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Alpha and Beta Quadrant Ships A-E

Alpha and Beta A-E - Alpha and Beta F-K - Alpha and Beta L-R - Alpha and Beta S-Z - Unknown Affiliation

 

Acamarian


Ship
General description
This type of ship is equipped with a twin phaser array and shields, but no threat to a Federation Galaxy class.
Article: Redresses of the Mondor
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
The Acamarian ship owned by the rogue "Gatherer" faction of Chorgan from TNG: "The Vengeance Factor" is the first re-use of the Pakled ship from TNG: "Samaritan Snare". There are no obvious modifications to the miniature. Only the color was changed to bluish gray, probably just through the lighting or post-processing. The two might be the same design.
Class specifications
None available

 

Andorian


Escape pod
General description
No details of the Andorian escape pod are known instead that it probably fits into the launch bay of the NX class.
Known shuttles
No name given
  Annotations
The pod was used in "Proving Ground" and could be briefly seen at the end of the episode when Archer returned to Enterprise. It is possible that the model re-uses parts of the CGI of the big Andorian warship.
Class specifications
None available

 


Kumari
General description
The Andorian warships are apparently a match for Vulcan combat cruisers. They are equipped with tractor beams and have a cargo hold or shuttlebay on the underside which may be shielded to hold radiating cargo.
Gallery: Major Alien Ships of the 22nd Century
Known ships
Kumari
  Annotations
1) These Andorian starships could be seen in ENT: "Cease Fire", "Proving Ground", "Zero Hour", "Kir'Shara" and in the Andorian trilogy beginning with "Babel One". In "Kir'Shara" they appeared to be considerably smaller than the Vulcan ships of the D'Kyr type, which are consistent at some 600m. A size chart by CGI wizard Rob Bonchune reveals that the ships is supposed to be 360m long. This is reasonable and would give us a deck height of about 3.5m.
2) Shran stated in "Babel One" that his ship was the first of her class. This is why we can refer to it as Kumari class. The name honors the first ice cutter to circumnavigate Andoria. The crew complement of (only) 86 is from this episode too.
Class specifications
Length: approx. 360m
Crew complement: 86

 


Ship type 2
General description
The type, size or capabilities of these vessels remain unknown. We only know that they are equipped with beam weapons.
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
The second type of Andorian vessels could be seen in ENT: "Kir'Shara", approaching the site of the battle alongside the already familiar Kumari-class warships (above). None of these ships was shown up close. The design is essentially a re-use of the Valakian sublight ship from ENT: "Dear Doctor", but now with elongated wings, blue engines and a hull color as on the Kumari. It looks like the ship type 2 is smaller than the Kumari.
Class specifications
None available

 

Angosian


Escape pod
General description
The Angosian transport vessel carries this type of small escape pods. At least one of them is stored in the ship's engineering section.
Known shuttles
No name given
  Annotations
The escape pod (TNG: "The Hunted") was later re-used as Bok's probe in TNG: "Bloodlines". Since the escape pod was barely recognizable, we are able to deny the similarity.
Class specifications
Length: approx. 7m

 


Transport vessel
General description
This is a lightly armed sublight vessel for use inside the Angosian system. Its engineering section can be detached and operate separately.
Article: Redresses of the Straleb Vessel
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
The Angosian vessel is a modification of the Straleb vessel from TNG: "The Outrageous Okona" with an additional aft section (the detachable part). The same model was used for the ship in which Roga Danar escaped as well as for the police shuttle that was to take over the captured Danar. Stock footage of the transport vessel will reappear as the Dorian in TNG: "Man of the People".
Class specifications
Length: approx. 110m

 


Tube system
General description
The planet Angosia III has a system of trains running in transparent tubes. 
Known vehicles
No name given
  Annotations
A tube with a moving light inside, obviously representing a train, can be seen in the cityscape on Angosia III. 
Class specifications
None available

 

Arkonian


Patrol shuttle
General description
The Arkonian patrol shuttle is armed with two pulse cannons.
Known shuttles
No name given
  Annotations
1) The Arkonian shuttle appeared in ENT: "Dawn". The vessel may be warp-capable, but more likely it was released from the Arkonian warship to intercept Trip's shuttle. It was also him who called the shuttle a "patrol ship", which was obviously an overstatement.
2) The model has previously appeared as "Alice" in VOY: "Alice". Although we couldn't see the full-scale mock-up very clearly in the ENT episode, I assume it's still the same size.
Class specifications
Length: approx. 5m

 


Warship
General description
The capabilities of the Arkonian warship remain unknown.
Gallery: Other Alien Ships of the 22nd Century
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
The Arkonians acquired warp drive 100 years ago, according to T'Pol.
Class specifications
Length: approx. 250m

 

Atlec

See Coalition of Madena

 

Axanar


Cargo vessel
General description
Nothing is known about this Axanar ship except that it seems to be a cargo vessel.
Gallery: Other Alien Ships of the 22nd Century
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
This Axanar vessel fell victim to the unidentified "bodysuckers" in ENT: "Fight or Flight".
Class specifications
Crew complement: 15

 


Rescue vessel
General description
This Axanar vessel is comparably well-armed.
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
The second Axanar vessel appeared towards the end of ENT: "Fight or Flight". While the weapons of Enterprise (prior to the installation of phase cannons) were no help against the huge ship of the "bodysuckers", the beam weapons of the Axanar were capable of penetrating their shields. The second Axanar ship shares a lineage with the first one, but the essential parts, like the command section, the central section and the engines are different.
Class specifications
None available

 

Boreal III


Kallisko type
General description
No further details are known about this type of freighter which is equipped with warp and impulse propulsion and with low-level particle phasers.
Known ships
Kallisko
  Annotations
The Kallisko's crew was killed by the crystalline entity in TNG: "Silicon Avatar". It is obviously of the same type as the Zibalian freighter (Kivas Fajo's Jovis in TNG: "The Most Toys").
Class specifications
Freighter
Length: approx. 250m

 

Boslic


Cargo vessel
General description
This is a relatively large cargo vessel.
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
1) Jaheel was the stubborn captain of this ship who ignored the quarantine in DS9: "Babel" and tried to escape with his ship, thereby overloading the engines. His race or affiliation was not mentioned in the episode, but a comparison with the Boslic captain in "Sons of Mogh" demonstrates that Jaheel was a Boslic too.
2) The model looks like a ship that had been built by Kenneth Larson for "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (external link), with some modifications to make it look bigger. Curiously the miniature of Jaheel's ship was the basis for the CGI of Neelix's shuttle.
Class specifications
Length: approx. 300m

 


Freighter
General description
Boslic freighters are relatively small ships with characteristic diagonal "wings".
Article: Redresses of the Talarian Warship
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
The Boslic freighter was docked to Deep Space Nine in DS9: "Sons of Mogh". Since the Talarian patrol ship and warship look like closely related designs, the various later incarnations of the characteristic warships may be of Talarian origin. They are mostly used as freighters or science ships, though. All takes of the Boslic freighter are stock footage of the Valerian freighter Sherval Das, so at least these two designs must be identical.
Class specifications
Freighter
Length: approx. 230m

 

Breen

See Dominion

 

Coridan


Fighter
General description
The Coridan fighter is a fixed-wing aircraft with better atmospheric maneuverability than a standard-issue shuttlepod. 
Known aircrafts
No name given
  Annotations
The Coridan fighter appeared in ENT: "Shadows of P'Jem".
Class specifications
None available

 

Corvallen


Freighter
General description
The Corvallen freighter is a small and slow interplanetary vessel with no or ineffective armament.
Article: Redresses of the Straleb Vessel
Article: The Antares Class(es)
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
A Corvallen freighter was destroyed by a Romulan warbird in TNG: "Face of the Enemy". The whole appearance of the ship is stock footage of the Straleb vessel from TNG: "The Outrageous Okona", partially mounted into a Romulan viewscreen. Therefore, as opposed to the incorrect drawings in the Fact Files, there is no difference between the two ships. Between the two episodes the studio model had been modified to become the Angosian ship (see above).
Class specifications
Freighter
Length: approx. 150m
Crew complement: 18

 

Cytherian


Probe
General description
This is an autonomous probe, equipped to modify either technology or brain functions in a way to show alien civilizations the way to the Cytherian homeworld. Irregularly shaped channels on the surface light up when the probe is activated. The probe is impervious to phaser fire. Its propulsion system is unknown, it exhibits neither particle emissions nor subspace distortions.
Known probes
No name given
  Annotations
The probe appeared in TNG: "The Nth Degree". The Cytherian homeworld is presumably located in the center of the galaxy (which could be in any of the four quadrants, strictly speaking).
Class specifications
None available

 

Dekendi


Shuttle
General description
Nothing is known on this shuttle.
Known shuttles
No name given
  Annotations
A brownish shuttle transferred Feezal, one of Phlox's wives, to Enterprise. It was most likely a shuttle of the planet Dekendi III where the conference was taking place. Another shuttle of the same type, albeit with a rather gray color, could be seen on the ground. It was a bad choice to re-use the early Ferengi ship which had been said to be of an unknown design. Clearly the two may not be related.
Class specifications
None available

 


Train system
General description
The planet Dekendi III seems to have a train system of unknown type.
Known vehicles
No name given
  Annotations
The rails leading to the conference hall point to the existence of a train system.
Class specifications
None available

 

Denobulan


Shuttle
General description
The shuttle was seen on a landing approach on Ceti Alpha V around 2166.
Known shuttles
No name given
  Annotations
1) The shuttle appeared in a parallel reality in ENT: "Twilight", and it was implied that it carried Phlox to Ceti Alpha V. The origin of the design is uncertain, but since he came directly from Denobula, it is most likely Denobulan. It may well exist in a better future too. The model may be a new design or a modification of the Mazarite shuttle.
2) Another shuttle that previously transferred Phlox's wife Feezal from Dekendi III (see above) to Enterprise was a re-use of the early Ferengi ship, the Ferengi being an unknown race at that time. It would only unnecessarily complicate the matter if we claimed this was another Denobulan vessel.
Class specifications
None available

 


Medical ship
General description
The small ship is equipped to react on distress calls of other ships.
Known ships
Barzai
  Annotations
1) Clearly the large bridge set and the cockpit window visible from outside indicate that this is a ship of more than 20m length and more than one deck, yet it looks smaller than the bridge section of the Klingon BoP when the two ships meet for the first time in ENT: "Cold Station 12". But to make things much worse, when Soong and the Augments escape from CS-12 with 1800 embryos, the Denobulan medical ship approaches the shuttlebay at the rear end of the BoP, and now it seems to be just a few meters wide as if it were a shuttle. Whether such a ship with the required capacity could land in the BoP's shuttlebay at all is highly doubtful, as the Denobulan ship has to be considerably larger than a humpback whale and the pre-TOS BoP is evidently the same size as its 23rd century counterpart. The vessel's vertical orientation is the ultimate obstacle. This is a severe blunder not only in the VFX but already in the plot. There are likely more crew members than just the pilot (why else would it need several seats on the bridge?). But even if we ignore the completely awry VFX comparison with the BoP, we need to wonder what such a small medical ship could be useful for.
2) The Denobulan medical ship looks a bit like the Triannon vessel (both are vertically oriented and share some of their lines) but is a different design.
Class specifications
None available

 

Ekosian


Rocket
General description
The regime on the planet Ekos is using this type of interplanetary nuclear missiles.
Known missiles
No name given
  Annotations
1) The Ekosian missile appeared in TOS: "Patterns of Force". The footage is of a German V-2 rocket (quite purposely, seeing how the planet is modeled after Nazi Germany). Only that the V-2 was neither carrying an atomic warhead nor did it have interplanetary capability.
2) In the remastered episode we can see a CGI rocket from a distance on the Enterprise's viewscreen instead of just a red light. It is unknown whether the CGI model is an authentic reproduction of a V-2.
Class specifications
Interplanetary nuclear missile

 

El-Aurian


Star killer
General description
This weapon incorporates a trilithium warhead capable of disrupting the fusion process inside a star. It is warp-capable.
Known probes
No name given
  Annotations
1) The weapon launched launched by Soran in "Star Trek Generations" to destroy the Veridian sun must be warp-capable to arrive at the star in a matter of minutes. Well, this still doesn't explain why the star, as seen from the planet, turns black immediately upon its impact.
2) Soran's weapon is listed here although there is clearly no El-Aurian authority any longer. We can assume that El-Auria is located somewhere at the far end of the Beta Quadrant.
Class specifications
Length: approx. 3m

 

Eminiar VII


Train system
General description
Nothing is known about this apparent public transportation system. 
Known vehicles
No name given
  Annotations
Among other changes and refinements, two previously non-existent tracks of what appears to be a system of hovertrains were inserted into the matte painting of Eminiar VII for TOS-R: "A Taste of Armageddon".
Class specifications
None available

 

Enolian


Patrol ship
General description
Enolian patrol ships clearly outgun a prisoner transport.
Gallery: Other Alien Ships of the 22nd Century
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
Two of the patrol ships, just as all other Enolian vessels, appeared in ENT: "Canamar".
Class specifications
None available

 


Prison transport
General description
This is a small ship carrying prisoners to Enolian detention colonies. There is apparently only one inhabited deck on which the prisoners are sitting in rows like on an ancient galley. The ship has at least three aft cannons, but is weakly armed compared to patrol ships.
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
Archer and Tucker managed to disable the pursuing patrol ships by opening the aft plasma vents and igniting the plasma.
Class specifications
Length: approx. 70m
Crew complement: 3, plus 16 prisoners

 


Shuttle
General description
This small warp-capable vessel is armed with forward and aft particle cannons and could be overwhelmed with ease by Enterprise NX-01.
Known shuttles
No name given
  Annotations
The shuttle was not explicitly mentioned as Enolian design, but would very likely be one, considering that the Enolian Kuroda was supposed to be freed with this vessel. It looks to me like it is the same design as the Mazarite shuttle, though.
Class specifications
Length: approx. 30m

 

Eymorg


Ion drive ship


Ion drive ship (TOS-R)
General description
The Eymorg vessel is equipped with an advanced propulsion system compared to Federation technology.
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
1) The ship appeared in TOS: "Spock's Brain". It was a bad choice to call the propulsion system an "ion drive", since such a technology (which will be available in the real world soon) would not provide FTL capability. There must be something else about it to make a so equipped ship even faster than with conventional warp drive. On the other hand, it was correct in the episode that such an engine would leave a trail of charged particles that could be tracked.
2) The ship must be more than 10,000 years old, considering that the Eymorg wouldn't have the technical knowledge to build it. It must also be a miracle of easy maintenance.
3) I wonder if the modeler who built this vessel was aware of what it looks like (it was in the 1960s after all). Or could it have been an intentional in-joke, the Eymorg being a female-only civilization? ;-)
4) The Eymorg ship was completely redesigned for TOS-R to a ball with attached engine pods. The rationale, according to CBS: "...The comparison between the original and the remastered version provides two totally different looks, with styles defined more by the contemporary technology. The original is a standard rocket-shaped configuration. At the time, 'spaceships' tended to fall into a one of two classic looks, the other being the the flying saucer. The new, remastered version of the ion propulsion craft is smaller and more utilitarian, reflecting its single-person occupancy, and it ditches the unnecessary missile/rocket configuration. The design also reflects more modern-day ion propulsion prototypes." Aside from avoiding the dildo comparison this official justification neglects that, with its rocket pods modeled after 21st century ion drive concepts, the remastered ship actually looks rather outdated than the original, and not at all like the highly advanced vessel that the script called for. Also, it is notable that "rockets" are a rarity in TOS and have appeared in larger numbers only lately in Star Trek Enterprise.
Class specifications
Age: more than 10,000 years

 


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