The YSS Destiny was the first of the Destiny-class Colonization Ships. In YE 28, on her first mission, she was overthrown by Nepleslians and renamed NSS Destiny. She is the birthplace of modern Nepleslia. She was commanded by Arild Bard.
The ship's reputation was marred by the use of deadly drones against civilian colonists and the rape of a female Star Army of Yamatai officer, Yukisato Mizuho, during the chaos. Bard saw these unfortunate incidents and the loss of the ship as personal failures and was haunted by them until his death on the YSS Valiant's mission to Ahmar.
After the revolution, the NSS Destiny was mothballed and sat unused for nearly five years until she was reactivated in YE 33 to assist in the evacuation of the United Outer Colonies during the Second Mishhuvurthyar War.