Excelsior class (FASA)
On Reference Stardate 2/2210 (October 2222), the U.S.S. Excelsior NX-2000, the first of a new class, was commissioned. The newest vessel in Star Fleet at the time, it incorporated many experimental systems, including the transwarp drive, earning it the nickname "The Great Experiment" among those in influential circles. With so many new systems aboard these vessels, the process of testing them was slow. Prior to being installed, each component was tested and retested until it met standards. Nevertheless, when the Excelsior was taken out for trials, the evaluation teams were constantly faced with primary system malfunctions that would not allow any of the secondary or backup systems to be tested. This caused the evaluators to deal with these new components on a one-at-a-time basis, thus creating time delays in the commissioning of the class.
|Mk I||Mk II|
|Date Entered Service||2/2210||2/2303|
|Mass||239,930mt||243,610mt / 239,645mt|
|Cargo Capacity||27,500mt||27,500mt / 5,000mt|
|Cruising Speed||Warp 12||Warp 12|
|Emergency Speed||Warp 14||Warp 14|
|Weapons||8 FH-11 Phasers in 4 banks; 8 FH-5 Phasers in 4 banks||10 FH-11 Phasers in 5 banks|
|4 torpedo tubes||6 torpedo tubes|
Star Fleet built a second ship of the class, the U.S.S. Proxima NX-2001, which finished her trials on Reference Stardate 2/2302 (February 2223) and was commissioned immediately thereafter. The U.S.S. Columbia NCC-2002 was also completed on 2/2302, while the U.S.S. Galacta NCC-2003 was commissioned on 2/2406 (June 2224). All of these ships were constructed at shipyards orbiting Earth and Mars. The flagship of Starfleet, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B, was commissioned as an Excelsior class vessel.
Excelsior class vessels
U.S.S. Agincourt NCC-38762 • U.S.S. Al-Batani NCC-42995 • U.S.S. Berlin NCC-14232 • U.S.S. Cairo NCC-42136 • U.S.S. Charleston NCC-42285 • U.S.S. Crazy Horse NCC-50446 • U.S.S. Crockett NCC-38955 • U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B • U.S.S. Excelsior NCC-2000 • U.S.S. Farragut NCC-2582 • U.S.S. Fearless NCC-14598 • U.S.S. Fredrickson NCC-42111 • U.S.S. Gorkon NCC-40512 • U.S.S. Grissom NCC-42857 • U.S.S. Hood NCC-42296 • U.S.S. Intrepid NCC-38907 • U.S.S. Jackson • U.S.S. Lakota NCC-42768 • U.S.S. Lexington NCC-14427 • U.S.S. Livingston NCC-34099 • U.S.S. Malinche NCC-38997 • U.S.S. Melbourne NCC-62043 • U.S.S. Okinawa NCC-13958 • U.S.S. Repulse NCC-2544 • U.S.S. Roosevelt NCC-2573 • U.S.S. Tecumseh NCC-14934 • U.S.S. Thunderer • U.S.S. Valley Forge NCC-43305
U.S.S. Achilles NCC-2011 • U.S.S. Agincourt NCC-2014 • U.S.S. Ajax NCC-2010 • U.S.S. Alamo NCC-2035 • U.S.S. Aquila NCC-2028 • U.S.S. Arizona NCC-2012 • U.S.S. Bearn NCC-2027 • U.S.S. Brisbane NCC-2030 • U.S.S. Challenger NCC-2023 • U.S.S. Chikuma NCC-2008 • U.S.S. Columbia NCC-2002 • U.S.S. Constitution NCC-2025 • U.S.S. de Mayo NCC-2029 • U.S.S. Eagle NCC-2031 • U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B • U.S.S. Excalibur NCC-2004 • U.S.S. Excelsior NX-2000 • U.S.S. Exeter NCC-2016 • U.S.S. Fearless NCC-2036 • U.S.S. Fuso NCC-2019 • U.S.S. Galacta NCC-2003 • U.S.S. Hancock NCC-2006 • U.S.S. Hood NCC-2017 • U.S.S. Intrepid NCC-2020 • U.S.S. Kitty Hawk NCC-2007 • U.S.S. Kongo NCC-2009 • U.S.S. Lexington NCC-2026 • U.S.S. Potemkin NCC-2005 • U.S.S. Proxima NCC-2001 • U.S.S. Royal Oak NCC-2013 • U.S.S. Ryujo NCC-2022 • U.S.S. Sussex NCC-2024 • U.S.S. Thunderer NCC-2032 • U.S.S. Ticonderoga NCC-2034 • U.S.S. Valiant NCC-2018 • U.S.S. Yamashiro NCC-2015 • U.S.S. Yorktown NCC-2033
U.S.S. Berlin NCC-14232 • U.S.S. Cairo NCC-42136 • U.S.S. Charleston NCC-42285 • U.S.S. Crazy Horse NCC-50446 • U.S.S. Crockett NCC-38955 • U.S.S. Excelsior NX-2000 • U.S.S. Fearless NCC-14598 • U.S.S. Hood NCC-42296 • U.S.S. Intrepid NCC-38907 • U.S.S. Livingston NCC-34099 • U.S.S. Melbourne NCC-62043 • U.S.S. Potemkin NCC-18253 • U.S.S. Repulse NCC-2544 • U.S.S. Roma NCC-2010
Notes and References
- 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.
- Bennett, Harve (Producer). Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Directed by Leonard Nimoy. Written by Harve Bennett. Paramount Pictures Corporation, 1 June 1984.
- Stuart, Rick. "Star Trek: The Next Generation Officer's Manual." Star Trek: The Role Playing Game, Supplement 2012. Cover Design by Jim Nelson. Illustrations by Rob Caswell, David R. Dietrick, A.C. Farley, Dana Knutson, Jim Nelson, Jeff Laubenstein, and Todd F. Marsh. Deck Plans by Steve Venters. Cutaway Illustrations by David R. Deitrick. Ship Illustrations by Dana Knutson. FASA Corporation. 1988.
- The Reference Stardate for the Proxima's commissioning was given as 2/2312 in the TNG Officer's Manual, which postdates the next several ships in the line by several months. As all other ships were given sequentially chronological dates, it appears that this was a typographical error, and has been corrected for this entry.