- "We are the ones we've been waiting for."
- — The Elders, Arizona Hopi Nation
- Chief of Security/Tactical Officer:
- Flight Controller:
- Chief of the Boat:
- Senior Chief Petty Officer Hatora of J'bel (Illyrian male), 2376-
She was commissioned on Stardate 29426 as the USS Jaap Penraat.
The ship’s first engagement was in 2353. The Steamrunner unsuccessfully defended a Starbase against the Tholians.
In late October of 2376, Rear Admiral Kyle Raymond gave command of the ship to Sintina Aurelia. The remaining crew of the former USS Independence received special dispensation from Starfleet Operations to rename the Jaap Penraat to Independence.
The new crew, in homage to the officer that saved the crew of the former Independence, named the lounge "Jinal's." (Star Trek: Independence: "The Expropriation")
The first mission under Captain Aurelia was to return D'nas to Tamaria. Near the end of their three month journey, the ship stumbled upon a rogue planet populated by sentient robots. (Star Trek: Independence: "Machines of War")
|USS Adirondack - USS Apex - USS Appalachia - USS Circassia - USS Constantinople - USS Cutasi - USS Great Smokey - USS Horatio-B - USS Independence - USS Jaap Penraat - USS Koral - USS Matewan - USS Mercedes - USS Nath'qu - USS Orobouros - USS Persepolis - USS Stalwart - USS Steamrunner - USS Sutter - USS Tsunami - USS Vitality - USS Wanderer|
|Beta Steamrunner class: USS Vitality-P|
|Steamrunner-Wolverine variant: USS Phoenix-C|