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The Atlantic Ocean was an ocean on Earth, second in size after the Pacific. Due to its great size, political maps divided the ocean into the North Atlantic Ocean and the South Atlantic Ocean, with the equator being the border between the two regions. Four continents - Europe, Africa, South America, North America - had coastlines on this ocean. An underwater mountain range, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, bifurcated the ocean floor. (TOS-R: "The Cage"; TNG: "Family")

In the 16th century, Spanish galleons were transporting cargo from Europe to North America. (VOY: "Concerning Flight")

In April 1912, after leaving England, the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank in the Atlantic. (VOY: "Year of Hell")

In May 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first female aviator who flew solo across the Atlantic. (VOY: "The 37's")

In an alternate 1944, after conquering England, the forces of Nazi Germany crossed the Atlantic and invaded the northeastern United States. The ocean itself was labeled on the map of the United States of America that showed the progress of the Nazi's campaign on the North American continent. It was described there as Atlantischen Meer (Atlantic Sea). (ENT: "Storm Front", "Storm Front, Part II")

In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the cruise liner RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 ferried passengers across the Atlantic between the continents of Europe and North America. One of these passengers was Ralph Offenhouse. (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")

In an alternate 2154, the Xindi superweapon fired at the Atlantic Ocean, setting off a chain reaction that destroyed Earth. (ENT: "Twilight")

A 21st century-era political map of Earth was stored in the USS Enterprise's library computer in 2254. The location of the North Atlantic Ocean and South Atlantic Ocean were labeled on this map. This map was among the materials viewed by the Talosians when they scanned the Enterprise computer. (TOS-R: "The Cage")

By the 24th century New Martim Vaz, an aquatic city, had been established in the Atlantic. (TNG: "The Survivors")

In 2367 the New Atlantis Project was initiated to create a new habitable landmass in the Atlantic Ocean. (TNG: "Family")

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The map used in the remastered "The Cage" was a Central Intelligence Agency map published in September 2008. The ice shelfs of Antarctica were masked with black ink. [1]

Retroactive continuity Edit

An illustration of the Battle of Hampton Roads, a naval engagement in the American Civil War, was stored in the USS Enterprise's library computer. As well, a 20th century-era political map of the North Atlantic Ocean was stored in the USS Enterprise's library computer in 2254. The map depicted the Arctic Circle, with Atlantic continents North America and Europe, and part of Africa.

Both were among the materials viewed by the Talosians when they scanned the Enterprise computer. (TOS: "The Cage")

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