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List of Starfleet ship classes

This is a list of the Federation Starfleet ship classes in the Star Trek fictional universe:

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Antares class

Antares class starships:

  • U.S.S. Antares – registry number NCC-501
    • Federation science vessel whose crew rescued Charles Eveans from planet Thasus in 2266. Commanded by Captain Ramart, the ship was destroyed when Evans caused a baffle plate on their energy pile to vanish.
    • Named for the brightest star (as seen from Earth) in the constellation Scorpius (the Scorpion).
  • U.S.S. Hermes – registry number NCC-10376
    • The Hermes served in Picard's armada to blockade the Romulan supply ships supplying the Duras family forces during the Klingon civil war of 2367–2368.

Apollo class

It is believed by some fans that the Apollo class is a reduced-size counterpart to the Ambassador class, similar to the relationship of the Miranda class to the Constitution class or of the Nebula class to the Galaxy class.

Known Apollo class ships

Challenger class

The DC Star Trek: The Next Generation comic series offered one possible design for the Challenger class in its 1991 summer special "Thin Ice": a Constellation-style saucer section and upper nacelle pair, with the bottom pair replaced by an abbreviated Constitution-style secondary hull.

Challenger class starships:

  • U.S.S. Armstrong – Registry number NCC-57537
    • The Armstrong was ambushed by a Klingon battle group in 2373 and took heavy casualties. After the battle, the Armstrong docked at Deep Space 9 to receive medical aid. Named for Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on Earth's moon.
  • U.S.S. Buran – Registry number NCC-57580
    • The Buran was one of the 39 starships destroyed by the Borg in the Battle of Wolf 359. The Buran was a "kit bashed" study model barely glimpsed among the wreckage of the "graveyard". The ship was named for the Russian space shuttle, which was in turn named for the Russian word for "snowstorm".
  • U.S.S. Kearsage – Registry number NCC-57566
    • A scheduled rendezvous of the Kearsage with the Enterprise-D in 2370 was postponed for four days, allowing Worf and his son Alexander to attend the Kot'baval Festival. Named for the American aircraft carrier that served as the recovery vessel for Alan Shepard's Freedom Seven Mercury spacecraft.

Cheyenne class

A Cheyenne class starship

Cheyenne class ships are composed of a single hull, resembling that of the Galaxy class on a smaller scale; from this, two pylons resembling Galaxy class necks rise from the aft end of the saucer, one on the dorsal side and one on the ventral, each supporting a boomerang-shaped plane with a warp engine nacelle at each tip, for a total of four warp engines.

This class only appeared as a wreck in the aftermath of the Battle of Wolf 359 in the Star Trek: The Next Generation two-part story The Best of Both Worlds.

Known Cheyenne class starships:

  • USS Ahwahnee (NCC-73620)
    • Destroyed by the Borg in the Battle of Wolf 359.
  • USS Ahwahnee (NCC-71620)
    • Participated in Captain Picard's tachyon blockade in the Klingon Civil War. It is unknown if this was the wrecked former Ahwahnee salvaged or an entirely new craft.

Daedalus class

The USS Horizon, a Daedalus class starship

What little is known about this class is based on conjecture. No Daedalus class starships have ever been featured on screen; however, Commander Benjamin Sisko of Deep Space 9 had what is believed to be a model of a ship of this class in his office: it depicted a vessel with a spherical primary hull attached to a cylindrical engineering hull by a short, horizontal connection, with two warp nacelles supported by two uncurving pylons running upward and to the sides from the dorsal side of the secondary hull. It is generally accepted that the USS Horizon and the USS Archon were both members of this class; a USS Daedalus could be supposed as well.

In terms of the television show production, this is one of several proposed designs for the ship that later became the Starship Enterprise featured in the original show from the 1960s.

Deneva class

Deneva class starships:

  • U.S.S. Arcos – registry number NCC-6237
    • Federation freighter that suffered a warp containment breach near planet Turkana IV in 2367. The Arcos crew evacuated when the ship exployed over Turkana IV. Their escape pod landed on the surface of the planet, whereupon they were captured by members of the Alliance.
  • U.S.S. LaSalle – registry number NCC-6203
    • LaSalle personnel reported the presence of a series of radiation anomalies in the Gamma Arigulon System in 2367.

Erewhon class

This class first appeared in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Paradise. The Erewhon class starship was named for the book of the same name (about an imaginary land) by Samuel Butler.

Erewhon class starships:

  • S.S. Santa Maria – registry number BDR-529
    • Personnel transport, that embarked in 2360 for planet Gemulon V.
    • The ship suffered life-support failure in the vicinity of planet Orellius and was forced to land there to make repairs. Once there the ship and all its personnel became stranded.
    • The Santa Maria was named for Christopher Colubus's ship that reached the new world in 1492.

Freedom class

Freedom Class Starship

The Freedom class of ship follows a highly unusual design: the primary hull is an elliptical saucer with a pylon running downward and aftward from its bottom and attaching to a single Galaxy class nacelle.

This class only appeared as a wreck in the aftermath of the Battle of Wolf 359 in the Star Trek: The Next Generation two-part story The Best of Both Worlds.

Known Freedom class starships:

  • USS Concorde/Concord (NCC-68711)
    • Stationed near the Romulan neutral zone in a possible future timeline shown to Jean-Luc Picard by Q.
  • USS Firebrand (NCC-68723)
  • USS Kearsarge (NCC-57566)
    • In 2370, the Kearsarge delayed a rendezvous with the Enterprise-D.

Istanbul class

Known Istanbul class starships:

  • U.S.S. Constantinople – registry number NCC-34852
    • The Constantinople suffered a hull breach near Gravesworld while carrying some 2012 colonists in 2365. Enterprise-D conducted a rescue mission to save that ship's crew.
    • Named for the Turkish city now known as Istanbul.
  • U.S.S. Havana – registry number NCC-34043
    • The Enterprise-D was to rendezvous with the Havana after studying the Bersallis firestorms of 2369.
    • Named after the Cuban capital city of Havana.
  • U.S.S. Sarajevo – registry number NCC-38529
    • The Sarajevo became lost in the Gamma Quadrant sometime prior to 2371. It was believed that the ship and crew fell victim to the Dominion.
    • Named after the Bosnian capital city of Sarajevo.

Korolev class

Known Korolev class starships:

  • U.S.S. Goddard – registry number NCC-59621
    • Scheduled for a rendezvous with the Enterprise-D shortly after stardate 43421, The rendezvous was postponed after the signing of the Acamarian Truce.
    • The Goddard was part of the tachyon detection grid during the Klingon civil war of 2367–2368.
  • The Korolev class was named for spacecraft designer Sergey Pavlovich Korolev, a key figure in the early Russian space program.

Merced class

Merced class starships:

  • U.S.S. Trieste – registry number NCC-37124
    • The Trieste was stationed near Starbase 74 and was unable to render assistance when the Enterprise-D was hijacked by the Bynars in 2364. The Trieste was some 66 hours away at the time.
    • Data served aboard the Trieste prior to his assignment to the Enterprise-D. During Data's tour of duty on the Trieste, the ship once fell through a wormhole.
    • The Trieste was named for the bathyscaphe in which oceanographer Jacques Piccard (for whom Captain Picard was named) explored Earth's marianas in the 1960s.

New Orleans class

Niagara class

Known Niagara class starships:

  • U.S.S. Princeton – registry number NCC-59804
    • The Princeton was among the 39 ships lost to the Borg in the battle of Wolf 359.
  • U.S.S. Wellington – registry number NCC-28473
    • The Wellington underwent a computer system upgrade by Bynar technicians at Starbase 74 in 2364.
    • The Wellington was in the vicinity of Starbase 123 in early 2367. It reported unusual readings after a warp field experiment aboard the Enterprise-D by Wesley Crusher.
    • Ensign Ro Laren served aboard the Wellington until she was held responsible for an incident in which eight people were killed on Garon II because of Ro's failure to obey orders.

Norway class

USS Budapest (NCC-64923), a Norway class starship.

The Norway class is a rarely seen starship class used by Starfleet. The Norway class is a unique starship design with an angular trowel-shaped saucer section attached to two cigar-shaped warp nacelles by pylons running aft. The main bridge and lifeboats are embedded into the saucer to provide for better protection from enemy fire by blocking against attacks from the side. At the bow of the saucer is the main navigational deflector and a forward phaser cannon.

In real life, the Norway class was designed by Alex Jaeger at Industrial Light and Magic and rendered as a computer-generated visual effect for Star Trek: First Contact. However, the computer files were irrevocably corrupted before they could be used again following the movie. Therefore, very little is known about the ship.

Known Norway class starships:

Peregrine class

The Peregrine class was originally developed as a small courier vessel. The Maquis used modified, lightly armed Peregrine class ships as interceptors in their war with the Cardassians. The Peregrine class was also extensively used by Starfleet during the Dominion War.

Renaissance class

Renaissance class starships:

  • U.S.S. Aries – registry number NCC-45167
    • William Riker turned down a chance to command this ship in 2365.
    • The Aries was the last assignment of former Victory crew member Mendez before her disappearance in 2367.
    • The Aries was named for the constellation (the Ram) of the same name, as well as for the moon landing shuttle from the motion picture 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • U.S.S. Hokkaido
  • U.S.S. Hornet – registry number NCC-45231
    • The ship served in Picard's armada to blockade Romulan supply ships supplying the Duras family forces during the Klingon civil war of 2367–2368.
    • The Hornet was named for an American aircraft carrier that fought at the Battle of Midway in World War II. Years later, another ship with that name was the recovery vessel for the Apollo 11 moon landing mission.
  • U.S.S. Maryland – registry number NCC-45109
    • The Maryland was lost in the Gamma Quadrant some time prior to 2371; it was believed that the ship and crew fell victim to the Dominion.
    • The ship was named for the several naval vessels that served the United States in the 20th century.

Rigel class

Known Rigel class starships:

  • U.S.S. Akagi – Registry number NCC-62158
    • The Akagi served in Picard's armada to blockade Romulan supply ships supplying the Duras family forces during the Klingon civil war in 2368. In 2374, the Akagi was a part of the Ninth Fleet headquartered at starbase Deep Space 9. The Akagi was named for the Japanese carrier that fought the American warship U.S.S. Hornet in the Battle of Midway in World War II.
  • U.S.S. Tolstoy – Registry number NCC-62095
    • The Tolstoy was destroyed by the Borg at the battle of Wolf 359 in 2367. The Tolstoy was named for the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, who wrote War and Peace.

Saber class

Main article: Saber class starship

Sequoia class

Sequoia class starships:

Soyuz class

The Soyuz class of starship is similar to the Miranda class starship. Named for the Russian word for "alliance," the Soyuz-class vessels have a larger aft section to allow for greater cargo and shuttle space. This class was also equipped with more sensors and armaments than typical Miranda class vessels (see USS Reliant). In 2288 the Soyuz class was retired from service, although one vessel of this type, the USS Bozeman, was encountered by the Enterprise-D in 2367 after being caught in a time loop for 79 years.

Soyuz class starships:

  • USS Bozeman. NCC-1941.
    • Commanded by Captain Morgan Bateson. In 2278, the Bozeman left its home starbase and headed out on patrol; it was subsequently caught in a time warp and thrown into the future, landing in 2368 (where it briefly became stuck in a time loop, repeatedly colliding with the Enterprise-D). The Bozeman remained in 2368 for the rest of its operational existence (converted to a standard Miranda configuration, it appeared in Star Trek: Generations and Star Trek: First Contact).

Springfield class

The planform is made up of a Galaxy-like saucer with two back-set nacelles rising slightly above the plane of the saucer. An underslung Galaxy class secondary hull attaches below the saucer by four inward-curving pylons, two on each side. A second pod, possibly a sensors or weapons pod, attaches to the primary hull and rises in between the warp engines.

The only appearance of this class is based on fan's speculation that the USS Chekov, which was mentioned in a draft of the Next Generation episode "The Best of Both Worlds" was of the Springfield class. However this dialogue was changed to mention the USS Tolstoy instead.

Known Springfield class ships:

  • USS Chekov (NCC-57302)
    • Destroyed by the Borg at the Battle of Wolf 359.

Surak class

Surak class starships:

  • U.S.S. Zapata – Registry number NCC-33184
    • The Enterprise-D was scheduled to meet the Zapata following the mission to the Gamma Erandi Nebula in 2366. The Zapata was named for the Mexican revolutionary leader and agrarian reformer, Emiliano Zapata.

Sydney class

Sydney class starships:

  • U.S.S. Jenolen – Registry number NCC-2010
    • The Jenolen disappeared in 2294 and was presumed lost. It was not until 2369 that it was discovered the Jenolen had crashed into a Dyson Sphere, and that one passenger, Captain Montgomery Scott, had survived for 75 years by suspending himself in an modified transporter beam. Shortly after Scott's rescue, Geordi La Forge and Scott repaired the Jenolen's systems sufficiently to help the Enterprise-D escape from the sphere's interior, although the Jenolen was destroyed in the process.
  • U.S.S. Nash – Registry number NCC-2010–5
    • The USS Nash is assumed to be the ship that was frequently seen at DS9.

Wambundu class

Wambundu class starships:

  • U.S.S. Drake – Registry number NCC-20381
    • Ship disappeared in the Lorenze Cluster. The Drake had been under the command of Captain Paul Rice when it was destroyed, apparently by an ancient weapons system still operational at planet Minos in 2364, William Riker had been offered the command of the Drake, but he turned it down to serve aboard the Enterprise-D.
    • The ship was named after the English admiral Sir Francis Drake, who commanded the first British ship to circumnavigate planet Earth.
  • U.S.S. Fleming – Registry number NCC-20316
    • Medical Transport ship. The Fleming disappeared in the Hekaras Corridor in 2370. At the time of her disappearing, the Fleming was carrying a rare and valuable biomimetic gel. It was initially feared that the Fleming might have been hijacked for his cargo, but the ship was discovered within the Corridor, disabled by a Hekaran verteron mine. Unfortunately, alomost immediately following its discovery, a subspace rift formed within the Corridor, and the Fleming was trapped within the rift. The crew of the Enterprise-D was able to beam the Fleming personnel onto the Enterprise-D, but the ship itself was lost.
    • The Fleming was named for Sir Alexander Fleming, the British bacteriologist who rediscovered penicillin.

Yorkshire class

Yorkshire class starships:

  • U.S.S. Denver – Registry number NCC-54927
    • In 2368, the Denver was transporting 517 colonists to the Beloti Sector when the ship struck a gravitic mine left over from the Cardassians wars. The Denver sustained heavy damage, crashing in the Mericor system. The Enterprise-D was called in to assist with the survivors.

Yellowstone class

Yellowstone class starship

Yellowstone class starships:

  • U.S.S. Yellowstone – Registry number NX-74751
    • Prototype for an advanced Starfleet runabout spacecraft that employed tetryon plasma warp nacelles. In an alternate reality, Ensign Harry Kim and Lieutenant Laska were key members of the Yellowstone design team in 2372. The craft lost antimatter containment and was destroyed when Kim was returning to his original reality.

Zodiac class

Zodiac class starships:

  • U.S.S. Yorktown – Registry number NCC-61137
    • In the anti-time reality created by the Q Continuum, Admiral William Riker oredered the Yorktown to make long-range sensor sweeps of the Devron system in search of a temporal anomaly.

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