2248 – Mission

When most citizens of the Federation think of the ships of Starfleet, their thoughts may soar with the mighty designs of the Constitution ,Enterprise and Excelsior classes. However, one of the most successful and influential designs in the history of the Federation is the modest Mission class. This versatile little ship will forever be linked to the success of the Federation in many ways.

Class: II Year: 2248
Ship Source: FASA Ship Datasheet: Download PDF

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2251 – Stellarford II (Assault)

“The Stellarford II (Mk4) was an attempt to restart production using new technologies in the shape of the FWH-1 warp drive. However only five new build ships were completed before the shipyard went bust due to the high costs of building the class compared to newer modular vessels, a further hull was abandoned while 60% complete. These five ships were procured by Mars shipping as part of the civilian reserve fleet program, which saw Star Fleet underwrite a proportion of the cost of acquisition of the ships in return for them being made available in times of emergency.

The performance of the Mk4 prompted Star Fleet to offer to underwrite the conversion of Mk3 ships to the standard, again in return for use of the ships in times of war. At the time the conversion of a such a number of large elderly ships was thought to be pointless, but with hindsight it can be seen that it was a perfectly timed program. 20 ships were modified to this mark by 2247, and that was planned to be the end of the program.

Visually, the Mk4 could be easily distinguished from the earlier versions as the short FFTL-3B nacelles were replaced with the much longer dilithium energised FWH-1 nacelles. The more modern construction and materials of the nacelles meant that despite their increased size they massed substantially less, meaning the class reverted to Class IV mass (unladen) and Class VI (Laden).

The increasing hositilities with the Klingon Empire prompted Star Fleet to reassess its needs for assault ships, and in 2251 an incomplete new build Mk4 Stellarford Class liner was taken in hand by Star Fleet Division and completed to Mk5 standards. The Mk5 added fore and aft accelerator cannons in the former bow and stern observation decks, as well as two pairs of lasers covering all arcs fore and aft at the top of the ‘sail’ assembly. These weapons were intended for use in self defence only, as part of the new role of assault ship. Later that year the six newest remaining Mk3s were converted to this standard, as well as four of the new build Mk4s and a pair of rebuilt Mk4s. In total 13 ships commissioned as Mk5s.

Class: IV-V Year: 2251
Ship Source: Spaceflight Chronology Ship Datasheet: Download PDF

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2245 – Stellarford II

“The Stellarford II (Mk4) was an attempt to restart production using new technologies in the shape of the FWH-1 warp drive. However only five new build ships were completed before the shipyard went bust due to the high costs of building the class compared to newer modular vessels, a further hull was abandoned while 60% complete. These five ships were procured by Mars shipping as part of the civilian reserve fleet program, which saw Star Fleet underwrite a proportion of the cost of acquisition of the ships in return for them being made available in times of emergency.

The performance of the Mk4 prompted Star Fleet to offer to underwrite the conversion of Mk3 ships to the standard, again in return for use of the ships in times of war. At the time the conversion of a such a number of large elderly ships was thought to be pointless, but with hindsight it can be seen that it was a perfectly timed program. 20 ships were modified to this mark by 2247, and that was planned to be the end of the program.

Visually, the Mk4 could be easily distinguished from the earlier versions as the short FFTL-3B nacelles were replaced with the much longer dilithium energised FWH-1 nacelles. The more modern construction and materials of the nacelles meant that despite their increased size they massed substantially less, meaning the class reverted to Class IV mass (unladen) and Class VI (Laden).”

Class: IV-V Year: 2245
Ship Source: Spaceflight Chronology Ship Datasheet: Download PDF

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2196 – Stellarford I

“The Stellarford Class Starliner had double the capacity of the previous Declaration Class liners, and its much greater range opened up the galaxy to all peoples. Catering especially to the burgeoning tourist industry, these Stellarford series ships made excursions to such galactic wonders as the Jewel Stars. One Mk1, the King Charles, was the most luxurious starliner ever conceived and set a standard of opulence and comfort still unsurpassed.”

Class: IV-V Year: 2196
Ship Source: Spaceflight Chronology Ship Datasheet: Download PDF

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2239 – Capella Class (Tug Configuration)

The Capella class was designed as, and served well in, the general purpose light cruiser role. Uniquely the design was created with alternate positions for the warp nacelles, they could be mounted atop or beneath the primary hull depending on mission requirements, the unused attachment points being available for use as hard points for the mating of mission modules, cargo pods, weapons or sensors.

Class: TBC Year: 2239
Ship Source: Starfleet Museum Ship Datasheet: Coming Soon

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Commissioned Ships

USS Capella NCC-S400

USS Menkalinan NCC-S401

USS Alkab NCC-S402

USS Alpheratz NCC-S403

USS Mirach NCC-S404

USS Almach NCC-S405

USS Altair NCC-S406

USS Hamal NCC-S407

USS Sheratan NCC-S408

USS Arcturus NCC-S409

USS Izar NCC-S410

USS Muphrid NCC-S411

USS Alphecca NCC-S412

USS Sirius NCC-S413

USS Mirzam NCC-S414

USS Wezen NCC-S415

USS Adhara NCC-S416

USS Aludra NCC-S417

USS Procyon NCC-S418

USS Canopus NCC-S419

USS Miaplacidus NCC-S420

USS Avior NCC-S421

USS Aspidiske NCC-S422

USS Schedar NCC-S423

USS Caph NCC-S424

USS Ruchbah NCC-S425

USS Rigil Kentaurus NCC-S426

USS Muhlifain NCC-S427

USS Menkent NCC-S428

USS Hadar NCC-S429

USS Alderamin NCC-S430

USS Menkar NCC-S431

USS Diphda NCC-S432

USS Phact NCC-S433

USS Alchiba NCC-S434

USS Kraz NCC-S435

USS Acrux NCC-S436

USS Mimosa NCC-S437

USS Deneb NCC-S438

USS Sadr NCC-S439

USS Eltanin NCC-S440

USS Thuban NCC-S441

USS Achenar NCC-S442

USS Castor NCC-S443

USS Pollux NCC-S444

USS Alhena NCC-S445

USS Alnair NCC-S446

USS Alphaulka NCC-S447

USS Alphard NCC-S448

USS Regulus NCC-S449

 

USS Denebola NCC-S450

USS Algieba NCC-S451

USS Zosma NCC-S452

USS Arneb NCC-S453

USS Zubengenubi NCC-S454

USS Zubenschmali NCC-S455

USS Kakkab NCC-S456

USS Vega NCC-S457

USS Rasalhague NCC-S458

USS Sabik NCC-S459

USS Betelgeuse NCC-S460

USS Rigel NCC-S461

USS Bellatrix NCC-S462

USS Mintaka NCC-S463

USS Alnilam NCC-S464

USS Alnitak NCC-S465

USS Saiph NCC-S466

USS Fomalhaut NCC-S467

USS Peacock NCC-S468

USS Markab NCC-S469

USS Scheat NCC-S470

USS Mirfak NCC-S471

USS Algol NCC-S472

USS Atik NCC-S473

USS Ankaa NCC-S474

USS Naos NCC-S475

USS Kaus Australis NCC-S476

USS Antares NCC-S477

USS Graffias NCC-S478

USS Dschubba NCC-S479

USS Sargas NCC-S480

USS Shaula NCC-S481

USS Alascha NCC-S482

USS Unukalhai NCC-S483

USS Ascella NCC-S484

USS Nunki NCC-S485

USS Aldebaran NCC-S486

USS Elnath NCC-S487

USS Atria NCC-S488

USS Dubhe NCC-S489

USS Merak NCC-S490

USS Phecda NCC-S491

USS Alioth NCC-S492

USS Mizar NCC-S493

USS Benetnasch NCC-S494

USS Polaris NCC-S495

USS Kochab NCC-S496

USS Regor NCC-S497

USS Suhail NCC-S498

USS Spica NCC-S499

 

2246 – Cygnus I

The Cygnus Class entered service in 2246 as a Command Courier version of the highly successful Saladin/Hermes class. The Intention was that an Admiral could use the ship as a sector command post. To this end the design was given the FWC-1 warp drive, giving it more power than its half sisters, the weapons were entirely laser based to make more room for the Admiral’s facilities and command centre.

In 2250, the USS Columbia was converted to a more heavily armed configuration as an experiment to evaluate the benefits of an FWC-1 powered heavy destroyer type. These trials amounted to nothing, but the Columbia was left in this configuration, and was assigned as a Destroyer Leader to a flotilla of Saladins in the Klingon Border Area.

The outbreak of the Four Years War saw a major change in Starfleer Operational Procedure, a number of the Cygnus class ships were involved in near disasters in 2252, as operating independently without escorts as they had been designed to do made them tempting targets. In a fleet role the additional speed of the Cygnus was wasted, so it was ordered to convert the other 8 mk1 vessels to mk2 standards.

  • Class:VIII
  • Year:2246
  • Ship Source:Starfleet Technical Manual
  • Ship Datasheet:Download PDF

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2249 – Diligent

The Diligent Class Combat Support Tender commissioned in 2249, the ships were intended to provide frontline support to damaged ships, towing them out of the battlefield with the powerful tractors, then assisting them with repairs.

The Class was based on the Coventry Class hull, but with a vertically enlarged rear hull which housed the massive spare part storage bins and the enlarged hanger bays. The Twin FTB-1 Tractors (also fitted in the aft hull) could each haul 300,000 mt. The maximum mass that the Mark 1 could haul was 330,250mt (this covered all class 14 ships, and some class 15), where as the later Mark 2 could haul 480,250mt (including all ships up to class 17, and the majority of class 18 ships as well).

The ships were armed with 4 FL-6 lasers which were meant to give a measure of self defence, in fact coupled with the state of the art shielding the Diligent was a surprisingly capable combat vessel, capable of a very robust defence. With the advent of the four years war these ships were plunged into action. They were initially used in there intended role of recovering crippled Federation ships, but their role developed as the war continued.

In 2255 the USS Stevenson and USS Brunel were employed in a most unorthodox operation, a Klingon Z-3 Station had been placed in a position where it could easily monitor Starfleet Traffic. All previous attacks on a Z-3 had failed as insufficient ships were available locally to push home the attack. The two Diligent class ships were tasked to pull the Z-3 out of its stable orbit and start it moving down towards the planet’s surface, a a Federation Task group was simultaneously attacking the station to prevent it diverting power to its station keeping thrusters. The operation succeeded, but the losses on the Federation side were such that the exercise was not repeated, the losses included the USS Brunel.

2256 saw a more daring but more conventional mission, Starfleet Intelligence learnt of a crippled Klingon D-10 with only a skeleton crew aboard in the vicinity of ‘Malta Station’ within Klingon controlled space that was awaiting recovery. The USS Diligent, the USS Sir Lancelot (an Eagle class Troop ship) and an escort squadron of Baton Rouge class cruisers crossed into Klingon space and successfully captured the vessel, then towed it back to the Federation at the painful speed of warp six. This was the first intact D-10 captured by the Federation and was the source of much valuable intelligence. In all 8 ships of this class were lost or destroyed during the war, but they recovered an estimated 4.5 million mt worth of ships from the battlefields to fight another day.

Class: VIII Year: 2249
Ship Source: Steve Bacon, based on Coventry from Ships of the Starfleet. Ship Datasheet: Download PDF

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