Captain's Log, Stardate 56563.17
After a lengthy
layover at Starbase 285 the Swiftsure
is once again underway on a new assignment. During our layover a large
percentage of the senior staff were transfered to
most notably, my first officer. The ship has a good portion of
new crewmembers and it is my hope that this assignment will give them time to
The Swiftsure is currently enroute
to the Acamaris System Mothball Fleet Yard. A tug,
the S.S. Cartier, encountered an unknown intruder several days ago and upon
further investigation found 5 hulks to be missing from the yard. Our
assignment is to try and find the source of these thefts and stop them from
occurring. My plan is to disguise the Swiftsure as
one of the floating hulks and then lay in wait for these thieves. The feat of
stealing one hulk is impressive, but to have taken five of them without prior
notice is amazing. None of the vessels in the yard are readily warp capable
and each would require a sizable number of experienced engineers to get up
and running again. How this went unnoticed will be another part of our
Captain’s Log, Supplemental, Stardate
Swiftsure is currently underway to Starbase 285. We have wrapped up our mission to the Acamaris Moth Ball Ship yard and currently have the yard
tug Cartier in tow. It's crew are guests in the brig
as we have a high suspicion that they were part of the thefts that occured here.
investigation of the mothballed USS Rapid the Pirates that have been stealing
the ships returned to the yard. They surprised an away team, lead by CDR
Wilde, aboard the Rapid. Commander Wilde was able to fight his way off the
ship and then attempt to delay the Pirate Cruiser long enough for us to get
underway. The Pirate Cruiser possessed a powerful weapons array and some sort
of multi-phasic torpedo that went clean through our
shields and caused considerable damage. Only the skillful piloting of LT.
O'Bannon kept us in the fight."
Cruiser broke off its attack when their crewmates managed to get away with
the Rapid. Our battle damage prevented us from taking up pursuit. Dr. Paulsen
and his staff have been busy treating our wounded and we will need to
off-load the more serious cases upon our arrival at SB 285. As of this
instant our losses are as follows: thirty-four missing and presumed dead,
lost to the vacuum of space when our hull was breeched. Twenty-six dead and
fifty-one wounded. Cargo Bay Three has been converted into a make shift
sickbay and Cargo Bay Five as a temporary Morgue.
Lt. Moss led
a successful boarding action on the Cartier and at present his troopers are
mopping up a few stragglers. It will be interesting to see exactly what the
Cartier's computer data banks contain. It is always disagreeable to see a
Starfleet Officer or Enlistee become corrupt.
Engineering deparment will be busy conducting
repairs over the next few days. We will require the services of a space dock
to complete some of the larger repairs and to patch the hull breeches. It is
frustrating that we cannot give chase to the Pirates, but with a maximum
speed of Warp Three... any pursuit will have to be done by others.