USS Independence-B/Lineage and Dedication Plaque
Previous ships named Independence
- USS Independence (NCC-1776), New Orleans class
The first USS Independence was commissioned in 2366 and saw service in the Dominion War. Having survived the war, it underwent a scheduled refit in 2379. The vessel then saw action in the Ithassa Region under the command of Captain Jessa Anassasi and served with distinction in the region. The vessel was destroyed in an attempted Gorn invasion of the region, being rammed into the Gorn vessel Emperor's Fang by Commander Idril Mar in the climactic Battle of Deep Space 17 on 26 September 2383.
- USS Independence (NCC-1776-A), Prometheus class
The fifth Prometheus class starship of the 118 Fleet, the Independence-A was built at Utopia Planitia before being dispatched in 2384 to the Ithassa Region under the command of Rear Admiral Jessa Anassasi after the loss of its predecessor during the Gorn Conflict of 2383. It continued to serve the fleet with distinction, defending against the Vaadwaur Invasion of 2387 and taking part in the Hobus supernova relief campaign in 2388. In November 2388, the ship was believed destroyed in the Mirror Universe while under the command of Fleet Captain Sidney Riley. It was later discovered the USS Independence-A wasn't destroyed, but left floating dead in space, ghosting through parallel universes via a phenomenon known as a space lightning storm. The ship was declared lost, and its successor was commissioned in 2398.