USS Swiftsure

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Classification: Heavy Cruiser
Role: Defensive / Exploration / Diplomatic
Hull: Outer and inner Duranium/Tritanium hull plates with Duranium skeletal frame between
Length: 526.33 meters
Width: 325.26 meters
Height: 160.15 meters
Displacement: 3,825,000 metric tons
Number of Decks: 40 Total, (39 Habitable)

Accommodation: 850 StandardAmbassador side view
200 Officers / 650 Enlisted Crew, (including 200 Marines)
Up to 100 visiting scientists, diplomats and civilians
10,200 person evacuation limit

Cargo capacity: 300,000 metric tons
4 main bays (50,000 metric ton capacity each) on decks 6, 7 and 10.
5 Auxiliary bays (20,000 metric ton capacity each) on decks 14, 30, 34, 35, 37

Medical Facilities:
1 full sickbay located on Deck 8
5 Medical labs adjacent to Sickbay

Recreation Facilities:
(1) VIP/Officer's Mess on deck 3
(1) Main Messhall on deck 9
(4) Enlisted crew lounges on decks 23, 24, 26, 31
(2) Holodecks on deck 7
(10) Holosuites on decks 14-15

(1) Personal replicator in each VIP, Adaptable, and Standard quarters.
(2) Personal replicators in each Messhall, Lounge.
(1) Personal replicator on Bridge and in departmental offices
(1) Large Industrial replicator (deck 31)
(8) Small Industrial replicators in main cargo bays, Main Engineering,
Sickbay, Armory and Science Department office.

Emergency Shelter Areas: 42

Ambassador Front / Rear view


Warp Engine: (1) Shuventis Class 10/M Core generating up to 490 TJ/Second
Impulse Engines: (2) Scott Class 8/E fusion reactors generating up to 390 MJ/Second each
Auxiliary Power: (4) Scott Class 4/E fusion reactors generating up to 190 MJ/Second each
Standard EPS, minimum 95% base efficiency

Nacelles: (2) Cochrane Type 6/M
Ratings: Cruise Warp 6 / Max. Sustained Warp 9 / Emergency Warp 9.4 (12 hrs.)
Thrusters: Trentis Mk. IV pulsed reaction control system



(11)Type X Arrays (66,000 GJ output)
Saucer - Dorsal/Ventral Forward, Dorsal Port/Starboard, Dorsal Aft Port/Starboard, Ventral  Port/Starboard
Engineering - Port/Starboard Nacelle Struts, Ventral

(2) Type II Burst fire Quantam Launchers
Arrangement: (1) Forward, (1) Aft
Torpedo Type/Amount: (140) Mk. VIII Photon Torpedoes, (60) Mk. II Quantum Torpedoes

(6) Zeta 6/E Class Grids with overlapping coverage
(Forward, Aft, Dorsal, Ventral, Port, Starboard)
Shield Rating: 135 TJ
Recharge Rate: 5 TJ/Second


Long range and navigation sensors are located behind the main deflector dish (decks 23 through 37), to avoid sensor "ghosts" and other detrimental effects consistent with main deflector dish millicochrane static field output. Lateral sensor pallets are located around the rim of the entire Starship, providing full coverage in all standard scientific fields, but with emphasis in the following areas:Ambassador top view

  1. Astronomical phenomena
  2. Planetary analysis
  3. Remote life-form analysis
  4. EM scanning
  5. Passive neutrino scanning
  6. Parametric subspace field stress (a scan to search for cloaked ships)
  7. Thermal variances
  8. Quasi-stellar material

Each sensor pallet (twenty in all) can be interchanged and re-calibrated with any other pallet on the ship.

Warp Current sensor: This is an independent subspace graviton field-current scanner, allowing the starship to track ships at high warp by locking onto the eddy currents from the threat ship's warp field, then follow the currents by using multi-model image mapping.

Long Range Sensors:
Class 5/Alpha Omni-directional
Scanning Ranges: 5 LY High Resolution / 15 LY Low Resolution

Lateral Sensors: Class 7/Alpha
Range: 0.78 Light-Years High Resolution
Lateral Sensors, are also referred to as Tactical Sensors. They automatically track and lock onto incoming objects and vessels, and report information to the Tactical Station.  Data on composition, bearing, distance as well as tactical ability of vessels is returned.

Navigational Sensors:
Type 8/Beta
Range: 4.4 Light Years
Focus: 15 degree forward arc

The Astrometrics section is equipped with a stellar cartography bay located on deck 11. All information is directed to the bridge and can be displayed on any console or the main viewscreen. The Chief Science Officer's office is located next to the Stellar Cartography bay.

Astrometrics works in close conjunction with Sensor Analysts assigned to long range and navigational sensors located behind the main deflector dish (decks 23 through 37).

Apart from the Xeniobiology section's lab on deck 11, there are 10 dedicated science labs on the USS Swiftsure, complemented by 5 dedicated medical labs and 15 multipurpose labs. This total of 30 labs (plus Xenobiology) is quite justified by the ship's current area of operations, that stresses the need for self reliance and gives added meaning (and means) to its general mission of exploration and research.

The 5 labs on deck 11 are bio-chem-physics labs to which is added the Xenobiology section. The 5 labs on deck 15 are a mixed batch; two are bio-chem-physics, three are XT (extra-terrestrial) analysis labs. 

This is completed by an additional 5 dedicated medical labs (Deck 8) and 15 multipurpose labs (decks 30, 33, 36) that can be reconfigured to fit Sciences, Operations and Engineering needs.

A probe is a device that contains a number of general purpose or mission specific sensors and can be launched from a starship for closer examination of objects in space.

There are nine different classes of probes, which vary in sensor types, power, and performance ratings. The spacecraft frame of a probe consists of molded duranium-tritanium and pressure-bonded lufium boronate, with sensor windows of triple layered transparent aluminum. With a warhead attached, a probe becomes a photon torpedo. The standard equipment of all nine types of probes are instruments to detect and analyze all normal EM and subspace bands, organic and inorganic chemical compounds, atmospheric constituents, and mechanical force properties. All nine types are capable of surviving a powered atmospheric entry, but only three are specially designed for aerial maneuvering and soft landing. Many probes can be real-time controlled and piloted from a starship to investigate an environment dangerous hostile or otherwise inaccessible for an away-team.


Personnel Transporters:
6 (Main Transporter Rooms - 6 transporter Pads. Auxiliary Transporter Rooms each with 3 Pads)
Max Payload Mass: 800kg (1,763 lbs)
Max Range: 40,000 km
Max Beam Up/Out Rate: Approx. 100 persons per hour per Transporter

Cargo Transporters: 4, 1 in each main Cargo Bay
Max Payload Mass: 500 metric tons. Standard operation is molecular resolution (Non-Lifeform)
Set for quantum (lifeform) resolution: 1 metric ton
Max Beam Up/Out Rate (Quantum Setting): Approx. 100 persons per hour per Transporter

Emergency Transporters: 4
Max Range: 15,000 km (send only) [range depends on available power]
Max Beam Out Rate: 160 persons per hour per Transporter (560 persons per hour with 4 Emergency Transports)

Utility Pods: (3) Workbees
Escape Pods: 160 x 6 person pods

One Danube Class Runabout
Two Type 8 Shuttles (Omari, Squyres)
Four Type 6 Shuttles (Faraday, Ampere, Watson, Kepler)
Two Type 10 Shuttles (Woll, Ovis)

Danube Class Runabout
USS Genesee – NCC 72604

Danube class shuttle

Type:  General Purpose Interstellar Vessel
Accommodation:  Minimum: 1-2 Mission Specialists, Maximum: 12-15 (2 Officers, 10-13 Enlisted Crew
Power Plant:  2 LF-7X2 Compact Linear Warp Nacelles, 2 FIB-3 Fusion Implse Engines, RCS Thrusters
Dimensions:  Length, 23.1 m; beam, 13.7 m; height 5.4 m
Mass:  158.7 metric tones.
Performance:  Impulse: 0.25c, Cruise Speed: Warp 4, Maximum Warp: 4.7 (12 Hours)
Armament:  Six Type-V Phaser Arrays and 1 Optional Micro Photon Torpedo Launcher
Transporters: 1 Standard Two Person Pad

Requirement of a warp capable shuttlecraft was issued in the 2340s. The development of such a warp capable shuttle was to be capable of short and medium range missions and assignments. The original Type-10 runabouts were created, but soon we found to be limited in their size. The development of the Danube-Class runabouts began in 2363. They were first introduced in 2368. The Danube-Class runabouts feature a front cabin for four. The pilot, co-pilot/operations, and two mission specialists.

There is also a two person transporter in the rear of the front cabin. Aft of the front cabin are the mission specific modules. Based on the nature of the modular design, the runabout can be converted to other mission-type specific requirements such as personnel transporter, cargo transporter, scientific expeditions, tactical assignments, prison transports, medical transports, etc.  There is also an optional photon torpedo module on the top of the Danube-Class runabout.

The impulse engines are constructed from eight fusion reactors divided into two sets, space-time impulse drive coils, and vectored exhaust directors. The engines also include intake vents for atmosphere or interstellar travel. When maintenance is required, the impulse drive assembly can be removed.

The Danube-Class computer core, which measures 2.3 x 2.1 x 1.3 meters, is located under the cockpit. The core is a standard isolinear unit with 186 isolinear banks and 53 command pre-processors. Sub nodes are installed throughout the runabout and are connected to the core by standard optical data network relays.

Danuble shuttle module view Danube modular compartment

Modular after compartment design of the Danube Class Runabout


Type 8 personnel shuttle

Type:  Light long-range warp shuttle
Accommodation:  Two flight crew, six passengers
Power Plant:  One 150 cochrane warp engine, two 750 millicochrane impulse engines, four RCS thrusters
Dimensions:  Length, 6.2 m; beam, 4.5 m; height 2.8 m.
Mass:  3.47 metric tones
Performance:  Warp 4
Armament:  Two Type-V phaser emitters

Based upon the frame of the Type-6, the Type-8 Shuttlecraft is the most capable follow-up in the realm of personnel shuttles.  Only slightly larger, the Type-8 is equipped with a medium-range transporter and has the ability to travel within a planet’s atmosphere.With a large cargo area that can also seat six passengers, the shuttle is a capable transport craft.


Type 6 personnel shuttle

Type: Light short-range warp shuttle
Accommodation:  Two flight crew, six passengers
Power Plant:  One 50 cochrane warp engine, two 750 millicochrane impulse engines, four RCS thrusters
Dimensions:  Length, 6.0 m; beam, 4.4 m; height 2.7 m.
Mass:  3.38 metric tones
Performance:  Sustained Warp 3
Armament:  Two Type-IV phaser emitters

The uprated Type-6 Personnel Shuttlecraft is considered to be the ideal choice for short-range interplanetary travel, and its large size makes it suitable to transport personnel and cargo over these distances.  A short-range transporter is installed onboard, allowing for easy beam out of cargo and crew to and from their destination.  Atmospheric flight capabilities allow for this shuttle type to land on planetary surfaces.


Type 10 personnel shuttle

Type:Heavy long-range warp shuttle
Accommodation:  Two flight crew, two passengers
Power Plant:  One 250 cochrane warp engine, two 800 millicochrane impulse engines, four RCS thrusters
Dimensions:  Length, 9.64 m; beam, 5.82 m; height 3.35 m.
Mass:  19.73 metric tons
Performance:  Warp 5
Armament:  Three Type-V phaser emitters, two micro-torpedo launchers, jamming devices

Tthe Type-10 Personnel Shuttle is a departure from the traditional role of an auxiliary craft. The shuttle sports increased hull armor.  A larger warp coil assembly, as well as torpedo stores, makes the Type-10 much more heavier then other shuttles.  Elements from the Defiant-class project that were incorporated into the shuttle include armored bussard collectors, as well as a complex plasma venting system for use during possible warp core breech situations.  This bulky craft is equipped with a powerful navigation deflector that allows it to travel at high-warp, and a complex sensor system makes this shuttle suitable for reconnaissance work.  The Type-10 is able to hold its own in battle situations.


Starship Stats from: Sixth Fleet's Development and Design Bureau. Many thanks to Kreg who did an awesome work on this page!

Other stats and information: largely inspired by Star Trek: A Call To Duty (ACTD)

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