The Arcos was a 24th century Federation freighter. Tan Tsu served aboard the Arcos in the 2360s.

In 2367, the Arcos was destroyed by a warp core breach over Turkana IV. The ship's two-man crew survived in an escape pod, but landed on the war-torn planet where they were captured by the Alliance. They were later rescued by an away team from the USS Enterprise-D. (TNG: "Legacy")



Background information

The Arcos was seen very briefly before it exploded in "Legacy", but the studio model used to represent the ship was not identifiable until 2013. In that year the remastered version of the episode was released, and there it could be discerned that it was a reuse of the Batris model, first seen in "Heart of Glory". However, as the Turkana IV background was recreated as a digital element by Max Gabl, the CGI counterpart of the ship, created by Douglas E. Graves for "The Outrageous Okona", had to be used. [1]

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 326), this freighter was a Deneva-class (β) starship, with the registry NCC-6237.

Issue #173

According to Issue #173 of the Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection, the Arcos was approximately 290 meters in length, had a maximum speed of warp factor 6.5, and had a crew complement of 2.

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