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Mirror Universe Ships

Terran Empire - 22nd Century Alien Rebels - 24th Century Terran Rebels - Klingon-Cardassian Alliance - Ferengi - Tholian

 

Terran Empire

Owing to the sheer number of Mirror Universe vessels in ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly" only those which had a part in the story are taken into account. The opening credits which are clearly meant to be authentic records of the Terran Empire show several vessels in addition to that, including the warp ship that, unlike in the standard credits, fires at the moon surface, an early Klingon BoP, a Hazari design and some Xindi ships.

Name prefixes
ISS: Imperial StarShip


Constitution


Enterprise variant
General description
The Mirror Constitution is virtually identical to its counterpart in our universe. Some details are slightly different.
Constitution Gallery
Known ships
ISS Enterprise NCC-1701
USS Defiant NCC-1764

Annotations
1) The Mirror ISS Enterprise seen in TOS: "Mirror, Mirror" was most likely labeled "USS Enterprise NCC-1701". In other words, while the interior was modified with Terran Empire symbols (globe and sword) and other details, no change was made to the ship miniature. Yet, we can see that the Mirror Enterprise is represented by the second-pilot version of the model (note the nacelle spires, the bigger dish and the taller dome). As usual, "our" Enterprise could be seen only from the starboard side in the episode, whereas the port side of the Mirror ship was shown. The port side of the model could not be illuminated, however. The effect was accomplished by filming the starboard side (stock footage from "Where No Man Has Gone Before"), reversing the image and reversing back the nacelle decals.
2) The USS Defiant that pops up in the Mirror Universe in ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly", on the other hand, correctly corresponds with the series version of the Enterprise, as previously seen in TOS: "The Tholian Web". It is unknown how the ship class could "de-evolve" to the ISS Enterprise that is in service over 100 years later.
3) While I silently assume that the class prototype was the ISS Constitution, I think that anything more would be pointless speculation. The possible existence of a refit of the starship is just as tentative as the specs of the Mirror Universe vessel.
4) In the remastered TOS episode the Mirror Universe Enterprise is represented by a CGI model of the pilot version with all according detail changes.
See also Starfleet Ships A-K
Class specifications
Heavy cruiser
Length: 289m
Deck count: 21

 


NX Class
General description
A slightly different NX class exists in the Mirror Universe.
Article: Enterprise Inconsistencies
Article: A Close Look at 22nd Century Technology
Article: A Close Look at Enterprise NX-01 
Gallery: NX Class
Known ships
ISS Enterprise NX-01
ISS Avenger NX-09


Annotations
1) The Mirror-NX class appeared in ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly". Aside from the "ISS" prefix, the additional hull decoration and slight changes to the interior the starship class is visually identical to the one from our universe. But as author Mike Sussman confirmed, the ship is supposed to be more advanced than its counterpart from our universe, as the existence of a tractor beam shows. Also, the computers have voice interface.
2) The correct translation of the inscription on the Avenger patch is "The bold (are) the fortune of the Empire" and absolutely not anything like "The Empire is bold and fortunate", which can still be found on several websites.
See also Earth Ship Classes
Class specifications
Length: 225m
Deck count: 7
Speed: Warp 4.5 (cruise), Warp 5 (max.)
Crew complement: 82

 


Shuttlepod
General description
The NX class has essentially the same type of shuttlepods in the Mirror Universe too.
Gallery: Pre-Federation Vessels
Known shuttles
Avenger Pod 1
  Annotations
The pod appeared in the shuttlebay of Avenger NX-09 in "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II".
See also Earth Ship Classes
Class specifications
Length: approx. 6m
Passenger capacity: 6
Speed: 0.25 impulse

 


NX escape pod
General description
The Mirror-NX is equipped with a number of escape pods.
Known shuttles
No name given
  Annotations
The escape pods, at least those visible in "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part I", are located behind break-away plates on D-deck. On the NX of our universe the seemingly closed ring of escape pods would be in conflict with several windows. In the DVD commentary of the episode Mike Sussman suggests that only the Mirror version has these escape pods, one of several technologies the Terran Empire may have stolen from the Vulcans. In ENT: "Shuttlepod One", however, it becomes clear that "our" Enterprise has escape pods too, although they may look different.
Class specifications
None available

 


T'Plana Hath type
General description
The T'Plana Hath also existed in the Mirror Universe.
Known ships
T'Plana Hath
  Annotations
Unlike it was in "First Contact" in our universe, the Mirror Cochrane shot the Vulcan who approached him, and the humans took possession of the vessel and of the advanced Vulcan technology.
See also Vulcan Ship Classes
Class specifications
Survey ship
Diameter: approx. 43m

 


Unknown warp ship
General description
This is obviously a warship of Earth registry predating the Enterprise NX-01.
Known ships
No name given

  Annotations
The vessel shows up in stock footage modified for the warlike opening credits of ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly". Unlike in the original sequence the vessel now bombards the planet's surface.
Class specifications
None available

 


Unnamed class II
General description
This class of Earth Starfleet ships also exists in the Mirror Universe.
Known ships
No name given

  Annotations
Starships of this class appeared in ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly". The only visual difference lies in the yellow hull decoration of the Mirror Universe version.
See also Earth Ship Classes
Class specifications
None available

 

22nd Century Alien Rebels


D'Kyr type
General description
The D'Kyr type seems to have a counterpart in the Mirror Universe.
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
A number of Vulcan starships, like some of the Tellarites and the Andorians too, have joined the rebellion against the Terran Empire (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II").
See also Vulcan Ship Classes
Class specifications
Combat cruiser
Length: approx. 600m
Crew complement: 147

 


Kumari
General description
The Kumari class seems to have a counterpart in the Mirror Universe.
Gallery: Alpha and Beta Quadrant Ships, Part 1
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
A number of Andorian starships, like some of the Tellarites and the Vulcans too, have joined the rebellion against the Terran Empire. It is conjecture but very likely that the Andorian class is named Kumari in the Mirror Universe too.
See also Alpha and Beta Quadrant Ships A-E
Class specifications
Length: approx. 450m
Crew complement: 86

 


Tellarite warship
General description
The Tellarite warship
seems to have a counterpart in the Mirror Universe.
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
A number of Tellarite starships, like some of the Andorians and the Vulcans too, have joined the rebellion against the Terran Empire.
See also Alpha and Beta Quadrant Ships S-Z
Class specifications
None available

 

24th Century Terran Rebels


Assault vessel
General description
The assault vessel is apparently of Bajoran origin, a small ship with only moderate armament.

Gallery: Bajoran Starships
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
The Mirror version of the assault vessel appeared in DS9: "Through the Looking Glass". It is interesting to note that this ship type, obviously an originally Bajoran construction, was used by the Maquis or allied Bajorans in our universe (TNG: "Preemptive Strike") just like by the Terran rebels in the Mirror Universe.
See also Bajoran Ships
Class specifications
Length: 93m

 


Defiant
General description
Using plans stolen by "Smiley" O'Brien, a replica of Starfleet's USS Defiant was built by Terran rebels at Terok Nor. While the ship appears to have largely the same capabilities as its counterpart in our universe, it is unknown if there is a cloaking device.
Article: Defiant Problems

Defiant Gallery
Known ships
ISS Defiant NX-74205
  Annotations
1) The ship played a key role in DS9: "Shattered Mirror". The Mirror Defiant's size compared to the Regency One is no indicator for the size of any of the two ships, because the latter is considerably scaled up relative to any other vessel in the episode.
2) Concerning the possible existence of a cloaking device on the Defiant, we need to take into account the huge continuity error about cloak in the Mirror Universe (see introductory remark to the Alliance ships below).
3) Unlike the Defiant of "our" universe, the Mirror version does not appear to have a name, registry or any other markings on the hull. The dedication plaque on the bridge confirms that it is the "ISS Defiant NX-74205" though.
See also Starfleet Ships A-K
Class specifications
Escort
Length: approx. 120m
Deck count: 4
Commissioned in 2372

 


Peregrine
General description
This is a small fighter with a crew of 1 or 2 and a size only slightly larger than a 20th century fighter aircraft.
Gallery: Other Small Federation Vessels
Known ships
No name or registry given
  Annotations
One of these fighters appeared in DS9: "Shattered Mirror", piloted by Bashir. I assume that the class name is just the same as of its counterpart in our universe (which is not entirely certain though). 
See also Starfleet Ships L-Z
Class specifications
Fighter
Length: approx. 25m
Crew complement: 1-2

 

Klingon-Cardassian Alliance

Note We know for sure from DS9: "Through the Looking Glass" that Alliance ships are capable of cloaking. Yet, the whole episode DS9: "The Emperor's New Cloak" is built upon the inexcusable misconception that there is no cloak at all in the Mirror Universe. It is a matter of preference which version is true, and this database does not list the cloak capabilities of the following vessels.


Bird-of-Prey
General description
The Bird-of-Prey is a common sight in the united Klingon-Cardassian fleet.
Article: The Bird-of-Prey Size Paradox
Klingon Bird-of-Prey Gallery
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
The Mirror BoP's size compared to the Regency One in DS9: "Shattered Mirror" is no indicator for the size of any of the two ships, because the latter is considerably scaled up relative to any other vessel in the episode. While the gigantic Regency One leaves us no other choice, there is no reason to assume that the Mirror BoP is any other size than "our" BoP.
See also Klingon Ships
Class specifications
Length: 110m

 


Galor
General description
The Galor class is a widespread warship design of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance.

Gallery: Cardassian Starships
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
The design appeared in DS9: "Through the Looking Glass" and "Shattered Mirror". The name "Galor" is a guess, seeing that the design is identical to the Galor in our universe.
See also Cardassian Ships
Class specifications
Cruiser
Length: 481m

 


Nor type
General description
This large type of Cardassian space stations consists of a central core, a habitat ring, a docking ring, three upper and three lower docking pylons.

Gallery: Cardassian Starships
Known stations
Terok Nor
  Annotations
Mirror Terok Nor seems to serve essentially the same purpose as our Terok Nor before the station was taken over by Bajorans and Starfleet. The Mirror version showed up in all DS9 Mirror Universe episodes. It was conquered by the Terran rebels some time prior to the episode "Shattered Mirror" (2372), but is listed here only once.
See also Cardassian Ships
Class specifications
Diameter: 1097m
Max. accommodation capacity: 7000

 


Regent's flagship
General description
This huge vessel is the flagship of Regent Worf since at least 2372.
Article: Variations of the Negh'Var

Vor'cha, Negh'Var & Various Gallery
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
The vessel could be seen in DS9: "Shattered Mirror" and "The Emperor's New Cloak". It is represented by the Negh'Var model in its DS9 configuration with the two additional engine pods and without the bow spikes. Quite obviously the Regent's ship is scaled up intentionally and meant to be a much larger ship than the Negh'Var and is therefore the only ship in the Mirror Universe that is substantially different from the version we know from our universe. The ship must be around 2km long, compared to the BoP, Galor and Defiant. The many rows of lights (10 in the main plane) in the close-up correspond with such a massive ship, but don't alleviate the general scaling problem. Like many things in the silly Mirror Universe, the similarity to "our" Negh'Var should be disregarded for the sake of plausibility; otherwise we would have to pretend to see a reasonably sized Negh'Var which is hard to maintain.
See also Klingon Ships
Class specifications
None available

 


Vor'cha
General description
The Vor'cha is a powerful Klingon-Cardassian warship.

Vor'cha, Negh'Var & Various Gallery
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
The design appeared in DS9: "Crossover". The name "Vor'cha" is a guess, seeing that the design is identical to the Vor'cha in our universe.
See also Klingon Ships
Class specifications
Attack cruiser
Length: 481m

 

Ferengi


Large shuttle
General description
This is a small Ferengi vessel, somewhat larger than a standard shuttle.
Article: Variations of the Ferengi Shuttle
Known shuttles
No name given
  Annotations
As stated in the entry of the large shuttle in our universe, if "Quark's Treasure" is inevitably larger than the 6m shuttlepod, the same should be true for other Ferengi shuttles without causing further damage. This is why I imagine that Mirror Brunt's shuttle from DS9: "The Emperor's New Cloak" is of that design too.
See also Ferengi Ships
Class specifications
Length: 18m

 

Tholian


22nd century ship
General description
The 22nd century Tholian starship also exists in the Mirror Universe. They are capable of spinning a web around an enemy ship through which they can fire their weapons but which is impervious to their victim.
Known ships
No name given
  Annotations
Several of these vessels could be seen in ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly". Their size was consistent with the small ships of previous episodes.
See also Alpha and Beta Quadrant Ships S-Z
Class specifications
Length: approx. 15m

 


Cargo shuttle
General description
This small vessel consists of a triangular command section in from of a number of cargo containers.
Known shuttles
No name given
  Annotations
The most likely modular design could be seen in the drydock in ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part I".
Class specifications
None available

 


Drydock
General description
The drydock is large enough to hold a ship of the Constitution class.
Known stations
No name given
  Annotations
There is nothing strange about this structure, although otherwise Tholian technology seems to be outlandish. Yet, it is remarkable that the Tholian drydock is the only notable spaceborne object of the Mirror Universe that was never seen in our universe. It is equipped with a magnatronic tractor beam.
Class specifications
None available

 


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