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[[Image:columbiawiki.jpg|left]]The starship Columbia was named in honor of the old earth space shuttle Columbia that was destroyed in a tragic accident in 2003. The first ship to enter outer space with the name Columbia was a pioneer in earth's early space history. It is no coincidence that Columbia left dry dock almost exactly 400 years after her ancestor entered earth's orbit for the first time.
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{{USS|Columbia}} was named in honor of the old earth space shuttle Columbia that was destroyed in a tragic accident in 2003. The first ship to enter outer space with the name Columbia was a pioneer in earth's early space history. It is no coincidence that Columbia left dry dock almost exactly 400 years after her ancestor entered earth's orbit for the first time.
  
Commissioning of the new starship Columbia marks an exciting change for Starfleet. With the [[ma:Dominion War|Dominion War]] long over and ongoing peace talks with the [[ma:Romulan Star Empire|Romulan Star Empire]] progressing, Starfleet has shifted construction of its vessels away from wartime duty towards its primary mission of exploration. The existing [[ma:Nebula class|Nebula Class]] design facilitates this change in mission.
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Commissioning of the new starship Columbia marked a change for StarFleet. With the [[ma:Dominion War|Dominion War]] long over and peace talks with the [[ma:Romulan Star Empire|Romulan Star Empire]] progressing, StarFleet shifted construction of its vessels away from wartime duty and toward its primary mission of exploration. The existing [[ma:Nebula class|Nebula Class]] design facilitated this change in mission.
  
Columbia sacrifices the battle capabilities of some more recent vessels, but she is well equipped with some of the latest breaking and largely untested Starfleet technology. What Columbia lacks in offensive firepower, she makes up with technological advancement.
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{{USS|Columbia}} eschewed the battle capabilities of some more recent vessels; she was instead well equipped with some of the latest breaking and largely untested Starfleet technology. What Columbia lacked in offensive firepower, she made up with technological advancement.
  
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While she served through 2382 and part of 2383 as an exploration vessel, she was soon reassigned, with her crew, to StarBase 118 Operations. She was active as the field ship in that capacity, until 2384, when she was put into dry-dock for a review of her warp systems.
 
While she served through 2382 and part of 2383 as an exploration vessel, she was soon reassigned, with her crew, to StarBase 118 Operations. She was active as the field ship in that capacity, until 2384, when she was put into dry-dock for a review of her warp systems.
  
Following the failed attempt at creating an artificial wormhole for incredibly fast interstellar travel, the Columbia was severely damaged.  After limping back to StarBase 118, Captain [[Avatar, Mal|Avatar]] and his crew were transferred to [[StarBase 118 Ops|Starbase 118 Operations]]. Currently the Columbia serves as a support vehicle for [[Starbase 118 Ops]].
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Following the failed attempt at creating an artificial wormhole for incredibly fast interstellar travel, the Columbia was severely damaged.  After limping back to StarBase 118, Captain [[Avatar, Mal|Avatar]] and his crew were transferred to [[StarBase 118 Ops|Starbase 118 Operations]].
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* Ship Specs: [[Columbia Ship Specs|Read Columbia's full ship specs]]
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Columbia's active service in support of Starbase 118 Operations came to a violent end when the ship was severely damaged during a [[Starbase 118 The Odyssey Project|mission]]. Extensive repairs were required, and StarFleet took the opportunity to refit the ship with upgraded systems and modules, including a new bridge module, expanded sensor capability, additional support craft, and other system upgrades.
  
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On Stardate 239107.14, Commander [[Livingston, Benjamin|Ben Livingston]] took command of {{USS|Columbia}} as it set out on a new mission of exploration.
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Revision as of 22:21, 12 July 2014

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Comissioned & Launched


USS Columbia was named in honor of the old earth space shuttle Columbia that was destroyed in a tragic accident in 2003. The first ship to enter outer space with the name Columbia was a pioneer in earth's early space history. It is no coincidence that Columbia left dry dock almost exactly 400 years after her ancestor entered earth's orbit for the first time.

Commissioning of the new starship Columbia marked a change for StarFleet. With the Dominion War long over and peace talks with the Romulan Star Empire progressing, StarFleet shifted construction of its vessels away from wartime duty and toward its primary mission of exploration. The existing Nebula Class design facilitated this change in mission.

USS Columbia eschewed the battle capabilities of some more recent vessels; she was instead well equipped with some of the latest breaking and largely untested Starfleet technology. What Columbia lacked in offensive firepower, she made up with technological advancement.


The Avatar Missions


Starbase 118 Support


While she served through 2382 and part of 2383 as an exploration vessel, she was soon reassigned, with her crew, to StarBase 118 Operations. She was active as the field ship in that capacity, until 2384, when she was put into dry-dock for a review of her warp systems.

Following the failed attempt at creating an artificial wormhole for incredibly fast interstellar travel, the Columbia was severely damaged. After limping back to StarBase 118, Captain Avatar and his crew were transferred to Starbase 118 Operations.


Refit and Ready for Service


Columbia's active service in support of Starbase 118 Operations came to a violent end when the ship was severely damaged during a mission. Extensive repairs were required, and StarFleet took the opportunity to refit the ship with upgraded systems and modules, including a new bridge module, expanded sensor capability, additional support craft, and other system upgrades.

On Stardate 239107.14, Commander Ben Livingston took command of USS Columbia as it set out on a new mission of exploration.



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