The USS Shutsugun (NCC-81410) was a Shutsugun-class heavy cruiser in the 24th century. Originally designed as a member of the Galaxy-class, Shutsugun's internal organization and armament prompted the designation of a new class (Galaxy-II) named for the first vessel of that line.
USS Shutsugun, an uprated design based on the original Galaxy-class starship, was originally designed to fight the Borg. She commissioned on stardate 47887 from Eisn Military Fleet Yards as NCC-81410. However, once the war with the Borg had been won, she was reassigned to exploration duty under the command of then-Rear Admiral Ruao Sarjanna. However, on the ship's maiden voyage, the ship encountered a spatial anomaly, sending it into the depths of the Delta Quadrant. Ruao was responsible for seeing to the vessel's safe return to Alliance territory.
Following her taxing, lengthy service, USS Shutsugun was removed from active duty and placed on stand-by, a status that she maintained for some time. As starship technology continued to advance and smaller, more consolidated ships became the standard on Starfleet design, the return of USS Shutsugun to active duty was pushed back again and again. However, during this time, the vessel was outfitted with the latest in warp propulsion technology, the solition-based warp drive. Due to the complexity of the Shutsugun-class systems, the core was superimposed over the existing technology. In main engineering, the soliton drive quite literally appears to have been added next to the traditional warp core as an afterthought.
In mid-2396, a new home was needed for the crew of USS Indefatigable (NCC-82139) after she sustained critical damage to her spaceframe necessitating a major repair and refit cycle. USS Shutsugun was pulled out of the mothballs in rather short order, and Captain Aron Amadeus assumed command on stardate 74506.7 along with the rest of his crew.
Starfleet Registry NCC-81410 * Galaxy-class Multimission Heavy Cruiser
Commissioned Stardate 47887 * Eisn Military Fleet Yards
ch'Rihan Sector * Galaxy Alliance
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