Discovery Future Federation Ship Classes

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In Star Trek Discovery's 32nd century, many civilizations such as Earth, Ni'Var and Trill have broken away from the Federation. The Federation and Starfleet, on the other hand, are the same organization now. This part of the database includes Federation/Starfleet starships as well as those of former and of possible future member planets.

General observations:

 

Starfleet Ships


Angelou

General description

This type of a huge torus-shaped vessel contains a complete biosphere.

Known ships

USS Maathai NCC-325023
 

Annotations

  1. We can see two of these ships explode in the flashback of the Burn in DIS: "People of Earth".
  2. One remaining vessel (the "flying rainforest" according to Tilly) appears prominently at the Federation Headquarters since DIS: "Die Trying" and is initially so dominant that we might think it *is* the Headquarters.
  3. The surviving ship is purportedly the USS Maathai NCC-325023 (named for Kenyan activist Wangari Maathai) according to officially released production artwork from CBS, although it has not been identified on screen. The class is presumably named for poet Maya Angelou (1928-2014).

Class specifications

None available

 


Constitution (new)

General description

This starship consists of a saucer, two nacelles and a small engineering hull.

Known ships

USS Armstrong NCC-317659
USS Excalibur NCC-1664-M
USS Noble NCC-325002
 

Annotations

  1. We see the first new Constitution-class vessel as debris in DIS: "That Hope Is You, Part 1", near the planet Hima as well as through Aditya Sahil's window on the relay station. Several of the ships are visible in the flashback to the moment of the Burn in DIS: "People of Earth".
  2. Surviving or newly built starships of the class appear repeatedly since DIS: "Die Trying". One new Constitution prominently appears on the viewscreen in "Die Trying", with an appended "-M". This is the USS Excalibur as announced by Eaglemoss for the Official Starships Collection. The ventral side of the USS Armstrong can be seen a bit later in the same episode. The USS Noble can be identified in "That Hope Is You, Part 2".
  3. In "Scavengers", a graphic of the Armstrong is visible on a holographic display. If we squint really hard, we can make out "Constitution class" written under the name of the ship. So we have canon evidence that the Starfleet of the far future would reuse class names.
  4. Owosekun identifies the vessel on screen in "Die Trying" as "a new Constitution", although that ship is not named "USS Constitution" and although the screens on the bridge list every 32nd century ship as "vessel unidentified". How does she come to the unlikely conclusion it is the Constitution class by just looking at it? Just because the ship roughly resembles a classic Constitution class, and in defiance of naval naming tradition?
  5. Owosekun speculates that the new Constitution could support a crew of 2000.

Class specifications

None available

 


Courage

General description

This large starship with its accentuated vertical design does not feature nacelles as separate components.

Known ships

USS Jubayr NCC-325068
USS Song NCC-325084
 

Annotations

  1. Some of these vessels can be seen in the flashback to the moment of the Burn in DIS: "People of Earth".
  2. Several surviving or newly built ships of the type appear since DIS: "Die Trying". We can clearly identify the USS Song and its registry in "There Is a Tide..." and "That Hope Is You, Part 2".
  3. The USS Jubayr NCC-325068 and the class name are from officially released concept artwork by CBS.

Class specifications

None available

 


Crossfield (upgrade)

General description

Upon the ship's arrival in the 32nd century the USS Discovery NCC-1031 rejoins Starfleet. The ship is retrofitted to the standards of the time, including detached warp nacelles and programmable matter interfaces. The ship retains the spore drive.
Gallery: Discovery Federation Vessels

Known ships

USS Discovery NCC-1031-A
 

Annotations

  1. The detached warp nacelles are said to "improve maneuverability" for a "more efficient flight". But giving up physical connections between parts of the ship comes at a price. The forcefields to keep the programmable matter in place expend valuable energy for something that duranium would provide for free. That doesn't sound very efficient.
  2. The detached nacelles are completely new and don't seem to retain anything of the 23rd century technology. In addition, there are now gaps in the nacelle pylons. Also, four struts that used to connect the inner section of the saucer to the outer ring are missing now. The formerly round deflector was given hexagonal contours. There are many smaller changes to the hull, which is essentially where it used to be but seems to have received a new plating.
  3. After the refit, the Discovery doesn't have rollercoaster tracks for the turbolifts any longer. They are now free-floating inside the ship. The turbolift ride through the huge empty interior, as seen in "That Hope Is You, Part 2", amounts to several kilometers! It is obvious we have to ignore this insanity.
  4. The refit of the Discovery is irreconcilable with the appearance of the abandoned pre-refit ship in SHO: "Calypso" even later in the future - unless the ship was somehow doubled.
  5. Although it is essentially the same ship and not a new one named in honor of the old Discovery, the registry was switched to NCC-1031-A . We may muse that this was done to insinuate it is actually a new ship, and to conceal the time travel.

Class specifications

None available

 


Curie type

General description

This starship features four detached nacelles.

Known ships

USS Curie
 

Annotations

  1. Some of these vessels can be seen in the flashback to the moment of the Burn in DIS: "People of Earth".
  2. Surviving or newly built ships of the type appear repeatedly since DIS: "Die Trying". We can clearly see the ship type on at least two occasions, in "Die Trying" and in "The Sanctuary". But we can never recognize a name or registry.
  3. The name USS Curie is from an Eaglemoss announcement.

Class specifications

None available

 


Dresselhaus type

General description

This ship type consists of a boxy main body from which groups of nacelles extend to the aft end like fingers.

Known ships

USS Dresselhaus NCC-325019
 

Annotations

  1. Two of these vessels can be seen in the flashback to the moment of the Burn in DIS: "People of Earth".
  2. Surviving or newly built ships of the type repeatedly appear at the Federation Headquarters.
  3. The name USS Dresselhaus is from an Eaglemoss announcement. One ship can be seen flying by pretty close in DIS: "Die Trying". We can read the registry NCC-325019. The name USS Dresselhaus can be inferred from its length.

Class specifications

None available

 


Eisenberg

General description

This ship class features a rounded main body with a spike pointing downward, and two detached nacelles.

Known ships

USS Hansando NCC-325072
USS Nog NCC-325070
 

Annotations

  1. We can spot a few of these ships when they explode in the flashback of the Burn in DIS: "People of Earth".
  2. There are several ships of this class still in service after the Burn. The USS Nog NCC-325070 can be clearly identified in DIS: "Die Trying". The USS Hansando can be recognized in "Scavengers".
  3. The confirmation of the ship being of the Eisenberg class (in honor of Aron Eisenberg, 1969-2019) comes from officially released concept artwork by CBS.

Class specifications

None available

 


Intrepid (new)

General description

The class shares its name and its basic shape with the Intrepid class of the 24th century. The new ship has detached nacelles.

Known ships

USS Voyager NCC-74656-J
 

Annotations

  1. We can see two of these ships explode in the flashback of the Burn in DIS: "People of Earth", but they are very far in the background (or quite small relative to the rest of the fleet).
  2. One remaining vessel appears repeatedly at the Federation Headquarters since DIS: "Die Trying". It is clearly identified as USS Voyager NCC-74656-J.
  3. In "Scavengers", we can see that the ship belongs to the Intrepid class. Although this is ignorant of the significance of a ship class and although it is a homage overkill (besides the ship's shape and the "-J" registry), it is canon information that should be accepted.

Class specifications

None available

 


Long-nacelled ship

General description

This ship type features a saucer section with a keyhole-shaped opening and two very long nacelles.

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. Some of these vessels can be seen in the flashback to the moment of the Burn in DIS: "People of Earth".
  2. Several surviving or newly built ships of the type appear since DIS: "Die Trying". No name or registry can be identified.

Class specifications

None available

 


Mars

General description

This is a scout with two detached nacelles.

Known ships

USS Le Guin NCC-325060
 

Annotations

  1. Ships of this type appear repeatedly since DIS: "Die Trying", most notably when Nhan spots the ship on screen and muses that it must be a scout.
  2. The USS Le Guin is mentioned in dialogue in "Scavengers". Its class name and registry NCC-325060 is from officially released concept artwork by CBS.

Class specifications

Scout

 


Saturn

General description

This is a ring-shaped starship with two nacelles.

Known ships

USS Annan NCC-325051
 

Annotations

  1. Some of these vessels can be seen in the flashback to the moment of the Burn in DIS: "People of Earth".
  2. At least three individual surviving or new ships of this type appear repeatedly since DIS: "Die Trying". We can never make out a name or a registry though.
  3. The USS Annan (probably named for Kofi Annan, 1938-2018) and the class name are from officially released concept artwork by CBS.

Class specifications

None available

 


Tikhov type

General description

This small vessel houses the seed vault of the Federation.

Known ships

USS Tikhov NCC-1067-M
 

Annotations

  1. The Tikhov appears in DIS: "Die Trying". There is a blatant scaling error because the ship looks tiny, just some 10 meters long, when caught in the tractor beam of the Discovery.
  2. The registry USS Tikhov NCC-1067-M appears on a screen. Owing to this registry and to the technology of the Tikhov, this obviously isn't the very ship that Michael Burnham knowns from the 23rd century (although Vance makes it sound like that).

Class specifications

Seed vault

 

Various ships for scrap Besides innumerable small pieces of debris, there are dozens of Starfleet ship wrecks in orbit of or hovering above the surface of the planet Hunhau in DIS: "Scavengers". The recognizable ships belong to classes that previously appeared in Discovery's 23rd century episodes: Cardenas, Hiawatha, Hoover. There is also a kitbash similar to a Miranda class with a flat ventral side, which looks like 23rd century as well. Since there is no reasonable explanation why all of these wrecks should be 1000 years old, we ought to ignore the classes and simply pretend this is generic wreckage.
 

 


Wanderer

General description

No information on this ship class is available.

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. While traveling through the courier network on their way back to Federation Headquarters in DIS: "There is a Tide...", Book and Burnham barely manage to morph their ship around a Wanderer-class wreck that is blocking the corridor.
  2. The wreck is represented by a modified CGI of a Shepard-class ship from Discovery's 23rd century.
  3. In FASA games, the Wanderer is an Orion ship type (that appeared on a couple of early TNG displays but was never identified). There is no real reason to assume an Orion connection.

Class specifications

None available

 

Non-Starfleet Ships


Khi'eth type

General description

This is a ship type operated by the Kelpiens.

Known ships

KSF Khi'eth 971014
 

Annotations

We can see the crashed Khi'eth in DIS: "That Hope Is You, Part 2".

Class specifications

None available

 

Former/Future Member Planets


Earth shield satellite

General description

In the 32nd century, the non-aligned planet Earth is protected by a planetary shield that is maintained by a network of satellites.

Known satellites

No name given
 

Annotations

The satellites appear in DIS: "People of Earth".

Class specifications

None available

 


Earth ship

General description

In the 32nd century, the United Earth Defense Force maintains these large ships to defend the planet. They consist of detached hull components and are equipped with quantum torpedoes.

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

The Discovery gets surrounded by these ships in DIS: "People of Earth".

Class specifications

None available

 


Ni'Var defense satellite

General description

In the 32nd century, the planet Ni'Var aka Vulcan is protected by defense satellites.

Known satellites

No name given
 

Annotations

A satellite like this shows up in DIS: "Unification III".

Class specifications

None available

 


Ni'Var Razor

General description

The Razor is a small combat ship operated by the planet Ni'Var in the 32nd century.

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

A fleet of Ni'Var Razors arrives at Federation Headquarters in DIS: "That Hope Is You, Part 2".

Class specifications

None available

 


Titan raider

General description

After breaking away from Earth, the Saturn moon Titan maintains a small fleet of these raiders. They are equipped with phasers, but usually no match for the Earth Defense Force ships.

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

The raiders show up in DIS: "People of Earth".

Class specifications

None available

 

Shuttles


Shuttle

General description

This is a shuttle type with two engines that is in service in the 32rd century.

Known shuttles

No name given
 

Annotations

This shuttle type appears in various episode but is usually not discernible as a new model. It can be seen a bit more clearly in DIS: "Scavengers", along with workbees that may belong to Discovery's complement.

Class specifications

None available

 

Various shuttles It is possible that we see (anachronistic) shuttles other than the newly created one at Federation Headquarters, beginning in DIS: "Die Trying".
 

 

Space Stations


Federation Headquarters

General description

The combined Starfleet and Federation Headquarters is a space station located in the center of the shield bubble powered by several Starfleet ships.

Known stations

Federation Headquarters
 

Annotations

  1. Federation Headquarters is first seen in DIS: "Die Trying".
  2. Strictly speaking, the entirety of the central station and the surrounding ships make up Federation Headquarters. The former probably couldn't be maintained and protected without the latter.

Class specifications

None available

 


Relay station

General description

This is a large type of space station.

Known stations

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. A largely destroyed and abandoned relay station appears at the beginning and at the end of DIS: "That Hope Is You, Part 2". From here, Aditya Sahil scans a 600 light years radius for traces of Federation ships, but usually without establishing contact.
  2. We don't know the former range of purposes and the former complement of the space station. Booker says that it used to be a Federation relay station. But judging by its sheer size, it may have been more than just a subspace relay.

Class specifications

None available

 

Unknown Federation Class

Coloma, Federation mining vessel, mentioned in DIS: "That Hope Is You, Part 2"

USS Cuyahoga, mentioned in DIS: "Die Trying" and "Scavengers"

Foresight, civilian transport, mentioned in DIS: "That Hope Is You, Part 2"

Gav'Nor, destroyed in the Burn, listed on a display in DIS: "Forget Me Not", name mentioned in "Unification III"
Mario Moreira notes in the Ready Room episode on "There Is A Tide..." that the Gav'Nor was a Cardassian ship, and the Cardassians were UFP members.

USS Giacconi NCC-316608, destroyed in the Burn, black box seen in DIS: "Scavengers", name mentioned in "Unification III"

USS Hiraga Gennai, under the command of Captain Robert Weems, destroyed in the attempt to rescue the KSF Khi'eth, as mentioned in DIS: "Terra Firma I"

USS Yelchin NCC-4774-E, destroyed in the Burn, black box seen in DIS: "People of Earth", name mentioned in "Unification III"

 

Unknown Stations

Deep Space 253, mentioned as trading with the Emerald Chain in DIS: "There Is A Tide..."

 


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