A California-class vessel operated by Starfleet, the USS Cerritos specialized in second contact missions, as indicated by its yellow markings. Its crew was charged with boldly going where others had gone before – following up on all the exciting first contact missions performed by other, more important ships.
Battered by meteors, black holes, giant ice formations, space pirates, and parasitic grubs, the Cerritos were helmed by Captain Carol Freeman. An upstanding officer and an old friend of William Riker, Freeman took her duties as seriously as possible – often more than was healthy – in sharp contrast to her daughter, Ensign Beckett Mariner.
The Cerritos was named for the city of Cerritos, in California – a reference to its ship class. Its shuttle bay also carried a complement of Type 6A shuttlecraft, similarly named after Californian national parks – such as Yosemite, Redwood, and Death Valley.
USS Cerritos (XL)
- Star Trek Starship Specials
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