The USS John Stennis, named after a great man who lived hundreds of years ago in a world far different from today's. Senator Stennis was ahead of his time, and greatly responsible for pushing events that made possible the very first trips into space. A visionary, a Patriot...a Man of Honor and Integrity. His name echoes through time, on the vessel that carries on his traditions, and lifelong service to his fellow man.
It has been almost a year since the return of Voyager, and the Federation has been able to study most of the advanced technology she brought back from the Delta Quadrant. These advances are helping stem the tide that threatens the very existence of the Federation, in the aftermath of the Dominion War. Although the Dominion was pushed back, victory has come at a very high cost.
Many ships and Officers met their end prematurely, and now the vultures are circling, hunting for the scraps. Romulans, Cardassians, Ferengi and various Gamma Quadrant races are the main culprits, seeing the Federations weakened position as an opportunity to take advantage, and expand. There are also new threats, yet unseen, that await us in the near future. For this reason, Starfleet Command has decided to increase production of the Prometheus Class Tactical Vessel. A front line ship, built for battle; also an effective deterrent, due to its powerful reputation. Now outfitted with some of the new technology, including Transphasic Torpedoes, she is truly a force to be reckoned with.
In the spirit of her namesake, the Aircraft Carrier USS John Stennis, from the Ancient Earth's United States Navy, the Stennis projects the power contained within her Duranium hull. Usually insuring that possible threats avoid confrontation, rather then face the fury of the most powerful weaponry in the Alpha Quadrant.