Star Trek Picard Ship Classes

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Starfleet Ships


Curiosity

General description

This ship type is in service around 2390 and is classified as a heavy cruiser.

Known ships

USS ibn Majid NCC-75710
 

Annotations

  1. We can see a dorsal view of the ibn Majid on Cristóbal Rios's case in PIC: "Broken Pieces".
  2. We don't know what the ship looks like from other angels and how many nacelles it has. However, it shares some design elements with the USS Emmett Till, created for the DS9 documentary "What We Left Behind" by John Eaves.
  3. Michael Chabon confirmed that this design is the Curiosity class.

Class specifications

Heavy cruiser

 


Inquiry

General description

According to Captain William Riker, this is the "toughest, fastest, most powerful ship Starfleet has ever put into service." There are two nacelle variations.

Known ships

USS Zheng He
 

Annotations

  1. Over 200(!) of this ship class appear in orbit of Coppelius in PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego II". Only the nacelles come in two variations.
  2. The copy-and-paste fleet in "Et in Arcadia Ego II" doesn't only look very boring and cheap (as CG budget was apparently cut in a field where it is least tolerable). It also raises the question what happened to all the other ship classes.
  3. Michael Chabon confirmed that this design is the Inquiry class.
  4. According to Michael Chabon, the fleet was originally supposed to be more diverse: "There were three new classes of Starfleet ships approved for the climactic sequence. Whether all three can ultimately be seen or distinguished in the final screen version is unclear.
    • A heavy cruiser: the Inquiry-class. That's the Zheng He.
    • A carrier cruiser, similar to the Inquiry but with two distinctive forward 'prongs' or 'horns' off the elongated 'saucer': the Equity-class.
    • An explorer, with a distinctive 'open' or ring-style saucer: the Seeker-class."

Class specifications

None available

 


Ship with embedded nacelles

General description

The characteristic feature of this design is that the two nacelles intersect the saucer hull.

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. Two of these ships are visible in SHO: "Children of Mars", set in the year 2384.
  2. Of course, this is the design that appeared as Magee class in Star Trek Discovery. SHO: "Children of Mars" was produced by the same staff as Discovery, which (in addition to being cost-saving) explains the crossover. In order to preserve the status of Picard as unrebooted Star Trek, it is inevitable to disregard the link to Discovery. The assumption that the ship type is relatively new in the late 24th century also removes the two dilemmas to explain why Starfleet would upgrade or even newly build ships whose construction is 150 years old, and why those ships looked too advanced for the pre-TOS era in the first place.

Class specifications

None available

 


Ship with underslung nacelles

General description

This is a relatively small ship type. The design consists of a saucer hull and two underslung nacelles.

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. Two of these ships are visible in SHO: "Children of Mars", set in the year 2384.
  2. Of course, this is the design that appeared as tug in Star Trek Discovery. It is possible that these were supposed to be the tugs of the Wallenberg class before the actual model was available. In order to preserve the status of Picard as unrebooted Star Trek, it is inevitable to disregard the crossover with Discovery. The assumption that the ship type is relatively new in the late 24th century also removes the dilemma to explain why Starfleet would upgrade or even newly build ships whose construction is 150 years old.

Class specifications

None available

 


Wallenberg

General description

This is a massive modular transport that was being built in large numbers at Utopia Planitia to evacuate Romulans when the shipyards was destroyed in 2384. Wallenberg-class ships are tugs that can be supplemented with a number of cargo or habitat containers.

Known ships

USS Nightingale
 

Annotations

  1. The Wallenberg class can be seen in large numbers as footage in PIC: "Remembrace" and for real in the flashback in PIC: "Maps and Legends". We can recognize the word "TUG" on the upper aft hull.
  2. The class name can be inferred from a statement of the former Romulan senator in PIC: "Absolute Candor". Michael Chabon confirmed that the ships seen on screen are indeed the mentioned Wallenberg class. Raoul Wallenberg is famous for saving thousands of Jews from the Nazis in Hungary and disappeared mysteriously during the following Soviet occupation.

Class specifications

Tug

 

Starfleet Stations, Shuttles, Drones


Drydock type 5

General description

This drydock at Utopia Planitia consists of seven segments and an attached engineering/administration complex.

Known stations

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. The drydock visible in SHO: "Children of Mars", set in the year 2384.
  2. The basic construction of the drydock appeared in DIS: "Such Sweet Sorrow II", as the drydock for the reboot-Enterprise in Star Trek Discovery. The number of segments and possibly several details are different. The episode was produced by the same staff as Discovery, which (in addition to being cost-saving) explains the crossover. In order to preserve the status of Picard as unrebooted Star Trek, I have to disregard a possible link to Discovery.

Class specifications

None available

 


Utopia Planitia shuttle

General description

This is a large shuttlecraft that is in service at Utopia Planitia around 2384.

Known shuttles

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. Several shuttles of this type can be seen in the flashback in PIC: "Maps and Legends"
  2. The shuttle was designed by John Eaves, originally for the Ships of the Line calendar. It shares a design lineage with the Argo-type shuttlecraft from "Star Trek Nemesis".

Class specifications

None available

 

Various shuttles at Utopia Planitia Small spacecraft can be seen at Utopia Planitia in SHO: "Children of Mars". One of them appears to be a Discovery-style workbee.

 


Utopia Planitia type II

General description

These large structures in orbit of Mars belong to Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards.

Known stations

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. The stations can be seen as they are destroyed in SHO: "Children of Mars" and PIC: "Maps and Legends", set in the year 2384.
  2. "Children of Mars" and "Maps and Legends" show essentially the same footage of the station from the side, but for the latter episode the explosions were removed, making the station better recognizable. (Also,the drones are now decorated with the Starfleet emblem)
  3. The design is new (and not the same as in VOY: "Relativity"), but it retains certain elements of previous Federation spacedocks, such as the mushroom shape.

Class specifications

None available

 


Mars defense satellite

General description

Large numbers of this satellite can be found in orbit of Mars in 2384.

Known satellites

No name given
 

Annotations

This satellite is visible in PIC: "Maps and Legends" and in the recap for "The End is the Beginning". The latter shows slightly modified footage.

Class specifications

None available

 


Utopia Planitia defense drone

General description

This appears to be an unmanned spacecraft, originally built to protect Utopia Planitia, but reprogrammed to attack the shipyards in 2384.

Known drones

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. These drones appear in SHO: "Children of Mars", PIC: "Remembrance", "Maps and Legends", "The End is the Beginning" and "Et in Arcadia Ego II". We can infer from the story that they were unmanned.
  2. The design is based on the Section 31 drones from Discovery. The roughly hexagonal flat shape of the original drone was supplemented with even much flatter "wings". We can't tell how big these drones are and why they would be so extremely flat (making them a great target from many angles).
  3. There is a continuity error because for the Picard episodes a big Starfleet emblem was added to the drones that was not yet present in the Short Treks episode. It is an oddity anyway why Starfleet would decorate their attack drones (but not their ships) that way.

Class specifications

None available

 

Civilian Ships and Shuttles


Aircar (late 24th century)

General description

This small shuttle is probably the 24th century equivalent of a car, designed for individual traffic on Earth, and perhaps not spaceworthy.

Known vehicles

No name given
 

Annotations

The aircar is a new design and is visible in Boston in the two episodes PIC: "Remembrance" and PIC: "Maps and Legends".

Class specifications

None available

 


Atmospheric station

General description

Two large structures are located in the sky, near the Daystrom Institute on Okinawa.

Known stations

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. The atmospheric stations are visible in PIC: "Remembrance", "The End is the Beginning" and in a flashback in "Nepenthe".
  2. The stations are clearly too low to be in orbit and don't seem to change position between "Remembrance" and "The End is the Beginning". This is an amazing antigrav technology, although we could see something similar in TOS: "The Cloud Minders" and VOY: "Critical Care".

Class specifications

None available

 


Kaplan F17

General description

La Sirena is a standard type of a small civilian freighter that is capable of planetary landing.

Known ships

La Sirena
 

Annotations

  1. La Sirena first appears in PIC: "The End is the Beginning". The landing gear is visible when the ship takes off again in "Et in Arcadia Ego II". The ship type can be implied from a statement by the "Red Bolian" in PIC: "Stardust City Rag".
  2. La Sirena is an unregistered ship. It doesn't become clear what exactly that means in the late 24th century. Rather than being illegal in the Federation, Rios's ship may be unaffiliated and may acquire licenses to operate on a case-by-case basis, rather than under a permanent contract.
  3. The similarity of hull paint of La Sirena to Eddie Van Halen's Frankenstrat guitar is a bit too obvious to be a coincidence.

Class specifications

Speed freighter
2 decks

 


Standard shuttle (late 24th century)

General description

The same basic shuttle design appears in a wide variety of (mostly civilian) roles at the end of the 24th century, including a school shuttle and a taxi.

Known shuttles

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. We can see the shuttle design on many occasions in SHO: "Children of Mars" and in the first four episodes of Star Trek Picard, on Earth as well as on Vashti.
  2. Of course, this is the Class-C shuttle from Star Trek Discovery, in several slight hull and color variations. This CG model was most likely chosen because new designs were not yet ready when Picard went into post-production (or to save costs). In order to preserve the status of Picard as unrebooted Star Trek, it is inevitable to disregard the crossover with Discovery. The assumption that the shuttle type is relatively new in the late 24th century also removes the dilemma to explain why there are suddenly so many shuttles of a previously non-existing type that is otherwise established to be as old as 150 years. This shuttle arguably fits a lot better into the late 24th century anyway than into the TOS era.

Class specifications

Length: ca. 13m

 

Various civilian shuttles Many small spacecraft appear in Boston (PIC: "Remembrance", "Maps and Legends"), Okinawa (PIC: "Remembrance", "The End is the Beginning") and Paris (PIC: "Remembrance"). Some of them may be the already known Discovery-style Class-C shuttle or the aircar.
  

 

Romulan Ships and Shuttles


Beacon

General description

Numerous beacons are placed around the Artifact.

Known beacons

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. We can see the beacons in all episodes in which the Artifact is still stationary, most clearly in a close-up in "The Impossible Box".
  2. It is unknown whether the beacon just serves as a demarcation or whether it would be capable of attacking incoming enemy vessels.

Class specifications

None available

 


Bird-of-Prey (upgraded)

General description

A Bird-of-Prey from the 23rd century is still in service as of 2399. It is armed with disruptor cannons.

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. This ship, owned by a certain Kar Kantar, attacks La Sirena in orbit of Vashti on PIC: "Absolute Candor" and gets heavily damaged, losing its starboard nacelle pylon.
  2. The design is essentially still the same as the one of the old BoP from TOS: "Balance of Terror"; the proportions are almost identical. The ship doesn't seem to have the plasma weapon any longer but is equipped with standard disruptor cannons. The most significant change is the addition of very pronounced hull panels (unlike the remastered version of TOS with its slight hull plating). Also, green Romulan-style lighting was added to the nacelles and countless small lights all over the hull, a bit like on the re-imagined D7 from season 2 of Discovery. Most of these lights can't possibly be windows, owing to the rather small size of the ship (unless the size was "re-imagined", which is an idea that I refuse to even consider). Overall, we might argue that the BoP from "Absolute Candor", except perhaps for the armament, is still the very same design as the one from "Balance of Terror". But in the spirit of visual continuity it makes more sense to classify it as an upgrade or a related, newer class, much like the Klingon K't'inga relates to the D7.

Class specifications

None available

 


Snakehead

General description

The Snakehead is a shuttle-sized, single-seated vessel with enormous engine power and firepower for its small size.

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

Narek follows La Sirena in a Snakehead in PIC: "Nepenthe". We can also see these small ships in the battle against the orchids in PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego II". Snakeheads were previously not visible in the fleet, so they were likely deployed from the larger vessels.

Class specifications

None available

 

Shaenor, Ship operated by the Zhat Vash that was assimilated by the Borg cube in the early 2380s, which led to a submatrix collapse and allowed the Romulan to take possession of the "Artifact" (PIC: "The End is the Beginning")

 


Ship type 1

General description

This ship consists of a central body and thin wing-like structures. The wings are hinged and can be folded up.

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. We can see these ships most prominently in "Remembrance" and briefly again in "Maps and Legends", "Nepenthe" and "Broken Pieces".
  2. We can see them with the wings folded up in "Maps and Legends" and "Broken Pieces".
  3. Ship type 1 was designed by John Eaves. It was ineptly labeled as a "warbird" on a storyboard (as seen in the Ready Room episode for "Absolute Candor"), perhaps under the impression that all Romulan ships are "warbirds".

Class specifications

None available

 


Ship type 2

General description

This ship consists of a central body and extremely thin wing-like structures.

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. This ship type can be glimpsed in "Maps and Legends" and "Absolute Candor". It can be seen much more clearly in "Broken Pieces", now departing to destroy the Synth homeworld. The fleet that arrives at Coppelius in "Et in Arcadia Ego II" consists of large numbers of type 2, besides Oh's Warbird.
  2. Of all increasingly flimsy ship designs of the past 20 years, this is most extreme example, more like a paper plane than like something that looks spaceworthy.
  3. Unlike other Romulan vessels that are traditionally green and similar as the Snakehead, these ships are gray, which may indicate they are not operated by the regular Romulan forces (of the Romulan Free State) but by the Zhat Vash/Tal Shiar. Yet, we don't know the exact affiliation of the other Romulan ships of the series either. Type 2 also has a bird-of-prey depiction on the underside, just like the classic Romulan ship of that name.

Class specifications

None available

 


Warbird (late 24th century)

General description

This is a capital Romulan ship of the late 24th century.

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. Just one Warbird, Oh's flagship, appears among the countless type 2 ships in the fleet of "Et in Arcadia Ego II".
  2. Originally, "Warbird" was the name of the specific Romulan ship that first appeared in TNG: "The Neutral Zone". In more recent years, however, Trek writers and producers customarily use "warbird" as an umbrella term for any Romulan (and even Klingon!) ships. Of all Romulan vessels of Picard that were casually labeled as "warbirds", this one appears the only one deserving of this name.

Class specifications

None available

 


Workbee

General description

The Romulan workbee is a small, boxy utility craft.

Known shuttles

No name given
 

Annotations

We can see Romulan workbees in PIC: "Remembrance", "Maps and Legends" and "Nepenthe".

Class specifications

None available

 

Borg Ships and Shuttles


Cube variant 3

General description

This type of Borg cube resembles variant 2 and was encountered by the Romulans in the early 2380s.

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. The main difference to previously seen Borg cubes is that variant 3 features big channels in its outer hull. It looks like these were part of the original design and not carved into the ship after it was captured by the Romulans. Other than that, the surface is very much like that of a variant-2 cube. The size may be the same as well.
  2. The Borg cube repairs itself a bit like the one first encountered by the Enterprise in TNG: "Q Who". We may argue that the "old" Borg cube too had something like repair drones, rather than being made of self-bending metal.
  3. This Borg cube is equipped with a sphere, like the one in "First Contact".

Class specifications

None available

 


Repair drone

General description

The Borg cube variant 3 is equipped with a large number of these drones that repair hull damage and ship systems.

Known drones

No name given
 

Annotations

The drones kick into action in PIC: "Broken Pieces". Perhaps all Borg cubes are equipped with such drones and we only couldn't see them up close until now.

Class specifications

None available

 


Sphere variant 3

General description

Sphere variant 3 looks like it serves as an independent vessel or as a lifeboat for cubes of variant 3.

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. The sphere is visible inside the cube in PIC: "Broken Pieces" and "Et in Arcadia Ego I".
  2. We can't see the sphere in its entirety. It is well possible that there is no difference between variants 2 and 3. The relative scaling is much like in "First Contact". If Borg cube variant 3 measures 3 kilometers (just like variant 2), then the sphere is 450 meters across (just like variant 2).

Class specifications

None available

 

Synth Ships and Shuttles


Orchid

General description

Orchids are orbital defense weapons that attach themselves to ships and drain them of power.

Known drones

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. The technology of the orchids, seen in "Et in Arcadia Ego I/II", remains a mystery.
  2. While the idea of space flowers is a bit silly anyway, it remains totally implausible how just three of them can drain a Borg cube of all power.

Class specifications

None available

 

Unaffiliated Ships and Shuttles


Ship

General description

This is a very small combat ship operated by the Fenris rangers.

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. We can see one ship of this type, piloted by Seven of Nine, in PIC: "Absolute Candor". Although we can never get a better look, this ship type is asymmetrical.
  2. Seven of Nine tells Picard of a Fenris Rangers "corsair" that would arrive for her. Her own ship may be a corsair and may have enough space for two or more people, but we can't really tell.

Class specifications

None available

 

Shuttles on Freecloud Several shuttles or aircars are visible in Stardust City on Freecloud in PIC: "Stardust City Rag".

 

Unknown Ships and Shuttles


Unknown machine

General description

Summoned by the Synths, this thing emerges from a wormhole and gets crushed as Soji collapses the wormhole.

Known machines

No name given
 

Annotations

We can see this machine in PIC: "Et in Arcadia Ego II", seemingly fulfilling the Zhat Vash prophecy of the Ch'khalagu. According to their myth, when Seb-Natan (Soji) blows into the horn (activates the beacon), it will release the Ch'khalagu. Thousand days of pain will follow, the streets will be "slick with entrails of half-devoured corpses. The worlds will burn. Ch'khalagu will feast and nurse their brats on blood and pick their teeth with bones." The latter part didn't happen. The actual origin and purpose of the thing remains a total mystery.

Class specifications

None available

 

Unknown Starfleet Station

Deep Space 12, preliminary destination of La Sirena in PIC: "Broken Pieces", to have Dr. Jurati arrested

 


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