“For every minute, the future is becoming the past.”
Thor is the mighty, hammer-wielding god of the ancient Norse mythology of Earth. He is associated with thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, and strength. Thor was upright in character but fearsome to his enemies. He protected mankind with a magic hammer, Mjölnir, which always struck its target and returned to Thor's hand. Like the ancient deity for which it is named, the USS Thor is tasked with protecting the Federation and its allies. Her Starfleet crew are the model of strong character and the mighty ship inspires fear in her enemies.
The USS Thor, a Vesta class multi-mission explorer, was officially launched on stardate 239406.23 under the command of Rear Admiral Toni Turner on a mission of scientific exploration and defense of Federation worlds and allies in and around the Duronis Sector and Typhon Expanse.
In 2397, with Starfleet's mission on Duronis II complete and the Laudeans of that world set to become Federation members, the Thor was reassigned away from the Duronis Sector under the command of Fleet Captain Aron Kells.
The USS Thor was commissioned in 2385 and was part of an initiative to refocus on exploration and fleet-wide modernization. The Thor was designed to be a testbed of new designs, technologies, and ideas of ship layouts. Because of constant redesigns and changing mission profiles the Thor took nearly ten years to go from assembly-line to the first official crew.
A series of recent events have caught the attention of Starfleet Command that resulted in the order to finalize the Thor and make her space worthy. These events include the War of Shadows, hostilities with the Romulan Empire and Zalkonian Suzerainty, the near destruction of the USS Thunder-A, and technological advancements that have made exploration of the Typhon Expanse possible. The USS Thor was officially commissioned under the command of Rear Admiral Toni Turner in hopes of further exploring the Typhon Expanse. While turning an eye to exploration, Starfleet also recognizes that the threats against Federation worlds are myriad. The defensive and combat capabilities of the ship have therefore been refitted with cutting-edge technologies that ensure it is able to defend itself, the people of the United Federation of Planets, and its allies.
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