The Year is 2394, the USS Ottawa presumed destroyed reappears 9 years later. The Ottawa was last reported in the Andromeda Galaxy. Originally under the command of Captain James Culbertson, he was killed in action and Major Ellie Sheppard was given a battlefield promotion and made acting Commanding Officer by General Jordan Mormar.
The USS Ottawa left for the Andromeda Galaxy in 2384 to join the war effort against the Divine Alliance. The Ottawa was attacked and Captain Culbertson was injured in the process. Result of the attack and the chaos, the USS Ottawa was thrown into an alternate reality, that can be best described as a place where nightmares strive. The crew of the Ottawa went through an incredible ordeal to survive. Along the way, great sacrifices were made, to bring home the Ottawa back to her own reality.
Trapped in a nightmare-ish hell, the crew of the USS Ottawa survive against all odds. Thanks to the timely rescue for another USS Ottawa (alternate universe) and USS Juno (prime universe) the Ottawa manages to survive along with the USS Juno. Sadly the USS Ottawa from the alternate universe was destroyed.
USS Ottawa was originally enroute to the andromeda galaxy. The Federation had cancelled its mission. The Ottawa was ordered to dock at Beta Antares Fleet Yards, the ship is badly damaged and was going to be refitted.
Starfleet decided to commission an insignia class starship with the registry of NCC-59996-A. The ship was given the name USS Ottawa. Lieutenant Colonel Ellie Sheppard turns down command of the Ottawa. She is thinking about retirement. After the nine year ordeal, she feels that she needs time to heal from her emotional wounds.
Captain Domingo Martinez is given command of the Ottawa, and feels that it’s a mistake for Starfleet to allow the retirement of Ellie Sheppard. He tells her that she is still needed, and he would like her to stay on the USS Ottawa as his first officer. Reluctantly she agrees to stay on as first officer, working through her PTSD. She quickly finds her place and begins the healing process, for her and the crew that remained on the Ottawa.
The USS Ottawa launches from Beta Antares Fleet Yards and sets course along the Federation border, heading up to Starbase 400. Her mission is to patrol the borders. Domingo wanted an easy mission, give the crew a chance to mold as a family.
Commodore Dom Martinez
Played by JL Galloway
Lieutenant Colonel Ellie Sheppard
Played by mysticfan84