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The Enterprise was an 18th century Human naval frigate.

From 2151 until 2161, Jonathan Archer, the captain of the United Earth Starfleet starship Enterprise NX-01, had a drawing of Enterprise hanging in his ready room. (Star Trek: Enterprise)

While viewing the captain's display of ships named Enterprise in 2154, Shran asked Archer if he had personally served aboard the various vessels on display. Archer noted that many of these vessels were active before his time, and that this ship sailed "almost four hundred years" before. (ENT: "United")

Crewman Daniels had another reproduction of the drawing in his quarters. (ENT: "Shockwave, Part II")

In the mid-2270s, a collection of paintings depicting the various vessels named Enterprise was featured on the recreation deck of the USS Enterprise, which included a picture of this ship. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)


Background information

Archer's drawing was drawn by Star Trek illustrator and designer John Eaves. It was an almost exact copy of a photo of the US Navy frigate USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") stationed in Boston. (citation needededit)

A picture of the first HMS Enterprize appeared in the opening credits of Star Trek: Enterprise.

According to Star Trek: The Next Generation - On Board the USS Enterprise (p. 8), this Enterprise was a British sloop formerly named George. This ship was captured and retrofitted into a warship by the Americans in 1775.

As a matter of fact, another British vessel, the ten-gun tender HMS Enterprize (1775), had also been captured by the Americans in the same year, therefore becoming a second candidate for the depicted ships. (citation needededit)

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