The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A), sometimes referred to as the Enterprise-A or NCC-1701-Alpha was a 23rd century Federation Constitution-class starship operated by Starfleet. This starship was the second Federation ship to bear the name Enterprise.
Nominally, ships of this class were heavy cruisers, but in particular, this vessel was outfitted as a tactical command cruiser. The second Federation starship to bear the name, the Enterprise-A was christened shortly after the destruction of her predecessor, the USS Enterprise, in 2285. Captain Kirk commanded the Enterprise-A, and the ship's final cruise was at the end of the Second War and was replaced by the Enterprise-B.
Technical info Edit
Externally, the Enterprise-A was virtually identical to the refit USS Enterprise, destroyed several months prior to the launch.
The bridge was in its customary location on Deck 1. At least three different models were used during the ship's service.
Ship's Interior Edit
The bridge was located on Deck 1, at the very top of the saucer section. The large viewscreen could project different views from cameras scattered on the saucer section of the ship. The Enterprise could also show tactical views and alerts on the screen along with hails. There were two turbo lifts.
The torpedo bay was on Deck 13. It was much more automated than on the previous Enterprise, and the torpedo room itself was smaller and enclosed. No "unauthorized" hand phaser or A331 Gremlin PDWs could be fired aboard the ship at a level above stun without an alarm sounding.