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The most recently added designs at a glance. See also: Previous Additions.


Harcourt Class

Design by Terranimperial

Type: Explorer
First commissioned: 2175
Length: 340m
Width: 180m
Height: 48m
Decks: 12
Complement: 100 officers + 300 crew, evacuation limit: 800
Speed: Warp 5 (cruise), Warp 6 (max.), Warp 6.5 (max. emergency)
Sublight speed: 0.2c (max.)
Armament: 8 single emitter phaser banks, 4 photon torpedo launchers
Defense: Polarized hull plating, directed shielding (2187 refit)

A class of starships introduced in 2175. NX-150 was the class leader. The Harcourt class was 340 meters long. It remained a contemporary of the Rockwell class ship introduced ten years later. It was capable of landing on planetary surfaces. The class was not considered a true successor to the NX-class, and was in fact less advanced in some ways. The Harcourt class did however, have the most advanced sensor capabilities in Starfleet at the time, surpassing anything the Rockwell class possessed. The sensors on Harcourt class made it well suited for exploration and surveying space. The Harcourt class had a minimal armament to emphasize on its exploratory purpose.

Some Harcourt class ships were in the process of undergoing refits to include shield technology and more advanced weaponry as seen on the Rockwell class in the year 2187.

The class had a unique arrangement among Starfleet ships, with the bridge being an armored command center located on the fore end of the saucer, instead of the center. The class also featured spacious shuttlebay, compared to the cramped and small individual launch bays on other classes such as the NX and Rockwell. The class was the one of the largest classes in the fleet, mostly because of the huge Warp Core and computer core.

The USS Edgedancer (NCC-185) was one of these ships. This vessel was famous for it's mysterious destruction above Kaferia in 2187. the crew of the USS Coronado's analysis of the data collected from Edgedancer's sensors proved vital to proving that the Federation was not under attack by the Romulans, thus averting yet another interstellar war.

Based off of multiple designs including the NX class, the Shenzhou and the USS Discovery


Invictus Class

Design by Gregory Starr

Type: Heavy frigate
First commissioned: 2311
Length: 590m
Width: 304m
Height: 100m
Decks: 34
Displacement: 2,715,326t
Complement: 246 officers + 366 crew, evacuation limit: 529
Speed: Warp 8.92 (cruise), Warp 9.1 (max.), Warp 9.4 (max. emergency)
Sublight speed: 0.8c (max.)
Armament: 3 photon torpedo tubes, 2 heavy phaser banks
Defense: 2 light defense phaser banks
Embarked craft: 3 standard shuttles

Designed as a heavy frigate, the Invictus class had about average speed for its time, and had armament that lived up to its billing as a heavy frigate. It was rarely used in exploration missions, and most notably served as an escort to a Galactic Plane exploration in 2332. It was used heavily as cannon fodder in the Cardassian War due to its old age and cheap construction, though it was never used in any major conflicts.


Lusitania Class

Design by Gregory Starr

Type: Freighter
First commissioned: 2362
Length: 160m
Width: 132m
Height: 54m
Decks: 18
Displacement: 319,046t
Complement: 50 officers + 100 crew, evacuation limit: 125
Speed: Warp 9.2 (cruise), Warp 9.4 (max.), Warp 9.7 (max. emergency)
Sublight speed: 0.7c (max.)
Armament: None, freighter
Defense: 6 photon defense trackers, two light phaser arrays, Light deflector shields
Embarked craft: two class 2 shuttles

Designed as a heavy civilian cargo freighter, it was hurriedly upgraded for defenses when it became clear that it would be needed on the battlefield. Two prototypes, the U.S.S Liberty and the U.S.S Titanus, were used in the designing of the vessel, and were later used in military transport service. The U.S.S Lusitania, on the other hand, the first official ship, was destroyed but two months after its launch due to a supernova that was triggered after it was forced to eject its cargo pods, which were full of dilithium, into the nearby sun (due to engine problems). (NOTE: all pictures besides back have cargo pods mounted.)


Sword Door (Model 2617C) Class

Design by ncc21382(SC4525)

Type: Huge modular scalable space station
First commissioned: 2378
Length: 4202m
Width: 4925m
Height: 5845m
Displacement: 132,453,000t
Complement: 3000 officers + 11000 crew, evacuation limit: 66000
Sublight speed: 0.00135c (max.)
Armament: 66 heavy phasers; 28 pair photon torpedo launchers
Embarked craft: 420 various shuttlecraft / fighters

UFP large starbase, fleet support centre or shipyard. 1 large dock, 2 medium docks, small dock, 2 large cargo ports, 6 medium ports, 36 shuttlebays.

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Thunderchild Class

Design by david donovan

Type: Carrier
First commissioned: 2395
Length: 1600m
Width: 750m
Height: 500m
Decks: 180
Displacement: 1,200,000t
Complement: 300 officers + 5000 crew, evacuation limit: 20000
Speed: Warp 9.0 (cruise), Warp 9.5 (max.), Warp 9.83 (max. emergency)
Sublight speed: 0.75c (max.)
Armament: 11 phaser banks (6 top, 5 bottom), 4 photon torpedo tubes, 2 quantum torpedo tubes
Defense: triple redundant shields
Embarked craft: 180 Shadow Hawk fighters, 60 Nebula bombers 50 shuttles of various types

Originally designed for pleasure cruises, this vessel was never intended for warfare, however - in the after math of the Dominion War, the need for a carrier vessel was outlined, and the Thunderchild was redesigned to fit this role. Although perfect for the purpose, her design has proved in efficient in power requirements, and her speed is only acceptable, rather than the accepted norm. Named after the Akira class vessel, which was destroyed shortly after the Dominion War in an attack by Jem'Hadar rebels.

With eternal gratitude to Kevin G. Brown for the final design, this ship was originally designed by David Donovan


 Last modified: 06.03.18