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Hydra Class (2361)

The Hydra class features a progressive design that resembles the Akira class and the Steamrunner class, both of which are ships of the same design era. Classified as an escort vessel, the Hydra class is equipped with powerful phaser arrays and four photon torpedo tubes. Initially the ships were intended to patrol along the Cardassian border. However, in order not to risk any provocation of the Cardassians after the peace treaty had been signed, the four ships were withdrawn to the Beta Quadrant. In spite of the small size the starships were not very maneuverable, so soon after the battle of Wolf 359 it became obvious that production would not be continued. Improvement of weapons was enforced, and the new, more maneuverable prototype USS Defiant was built, incorporating several experiences made with the Hydra class.

Preliminary three-view schematics (ca. 1998)

Refined version and variants
created by s1gun

Class specifications
Ship type: Escort
Length: 139m
Width: 76m
Height: 29m
Crew complement: 25
Max. speed: Warp 9.9
Commissioned ships
USS Hydra NCC-70071
USS Lyon NCC-72790
USS Maui NCC-72791
USS Lionheart NCC-73293
USS Lalo NCC-73294


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