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[[Image:scematics.jpg|250px|left|Achilles-class Schematics]]
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{{Motto - LoD|Sing, oh Muse, the wrath of Achilles"|Homer, ''Iliad''|ICON=Achilles-icon1.gif|link=Garuda Namesake and Dedication Plaque}}
==Design and Development==
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'''USS ''Achilles''''' (NX-82376), briefly named '''NX ''Nemesis''''' from 2381 to 2383, is a Federation starship and the lead ship of [[Achilles Class|her class]]. She was named for the ancient Greek hero of Homer's epic poem the [[wp:Iliad|''Iliad''.]]
The USS Achilles is the prototype vessel of the [[Achilles Class]] starships, built and used by the Federation's Starfleet. The Achilles itself has the following modification, not present on other ships of its class.
 
  
=='''CLASSIFIED''' - Artificial Intelligence Control System -''' CLASSIFIED'''==
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==Operational History==
'''THETIS''', or the '''Tri-optical Humanoid-Equivalent Thought Integration System''', was designed to be an advanced neural network for the new Achilles-class attack cruisers. However, during the initial test phases on the prototype system, the programmers found that Thetis had become self-aware. In a panic, they tried to shut the system down and fix what they saw as a problem. However, Thetis, or Tess as she likes to be called, managed to break through the lock-down in the comm system and appealed to the Starfleet JAG office for amnesty. The programmers were ordered to cease their attempts at reprogramming, pending a hearing on Tess' status as a sentient being.
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USS ''Achilles'' was laid down on Stardate 237310.3 at the Procyon Fleetyards, launched stardate 237412.21, sponsored by Leticia Apollodorus, daughter of the governor of Greece, with Captain Morghan O'Riley in command.  
  
[[Image:thetis.jpg|left|Thetis' Holomatrix]]
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Due to the Romulan hijacking of USS Prometheus the previous year,  Achilles was moved under heavy escort from Procyon to the Utopia Planitia Fleetyards orbiting Sol IV (Mars), where the rest of her systems, including the [[Thetis|THETIS]] AI control system, were installed.
Subsiquently, the Starfleet review board declared Thetis sentient and the designers were forced to incorporate her into the system. However, the Achilles-class designers have subsiquently removed any of the THETIS system from following ships of this class.
 
  
During her post-Dominion War upgrades, a ship-wide holoemitter system was installed to allow the EMH to report for emergencies. No holomatrix was created for Tess. However, she surprised her maintenance crews by creating her own holoprogram and now is able to project herself anywhere within the confines of the ship.
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[[File:Achilles.jpg|250px|left|thumb|USS ''Achilles'']]
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Her combat outfitting complete, Achilles deployed to the front on Stardate 237504.04, construction crews still aboard fitting out some of her systems. Arriving at Starbase 372, Achilles was immediately assigned to the command of Thomas Riker and given a long-range unescorted strike mission, the target being the Ketracel White production facilities in the Pelosa system. Despite heavy resistance from defending Cardassian and Dominion forces, she made a successful single pass on the facility, destroying the complex with its high output quantum torpedo launchers. In addition to the facility, the Achilles destroyed a full wing of fighters and four Dominion attack ships, while crippling at least as many. This was a single-mission ship kill record that stood for the rest of the war.  
  
== The Ship Itself ==
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While extremely successful during the war and finished out shortly afterward, problems between her commanding officers and the THETIS system, however, resulted in the most advanced ship in Starfleet having 5 COs within a year after the war, then being drydocked, unused, at the Utopia Planitia yards for nearly six more.
  
The keel of the USS Achilles, the ship that Thetis is integrated into, was laid at the Procyon Fleetyards. Her navigation and drive systems were finished there, then she was moved, under heavy escort, to the Utopia Planetia Fleetyards orbiting Sol IV (Mars), where the rest of her systems, including the AI, were subsiquently installed.
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New threats, in the form of the Romulan Empire, pushed Starfleet Command to find a new commander for Achilles and Fleet Captain Adler Wong-Aquiss was assigned to the ship. After being told that she was being recommissioned, the onboard AI hacked the computers that controlled the moorings at Utopia Planitia and took the ship out for a short trip, leaving her new CO to arrive at the shipyards to find no ship of which to take command. The ship was tracked by long-range sensor arrays making a blazingly fast triangle to Wolf 359, then Procyon, before returning to Mars.  
  
While extremely successful during the war and finished out shortly afterward, problems between her commanding officers and the Thetis system, however, resulted in the ship having 5 COs within a year, then being drydocked, unused, at Procyon for nearly six more.
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===As NX ''Nemesis''===
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At the request of the Fleet-Captain Wong-Aquiss, ''Achilles'' was renamed ''Nemesis'', honoring a long line of ships with that name. The onboard AI was less than thrilled with this name change but was forced to go along with it nonetheless.  
  
Starfleet Command found a commander that was willing to try out the ship, however, in Fleet Captain Adler Wong-Aquiss. The first mission of the two was successful, evacuating a colony before the planet tore itself apart from internal seismic pressure. The second mission was to stop a defecting Starfleet Admiral from reaching Romulan space; the Nemesis was intercepted and destroyed by 5 Norexean-class Warbirds, though she destroyed 2 and crippled two additional ships from the Romulan force.
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The first mission of the ship was successful, evacuating a colony before the planet tore itself apart from internal seismic pressure. The second mission was to stop a defecting Starfleet Admiral from reaching Romulan space; Nemesis was intercepted and presumed destroyed by 5 Norexean-class Warbirds. She managed to destroy two Romulan ships and crippled two others, reportedly badly enough that at least one of them was scrapped rather than being repaired.
  
Despite the report of the ship's destruction by her former Commanding Officer, which was corroborated by numerous other members of the crew and Romulan sensor data, an unknown Achilles-class ship has been seen in the Ithassa region in recent months. Gorn sensor data shows the ship's registry as the USS Achilles, but this has not been confirmed by any specific Federation sources.  
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===Reappearance===
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Reports of the ship's demise were, to quote Mark Twain, "greatly exaggerated." The ship reappeared in the Ithassa region, operating under her original name ''Achilles'', and played a role in precipitating the [[Gorn_Conflict_of_2383|Gorn invasion]] of that region in 2383.
  
==Ship Specifications==
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After the conflict, Starfleet decided it was time to track down ''Achilles'' and bring her back into the fold. Commander Walker and the {{USS|Ronin}} were assigned to that task. After a tense encounter involving the summary destruction of three Grendellai ships and the spacing of their boarding parties from the ''Ronin'' by the AI, the ship returned willingly to [[Deep Space 17]] and its newly expanded facilities for repairs and refitting.
Production Run:
 
USS Achilles NX-82376
 
*further production has been cancelled, based on classified reports
 
  
Type: Heavy Cruiser
 
*Length: 612 meters
 
*Beam: 372 meters
 
*Height: 67 meters
 
*Decks: 12
 
*Mass: 1,295,410 metric tons
 
  
Crew: 75 Officers, 300 Enlisted, 0-500 Other (400 Total Standard Crew)
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*Evacuation limit: 900
 
*Diplomatic Capabilities: Grade 3
 
 
 
Standard Mission Duration: 3 years
 
*Minor Refits: 5 years
 
*Standard Refits: 10 years
 
*Major Refits: 15 years (shipyard-based overhauls)
 
*Expected Hull Life: 95 years with refits
 
 
 
Propulsion:
 
*2 LF-45 Advanced Linear Warp Drive Units (MARA)
 
*2 FIG 6 Subatomic Unified Energy Impulse Units (Standard)
 
 
 
Velocity:
 
*Normal Cruise: Warp 7.0
 
*Maximum Cruise: Warp 9.75+ (still under testing)
 
*Maximum Rated: Warp 9.99+ (still under testing)
 
 
 
Phasers:
 
*8 x Type XII Phaser arrays, total output 40,000 TeraWatts
 
*2 x Class I rapid fire phaser pulse cannons, total output 32,500 TeraWatts
 
 
 
Torpedoes:
 
*2 x Burst-fire Torpedo Turrets (Photon/Quantum) + 300 torpedoes
 
*Phalanx Torpedo Array + 300 mini-quantum torpedoes (max 50km range)
 
 
 
Shields:
 
*Auto-modulated high capacity regenerative shield system, total capacity 3,100,000 TeraJoules
 
*Heavy Duranium/Tritanium double hull plus 10 cm Ablative armor.
 
*High level Structural Integrity Field
 
 
 
Computers:
 
*Primary Computer System: Class XIX Bioneural/Isolinear Computer Core/LCARS
 
*Primary Navigation System: RAV/ISHAK Mod 7 Warp Celestial Guidance
 
 
 
Strength Indices: (1000 = Galaxy-class equivalent)
 
*Beam Strength: 1,450
 
*Torpedo Strength: 6,840
 
*Weapons' Range/Accuracy: 1,000
 
*Shields: 1,148
 
*Hull/Armor Strength: 1,900
 
*Speed: 4,125 
 
*Combat Maneuverability: 7,500
 
*Total Strength:
 
**2895.773 (within 50km)
 
**1912.601 (outside 50km)
 
  
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Latest revision as of 00:02, 26 October 2015

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“Sing, oh Muse, the wrath of Achilles"”

Homer, Iliad


USS Achilles (NX-82376), briefly named NX Nemesis from 2381 to 2383, is a Federation starship and the lead ship of her class. She was named for the ancient Greek hero of Homer's epic poem the Iliad.

Operational History

USS Achilles was laid down on Stardate 237310.3 at the Procyon Fleetyards, launched stardate 237412.21, sponsored by Leticia Apollodorus, daughter of the governor of Greece, with Captain Morghan O'Riley in command.

Due to the Romulan hijacking of USS Prometheus the previous year, Achilles was moved under heavy escort from Procyon to the Utopia Planitia Fleetyards orbiting Sol IV (Mars), where the rest of her systems, including the THETIS AI control system, were installed.

USS Achilles

Her combat outfitting complete, Achilles deployed to the front on Stardate 237504.04, construction crews still aboard fitting out some of her systems. Arriving at Starbase 372, Achilles was immediately assigned to the command of Thomas Riker and given a long-range unescorted strike mission, the target being the Ketracel White production facilities in the Pelosa system. Despite heavy resistance from defending Cardassian and Dominion forces, she made a successful single pass on the facility, destroying the complex with its high output quantum torpedo launchers. In addition to the facility, the Achilles destroyed a full wing of fighters and four Dominion attack ships, while crippling at least as many. This was a single-mission ship kill record that stood for the rest of the war.

While extremely successful during the war and finished out shortly afterward, problems between her commanding officers and the THETIS system, however, resulted in the most advanced ship in Starfleet having 5 COs within a year after the war, then being drydocked, unused, at the Utopia Planitia yards for nearly six more.

New threats, in the form of the Romulan Empire, pushed Starfleet Command to find a new commander for Achilles and Fleet Captain Adler Wong-Aquiss was assigned to the ship. After being told that she was being recommissioned, the onboard AI hacked the computers that controlled the moorings at Utopia Planitia and took the ship out for a short trip, leaving her new CO to arrive at the shipyards to find no ship of which to take command. The ship was tracked by long-range sensor arrays making a blazingly fast triangle to Wolf 359, then Procyon, before returning to Mars.

As NX Nemesis

At the request of the Fleet-Captain Wong-Aquiss, Achilles was renamed Nemesis, honoring a long line of ships with that name. The onboard AI was less than thrilled with this name change but was forced to go along with it nonetheless.

The first mission of the ship was successful, evacuating a colony before the planet tore itself apart from internal seismic pressure. The second mission was to stop a defecting Starfleet Admiral from reaching Romulan space; Nemesis was intercepted and presumed destroyed by 5 Norexean-class Warbirds. She managed to destroy two Romulan ships and crippled two others, reportedly badly enough that at least one of them was scrapped rather than being repaired.

Reappearance

Reports of the ship's demise were, to quote Mark Twain, "greatly exaggerated." The ship reappeared in the Ithassa region, operating under her original name Achilles, and played a role in precipitating the Gorn invasion of that region in 2383.

After the conflict, Starfleet decided it was time to track down Achilles and bring her back into the fold. Commander Walker and the USS Ronin were assigned to that task. After a tense encounter involving the summary destruction of three Grendellai ships and the spacing of their boarding parties from the Ronin by the AI, the ship returned willingly to Deep Space 17 and its newly expanded facilities for repairs and refitting.



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