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For Q's alternate timeline counterpart, please see CSS La Sirena.

SS La Sirena (NAR-93131), or simply Sirena, was an unregistered Kaplan F17 Speed Freighter owned and operated by Captain Cristóbal Rios during the late 24th century.

It was equipped with a transporter, a holomatrix, and an Emergency Hologram basic installation. The dining area had a replicator and a dedicated beverage replicator, though the ship could replicate items elsewhere, such as on the navigation console.

Rios had maintained the ship to Starfleet standards, despite the fact that he had left the service. (PIC: "The End is the Beginning")

History

In 2399, retired admiral Jean-Luc Picard hired this ship for his mission to find Dr. Bruce Maddox and, later, Dr. Soji Asha. (PIC: "The End is the Beginning", "Stardust City Rag")

A few weeks after Picard had hired Rios and retrieved Asha, La Sirena's power was deactivated by an orchid, and the ship crashed onto the surface of the planet Coppelius. However, by the time of the Romulan attack led by the Zhat Vash operative General Oh, La Sirena was restored, and took part in the battle. (PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1", "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2")

Following Rios' return to Starfleet, ownership of the ship passed to Seven of Nine for use in helping others through her work with the Fenris Rangers. In tribute, Rios kept a gold-plated model of the La Sirena on display in the observation lounge aboard the USS Stargazer.

This model was identified by TrekCore.com in one of their tweets .

Later, upon viewing the ship again for the first time in 2401, Rios commented on the condition of the ship, but Seven commented that "a few dents look good on her." (PIC: "The Star Gazer")

Crew

Appendices

Appearances

Background

The La Sirena studio model was designed by Mark Yang. The name is Spanish for "the mermaid" or "the siren" and was originally named Arana Cosmica ("cosmic spider"). [1]

Set layout showing crew staterooms, ship floor plan

The La Sirena set was designed by production designer Todd Cherniawsky. Cherniawsky noted that La Sirena was a non-Federation ship that had become "retrofit[ted] with Federation technology" over time, the holodeck and staterooms in particular. Cherniawsky also suggested the weapons rack had "accumulated a variety of weapons that probably date back as many as 150 years." ("La Sirena Set Tour", TRR: "Away Mission Special")

In a story from his Instagram account, showrunner Michael Chabon said that La Sirena was manufactured at the Kaplan Schiffbau on the Hotzenplotz colony world. It had a dedication plaque; however, the plaque was missing by the time Rios acquired the ship. [2]

Yang produced a number of exterior paint schemes for La Sirena, in which Cherniawsky eventually picked red. Yang later noted "for some reason, red just jumped out at him, so we gave it a very striking paint job." [3] WhatCulture.com noted the design closely resembles Eddie Van Halen's Frankenstrat guitar. [4]

According to Issue #1 of the Star Trek Universe: The Official Starships Collection, La Sirena was launched in the 23rd century.

A Tweet from Star Trek on Paramount+ gave La Sirena the registry number of NAR-93131, matching the CSS La Sirena's NCC registry. [5]

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