That year, the first assignment for the Titan's crew was to head up the new task force investigating the possibility of peaceful relations with the Romulan Star Empire in the wake of the recent events involving the coup d'état of Shinzon of Remus. (Star Trek Nemesis)
By at least 2380, the Titan under Riker's command was considered a distinguished posting and a step up for ships such as the USS Cerritos. In this year, Ensign Fletcher was promoted and briefly assigned to the Titan from the Cerritos. Within six days, however, he had been demoted and fired for dumping garbage into the Titan's warp core and was transferred back to Earth. (LD: "Terminal Provocations")
The Titan later engaged a Pakled attack force that had destroyed the USS Solvang and crippled the Cerritos, saving the latter ship. Shortly afterward, Brad Boimler accepted a promotion and transfer to the Titan. The Titan was then given the task to escort Commander Troi to Tulgana IV. (LD: "No Small Parts")
In 2367, while exploring a cavern on Alpha Onias III, then-Commander Riker was rendered unconscious by gases. While unconscious, neural scanners scanned Riker's brain. The scanners used elements of Riker's expectations of his future and constructed a holoprogram of the year 2383 from those elements.
A fictional service record, within the holoprogram, was displayed in Riker's quarters on the USS Enterprise-D. According to his fabricated record, in 2370 on stardate 47203, Commander Riker was promoted to the rank of captain, with his first command being the Titan. Under his command, the Titan was ordered to patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone, provide tactical support to Starbase 384, and prevented a Romulan preemptive strike into the Gamma Hydra Sector. (TNG-R: "Future Imperfect" okudagram)
- Commanding officer
- Deanna Troi (2379–)
- Conn officer
See also: USS Titan personnel
In the original script for Star Trek Nemesis, Wesley Crusher was to explain at the wedding scene that he was being assigned to the Titan under the command of William T. Riker. On the Titan, he became the assistant chief engineer with the rank of lieutenant commander. In a filmed but deleted scene, Crusher mentions he is on the night shift and that the Titan was equipped with a "double refracting warp core matrix with twin intermix chambers."
The ship's design was created by Sean Tourangeau and first appeared on the cover and in bonus pages of the 2007 novel Sword of Damocles of the Pocket Books Star Trek: Titan series. Tourangeau's design was the winning entry in a reader contest announced by the publisher in the first volume of the series, Taking Wing, in 2005.
While mentioned in Star Trek Nemesis, remastered TNG, and early episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks, the Titan wasn't seen on screen until "No Small Parts". The ship's class wasn't mentioned by name in the episode.
Pocket Books has released a series of novels, called Star Trek: Titan, which are based aboard Riker's ship. It was stated that the Titan was not the first ship of its class, with that honor going to the pathfinder of the class, the USS Luna (β). The Titan was the most varied multispecies crew in Starfleet history; less than 15% of the crew is Human. The motto of the Titan according to the novels is "Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations" (IDIC), a maxim often associated with Vulcan philosophy. Due to Riker's love for 20th century Earth jazz and its varieties, he was compelled to have all issued shuttles christened with the names of musicians from the era. One, in particular, was named the Armstrong for Louis Armstrong; though it was mistaken to be named for Neil Armstrong by Tiburonian chief engineer Nidani Ledrah.
In a rare exception, the class and registry of the Titan from the novels were referenced in the fourth edition of the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 401). Included with the entry, there was an image of the Titan.