| USS Discovery|
USS Discovery (NCC-31929)
Carrying on the proud tradition of its predecessors, the Akira-Class USS Discovery was launched on Stardate 238006.06. Commanded by Commander Steve McCall, the ship served as the lead support vessel for StarBase 118. On her shakedown cruise, she was attacked by a Romulan Warbird and slightly damaged. Successive scans of the ship turned up several bombs placed by Romulan terrorists, but the bombs were quickly diffused by the Discovery crew.
The Discovery participated in a mission to Ferenginar to help oversee the installation of a new Grand Nagus for the Ferengi Consortium. While in orbit she encounted a Romulan Warbird and eventually came to blows with the ship. The Discovery nearly obliterated the Warbird after a swift combat. She ferried the crew home after a successful mission. Little did the crew know that following them was none other than the USS Tiamat, a modified Constitution-class ship equipped with a cloak. The Tiamat followed the Discovery into the starbase and attacked, causing a great deal of damage to the Discovery and the Starbase.. Eventually, Thompson was made to retreat due to the heroic actions of her crew, and the Discovery along with several other Starbase 118 vessels wreaked terrible vengeance upon the Tiamat, destroying her.
Command of the Discovery was granted to Lieutenant Commander Tyr Waltas on stardate 238102 for a training mission to the Daris II debris field. The Discovery encountered strange goings-on at the mining facility, and eventually uncovered a Pirate operation in progress. The Discovery battled several pilot vessels and dragged them back to the Starbase in disgrace.
After several grueling missions in which she was never fully repaired due to time constraints, the Discovery met her end in 2382 when she succumbed to terrorist attacks of an unknown origin. Dozens of devices with their own cloaking shields were planted throughout the ship and caused massive power spikes in the grid. The saboteur eventually made his/her way to Engineering and critically damaged the warp core. After a massive evacuation which resulted in no loss of life, the Discovery exploded as her warp core went critical.