of warp 9 and a maximum speed of warp 9.99 (due to its tetryon warp plasma equipped warp nacelles). With these speeds being standard, it was deemed necessary to develop a customized navigation system, the RAV/ISHAK Mod 3a warp celestial guidance system, specifically designed to handle the ship's high warp capability. The original warp nacelles of the Prometheus class were based on a scaled-down version of the Sovereign-class' warp nacelle design.

Both the original warp nacelles and the 2386 refit warp nacelles were designed with state of the art cerenkov emitters to assist in the creation of the warp field and high capacity subspace field actuators capable of varying the shape and intensity of the subspace field which served to eliminate subspace distortion effects inherent to standard warp drives without the use of variable geometry warp nacelle pylons, like those found on the Aotearoa, Diligent, Durandal, Interceptor and Intrepid classes.

A unique feature included in the Prometheus design was the multi-vector assault mode, which allows the ship to split into three semi-independent sections (or fully independent sections if there are sufficient crew members onboard) that could each deliver massive force against an enemy target. All three sections are warp-capable. Combined with the extensive automation, the Prometheus can be run by as few as four people. To allow this system to function, it was again deemed necessary to develop a customized system for the ship, this one being the M16a tri-core bio-neural gel pack isolinear III processor.

In addition to standard automation systems, the design also featured omni-directional holo-diodes on every deck, which allowed the ship's Emergency Medical Hologram and Emergency Command and Tactical Hologram to access all areas of the ship.

By 2386, the Prometheus had undergone a three-month refit in drydock in which nearly all of its systems, including ablative hull armor, sensors, navigational deflectors, inertial dampeners and warp nacelles were upgraded. In addition, many interior compartments, such as the main bridge and the tactical information center were refit with new technology or updated to new design specs.

In the case of the tactical information center, much of the refit consisted of the installation of state of the art holographic technology such as interactive holographic displays and interfaces and a dedicated mark two holographic online interactive encyclopedia.

By 2387 Prometheus had undergone a minor refit in orbit of Vulcan where its type 18 phasers were refit to be type 18 multi-phase phasers and was outfitted with a quantum slipstream drive while waiting to be deployed on escort duty for an upcoming peace mission to Romulus that was under the command of Ambassador Spock of Vulcan.

Class History[]

The Prometheus Project was the research program initiated in 2359 as a project to design a starship whose sections each were equipped with a warp drive. When the project was conceived Starfleet Command decided to keep the Nebula-class USS Prometheus in service as a cover for the Prometheus class Project.

The 2359 version of the Prometheus class Project was created to explore the possibility of a true multi-section vessel able to separate into at least two independent sections, each with a fully functional warp drive of its own. One would be capable of launching an attack with almost all of the ship's weaponry, at high speed and maneuverability. The other, comprising the scientific, diplomatic and accommodation sections, would clear the area at high warp carrying the civilian complement. Much of the technology being developed for the Intrepid-class project was included in this design, with the result that the theoretical model finalized in 2363 bore a close resemblance to the Intrepid herself.

In 2364, Starfleet was considering moving to the construction of the space frame of the multi-section starship. However, during this year, contact with the Romulans was re-established when the USS Enterprise-D encountered a warbird at the Neutral Zone. Since the warbird appeared to outgun the Enterprise, then Starfleet's most powerful ship, by a considerable margin, Starfleet was confronted with what appeared to be a powerful and aggressive enemy. As part of their response, Starfleet requested a complete re-design of the multi-section starship. The new requirement called for an almost totally re-designed vessel; the ship would be capable of splitting into three sections, each of which would have an independent warp drive system. The scientific and diplomatic sections were mostly removed in favor of increased armament and power for the weapons. In place of the type-VIII phaser arrays that the original ship had shared with the Intrepid-class, the type-XII phaser arrays from the Sovereign-class project were included. The shield system was upgraded to the wave-mapped regenerative FSS-3 auto-modulating shields of the Sovereign-class. The advanced warp engine design included many elements of the Sovereign-class, while the ablative armor, high capacity structural integrity fields and the quantum torpedoes developed in conjunction with the Defiant-class project were also included. The computer system was upgraded to a custom-built system designated the M16a tri-core bio-neural gel pack isolinear III processor and the navigational system installed was a custom RAV/ISHAK Mod 3a warp celestial guidance system specifically designed to handle the ship's cruising speed of Warp 9 and a maximum speed of warp 9.999.

This technology combined to make the new starship one of the most massively armed and armored vessels of its size ever contemplated, let alone built.

When the prototype was launched in 2374, it was rated at having a combat capacity nine times that of the equally-sized Intrepid-class, while her Type XII Phasers made her a formidable foe for any vessel in the Alpha quadrant. These systems were so advanced and cutting edge that the Romulan Empire risked a war by attempting to intercept and commandeer the prototype vessel during its field trial phase. Their goal was to secure the Prometheus and navigate it into Romulan space to be retrieved by the Tal Shiar, for analysis and back-engineering of its advanced systems. During their escape aboard the ship, the Prometheus easily disabled the USS Bonchune when the Romulans enabled the multi-vector assault mode. Fortunately, for the security and integrity of the Federation, the Romulans on board were thwarted by the mark 1 EMH from the USS Voyager and the since replaced mark 2 EMH, while the Tal Shiar task force of D'Diredex-class warbirds was engaged by the Akira-class USS Canmore and the Defiant-class starships USS Relentless and USS Courageous who, alongside the Prometheus subsequent to the EMHs retaking the Prometheus, forced the remaining warbirds to retreat to Romulan space after the Prometheus destroyed one of the warbirds.

The performance of the Prometheus during this accidental live-fire trial exceeded all expectations for the ship. With Starfleet losing ground against the Dominion, the class was moved into production. Unfortunately, the Prometheus class ships arrived in too limited numbers and too late to significantly impact the war.

Cruise modes and alerts[]

The Prometheus is capable of all cruise modes and alerts standard to a Starfleet vessel capable of a planetary landing and/or separation sequences, which includes:

Design Features[]

Secure Access[]

Onboard the Prometheus, like other Starfleet vessels and installations, there are many areas (such as personal safes, weapons lockers, crew quarters and various other compartments) that can have access restricted. On the Prometheus these areas can be accessed via the controls like on any other Starfleet vessel or installation or by waving a hand (or similar appendage) over the controls which activate the holo-lock sensor which then activates a built-in holographic projector which creates a holographic keypad which can be used for accessing the compartment/safe/weapons locker.

Propulsion Systems[]

Reaction Control System[]

The Prometheus is equipped with Starfleet's standard-issue Reaction Control System, the heart of which are the RCS thrusters (short for Reaction Control System thrusters). The RCS thrusters are the standard maneuvering thrusters found on Federation starships and shuttlecraft. The thrusters utilize interstellar deuterium collected by the Bussard collectors to generate thrust. Like impulse, acceleration provided by the thrusters does result in time dilation effects, so, as a result, high speeds would not be advised. In order to conduct a full, emergency thruster shutdown, deuterium must be vented from the system.

Impulse Drive[]

The Impulse Drive on the Prometheus is, like all Impulse Drives, essentially an magnetoplasmadynamic thruster, consisting of a fusion reactor, an accelerator-generator, a space-time driver coil assembly and a vectored thrust nozzle to direct the plasma exhaust. The fusion reaction generates a highly energized plasma. This plasma ("electro-plasma") can be employed for propulsion or diverted to the power transfer grid via EPS conduits to supply other systems. The accelerated plasma is passed through the driver coils, thereby generating a subspace field which improves the propulsive effect.

Warp Drive[]

The warp drive on the Prometheus is a tetryon warp plasma warp drive system which operates in the same manner as non-Tetryon warp plasma warp drive systems except for the fact that Tetryon warp plasma is used instead of normal electro-plasma to generate a superior propulsive effect. When the Tetryon warp plasma is released into space, it temporarily disrupts any warp field it comes into contact with, essentially "stalling" said vessel's warp drive which forces it to go to Impulse. The warp drive on the Prometheus is also augmented by the usage of Starfleet's most advanced design of cerenkov emitters and subspace field actuators.

By 2386, the four primary warp nacelles on Prometheus had been replaced with upgraded nacelles to create the same propulsive effect of the original nacelles using only three-quarters of the power the original nacelles required. Also, the secondary warp nacelles installed to provide the alpha section with warp capability were replaced with scaled-down versions of the new primary warp nacelles.

Communications Systems[]

The Prometheus is equipped with Starfleet's standard complement of communications equipment, including the following:


The Prometheus has been outfitted with Starfleet's most advanced viewscreen system which utilizes high resolution, multispectral imaging sensors, and a hologrid to display images on the viewscreen. When not being used for display or communications, the viewscreen reverts to a forward view. On the Prometheus the viewscreen was controlled, primarily, by the XO's position with auxiliary controls at the tactical and operations stations as well as on the Captain's chair armrests. After the 2386 refit, the viewscreen controls on the armrests were moved to and the newly installed CO's consoles on either side of the captain's chair.

Distress Beacon[]

The Prometheus has been outfitted with Starfleet's standard-issue distress beacon to alert other ships that they are in need of help or of a dangerous situation on board ship that would make boarding the ship an unacceptable risk to the away team. The distress beacon transmits on both subspace and normal space-time radio frequencies.

Universal Translator[]

The Prometheus has also been outfitted with Starfleet's standard Universal Translator which receives periodic, automated updates during each contact with a Starfleet starbase computer system or Starfleet data stream.

Subspace Communications[]

The Prometheus has been outfitted with the standard-issue Starfleet subspace communications systems for ship-to-ship and ship-to-ground communications as well as hyper-subspace communications technology, developed by Pathfinder Project to communicate with the starship Voyager while it was in the Delta Quadrant, to allow communications with Starfleet Command at a greater distance than was previously capable. The Prometheus' communications systems have also been outfitted with Holofilters to allow for the transmission of false visual signals.

Holographic Communications System[]

The Prometheus is outfitted with a mark two Holographic Communications System (a.k.a. Mark II Holo-Communicator) which, like the Mark I, allows officers onboard holo-communicator equipped vessels to converse as if in the same room by sending holograms of each other courtesy of installed holo-projectors. Unlike the Mark I holo-communicator, the Mark II holo-communicator is equipped with a Holofilter and can project multiple holograms, thereby allowing a conference mode. Both incarnations of the holo-communicator are very robust and are able to easily resist the effects of a cascade virus. The holo-communications system of the Prometheus is integrated into the shipwide holo-emitters, thereby allowing the hologram to be projected anywhere on the ship, as well as allowing intra-ship holo-communications.

Main Bridge[]

The Prometheus' Main Bridge as it appeared during the Romulan hijacking of 2374

The fact that the Prometheus class was mainly designed for combat was reflected in the design of its main bridge. The bridge was obviously designed with efficiency in mind, providing the commanding officer with visual access to all major stations when seated in the command chair. Directly in front of the captain's chair, sunken down with three steps, was the location of the operations manager and conn stations, combined in one large console. Both officers shared an unobstructed view of the main viewscreen with the commanding officer. All other stations were mounted against the wall, running the circumference of the room. Directly aft of the captain's chair was the master systems display, and to the captain's left and right were doors that both provided access to deck one and the turbolift, respectively.

USS Prometheus' main bridge refit floorplan

Mark Seven Captain's Chair
(with restraints activated)

As of late 2379, the bridge of the Prometheus had undergone a major refit that included the replacement of the Captain's chair with the new mark seven command chair (with independent inertial dampening and safety restraints). During the refit, a peninsula, which was level with the main deck, was added to the "pit" to serve as a base for the Mark Seven command chair. The "pit" now housed only the flight control station. The rest of the bridge refit consisted of a significantly larger viewscreen located in a slightly recessed alcove, a larger master systems display located in a designated alcove, the addition of consoles facing the viewscreen to the two forward most stations on the bridge's main level, the one on the port side of the bridge becoming Operations and the one on the starboard side remaining a science station, and the enlargement and relocation of the XO/Communications and tactical stations to freestanding consoles behind and to either side of the Captain's chair and directly ahead of the consoles on either side of the Master Systems Display, both of which became part of the station ahead of them. In addition, the Master system's display was moved aft three meters to create an MSD/Systems monitoring alcove at the aft of the bridge.

During the 2386 refit, the MSD Alcove, XO/Communications and Tactical stations were raised one step up from the main level, as was the Captain's chair. Freestanding consoles, like those found on either side of the Defiant-class' captain's chair, were installed on either side of the Prometheus' captain's chair. Also, a Master Systems Display Table was added to the MSD alcove and a "pop-up" armory was installed in the deck directly aft of the Captain's chair between it and the auxiliary computer console between the XO/Communications and Tactical consoles.

In addition, a pair of compartments, each containing a backless chair, were built into the main level of the deck just aft and to either side of the captain's chair for command advisors/V.I.P.s to have a place to sit on the bridge without taking up floor space when the seating was not needed. The seats were extended into place or retracted into their compartment, either simultaneously or independently, via controls on the Captain's consoles.

Auxiliary/Battle Bridges[]

One of the Prometheus' battle bridges

Since the Prometheus can split into three separate sections, two auxiliary bridges were included during the construction of the ship for use when each section is acting independently of the others. One is located in the middle of the Beta section and the other is located in the lower or Delta section. Each of these battle bridges is fully equipped command centers that can take over control of the main bridge functions if the need should arise. The design for battle bridges of the Prometheus was a re-use of the design for the main bridge of the Defiant-class. Since each section of the Prometheus is a combat design, the designers felt no need to design a new battle bridge since the design for the Defiant-class' bridge was more than suitable for the task.

Tactical Information Center[]

The Prometheus was also equipped with a specialty lab outfitted for in-depth tactical analysis known as the Tactical Information Center (or as the T.I.C.for short). The T.I.C. was inspired by the command center installed on-board the Enterprise NX-01 in March 2153. By 2386 the T.I.C. had been refit with state of the art holographic technology such as holographic displays and interfaces and dedicated ODN lines to the main computer core, library computer and the sensors.

Captain's Ready Room[]

Like most Federation starships, the Prometheus is equipped with a Captain's ready room for the captain to perform administrative work with all relevant office equipment at hand as well as hold private discussions and/or receive classified communications. The captain's ready room is located port of the main bridge. The Prometheus's ready room was based on the design of the Intrepid-class' ready room with minor modifications.

The desk, which features a work area and computer access panels, is the focal point of the room, located in front of the main entrance door. A raised level in the aft section of the room features a small table, a curved couch, and a food replicator. Unlike the Intrepid's ready room, the bulkhead behind the couch on the Prometheus' has no windows and is facing aft. A shelf beside the main work desk allows the commanding officer to display personal belongings. As of 2378 Captain MacLeod used this shelf to display a set of bagpipes.

Behind the desk, on specially installed wall mounts, Logan displayed the eight-hundred-year-old Clan MacLeod claymore with a sash in the color and pattern of the Clan MacLeod tartan draped over the handguards and behind the handle. Prominently displayed in a corner of the raised aft level, opposite the replicator, was a four-hundred-year-old Swiss-made Grandfather clock.

Conference Room[]

The Prometheus{'}} was equipped with a conference room, like most Starfleet vessels, which possesses a large viewscreen. Unlike the Observation lounges of the Galaxy class and Sovereign-class the conference room of the Prometheus does not possess the panoramic set of windows common in other lounge designs.


The Prometheus' sickbay as it appeared in 2374.
(As viewed from behind the nurse's station)

The sickbay's original configuration consisted of a circular surgical area with a single bio-bed on a slightly raised dais and a computer workstation a few feet from the bio-bed and an office area to the aft of the surgical area. Around the surgical area was a circular walkway which provided access to the office area and surgical area while still affording the surgical area with a degree of privacy. Between the surgical area and the chief medical officer's desk, which faced the bio-bed and was in a recessed alcove with LCARS computer access panels on the wall of the alcove, was a duty nurse's station and pharmacy station.

Should the need arise, the Prometheus' sickbay is supplemented by the Emergency Medical Protocol, which when initiated, automatically activates the trauma ward program in all of the holodecks which recreates a fully-equipped trauma ward. In addition to an emergency, selected deck panels are beamed from sickbay to a cargo bay while bio-beds are simultaneously beamed into place in sickbay and connected by engineers standing by in sickbay. This ability was rendered obsolete by the stardate 56201 sickbay upgrade.

The Prometheus' sickbay as of mid - late 2379

The Prometheus' morgue as of mid - late 2379

The bio-beds in the 2379 Sickbay refit

As of stardate 56201, The Prometheus' sickbay underwent a major refit and upgrade as a result of Starfleet Command becoming aware of the woefully under-equipped nature of the original configuration in regards to cases of multiple patients need to be treated at the same time with little or no forewarning. As a result, the Prometheus' sickbay was upgraded so its simultaneous treatment capabilities equaled those of the Intrepid class' sickbay. The new sickbay is equipped with the chief medical officer's office, a load-out of three bio-beds along one wall and one dedicated surgical bio-bed in the surgical bay, a small med-lab, and an expanded ship's morgue accessible via the med-lab.

Computer System[]

Three of the Prometheus' many bio-neural gel packs.

The Prometheus was outfitted with state of the art, custom computer system programmed with the most up to date LCARS computer software and computer database. The computer system is formally known as the M16a tri-core bio-neural gel pack isolinear III processor. The M16a tri-core bio-neural gel pack isolinear III processor is a variant on the standard mark sixteen multi-tronic computer and is equipped with third-generation Isolinear circuitry and second-generation bio-neural gel packs (which contain one point five times the synthetic neurons as standard gel packs resulting in a fifty percent increase in data transmission and processing capability) Another difference between an M16 bio-neural gel pack isolinear III processor and an M16a tri-core bio-neural gel pack isolinear III processor and its predecessor is the addition of a third computer core, as compared to the standard two, to assist in coordinating the second docking system and speed up communications while the ship is in multi-vector assault mode.

In addition to the main computer system, the Prometheus is equipped with two secondary cores brought on-line during the Multi-Vector Assault Mode and takes over the main computer functions for those sections for the duration of the separation.

Emergency Medical Hologram[]

The Prometheus had been outfitted with the prototype of the Mark II EMH at the time of her hijacking by Romulans in 2374. By 2379 the Mark II had been replaced by the Mark III and Mark IV EMHs. With the installation of each EMH, the Prometheus' EMH backup module for the previous version of the program was removed, placed in storage for eventual transfer to the Starfleet Corp of Engineers, and replaced with the backup module for the present version of the program. Assuming the communications links between the three sections of the ship are fully functional during Multi-vector assault mode the EMH can be transferred between the sections, however, this procedure is not recommended as the EMH can be permanently lost if the communications are disrupted during the transmission.

Emergency Command and Tactical Hologram[]

By Stardate 56339, the Prometheus had been outfitted with the prototype of Starfleet's Mark I Emergency Command and Tactical Hologram which was based on the ECH program extension that was added to the starship Voyager's Mark I EMH. When installed, protocols were established for the chain of command regarding the ECTH which stated the ECTH was merely a command advisor and could only assume command of the ship if all members of the senior staff were incapacitated. However, the ECTH command protocol stated that the ECTH could be given temporary command (i.e., as in while the Captain was off the bridge or command of the bridge for night shift) of the bridge like any other officer.

Science Labs[]

One of the Prometheus' Science labs

The Prometheus is equipped with four standard science labs equipped with standard equipment for the Sovereign-class starship's science labs. Each of the labs can be refitted with minimal to moderate effort for specialized purposes at the Captain's discretion. Among the various possible configurations (for which supplies are maintained onboard ship) for the science labs are:

  • Long-term Patient Care Ward
  • Dedicated Surgical Ward
  • Decontamination Ward
  • Cloning/Biological Research Lab
  • Auxiliary Sickbay
  • Micro-gravity treatment lab
  • Holographic Research and Development Lab
  • Cybernetic Research Lab
  • Biosynthesis Lab
  • Weapon Development Lab

The Prometheus' Astrometrics Lab

The Prometheus is also equipped with a Stellar Cartography/Astrometrics Lab visually identical to Voyager's Astrometrics Laboratory, but equipped only with Federation technology.

As of stardate 56201 (2379), The sensors of the Prometheus were augmented with the installation of additional sensor pallets, which were developed for the Luna-class of starships, increasing the ship's scientific capabilities fivefold.

Main Engineering[]

The Prometheus' Main Engineering section

The Prometheus Warp Core

The Prometheus' main engineering is visually identical, and from an engineering standpoint, nearly identical to that of the Intrepid-class' since the two classes share common elements and some design lineage. The main difference between the two types of engineering are the corresponding changes for and to the Gravimetric Field Displacement Manifold, more commonly known as the warp core, due to the multi-vector assault mode.

The Prometheus is also equipped with two Auxiliary Engineering compartments which serve as "main engineering" departments for their sections when the multi-vector assault mode is initiated/engaged. These sections are not as large as the Main Engineering compartment because of their secondary nature, but are none the less more than adequate to serve as a temporary main engineering when the multi-vector assault mode is engaged or if main engineering is somehow disabled/inoperative. To further enhance this, each of the engineering compartments is equipped with override circuits specifically designed to allow the remote control of the other engineering sections.

Navigational Deflector[]

The Prometheus was equipped, during its construction, with the navigational deflector design from the Akira-class enhanced with elements from the Sovereign-class starship's navigational deflector design. The enhancements allow the navigational deflector to operate with a marked increase in efficiency at higher warp speeds.

Even though the deflector design was from a class with a lower maximum warp speed, the Starfleet designers in charge of the Prometheus Project felt that the design was still suitable (with minor modifications) since it was designed for a vessel with a wider beam measurement and a greater bow to stern length and a mass roughly 3.59411 times greater than that of the Prometheus.

Warp Core/Anti-Matter Pod Ejection[]

In the event of an imminent warp core breach, the Prometheus-class starship, like all 24th century Starfleet vessels, can eject its warp cores and/or its anti-matter pods depending on the severity of the situation. Either procedure requires the authorization code of the chief engineer or a member of the senior staff. The core and pods are ejected through dedicated ejection ports on the underside of the secondary hull. Magnetic rails inside the channels accelerate the core/pods once disengaged from the vessel and fire it away from the ship. Under normal circumstances, the vessel then moves away from the core/pods as fast as possible under impulse power. Should the core not go critical, the vessel can recover it using shuttles and tractor beams. The anti-matter pods are likewise capable of being retrieved and reinstalled, although their re-installation is more complicated due to the volatile nature of anti-matter. It is not unheard of, although it is by no means common or encouraged by Starfleet Command, for an anti-matter pod or pods to be ejected so its/their detonation can be used as a part of a combat maneuver.

Landing And Atmospheric Flight[]

Being a ship belonging to one of the few Starfleet starship classes capable of atmospheric entry and planetary landing, the Prometheus starship is equipped with hybrid microfusion and EM driven airflow atmospheric thrusters as well as anti-gravity lifters and landing struts strategically placed at the mass and stress points on the ventral surface of the secondary hull. Prior to and during landing or taking off procedures, the vessel typically goes to Blue Alert, indicating to the crew they assume their code blue stations.

Atmospheric Containment[]

The Prometheus is equipped with a transverse bulkhead system designed to protect the majority of the Prometheus' crew in the event of a hull breach and the failure of the atmospheric containment forcefields. The emergency bulkheads on the Prometheus are set up at every junction point between each major section. This system also includes the transverse bulkheads used to render the individual sections airtight when engaging the multi-vector assault mode.

Auxiliary Systems/Features[]

Manual Navigational Control System[]

The Prometheus, like the Sovereign-class, was equipped with a Manual Navigation Control System for precision and emergency sublight maneuvering via the manual steering column located in the Flight Control Console. The system was installed to provide an intuitive control method when the normal flight controls are inoperative.


Two Type 9 shuttles in the Prometheus' shuttlebay

The Prometheus class' shuttlebay

Located in the aft dorsal portion of the secondary hull, the shuttlebay of the Prometheus is based largely on the design of the Intrepid-class' shuttlebay and is the only point of entrance and egress for auxiliary craft, as well as management of said craft. The shuttlebay is managed by a team of pilots, engineers and technicians, and operations personnel under the supervision of the Chief Flight Control Officer and Chief Operations Officer. Located behind the shuttlebay (closer to the bow) is the maintenance bay. This secondary area is almost as large as the main shuttlebay and is where all shuttle maintenance takes place. Shuttles and cargo are moved from the shuttlebay to the maintenance bay by way anti-gravity lifts (for cargo) and by the shuttle using its own anti-gravity lifters.

Auxiliary Craft[]

The Prometheus is equipped with the following types and numbers of auxiliary craft:


The Prometheus' fencing room

The Prometheus, like most Federation starships, is outfitted with a gymnasium for crew recreation. The Prometheus' gym included change facilities, a pool, a work-out room, a multi-purpose room, a parrises squares court, and a dedicated fencing room.

Mess Hall[]

The Prometheus' Mess Hall

On the Prometheus the mess hall was located on deck five, section thirteen. The Prometheus' mess hall was similar but not identical to the configuration of the Intrepid mess hall with the Captain's private dining room reconfigured into a galley. The mess hall aboard the Prometheus' was host to many social gatherings, including the change of command ceremony in which Captain MacLeod formally assumed command of the Prometheus.

By 2379, Tedak was serving Engine Room Hooch in the mess hall thanks to a still he operated in cargo bay 3. Knowledge of the still was commonplace onboard, although not officially acknowledged, and the serving of Engine room hooch was not promoted or officially acknowledged, even though many members of the crew, including Captain MacLeod, Lt. Cmdr. ch'Rimosi, and Chief Gunn were known to occasionally enjoy the beverage.

Captain's Dining Room[]

The Captain's dining room onboard the Prometheus

Like other Federation starships, the Prometheus was equipped with a Captain's Dining Room for the commanding officer's personal use and as a venue for hosting formal dinners for V.I.P.s. With a minimal amount of work, the standard built-in LCARS equipped dining table can be temporarily or permanently replaced with a larger table.


One of the Prometheus' holodeck

The Prometheus has been equipped with two holodecks for both entertainment and training purposes. Like all other Federation holodecks the holodecks on the Prometheus are capable of running programs in either objective (Non-participatory) or subjective (participatory) modes. The Prometheus' holodecks are equipped with safety protocols to prevent serious injury during their use, perceptual filters for holographic characters, spatial orientation sub-systems, and are capable of playing a wide assortment of holograpic programs.

Onboard the Prometheus, like on all Starfleet vessels equipped with holodecks, the holodeck safety protocols on the Prometheus can be disengaged when required, but only by a senior officer, however, to ensure safety for the participant(s), any person onboard the ship can reactivate safety protocols as long as they are within the holodeck or at the control panel outside the holodeck. On the Prometheus, a record is automatically made at all times the safety protocols are disengaged and by whom. This record is accessible by all senior staff but can not be deleted by anyone onboard the ship in the event that the record is needed to document a pattern of self-harming behavior. The holodecks are run with a forcefield on the floor, allowing the person(s) to move.

In the event of an evacuation, all holodecks are pressed into service as temporary lodging through activating a barrack program which creates holographic bunks.


One of the Prometheus' transporter rooms

The Prometheus has been equipped with the standard transporters that have been installed on ships constructed since the construction of the Intrepid-class starship. Like all Starfleet transporters, the ones onboard the Prometheus had a normal maximum range of 40,000 kilometers, although, in an emergency, this can be extended by tying the transporter system into the navigational deflector. While tying the transporters into the navigational deflector does extend the range of the transporter, it also severely limits the number of places a person can be transported to or from.

By stardate 56201, due to the "tinkering" the Prometheus' Lieutenant commander Durgan Morlon, Master chief petty officer Joshua Gunn, Ensign D4 Green, Lieutenant Commander Sandra Zane, and Lieutenant junior grade Kiaphet Amman'sor the transport cycle for the transporters on the Prometheus were reduced from five to three seconds. Like all Starfleet transporters, the transporters onboard the Prometheus have the same limitations regarding shielding, transport inhibitors, and naturally occurring transport inhibiting minerals/formations/events.


The Prometheus' Brig

Like all Starfleet vessels, the Prometheus has been equipped with a brig to facilitate the confinement of individuals who must be detained - such as dangerous individuals, criminals, and crew members found guilty of violating Starfleet regulations. On board the Prometheus, the brig is a heavily guarded room containing multiple cells, a control console, a reinforced security door, and an overhead observation platform. Fortunately, like on most Starfleet vessels, the brig is a seldom-used part of the ship with an average occupancy rate of less than .1% of a mission's duration.

Jefferies Tubes[]

One of the Prometheus' many horizontal Jefferies tubes

Like all Starfleet vessels and installations, the Prometheus is equipped with Jefferies tubes to allow the crew access to various ship's systems. In emergencies when the turbolifts are inoperative, the Jefferies tubes can be used for moving around the ship. Doors within the Jefferies tubes can be sealed for safety or security reasons. It should be noted that on all ship displays of the internal structure Jefferies Tubes are not displayed.

Crew Accommodations[]

One-third of the quarters onboard the Prometheus are special variable environment quarters for crew/guests with special requirements, the remainder of the quarters are standard M-class atmosphere quarters designed for humanoids and near humanoids. The Prometheus is equipped with the standard cabin/quarter types which consist of the following:

V.I.P. quarters:
The V.I.P. quarters contain a living area, a bedroom with a holographic mirror, a bathroom, as well as a large desk with a computer terminal. The quarters feature four windows, which offer an excellent view of space. These quarters are reserved for visiting ambassadors, dignitaries, and other high-ranking officials.
Captain's quarters:
The captain's quarters contain a living area, a bedroom with a holographic mirror, a bathroom, as well as an office containing a desk and computer terminal. The quarters feature five windows in addition to the window in the office, all of which offer an excellent view of space in front of the vessel.
Officers' quarters:
These quarters line the edge of the saucer section and contain a living area, a bedroom with a holographic mirror, and a bathroom. They are generally reserved for those of ranking lieutenant (full grade) or higher and members of the senior staff, regardless of their rank. Senior staff members are typically assigned quarters featuring a pair of large windows.
Guest quarters:
Like the Officer's quarters, these quarters line the edge of the saucer section and contain a living area, a bedroom with a holographic mirror, and a bathroom.
Standard crew quarters:
These small quarters units are located within the primary hull and lack windows. They are comprised of a living area, a bedroom with a holographic mirror, and a bathroom. The living area contains a replicator terminal and is customizable with a variety of furniture and decorations. Crewmembers of lieutenant junior grade and Ensign ranks are given their own quarters, as are non-commissioned officers of the rank of chief petty officer; non-commissioned officers below the rank of chief petty officer are required to share quarters which consist of two bedrooms each with a holographic mirror, a common living area and common bathroom.

In an emergency, such as an unexpected mass evacuation, the public areas of the ship, such as the mess hall and cargo bays, can be set up as barracks in the event that the usage of the holodecks as barracks is not sufficient.

Weapons Storage[]

The Prometheus' Armory (2374-2386)

The Prometheus's Armory (post 2386 refit)

The Prometheus was equipped with one main Armory located on deck five and with smaller weapons lockers located on all other decks. The Armory contained a small hologrid for weapons testing, several work stations, as well as personnel weapons and various other tactical equipment. The weapons lockers typically only contained hand phasers and phaser rifles.

By 2386, the Armory had been refit to remove the hologrid and create a "lobby" area and a large secure area that contained the weaponry and tactical equipment.

Personnel Equipment[]

When assigned to active duty the Prometheus was equipped with all of Starfleet's current personnel equipment, which includes but is not limited to:


Due to the wide variety of worlds represented on the Prometheus, species and gender are noted.

Senior Staff[]

Other Crew[]

See also: USS Prometheus (NX-59650) (Prometheus) personnel

Ships of the class[]

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