Clause Elberg was a star fleet officer who spent much of his career as the engineer of the USS Eagle.
Elberg was born in the city of Munich, Germany. He was an only child of Otto Elberg, the owner of a cafe and beer brewery. In his teen years he enjoyed repairing hover crafts and other vehicles at the local repair center.
At the age of 14 he met a starfleet officer, Lieutenant Harrison. Harrison asked where the nearest repair shop was located in order to fix a problem with his shuttle’s plasma junction. Young Clause was able to help with the repairs, Harrison recommended that Clause join starfleet one day to put his skills to use.
He joined Starfleet when he was 18 and became an engineer. In 2258 he married Lena Hertzen after he met her on Alpha Centauri. His first ship to be posted on was the Saladin-class ship T’pau. He would later serve on the USS Potemkin as a transporter lieutenant where he first met and befriended Michele Tyler.
In 2265 he was promoted to lieutenant commander and chief engineer of the transport ship USS Quasar (NCC-M06) under Captain Allen Clark. shortly after Elberg was promoted, one of Elberg’s younger officers Nick Sather made some modifications to the warp drive without Elberg’s permission. This change to the warp drive caused an imbalance, which sent the Quasar into a wormhole placing them in Klingon space. The ship was shortly afterwards captured by a Klingon task force under Commander Kruge. His boarding party stole the ship’s cargo of dilithium, killed several crew members, and sent the ship back to Federation space. (Star Trek: Eagle)
In 2267 Lena gave birth to their son Paul Elberg, Clause was away from his family for most of Paul’s childhood. (Star Trek: Valkyrie)
In 2268 Elberg would return to his home town of Munich Germany to work on the Antyllus NCC-2071 project at the Heisenhoff research post.
On the USS EAGLE
In 2269 he was chief engineer and third in command of the USS Eagle under Zach Banner. One week after the Eagle was launched, unknown to Elberg, the captain’s mirror counterpart attempted to kill him and take his place. Zach Banner ordered him to install a device that would cause a reaction with the warp drive to transport the ship to the mirror universe. Once the mirror Banner’s plan was stopped Elberg attempted to reactivate the warp drive that was not working so they could return to their own universe. While the ISS Eagle was chasing the USS Eagle the ship went into the Romulan Neutral Zone, forcing the ISS Eagle to fall back. Elberg would receive help repairing his warp engines from the Romulans of the Romulan Republic.
In early 2270 Elberg was in command of the eagle while Banner and Tyler beamed over to investigate the captain’s old ship, the USS Bismarck. Unknown to them the ship was under control of an insane alien computer that raised the shields preventing their escape. Elberg took ensign Oakley Gelson’s idea of using the ship’s phasers to lower the Bismarck’s shields but this only caused the computer to fire back at the Eagle, taking out their weapons. Elberg then obeyed Banner’s order to launch a group of shuttles on auto pilot filled with antimatter to ram the Bismarck. The plan was only a distraction for Banner to take out the computer and it worked perfectly. Elberg and the crew brought the Bismarck back to a Federation starbase.
During a mission to pick up classified cargo from Epsilon Indi IV, Elberg and the ship’s doctor Charlie Christianson were kidnapped by a group of pirates. Once onboard, Elberg found it was one of his former officers, Nick Sather, who had defected. When the pirates were about to have Elberg and Christianson subjected to their stolen klingon mind-sifter, the two were able to escape. Elberg found a power sub-junction and was able to temporarily shut down the pirate vessel’s cloaking device, making it possible for the Eagle to find them, but Sather was still able to find Elberg and bring him to the interrogation chamber. However, once there, Sather had a change of heart and rescued Clause at the last moment. After the crew was found by the Eagle, Elberg alowed Sather to continue his career in Starfleet.
He was even still serving as chief engineer of the Eagle by the 2280s under her new captain, Katy Garretson.
2237: Clause Elberg is born on Earth
2255: Elberg enters Starfleet Academy
2265: Elberg is promoted to lieutenant commander and chief engineer of the SS Quasar
2269: Elberg is promoted to chief engineer of the USS Eagle