In DS9 shuttles seem to be a-dime-a-dozen. They get destroyed on and off screen so many times that I've lost count. They then get replaced pretty fast.

Voyager only has two shuttles as far as I can tell. But they get damaged, crash land almost every other episode, get taken by the Kazon, etc.

  • One was taken by Kazon when Chakotay was taken prisoner.
  • One was destroyed. (Sometime in Season 2 or 3)
  • One crash-landed but Tuvok seemingly repaired it with the power of Hollywoodism.

etc. EDIT:

Not interested in how many Voyager has as this answer can be infinite. Intrepid can hold 2 but we see many, many more.

So my question/s are how many Shuttles get destroyed in the show (on or off screen) and do they just replicate more when they lose them?

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    I imagine that's among the reasons why Janeway had to ration replicator use and institute a central kitchen/mess hall for food: they're running the replicators full-time making ship and shuttle parts.
    – Joe L.
    Oct 3 '16 at 6:52
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    Shuttles are nothing. Photon torpedoes are the real mystery. In the beginning it is stated explicitly that they cannot create photon torpedoes and that they have to make do with the 38 they have. Over the course of seven seasons they fire at least 123. youtube.com/watch?v=PIGxMENwq1k
    – user45485
    Oct 3 '16 at 7:47
  • The photon question was in relation to the amount of Anti Matter they had. It was a stupid story point, like the coffee nebula, as every warp civilisation would have available antimatter (FFS Nelix was brought on board for that very reason, of trade)
    – user001
    Oct 3 '16 at 8:19
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    @Hans: If everybody took me at my word for everything I said seven years ago, I'd look like a right liar! Things change. Oct 3 '16 at 10:45
  • @Zommuter please read the last sentence it is even bolded out.
    – Cherubel
    Oct 3 '16 at 12:00

At least ten, according to this page:

  • Destroyed by Kazon vessel
  • Destroyed in temporal rift
  • Cannibalized by ex-Borg
  • Destroyed or vanished in the course of Kes' evolution
  • Destroyed by Caatati vessel
  • Given to telepathic refugees (2)
  • Crashed on planet in high gravity region, salvage impossible
  • Assimilated by the Borg
  • Destroyed by energy barrier

The list on the page also includes the episode names where this happened.

That page also lists seven more that were probably lost, and also notes the inconsistencies WRT the shuttle types. And the numerous other inconsistencies of the show.

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