Kate’s Ramblings

Kate's Ramblings 1

Captain’s Personal Log Stardate 73455.16

I can’t
believe it. I honestly can’t believe it. I’ve just received news that they are
decommissioning the USS Endeavour. After all it’s been through, they pulled the

I know it’s
been a long time since I captained it, but I still don’t understand why they
would do it now. She wasn’t that old, or that damaged. At least the information
I managed to receive didn’t mention anything about serious damage.

And if that
wasn’t weird enough on its own, they also decommissioned the USS Portland weeks
ago. Sure, that ship was old, very old. And probably the only flying Miranda
class vessel around. I guess its just weird to see those two ships being
decommissioned almost at the same time.

Back in the
center chair of the Endeavour we worked together quite a lot with Captain Meru
and her crew. They even saved my life with the Borg incident. Although I must
agree she did get into a lot of problems. I’ve heard stories that can hardly be
true. Building a hologram to uhm… assist a Vulcan crewmember during Pon Farr.
Letting a teenager represent Starfleet during tense negotiations with a Bajoran
tribe still dealing with D’Jarra’s. Stealing a Breen ship to rescue the XO. Meru
propelling herself out in a torpedo to kill some space pirate…

I guess it
wasn’t really a surprise they took her ship away from her. I wonder where she
is now. I’m feeling sorry for the person who is going to be her new boss.

But I think
the Endeavour’s decommissioning is making the least sense. Sure, she had 3
captains in 5 years, but Captains Byrne and Farragut looked to me like capable
commanding officers. Men that knew what they were doing, even if it might not
look so at first.

I remember
reading an unofficial report of how Captain Byrne was transferred to a
different ship because of the way he defended a crewmember of the Endeavour.
And there is, off course, the awful discoveries the Endeavour did under Captain
Farragut at Terok Kal.

I guess
Starfleet has its reasons to decommission these two vessels. I truly believe
it’s a shame they are as I would have loved to continue reading reports of
these ships. It’s the end of an era.

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