We had a very slow month, nothing to exciting happened. We went over some simulations in case of a Red alert made sure everyone knew where to go and what they needed to do. We also did a weapons check, count and cleaned all weapons. Made sure everyone knew how to properly discharge and fire all weapons. We will continue weapons training into the next month.
The engagement at Deep Space 9 was brief, but devastating. I was in Torpedo Room 1 when we came under fire. Things went downhill rapidly. I lost four men in the first attack. Consoles were detonating left and right. We were able to maintain torpedo capability well in to the engagement, however some sort of cascade failure in structural integrity caused a collapse in the section around the torpedo room. Access was cut off, and I was trapped under some rubble. I don’t know how long I was unconscious, but when I came around two of my techs had gotten me unburied and had managed to set my broken leg with the emergency osteogenic stimulator. Once it became obvious that we could not dig our way out, we spent the remainder of our time attempting to establish communications with the bridge. There was a brief, harrowing time when we were trapped with an armed quantum torpedo on the rack, but LTJG Nelson was able to transport it out safely. We briefly lost communications again, but Engineering was able to get a team to cut through the rubble with plasma cutters. As we now sit docked at DS9 and the yard-dogs swarm about the ‘Gansett, I can’t help but ponder my own mortality. Death in the face of the enemy is part of the job. Staring down a live torpedo that could vaporize you and your men, well, that’s not.
The security on our ship has been exceptional since my last report. I’ve taken a lot of time to do lots of security checks and fix things that needed to be fixed. I have had security personal go through guard duty and weapons training. We have also checked weapons to make sure everything is safe and functioning properly. All new security team members security clearances have been updated, and old security team members clearances have been revoked and terminated.Due to insubordination a crew member was launched out of a torpedo tube and will spend his life sentence marooned on an unknown planted.Lieutenant Commander M. Anzaldi, Chief Security Officer
I was assigned to the USS Narragansett on the bridge starting at Ops and switching between Helm and Tactical. Our crew was divided between the USS Narragansett, the USS Enterprise and the USS Voyager to retrieve the USS Shenzhou from a historical battle zone from approximately 150 years ago.
Commander Taylor took command of the Narragansett with LT Griffin as second officer, and with crewman Feldman, myself, and Nurse Tribble as bridge staff. At first I was assigned to Ops and later moved back and forth between Helm and Tactical.
While at Tactical I was required to raise shields, fire phasers and torpedoes as appropriate. I also attempted to collect data on the Shenzhou and ran security scans using sensors to detect anything pertinent.
Crewman Feldman was also retrieving data and manning Ops and Helm.
We first headed to a starbase for a simulation. We entered the historical battle zone along with Klingon archaeologists while keeping them occupied in the holodeck. Using Voyagers EMH we were able to board the Shenzhou due to is hull integrity and security protocols. FCPT Knotts went missing along with the USS Discovery and we were killed by the Borg.
After the simulation, we did the mission for real. We entered the historical battle zone along with Klingon archaeologists. We did not need to use Voyagers EMH. Instead LT Griffin was able to board the Shenzhou and took command using Janeway’s security protocols. Again, FCPT Knotts went missing along with USS Discovery but this time Enterprise followed him.
During our encounter Q was supposedly killed transporting us through space. Commander Taylor came up with a solution to rescue Enterprise and FCPT Knotts by using a slingshot effect around a star warping us back thru time bringing us to the time period of James T Kirk’s rescue of CAPT Spock using a Klingon bird of prey.
Several Borg vessels were present and we fired upon them… THEN… Q… Happened… again saving us. And we exited from the area.
Recovery of USS Shenzhou NCC-1227
USS Shenzhou was abandoned on stardate 1207.3 after being disabled in an engagement with a Klingon Sarcophagus-type vessel acting as the flagship of a larger Klingon fleet engaging Starfleet forces in what will eventually be called the Battle of the Binary Stars.
ADM Janeway ordered an archeological survey and recovery of the Shenzhou. Narragansett transited Romulan Star Empire space and rendezvoused with USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E and USS Voyager NCC-74656 at Gamma Hydrae to form Archeology Fleet One (hereafter referred to as AF1). FCAPT Knotts transferred his flag to Enterprise along with CAPT Anzaldi to act as Chief of Astrometrics and Archeology. LCDR Brunelle was transferred to Voyager and appointed executive officer under CAPT Tuvok as an acting commander. CMDR Taylor was made commanding officer of Narragansett as acting captain, with me being made executive officer as acting commander. Various additional crew transfers were made to accommodate each ship’s mission role.
AF1 proceeded to the Shenzhou’s last known location, where an intact and seemingly operational ship was found. Initial attempts to access Shenzhou resulted in a rapid deterioration of the situation, including FCAPT Knotts being kidnapped by USS Discovery NCC-1031 and various ill-advised (and possibly illegal) attempts to subdue our Klingon passengers. At this time, it was revealed to us that we were in a simulation, and that the real mission would be less forgiving.
It was at this time that ADM Janeway briefed us on the true nature of Shenzhou as an intelligence gathering platform, and that it needed to be recovered. AF1 also underwent weapons refit before we once again were underway.
Upon contacting Shenzhou this time, FCAPT Knotts was again taken by Discovery, however Enterprise laid-in pursuit. Both ships eventually returned having been assimilated by the Borg. Though we had all been seemingly assimilated, timely intervention by Q negated that outcome.
Q explained that the Borg being connected to the spore drive was causing space-time to unravel. AF1 had been continuously trying (and failing) to stop this, and the continued intervention of Q had allowed us to try (unknowingly) again and again. However, the damage to space-time was having deleterious effects on the powers Q Continuum, and that this would be our last attempt. Q sent us back with our memories intact and was rendered human.
Having had time reset this last time, we endeavored again to correct the issue.
AF1 was able to trigger the encounter with Discovery, and FCAPT Knotts went with her again (with Enterprise following again). We were able to board Shenzhou and I was able to activate her automated systems with ADM Janeway’s access codes. It was at this time that CAPT Saru was displaced in time and appeared on the Shenzhou’s bridge. The breakdown in space-time was accelerating, and his time was experiencing the effects as well. He remained onboard to act as my XO.
AF1 was able to rendezvous with Discovery and Enterprise for a final assault on the Borg. With the help of Shenzhou’s vastly superior weapons, AF1 was able to destroy the Borg Command Ship and correct the damage to the space-time continuum.
I would like to put forth TJ Feldman, James Clauson, & Richard Bump for commendations based on their exemplary performance during this mission. As well, I would like it entered in to the record that CMDR Taylor was an excellent CO, and it was an honor to serve under him. I hope I am given that opportunity again.
LT Jay Griffin
Chief Tactical Officer
Because I was away for most of the simulation and the mission I was able to observe from a far. From my observations the first simulation did not go as planned. Although I had security detail on the ship they were unable to fully protect our fleet captain and somehow Fleet Captain Knotts was taken from his ship and the mission was a failure.
However, during the actual mission, I upped our security detail on the ship as well as around Fleet Captain Knotts and Captain Anzaldi. After partnering with other Starfleet members and ships we were able put our heads together and combine our resources resulting in a successful mission.
Proudly in Service,
LTJG M. Anzaldi
Chief Security Officer
During the past few weeks my team and I have run through the Security Procedures for Hostile Territories scenarios in the holo deck and we have only had one casualty. The rest of my team was able to appropriately identify the situation at hand and make the proper calls to protect the ship and it’s Captain.
Security Training for the Month of January
Weekly simulations for security protocols in hostile space.
Week 1: Holodeck, General Quarters One and Two
General One took 3 of the 5 days to complete
General 2 only took 2 of the 5 days to complete
Week 2: Holodeck, General Quarters Three and Four
General 3 took 2 of five days to complete
General 4 took 3 of 5 days to complete
Week 3: Holodeck, General Quarters Five and Six
General 5 took 2 1/2 days to complete
General 6 also took 2 1/2 days to complete
Week 4: Holodeck, General Quarters Seven
General 7 took all 5 days complete.
LTJG M. Anzaldi
As we prepare for our arrival at Khitomer, a full re-calibration of the phaser targeting subsystems is underway. Hopefully, there won’t be a need for the phasers while we are in Klingon space, but one can never be too careful.
Tactical drills are to be scheduled twice daily, with additional drills at random intervals.
LT Jay Griffin
Chief Tactical Officer