The USS Pontiac, NCC-72684, is a Danube class runabout assigned to the USS Constitution-B
As can be seen below the Pontiac is equipped with an extra sensor pod above her hull. This facilitates specific science missions undertaken by the craft. Larger and faster than a shuttle but smaller and slower that a starship, the USS Pontiac is used only for specific missions that require transporting a large group from the USS Constitution to a far location.
|This is the Cockpit of the USS Pontiac.|
|This is the spacious aft section of the USS Pontiac.|
Missions Undertaken by the USS Pontiac
- Stardate 238312.01: On stardate 238312.01 Captain Rocar took the USS Pontiac on his mission to the Orelius Sector He latter travelled to Betazed aboard the Pontiac to pick up his family. Enroute back to the USS Constitution the Pontiac was attacked by some silica-based space lifeforms and a distress call was issued.
The USS Pontiac is named after an early 18th century Native American Ottawa leader known as Pontiac or Obwandiyag. He was reknowned for for his participation in the siege of Detroit and Pontiac's Rebellion, a struggle against British military occupation of the Great Lakes region (North America).
- Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
- "Pontiac" by Richard White at Encyclopedia of North American Indians
- Chief Pontiac as depicted at the Siege of Fort Detroit No known existing portraits have depicted Pontiac at this event and Cecy Rose has based her oil painting on well-researched reference material.