The question "Which starship has been sent back in time the most number of times?" made me wonder...

Which starship has been destroyed on screen the most?

Time travel loops count individually, but watching a recording of the same in-universe destruction only count once. For instance, only the actual self-destruct in "The Search for Spock" counts, not any replays in later films.


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The Enterprise-D was destroyed eleven times.

Close-but-no-cigar for TNG3x15: Yesterday's Enterprise, where it was almost certainly destroyed, but not actually seen on screen because the timeline reverted.

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    In "Cause and Effect", the destruction rate of the Enterprise-D was implied to be much higher than what we saw on screen. The loop appeared to be less than a day long, yet when the ship finally broke the chain of events that cause the loop, the ship's clock was over 17 days off. Apr 29, 2016 at 14:04
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    @JohnSensebe Yup, but it was only seen four times.
    – T.J.L.
    Apr 29, 2016 at 14:05
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    An Enterprise-D was also destroyed in "Parallels" (TNG7x11). Apr 29, 2016 at 14:11
  • @JohnSensebe Thanks! I had a feeling I was missing a Worf-centric episode, but I couldn't figure out which one it was.
    – T.J.L.
    Apr 29, 2016 at 14:15
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    Riker seems to be involved in a lot of these, too. In "Parallels", Crazy Beard Riker gets his Enterprise destroyed, in "All Good Things", Future Riker gets his ship destroyed, and in Generations, he's put in command for a few minutes, and guess what? He was also in command in "Timescape", and he was going to ram the Borg ship in "Best of Both Worlds, Part One", as well. I guess giving the correct advice in "Cause and Effect" makes up for it... Apr 29, 2016 at 17:39

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