From The Stargate Omnipedia
George Hammond (ship)
For other uses of this name, see George Hammond (disambiguation)
-class deep space carrier
, the sixth in the series to be constructed. The commanding officer is Colonel Samantha Carter
. The ship is named for the late General George Hammond
, who died of a heart attack.
Hammond ferried passengers to the Icarus planet to witness the connection of the ninth chevron. While in orbit the planet came under surprise attack by Goa'uld ships which were not identified.
The Hammond evacuated everyone from the surface who were not shielded inside the base, and managed to escape the blast wave of the planet when the attack caused the core to destabilize and explode.
USED BY: Humans
FIRST APPEARED: Air, Part 1
Enemy At the Gate - Samantha Carter informs John Sheppard that the next Daedalus class vessel, originally named Phoenix, has been re-designated George Hammond in honor of the late General.
Air, Part 1 - The George Hammond holds back several Goa'uld motherships, giving the Icarus team time to escape through the Stargate.
Incursion, Part 1 - The Hammond tries to rescue Dr. Rush and stop the Lucian Alliance from gating to Destiny, but arrives too late and narrowly escapes the explosion of the Icarus-type planet.