The Enterprise launched in 2364 under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. During its maiden voyage the ship made first contact with the omnipotent Q. In 2365 Q officially introduced the Federation to the Borg collective and the Enterprise was subsequently involved in the events which led to the Battle of Wolf 359 in 2366.
During its voyages, the Enterprise made numerous additional first contacts, among them with the Devidians, the Ferengi and the Solanae. The ship also contributed to scientific and archeological discoveries, most notably perhaps the uncovering of an ancient Gateway on Iconia.
- In an alternate timeline created by the disappearance of the U.S.S. Enterprise-C in 2344, the Enterprise-D was a Battleship built to fight a war against the Klingon Empire. The Enterprise-D negated this timeline by helping the Enterprise-C return to its own time. However, the Enterprise-C was stranded in the future instead, only returning to its own timeline after another adventure. (Yesterday's Enterprise)
- In an alternate 2395 triggered by Q, the Enterprise-D was still in active service and had been refitted with a third nacelle and a cloaking device. (All Good Things...) This appears in-game as the Galaxy Dreadnought Cruiser.
Former Crew (selection)
- Jean-Luc Picard - Commanding Officer
- William T. Riker - Executive Officer
- Deanna Troi - Counselor
- Data - Chief Operations Officer
- Worf - Chief of Security/Tactical Officer
- Natasha Yar - Chief of Security, killed in action (2364)
- Geordi La Forge - Helmsman/Chief Engineer
- Beverly Crusher - Chief Medical Officer
- Miles O'Brien - Helmsman/Transporter Chief
- Wesley Crusher - Helmsman
- “The Measure of Morality (Part 2)”: The Enterprise-D (or a simulacrum of it), along with several other starships Enterprise, the U.S.S. Defiant, U.S.S. Voyager, and the U.S.S. Discovery, assists the player's ship in a battle against a renegade Excalbian simulacrum Borg Queen.
- “Sphere of Influence”: Ambassador Worf recalls how the Enterprise-D inadvertently encountered the Solanae, and how he and other members of the Enterprise crew became subjects of their biomedical experimentation.
- “A Step Between Stars”: Admiral Tuvok recounts the history of the Jenolan Dyson Sphere, including the rediscovery of the sphere by the Enterprise-D during its rescue of the U.S.S. Jenolan.
- “What's Left Behind”: The Doctor mentions he is familiar with the Enterprise-D medical records documenting the Bluegill infestation.
- “Temporal Ambassador”: The alternate version of Natasha Yar and Richard Castillo recount the story of how the alternate Enterprise-D rescued the Enterprise-C and helped it return to the past, with Tasha aboard.
- “Survivor”: Yar mentions the alternate Enterprise-D in her logs found on a planet in the Pictae System.
- “Echoes of Light”: Captain Kuumaarke reviews files from the Enterprise-D's encounter with the Farpoint Cnidarians in 2364.
- A plaque depicting the Enterprise-D can be seen inside starbases whose fleets have completed the special project "History and Movement".
- Prior to its official appearance in "Measure of Morality (Part 2)", the Enterprise-D appeared as an Easter egg in the now-removed mission “State of Q”, seen through one of the hull breaches on the U.S.S. Saratoga. This is somewhat anachronistic however, as the Enterprise-D did not make it to Wolf 359 until after the battle was over.
- Enterprise for an overview of all ships to bear the name
- U.S.S. Enterprise-F for the current flagship of the Federation
- Natasha Yar
- “Temporal Ambassador”
- USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) at Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki.
- USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek Wiki.
NCC-1701-D • NCC-1701-E • NCC-1701-F (Mirror) • NCC-1701-J