Kremlin Class (2226)



The Kremlin class was a surveyor, designed to provide sufficient room for equipment as well as crew quarters for long-term missions in uncharted space. The saucer hull was adopted from the Asia class in order to keep the development time short. Several modifications were necessary, however. The aft third of the saucer was converted to an engineering section with fuel storage, while a shuttlebay was attached to the saucer bottom. Advanced materials allowed to employ much smaller warp coils than those of the over 20 years old Asia class, while their number remained the same. The performance of the sensors of the Kremlin class, especially of those for the detection of lifeforms and space anomalies, was excellent. The armament, on the other hand, turned out insufficient when unexpected enemies such as the Romulans and the Tholians threatened the Federation border regions in the 2260s. Four of the sixteen Kremlin-class ships were lost during this era. The new situation required the presence of heavily armed starships like the Constitution class, and all smaller and more vulnerable vessels were gradually withdrawn to safer regions. Finally, in the 2280s, it became clear that refitting the outdated Kremlin class with new warp engines and new sensor systems was not worth while, and the remaining six ships were decommissioned.





Class specifications
Ship type: Surveyor
Length: 161m
Width: 99m
Height: 26m
Crew complement: 86
Max. speed: Warp 5.6
Commissioned ships
USS Kremlin NCC-1433
USS Topaz NCC-1437
USS Courageous NCC-1438
USS Montana NCC-1510
USS Rio Grande NCC-1511
USS Bordeaux NCC-1512
USS Wolf NCC-1513
USS Nemesis NCC-1543
USS Kronstadt NCC-1544
USS Dauphin NCC-1545
USS Mesopotamia NCC-1638
USS Potomac NCC-1639
USS New Berlin NCC-1640
USS Archanis NCC-1641
USS Zulu NCC-1686
USS Dragon NCC-1687



Thanks to Thomas Pemberton, Jan Seebald and Jay Hagen for their 3D models.


Starship Mojave, Kremlin class


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