SeaQuest DSV 4200 or 4200-II, or was it NCC-1701, was a totally awesome ship from a series who's name I cannot remember. The ship had lasers, plasma Torpedoes and the ship was also equipped with a series of WSKRS (pronounced "whiskers"; Wireless Sea Knowledge Retrieval Satellites); small sensor probes that were remotely controlled by the ship's sensor chief. The WSKRS codenamed "Mother", "Junior", and "Loner", served as the "eyes and ears of seaQuest" and could relay telemetry data back to the ship miles away. In a pinch, the WSKRS could also be used as an emergency power supply and could be reconfigured for communication purposes.. The first SeaQuest was destroyed while saving Babylon 5 from the Borg who were secretly under the control of the Cylons who were working for the Cybermen who were actually terminators sent from the future. Undaunted the United Federation of Planets built a second SeaQuest; it blew up, and then they built a third.
It too blew up, they skipped the forth one and went straight to the fifth (which did not blow up but this sounds more interesting). After they built the 32th one they discovered that the reason the ships keep blowing up is that the Mexican workers that were hired to install the Warp Core could not read the English instructions and were putting in the engine upside down. After this was fixed the SeaQuest DSV 4200-XXXII was launched in 1994. The crew soon became board of the captains fish stories of how he single handily killed a giant shark by "exploding" it with a rifle. The crew mutinied and the second in command Captain Jack Sparrow took command.
The Dark Years
In 2001 the SeaQuest was abducted by aliens and taken to a alien world, the aliens demanded a ransom amount of $2.50 which is apparently a lot of money to them. But since the United Union of United Unionists never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never (except for that one time) negotiates with alien terrorists the ship was stranded on Tatooine for 100 years. The crew of the Submarine soon discovered that there is little demand for submarine work on a desert planet but they managed to get by by doing odd jobs for Jabba the Hutt.