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SS Artemis
Class: Colony Ship
Affiliation: United Federation of Planets
Status: Destroyed (2274)

The SS Artemis was a Federation colony ship that was in service in the late 23rd century. Artemis was launched from Mars in 2274, stardate 7678.43, on a mission to colonize the planet Septimis Minor. The mission was commanded by Philip Bryce, with Galen Pizzorno serving as Deputy Mission Director.

SS Artemis mission read-out screen
Commander William T. Riker consulting the mission file close-out of the SS Artemis

Once underway, however, the vessel suffered a major failure in its navigation systems, sending it off course, ultimately settling around Tau Cygna V. Contact was lost on stardate 7780.85 and the vessel disappeared off Federation sensors. Numerous searches by Starfleet failed to locate the transport or any trace of its crew and passengers.

The fate of the Artemis was finally discovered when the Tau Cygna colony was discovered in 2366 by the Sheliak, who demanded the planet be evacuated per the Treaty of Armens with the Federation. (TNG: "The Ensigns of Command")

Command crewEdit

  • Commander Philip Peter Bryce
  • Deputy Mission Director Galen Pizzorno

BackgroundEdit

Artemis Okudagram
SS Artemis mission file close-out

Some of the information on the SS Artemis comes from the okudagram Riker was reading in the episode. Though illegible on screen, a legible version was reprinted in The 24th Century Technical Manual, Vol. 2 (p. 41). Interestingly, only the first text block and the captions had relevance to the SS Artemis. The two lower paragraphs appeared to have been recycled texts concerning the Charybdis, intended for use on an otherwise unused okudagram in the earlier episode TNG: "The Royale", published in Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Continuing Mission (p.81). [1]

The Artemis was most likely named after Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt.

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