How many people are on board the Enterprise-E? There were over 1000 people aboard the Enterprise-D. I know the Enterprise-D was slightly bigger; would the crew complement of the Enterprise-E be a lot less?

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    Memory-Beta suggests about 700-800
    – Valorum
    Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 0:46
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    "You look really good in that uniform." Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 11:12

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According to this, on a Sovereign class the crew compliment is of 885 (130 Officers; 725 Enlisted Crew) with a limit of 2,500 person capacity.

Given that Enterprise-E, as present in Nemesis, was a refitted Sovereign, the initial value of the crew compliment may have suffered small modifications.

  • What's your source for saying it was refitted? That doesn't make much sense given that it was only the second one made. Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 11:33
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    "Between 2375 and 2379 the Enterprise underwent a major refit. Four additional aft-facing photon torpedo tubes were added, along with one more forward-facing tube: a twin launcher aft of the bridge, a single launcher above the aft hangar deck, and a single launcher at the forward base of the bridge terracing. The bridge was refitted [...]consoles were improved across the port and starboard walls with more detailed displays. Additionally, new nacelle pylons were fitted at that time, [...], and fitted with four additional phaser arrays." Source is Memory Alpha.
    – Overmind
    Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 11:50
  • Okay, I'm wrong. Only three years between construction being finished and a major refit. I suspect someone was stretching credulity for cool special effects. Commented Jun 24, 2016 at 11:58
  • The war with the Borg drove technological advancement in the Federation, especially military technology. 3 years between upgrades is conservative. Video game consoles barely make it that long. Commented Sep 10, 2016 at 6:51

Rob Durfee says 500

According to this site, the crew complement of the E was 500. Although most of the information included on that page seems right, alas I can find no source to back it up, but it's the only definitive reference to a crew complement I have found so far.

Considering the Enterprise-E was refitted (because in Nemesis we suddenly have more decks by Nemesis), it is likely that this figure represents the crew complement prior to the refit. Post-refit crew complement would likely be closer to @Overmind's answer.

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