Prodigy Starfleet & Federation Ship Classes

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Starfleet Starships


Akira

General description

The Akira class is a relatively large type of starship with heavy armament. The warp pylons are swept downward and are affixed at their upper ends to two catamaran-like secondary hulls which run into the top of the saucer section. A weapons module is located at the top between the two secondary hulls. The Akira has two shuttlebay doors at the rear and one central door at the front end of the saucer.
Article: Size of the Akira class
Article: The Fleet in PIC: "The Star Gazer" and "Farewell"
Gallery: First Contact Ships

Known ships

USS Thunderchild NCC-63549
 

Annotations

  1. Ships of the Akira class are in the fleet that appears at the end of PRO: "Mindwalk" and that falls victim to the Living Construct in "Supernova I/II".
  2. Apparently all ships of the class in the fleet are labeled as USS Thunderchild NCC-63549.

See also Starfleet Ship Classes A-K

Class specifications

Heavy cruiser
Length: approx. 440m

 


Centaur type

General description

The classification of the USS Centaur is unknown. The ship was possibly introduced in the early 24th century. It has a weapons or deflector pod similar to the Miranda at the bottom of the saucer between the warp engines.
Article: The DS9TM Kitbashes
Gallery: Various Starfleet Ships

Known ships

USS Centaur NCC-42043
 

Annotations

  1. Ships of the Centaur type are in the fleet that appears at the end of PRO: "Mindwalk" and that falls victim to the Living Construct in "Supernova I/II". The ship type was originally seen in DS9: "A Time to Stand", where it was represented by a kitbash built by Adam Buckner. The appearance in Prodigy is the first one after some 25 years.
  2. The Prodigy episode uses a CG model probably provided by Eaglemoss, whose saucer is closer to the look of the Excelsior and which doesn't include all of the countless greebles of the model from DS9. The Eaglemoss/Prodigy Centaur is arguably supposed to be bigger, contrary to the original intention. This database keeps the ship small for the time being.
  3. Apparently all ships of the type in the fleet are labeled as USS Centaur NCC-42043.

See also Starfleet Ship Classes A-K

Class specifications

Length: approx. 210m

 


Constitution

General description

The Constitution class was introduced around 2240. At that time the Constitution class was the fastest and most powerful ship type of the fleet.
Article: Starships in TOS and TOS Remastered
Constitution Gallery

Known ships

USS Enterprise NCC-1701
 

Annotations

  1. A Constitution-class ship, and specifically the original USS Enterprise, can be seen as Janeway introduces the Federation to the "cadets" in PRO: "Starstruck".
  2. Janeway clearly shows the (somewhat stylized) genuine design from TOS, not the Discoverse reimagination, although the Crossfield class can be seen on the same display.

See also Starfleet Ship Classes A-K

Class specifications

Heavy cruiser
Length: 289m

 


Crossfield

General description

The Crossfield class is a large experimental ship type of the mid-23rd century.
Gallery: Discovery Federation Vessels

Known ships

(Name unknown) NCC-1031
 

Annotations

  1. A Crossfield-class vessel with the registry NCC-1031 shows up in Janeway's "Federation promo" in PRO: "Starstruck".
  2. Of course, this is a crossover with Star Trek Discovery. According to EAS policy, only the bare facts given in the PRO episode are acknowledged, not the whole back story of the USS Discovery with the spore drive and everything.

See also Discoverse Federation Ship Classes

Class specifications

None available

 


Dauntless

General description

The Dauntless class is a Starfleet ship class operated in the late 24th century. The ships are equipped with quantum slipstream drive that allows much faster speeds than standard warp propulsion.

Known ships

USS Dauntless NCC-80816
 

Annotations

  1. The USS Dauntless, commanded by Vice Admiral Janeway on a mission to find the missing USS Protostar, first appears in PRO: "A Moral Star II".
  2. The USS Dauntless NCC-80816 looks much like the fake Starfleet ship USS Dauntless NX-01-A that Arturis created with particle synthesis in VOY: "Hope and Fear", in an effort to take revenge on the Voyager crew for the assimilation of his species by the Borg. There are several differences, however. Most obviously, the dorsal surface of the original Dauntless was flush from bow to stern, whereas the new one has a distinct kink between the tall saucer and the engineering section.
  3. The size of the ship may have changed even more dramatically. The Dauntless that Arturis built had seven decks and was only some 150m long (about the same size as the Protostar). Going by the window rows as well as by the encounter with the USS Protostar in "Crossroads", Admiral Janeway's version is about ten times as large (in terms of volume). The MSD of the Dauntless does not quite comply with that and depicts a ship of just 250m, at most 300m length.
  4. The bridge of Janeway's Dauntless is nearly identical to the Starfleet version of Arturis's convertible Starfleet/alien design in "Hope and Fear".
  5. The possible design history of this ship is a headscratcher. The more or less official rationale is that Starfleet reverse-engineered the alien vessel based on the data that Voyager could collect. Since an experimental quantum slipstream drive was installed on Voyager in VOY: "Timeless", it makes sense as a next step to build a whole new ship as a testbed for the technology. We may also argue that the shape of the vessel is dictated to some extent by the slipstream technology, and that it may have been an aesthetic choice to go with the basic look of the Dauntless from the Delta Quadrant. However, exactly reproducing the bridge of that vessel is preposterous, especially since it was only a fake version of the actual "alien" command center. In any case, the USS Dauntless NCC-80816 is not the same class and is not a variation of the USS Dauntless NX-01-A. It is an entirely new, much bigger design that adopts its propulsion technology and merely takes some design cues.
  6. An alternative and perhaps better theory is that Arturis somehow got his hands on plans of a real Starfleet ship project with a new propulsion technology. After all, he must have known a lot on Starfleet design principles and technology to be able to fool the crew of Voyager in the first place. So he shaped his vessel like the one that Starfleet was planning and even gave it the same name (plus an odd registry). When Starfleet actually built the USS Dauntless NCC-80816, the design may or may not incorporate technology reverse-engineered from the fake vessel, such as the slipstream drive.

See also Delta Quadrant Ships S-Z (Species 116)

Class specifications

None available

 


Defiant

General description

Unlike other Starfleet ships, the Defiant class is primarily designed for combat. It was developed in order to fight the Borg. Besides conventional weapons the ship has pulse phaser cannons and quantum torpedo launchers.
Article: Defiant Problems
Defiant Gallery

Known ships

USS Defiant NX-74205
 

Annotations

  1. A ship of the class, and specifically the USS Defiant, shows up in Janeway's "Federation promo" in PRO: "Starstruck".
  2. Ships of the Defiant class are in the fleet that appears at the end of PRO: "Mindwalk" and that falls victim to the Living Construct in "Supernova I/II".
  3. Maybe all ships of the class in the fleet are labeled as USS Defiant NX-74205, but we may argue that we only see one ship up close in the battle.

See also Starfleet Ship Classes A-K

Class specifications

Escort
Length: approx. 120m

 


Galaxy

General description

The Galaxy class is the largest and most complex Starfleet starship of the mid-24th century. The ships feature a detachable and independently operational saucer section, three shuttlebays and a captain's yacht at the bottom of the saucer.
Article: The Saucer Rim on the Galaxy Class
Galaxy Gallery

Known ships

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D
 

Annotations

  1. A ship of the class, and specifically the USS Enterprise-D, shows up in Janeway's "Federation promo" in PRO: "Starstruck".
  2. The Enterprise-D also appears in the Kobayashi Maru simulation in PRO: "Kobayashi", where Dal destroys the ship with a Klingon photon torpedo.

See also Starfleet Ship Classes A-K

Class specifications

Explorer
Length: 642m
Deck count: 42

 


Intrepid

General description

First introduced around 2370, the Intrepid class is among the fastest starships of the fleet. It features bioneural computer components and a variable geometry warp field which is accomplished with folding warp pylons.
Article: Voyager Inconsistencies

Intrepid Gallery

Known ships

USS Voyager NCC-74656
 

Annotations

USS Voyager NCC-74656 is among the ships depicted in Janeway's "Federation promo" in PRO: "Starstruck".

See also Starfleet Ship Classes A-K

Class specifications

Length: 344m
Deck count: 15

 


Kobayashi Maru type

General description

The Kobayashi Maru is a Class III neutronic fuel carrier.

Known ships

Kobayashi Maru
 

Annotations

  1. The ship can be seen in the simulation in PRO: "Kobayashi".
  2. The legendary Kobayashi Maru was first mentioned in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan". Several unofficial designs of the ship were floating around for decades, but a canon Kobayashi Maru (at least its Prime Universe version) never appeared on screen until the Prodigy episode, for more than 40 years.
  3. It would be sick humor if Starfleet "destroyed" an actually existing ship this way. The ship type, on the other hand, along with the specifications that were seen on screen, is probably as authentic as the whole simulation is supposed to be. The Prodigy episode shows the same specs as "Star Trek II".
  4. The Kobayashi Maru appears to have a Starfleet pennant and NCC number.

See also Civilian Federation Ship Classes

Class specifications

Class III neutron fuel carrier
Length: 237m
Max. cruise speed: Warp 3
Max. emergency speed: Warp 6
Crew complement: 81
Passengers: 300

 


Prometheus

General description

The Prometheus is the prototype of a multi-vector assault vessel, designed for deep-space tactical assignments. In combat, the ship splits into three parts, namely the top and bottom halves of the engineering hull with two warp nacelles each, and the primary hull which is also equipped with two small extendable warp engines. The single parts are heavily armed; furthermore the ship features regenerative shielding and ablative hull armor.
Gallery: Various Starfleet Ships

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. In PRO: "Preludes", a Prometheus class is shown as the ship that will establish first contact with the planet Solum several years in the future. It is a stylized illustration of a recount, but we can clearly identify the class.
  2. The ship is shown twice in the episode, and curiously upside down on both occasions. The first time, we are looking up from the surface of Solum, and we see the dorsal side of the Prometheus. The second time, the view goes down to the planet, with the ventral hull of the ship being visible now.

See also Starfleet Ship Classes L-Z

Class specifications

Length: 415m
Deck count: 16

 


Protostar

General description

The USS Protostar NX-76884 was a small experimental Starfleet ship with protostar drive, allowing much higher speeds than conventional warp engines. It was capable of atmospheric flight and planetary landing and came equipped with a vehicle replicator. After the destruction of the prototype vessel, Starfleet approved of full production of the Protostar class in 2384.

Known ships

USS Protostar NX-76884
(Name unknown)

Annotations

  1. The USS Protostar has a quite curious service history. Launched some time prior to 2384 under the command of Captain Chakotay, the ship fell into a wormhole and emerged some 50 years in the future near the planet Solum. At that time, the planet had experienced a civil war, for which the population blamed the Federation. Chakotay and his crew were captured and the ship was equipped with a deadly weapon that would make Starfleet ships turn against each other, the Living Construct. Chakotay managed to launch the vessel prematurely. It went back through the wormhole and got buried underneath the surface of Tars Lamora. After being recovered by Dal and his friends, the Protostar was on the run from the Diviner and from Starfleet as well. After the disastrous activation of the Living Construct, the crew set the ship for self-destruct.
  2. Some features of the Protostar are eccentric, such as the fact that engineering is exposed to open space once the protostar drive with its complicated unfolding mechanism is activated (PRO: "Time Amok"). Also, there are apparently no auxiliary vessels besides the escape pods (which were all ejected in PRO: "Starstruck"), and it needs patience if one is urgently needed because the vehicle replicator takes its time (PRO: "Starstruck", "Supernova II").
  3. The second ship of the class appears at the end of "Supernova II". It doesn't have a name yet, although I wouldn't be surprised if it too were named Protostar.

Class specifications

Max. speed: Warp 9.97 (conventional)

 


Sovereign

General description

The Sovereign is a large ship type, and among the most advanced ones of Starfleet. Its weapons include quantum torpedoes, which are fired from a module at the bottom of the saucer hull and various other locations. The Sovereign class has a warp-capable captain's yacht too.
Article: Sovereign Class Variations
Article: The Fleet in PIC: "The Star Gazer" and "Farewell"
Sovereign Gallery

Known ships

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E
USS Sovereign NCC-73811
 

Annotations

  1. Ships of the Sovereign class are in the fleet that appears at the end of PRO: "Mindwalk" and that falls victim to the Living Construct in "Supernova I/II".
  2. Apparently all ships of the class in the fleet have a saucer labeled as USS Sovereign NCC-73811. We can also see a close-up of a nacelle, which says "USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E".

See also Starfleet Ship Classes L-Z

Class specifications

Length: 685m
Deck count: 24

 

Starfleet Shuttles


Aquashuttle 07 type

General description

The aquashuttle can be operated under water and is available on a Protostar-class vessel.

Known shuttles

(Name unknown) 07
 

Annotations

  1. The aquashuttle appears at the beginning of PRO: "Asylum". We don't know what happened with the shuttle after that episode. It was probably no option to use it to escape in "Supernova II", and so it may have been destroyed together with the ship.
  2. I assume the aquashuttle came out of the vehicle replicator because why would such a specialized vehicle be stored, whereas standard shuttles need to be built?

Class specifications

None available

 


Galileo 7 type

General description

This type of shuttles was carried aboard Federation starships and also used on starbases in the 2260s.
Article: Starships in TOS and TOS Remastered
Gallery: Federation Shuttlecraft

Known shuttles

Galileo NCC-1701/7
 

Annotations

  1. A shuttlecraft of this type, and specifically the Galileo NCC-1701/7, can be seen when Janeway introduces the Federation in PRO: "Starstruck".
  2. The Galileo NCC-1701/7 itself appears on Planet 0042692 in PRO: "All the World's a Stage", after Ensign Garrovick crashed it there in the 2260's. The shuttle has a plasma leak that causes an illness among the local population known as the "gallows".
  3. The shuttle in "All the World's a Stage" is likely the very same Galileo that was last seen in use by Spock in TOS: "The Immunity Syndrome". The previous Galileo had been famously lost in "The Galileo Seven". The next Galileo (and arguably a different shuttle) would bear the Roman numeral II in "Way to Eden", although it technically has to be at least the third one of this name.

See also Starfleet Shuttlecraft

Class specifications

Length: 6.7m

 


Shuttle 06 type

General description

This type of shuttle can be produced with the vehicle replicator on a Protostar-class vessel.

Known shuttles

(Name unknown) 06
(Name unknown) 06
 

Annotations

  1. The first shuttlecraft with the number 06 is built by Gwyn in PRO: "Starstruck", gets damaged in her struggle with Rok-Tahk and remains incomplete. Gwyn uses it in PRO: "Dreamcatcher" to escape from the ship, upon which the shuttle is ultimately destroyed.
  2. When the ship is set to self-destruct in PRO: "Supernova II", the crew orders the vehicle replicator to build a new shuttle to be able to escape (the lifeboats were ejected in "Starstruck"), which has the number 06 again. This shuttle takes the crew to Earth and crashes into San Francisco Bay.

Class specifications

None available

 

Shuttles at Starfleet Headquarters, as seen in PRO: "Supernova II"

We can recognize small vessels with two distinct pointy nacelles and a standard shuttle in which Gwyn leaves for Solum (or rather for a starship that will take her to her planet).
 

 


Type 6

General description

This is an older standard shuttlecraft by the end of the 24th century.
Article: Starship Mutations
Article: Voyager Inconsistencies
Gallery: Federation Shuttlecraft

Known shuttles

(Name unknown) assigned to NCC-1701-D
 

Annotations

The Type-6 shuttle identified as "1701-D" is among the ships depicted in Janeway's "Federation promo" in PRO: "Starstruck".

See also Starfleet Shuttlecraft

Class specifications

Light short-range warp shuttle
Length: 6m

 


Type 8

General description

This type of shuttlecraft is in use at least on ships of the Intrepid class.
Article: Starship Mutations
Article: Voyager Inconsistencies
Gallery: Federation Shuttlecraft

Known shuttles

(Name unknown) assigned to NCC-74656
 

Annotations

The Type-8 shuttle identified as "74656" is among the ships depicted in Janeway's "Federation promo" in PRO: "Starstruck".

See also Starfleet Shuttlecraft

Class specifications

Length: 7m

 


Voyager-A shuttle type

General description

This appears to be a standard shuttle type, assigned to the USS Voyager NCC-74656-A.

Known shuttles

No name given
 

Annotations

Two shuttles identified as belonging to the Voyager-A can be seen rescuing the passengers of Protostar Shuttle 06 from San Francisco Bay in PRO: "Supernova II". (There is no clue where the large chunks of debris around the fairly intact splashdowned shuttle come from.)

Class specifications

None available

 

Starfleet Ground Vehicles


Runaway

General description

This type of a two-seated vehicle with six twin wheels is available on a Protostar-class vessel.

Known vehicles

(Name unknown) 07
 

Annotations

  1. The runaway appears in PRO: "Dreamcatcher". Dal takes the vehicle for a ride without asking anyone whether they would join. The runabout is later destroyed when it gets entangled in the "Murder Planet's" plant life.
  2. I assume the runaway came out of the vehicle replicator because why would such a specialized vehicle be stored, whereas standard shuttles need to be built?

Class specifications

None available

 

Starfleet Space Stations


CR-721 type

General description

This is a type of a largely automated subspace relay, located in the Delta Quadrant and with just one crew member. There is only one escape pod on the station.

Known stations

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. CR-721 appeared in PRO: "Asylum", manned by Barniss Frex. The relay station was destroyed when the Living Construct on the Protostar activated, and Frex took the only escape pod.
  2. The design resembles that of the relay station established in TNG: "Aquiel".

Class specifications

None available

 

Earth Vessels


NX Class

General description

The NX class was the first human-built ship type to achieve Warp 5. The starship was conceived by Henry Archer, with the support of Zefram Cochrane, and it took more than 30 years until Enterprise NX-01 could finally be commissioned in 2151. Beginning in 2154, more vessels of the class were commissioned.
Article: A Close Look at 22nd Century Technology
Article: A Close Look at Enterprise NX-01
Gallery: NX Class

Known ships

Enterprise NX-01

Annotations

Enterprise NX-01 can be seen when Janeway introduces the Federation to the young crew in PRO: "Starstruck".

See also Earth Ship Classes

Class specifications

Length: 225m
Deck count: 7
Crew complement: 82
First commissioned in 2151

 

Civilian Vessels


Medusan ship

General description

The Medusan ship is based on a conventional Federation hull but probably equipped with advanced navigation technology.
Gallery: Various Federation Ships

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

The Medusan ship appears in Zero's recount of how he was captured by the Kazon in PRO: "Preludes". It is the exact same design that was retroactively included in TOS-R: "Is There in Truth No Beauty?", although it seems odd that the Medusans would use vessels that are over 100 years old.

See also Civilian Federation Ship Classes

Class specifications

None available

 


Tellarite cruiser

General description

This is a Tellarite ship whose design may date back more than 200 years. One particular vessel of the type was on a journey to the Delta Quadrant, with the crew in suspended animation.
Article: Redresses of the Arkonian Warship

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. This ship appears in Jankom Pog's recount of how he ended up in captivity in PRO: "Preludes". It is upside down in this episode.
  2. We can also see the design in "Supernova I", as part of the effort to defer the destruction of the Federation fleet by the Living Construct. Here, the design is not verbally identified as Tellarite but the intent is obvious.
  3. The design previously appeared in Star Trek Enterprise as a Tellarite warship, as a rather lazy re-use of the Arkonian warship and the Xindi-Arboreal ship already established in that series. We should ignore the Arkonian and the Xindi connection. The design in "Preludes" may make some sense. It is conceivable that the Tellarites converted some old warships to sleeper ships. Also, we don't know how long Pog's vessel has already been on the long journey. The ship in "Supernova I", on the other hand, is anachronistic, even though we may claim it too is a former warship rebuilt to a freighter.

See also Alpha and Beta Quadrant Ships S-Z

Class specifications

None available

 


Tellarite escape pod

General description

This is a Tellarite escape pod used on sleeper ships.

Known shuttles

No name given
 

Annotations

Jankom Pog ends up in such an escape pod after struggling with his vessel's maintenance robot in PRO: "Preludes". The escape pod was later picked up by the Kazon.

Class specifications

None available

 


Vulcan ship

General description

This is a Vulcan ship design, whose construction may or may not date back more than 200 years.
Gallery: Vulcan Starships

Known ships

No name given
 

Annotations

  1. Vulcan ships appears in PRO: "Supernova I", among many several other civilian and alien designs, to defer the destruction of the Federation fleet by the Living Construct.
  2. The ship is verbally identified as "Surak class" (closed captions: "Sura-class"). However, the model used is not of the Surak class (closed captions: "Suurok class") from ENT: "Breaking the Ice", but the Sh'Ran-type combat cruiser from ENT: "Fallen Hero". The two look similar and may have been supposed to be identical at some point, but they differ in their proportions, their details and quite possibly also in their size and are hence separate designs in the EAS database. The mix-up in the Prodigy production is easy to explain because most likely the Eaglemoss CGI was used, with the model having been released as "Surak class".
  3. In PRO: "Supernova I", the design is explicitly referred to as a civilian ship. Yet, it is a stretch that this class, irrespective of whether it is the Sh'Ran type or the Surak class, would still be around after 230 years.

See also Vulcan Ship Classes

Class specifications

None available

 

Unknown Class

USS Voyager NCC-74656-A, existence can be inferred from shuttles with that registry in PRO: "Supernova II"

 


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