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USS Cochrane

USS Cochrane

Class: Oberth-class
Registry: NCC-59318
Owner: United Federation of Planets
Operator: Starfleet
Status: Active (2374)

The USS Cochrane (NCC-59318) was a Federation Oberth-class transport that was in service with Starfleet from the mid-to-late 24th century. In the 2370s, the Cochrane fought in the Dominion War. (TNG: "The Drumhead"; DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight")


In 2367, the Cochrane served as a transport for retired Admiral Norah Satie during her visit to the USS Enterprise-D in order to investigate a case of possible Romulan espionage. (TNG: "The Drumhead")

In 2368, the Cochrane served as a transport for Cadet Wesley Crusher during his visit to the Enterprise-D while he was on vacation from Starfleet Academy. (TNG: "The Game")

USS Cochrane Deep Space 9

The Cochrane arriving to Deep Space 9

In 2369, the Cochrane transported a group of Starfleet officers, including Julian Bashir and Jadzia Dax, to the newly established Federation outpost on Deep Space 9. (DS9: "Emissary")

In 2374, the Cochrane reported numerous casualties to Starfleet Command. (DS9: "In the Pale Moonlight", okudagram)


Background informationEdit

The USS Cochrane was named after the inventor of warp drive on Earth, Zefram Cochrane.

The name USS Cochrane has never been legible on screen on the model. The Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion first revealed that the ship was named USS Cochrane and according to Star Trek Encyclopedia it was also the Cochrane that transported Dax and Bashir to Deep Space 9 in "Emissary". In the script of "The Drumhead", the Cochrane was only called a smaller ship and a Federation craft. [1] With the following appearance in "The Game", the unscripted vessel, was only referred to as a shuttle, and represented by stock footage from "The Drumhead".

The registry was clearly visible in the remastered version of "The Drumhead". The name and registry were finally officially connected in the casualty report screens seen in season 6 episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.


According to the novel Survivors, in 2352, it was the Cochrane that discovered the failed Earth colony on Turkana IV. An away team from the ship rescued the teenage Tasha Yar from a rape gang on the planet. According to the novel The Romulan Stratagem, in 2366, the Cochrane performed an unmanned probe survey of the planet Eloh, a 20th century level world severely damaged by an ongoing military conflict.

The Cochrane is also mentioned in the backstory of Star Trek Online, which establishes that in 2396 the vessel's captain and two senior officers were found to be Species 8472 spies and placed under arrest.

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