"Take us out."' - FAdm. T'kr, ordering the first departure from Earth Spacedock.
Commissioned in late 2409, shortly before the Undine attack on Earth Spacedock, she is a veteran of the Vaadwaur Conflict and the Iconian War.
Her black hull patterning is intended to be both a reminder to T'kr of his homeworld, as well as an ominous warning to those who would threaten the Discovery, her crew, and the Federation at large.