Featured Starship: U.S.S. Eagle (NCC-956)


The U.S.S. Eagle (NCC-956) is a Constitution-class starship, Bonhomme Richard subclass. It is only briefly mentioned in official canon in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, as being on a colony resupply mission. It was selected alongside the U.S.S. Excelsior and the U.S.S. Potemkin for ‘Operation Retrieve’.

Most of the interesting bits on the Eagle come from the beta canon, such as TOS comics and games. Most interestingly, it was given to the Andorians to modify, and it was entirely crewed by Andorians initially. They called it the U.S.S. Atlirith, which is the Andorian word for eagle. It was built in 2247 and modified on Andoria to fit the needs of the Andorian crew, including an ‘arena’ for training. Andorian military technology enhanced the targeting systems, the phasers, and shields. Compared to the standard Constitution-class, it had an extra rear-facing torpedo launcher. The Eagle had an illustrious career, defending against many Klingon incursions. Thus, I gave the Eagle a Tactical Operations mission profile.

In 2260, Commander James T. Kirk was assigned to the Eagle as first officer, where Carol Marcus was also assigned, where they resumed their relationship. Carol left Starfleet after two months, as she was pregnant with Kirk’s son.

I provide stats for the Eagle in 2269 (default TOS era), as well as the 2284 version if you are playing in the Movie Era. Constitution-class starships were retired in 2290, but beta canon have stated that it was decommissioned in 2296, giving it longer life perhaps because of its illustrious past.

U.S.S. Eagle (2269) PDFMicrosoft Word - USS-Eagle2269.docxU.S.S. Eagle (2284) PDFMicrosoft Word - USS-Eagle2284.docx



I include here versions created through the official Modiphius app.

U.S.S. Eagle NCC-956 (2269)

U.S.S. Eagle NCC-956 (2284)

Featured Starship articles spotlight established starships that you can use as a ship for players for immediate play (such as for a demo or convention game), or as an NPC ship in your campaign. Some are a natural fit with characters from the Featured Crew articles. Only Core Rulebook rules will be used (with perhaps a few special exceptions, such as the spaceframes from the Command Division supplement, or articles here).


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