The USS Hood (NCC-1703) was a lady without much luck. The 23rd century Constitution-class starship took a beating during a M-5 battle simulation when the computer-controlled USS Enterprise fired upon her. The event occurred in 2268, as the Hood, Enterprise, Lexington, Excalibur and Potemkin engaged in war games, only to have the games turn dangerously real when the Enterprise -- testing Dr. Richard Daystrom's M-5 multitronic computer, which was programmed using his own mental patterns -- killed the crew of the Excalibur and fired upon the unshielded Hood with full force when the M-5 went beserk.
StarTrek.com's look at the Hood continues our ongoing celebration of the Ships of the Line, which will carry on weekly until the end of the year. The latest in the bestselling Ships of the Line calendar series is available now; visit www.Amazon.com to purchase the 2015 Ships of the Line calendar. And if you're an artist or designer, be sure to enter the Ships of the Line Design Contest, currently under way, for a chance to have your art featured in the 2016 Ships of the Line calendar. Click HERE to enter.