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Prometheus class heavy cruisers are an onset of combat support Fleet vessels, designed primarily in response to technologically advanced threats facing the Federations. Developed from a combination of the technologies of Defiant, Sovereign and Intrepid classes, the Prometheus utilizes the latest in ablative armour, warp field technology, and quantum weaponry. It is the only ship class which is capable of separating into three sections (upper engineering hull, lower engineering hull, and the saucer section) coordinated through its multi-vector assault mode.
While the USS Independence-A was designed as a tactical assault cruiser, it served a much wider role and performed deep space exploration and diplomatic/military roles, utilizing the full advancements of its science, medical, and engineering facilities.
The fifth Prometheus class starship of the 118 Fleet, the USS Independence NCC-1776-A was principally designed by David Cody and commissioned by Rear Admiral Jessa Anassasi, built at Utopia Planitia before being dispatched to the Ithassa Region after the loss of its predacessor, the USS Independence during the Gorn Conflict of 2383. It would continue to serve the Fleet until November of 2388, when the ship was purportedly destroyed in the mirror universe while Fleet Captain Sidney Riley was commanding.
As was later learned, the USS Independence-A wasn't destroyed, but left floating dead in space, ghosting through the mirror and parallel universes through a phenomenon known as a space lightning storm.
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