|Commissioned||RSD 1/9610 (Oct 2196)|
|Mark II||Mark IV|
|Date Entered Service||1/9610 (Oct 2196)||2/0312 (Dec 2203)|
|Length||190 meters||190 meters|
|Width||100 meters||100 meters|
|Height||60 meters||60 meters|
|Mass||70,642 metric tons||71,010 metric tons|
|Cargo capacity||109,000 metric tons||139,000 metric tons|
|Cargo transporters (small)||4||4|
|Cargo transporters (large)||4||4|
|Cruising speed (unloaded)||Warp 7||Warp 6|
|Cruising speed (loaded)||Warp 6||Warp 4|
|Emergency speed (unloaded)||Warp 9||Warp 8|
|Emergency speed (loaded)||Warp 7||Warp 6|
|Weapons||2 FL-3 phaser banks||2 FH-2 phaser banks|
The Aakenn class freighter entered service on Reference Stardate 1/9610 (October 2196), during the Four Years War. During the war, the class was used to move personnel and materiel to the front and supplies to the rear to keep the Federation's wartime production at high levels. Decades later, the class was still a common sight on the spacelanes, with thousands converted over for commercial service. Star Fleet used its more than 100,000 metric tons of capacity to move all sorts of materials to the outer reaches of the Federation; because the class wasn't capable of landfall, cargo needed to be containerized and beamed aboard via the vessels' eight cargo transporters. Additionally, the Aakenn class had staterooms for up to six passengers; though not designed for luxury, these small accommodations were nonetheless reasonably comfortable.
Of the 1432 Aakenn class ships constructed by Reference Stardate 2/2306 (June 2223), 244 Mark IIs and 760 Mark IVs remained in active service, and 12 were in reserve fleets. One Mark II and four Mark IVs were in use by Star Fleet Training Command; 186 Mark IIs and 102 Mark IVs had been destroyed; 17 Mark IIs and 8 Mark IVs were listed as missing; 119 Mark II and 71 Mark IVs had been scrapped; and 93 Mark IIs and 32 Mark IVs had been sold to commercial enterprises. The Aakenn class was manufactured at the Tellar, Proxima Centauri, and Cait shipyard facilities, at a combined rate of approximately 30 per year.
Notes and References
- Theisen, John A. "The Four Years War." Star Trek: The Role Playing Game, Supplement 2218A. Cover Art and Illustrations by Dana Knutson. FASA Corporation. 1986.
- Brown, Forest G. "Federation Ship Recognition Manual." Star Trek: The Role Playing Game, Supplement 2302, 2nd ed. Cover Art by Dana Knutson. Illustrations by Dana Knutson and Robert Oswald. FASA Corporation, 1985.