|Ship Name:||USS Columbia|
After the Shockwave incident of 2387, Starfleet was determined on preventing Zentradi technology from overwhelming the defensive systems of thier startships. It was believed that Ablative shielding was the answwer, but a new system of Auto-rotational frequency shielding was they answer. This as well as the same modification on the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) resulted in a more durable hull to stand up to the Zentradi. Under the direction of Rear Admiral Deragon Lucifel, the first ship to incorporate these changes was assigned to the USS Columbia.
Shortly after commissioning, the Columbia suffer a warp core failure that forced it back into Drydock.