Miranda class

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Miranda class[1]
Specifications[2]
  Mk I Mk II Mk IV
Date entered service Apr 2245 Feb 2255 Oct 2270
Number constructed 68 56 12
Length 224m 226m 226m
Width 145m 145m 145m
Height 51m 51m 51m
Mass 147,800mt 150,000mt 149,200mt
Cargo capacity 15,000mt 15,000mt 15,000mt
Computer type M-3 M-4 M-4
Transporters (6-person) 4 4 4
Transporters (22-person) 2 3 3
Transporters (Cargo) 2 2 2
Crew 290 295 306
Passengers 40 40 40
Shuttlecraft 4 4 4
Cruising Speed Warp 7 (OCU)[3] Warp 7 (OCU) Warp 6 (OCU)
Emergency Speed Warp 9 (OCU) Warp 9 (OCU) Warp 8 (OCU)
Weapons 4 FL-5 Phasers in 2 banks 4 FH-3 Phasers in 2 banks 4 FH-10 Phasers in 2 banks

First commissioned in April 2245 during the period known as "The Great Awakening," the Miranda class cruiser was in the forefront of that expansion effort.[2] A Starfleet fixture of long-range scientific, supply, and exploratory missions for nearly a century, Miranda class vessels probably logged more parsecs than any other single Federation vessel class. During the period of the Miranda class's development, Starfleet Command placed an increasing emphasis on deep space exploration and surveying.[4] At the time, Starfleet itself was expanding in response to the changing and expanding economic and political goals of the Federation. To meet the demands of a larger navy, the Military Appropriations Committee authorized the development and testing of hundreds of vessel types, the Miranda class among them.[2] The first ships launched after the inception of this exploratory vessel initiative, Miranda class vessels represented the most notable result of Starfleet's renewed focus on exploration and discovery.[4]

During this same period, the concepts of ship design were rapidly evolving and becoming more sophisticated, and the technology to build and operate starships was undergoing a revolution. Advances in all facets of the technologies required to construct, maintain, and operate a starship were changing so rapidly that some ship designs were obsolete before they were even completed. The Miranda design was changed no fewer than twelve times before the tooling and machining was begun. Even so, the ship required some alterations during its trials and was to see many more changes after its commissioning.[2]

When first launched, the Miranda class cruisers were only able to perform three-year missions, with resupply at one-year intervals. This made their dual-purpose role of research cruiser harder to perform. With the great distances that had to be traveled, they could not get more than six months' travel from a friendly outpost, which meant that they could only advance as fast as the frontier itself was expanding.[2]

Merging a host of diverse capabilities, versatility quickly became a hallmark of the class. Although Miranda class ships primarily undertook scientific and exploratory missions, certain systems modules were swappable. These Miranda class variants enjoyed great popularity in the early 24th century, and their expanded tactical and defensive systems were more than a match for most foes. Ships of the class participated in every major battle of the 24th century, often serving on the secondary or reserve lines.[4]

Miranda class refit[5]
Specifications
  Mk I[2] Mk II[2] Mk III[2] Mk IV[4] Mk V[6]
Date entered service Jul 2273 Feb 2276 Apr 2280 2283 Unk.
Number constructed 52 46 5 Unk. Unk.
Decks Unk. Unk. Unk. 15 Unk.
Length 233m 233m 233m 237.6m 277.76m
Width 140m 140m 140m 141.7m 173.98m
Height 64m 64m 64m 58m 65.23m
Mass 165,800mt 169,600mt 161,600mt Unk. 655,000mt
Cargo capacity 20,000mt 20,000mt 20,000mt Unk. Unk.
Computer type M-4 M-4 M-4 Unk. Unk.
Transporters (6-person) 4 4 4 4 Unk.
Transporters (22-person) 3 3 3 3 Unk.
Transporters (Cargo) 2 2 2 3 Unk.
Crew 336 346 352 360 220
Passengers 75 75 75 Unk. Unk.
Shuttlecraft 4 4 4 4 Unk.
Cruising Speed Warp 6 (OCU) Warp 6 (OCU) Warp 8 (OCU) Warp 6 (MCU)[3] Unk.
Emergency Speed Warp 8 (OCU) Warp 8 (OCU) Warp 9 (OCU) Warp 8.5 (MCU) Warp 9.2 (MCU) for 12 hours
Weapons 4 FL-10 Phasers in 2 banks 4 FH-11 Phasers in 2 banks 4 FH-11 Phasers in 2 banks 6 Type-V Phasers in 3 banks 6 Type-VII Phasers, 2 pulse phaser cannons
2 torpedo launchers 2 torpedo launchers 2 torpedo launchers 2 torpedo launchers 2 torpedo launchers

In October 2272, the U.S.S. Reliant NCC-1864 was brought into the shipyards at Morena for a refit to the Anton-type Mark IV specifications. As the ship was being dismantled for an engine refit, Starfleet Command decided to mount the newer model of warp and impulse engines, instead of the model normally used for the Mark IV. This change necessitated many exterior design modifications that ultimately resulted in the Mark I Reliant-type design specifications.[2]

During the Four Years War, the Miranda class suffered from a lack of intense firepower, resulting in sixteen ships lost due to their inability to deliver massive blows to their targets. This was remedied by the addition of a "rollbar" weapons pod, which gave better field of fire and allowed the mounting of photon torpedoes. Miranda class ships were produced at the Morena, Mars, and Salazaar shipyards, at a rate of ten per year.[2] In the 24th century, the Miranda class would also be produced at the Starbase 134 Integration Facility on Rigel VI.[6]

By the middle of the 24th century, Starfleet decommissioned many Miranda class vessels and sent them to surplus depots, scrapped them for parts, or used them as training vessels. Federation member planets and allied systems, such as Altair and Betelgeuse, first began to add reconditioned Miranda class ships to their own fleets in the 2360s, when the active production life of the class ceased. Hence, many Miranda class vessels continued to serve with distinction throughout Federation space and beyond for decades after their theoretical obsolescence.[4]

Miranda class vessels

U.S.S. Accommodator NCC-26256 | U.S.S. Achilles | U.S.S. Achilles NCC-26277 | U.S.S. Administrator NCC-26268 | U.S.S. Amador NCC-26275 | U.S.S. Andover | U.S.S. Antares NCC-9844 | U.S.S. Anton | U.S.S. Archer NCC-26262 | U.S.S. Ardent NCC-26231 | U.S.S. Ares NCC-26291 | U.S.S. Armstrong NCC-1784 | U.S.S. Artemis NCC-26286 | U.S.S. Asclepius NCC-26293 | U.S.S. Athena NCC-26282 | U.S.S. Audacious NCC-26248 | U.S.S. Bacchus NCC-26288 | U.S.S. Blade of Tellar NCC-26253 | U.S.S. Bolivar NCC-1862 | U.S.S. Bombay | U.S.S. Brattain NCC-21166 | U.S.S. Brave Shield NCC-26266 | U.S.S. Brisbane | U.S.S. Buenos Aires | U.S.S. Ceres NCC-26290 | U.S.S. Champion NCC-26233 | U.S.S. Chronos NCC-26298 | U.S.S. Circe NCC-26276 | U.S.S. Cluster | U.S.S. Commencement NCC-26255 | U.S.S. Condor NCC-1866 | U.S.S. Conqueror NCC-26236 | U.S.S. Cortez NCC-1834 | U.S.S. Courage NCC-1874 | U.S.S. Courageous NCC-1805 | U.S.S. Courageous NCC-26241 | U.S.S. Crommalen NCC-26274 | U.S.S. Daredevil NCC-26249 | U.S.S. Daring NCC-1872 | U.S.S. Defender NCC-26227 | U.S.S. Demeter NCC-26295 | U.S.S. Devastator NCC-1873 | U.S.S. Dionysus NCC-26289 | U.S.S. Dominator NCC-26257 | U.S.S. Encounter NCC-26232 | U.S.S. Enforcer NCC-26251 | U.S.S. Eradicator NCC-26259 | U.S.S. Forceful NCC-26270 | U.S.S. Formidible NCC-26226 | U.S.S. Furious NCC-26234 | U.S.S. Fusilier NCC-26264 | U.S.S. Gallant NCC-1869 | U.S.S. Glorious NCC-26237 | U.S.S. Grenadier NCC-26263 | U.S.S. Guardian NCC-26244 | U.S.S. Hathor NCC-26299 | U.S.S. Hephaestus NCC-26294 | U.S.S. Hera NCC-26297 | U.S.S. Hermes NCC-26285 | U.S.S. Hestia NCC-26292 | U.S.S. Hypnos NCC-26283 | U.S.S. Immortal NCC-26254 | U.S.S. Invicta NCC-26246 | U.S.S. Invincible NCC-1871 | U.S.S. Isis NCC-26300 | U.S.S. Kings Destroyer NCC-26247 | U.S.S. Kobayashi Maru | U.S.S. Korolev NCC-2014 | U.S.S. Lantree NCC-1837 | U.S.S. Legionaire NCC-26267 | U.S.S. Leonov | U.S.S. Lifeforce NCC-26258 | U.S.S. Majestic NCC-31060 | U.S.S. Minerva NCC-26287 | U.S.S. Miranda NCC-1800 | U.S.S. Mondial | U.S.S. Nautilus NCC-31910 | U.S.S. Odessa NCC-26280 | U.S.S. Odysseus NCC-26278 | U.S.S. Osiris NCC-26301 | U.S.S. Oxford | U.S.S. Pacific NCC-1830 | U.S.S. Perseus NCC-26272 | U.S.S. Poseidon NCC-26296 | U.S.S. Pugilist NCC-26261 | U.S.S. Ra NCC-26279 | U.S.S. Ramilles NCC-26235 | U.S.S. Redan NCC-26271 | U.S.S. Redoubt NCC-26243 | U.S.S. Reforger NCC-26265 | U.S.S. Regulator NCC-26245 | U.S.S. Reliant NCC-1864 | U.S.S. Renown NCC-1870 | U.S.S. Repulse NCC-1863 | U.S.S. Rigorous NCC-26252 U.S.S. Saratoga NCC-1887 | U.S.S. Saratoga NCC-31911 | U.S.S. Searcher | U.S.S. ShirKahr NCC-31905 | U.S.S. Sitak NCC-32591 | U.S.S. Stockholm NCC-18844 | U.S.S. Striker NCC-26250 | U.S.S. Sturgeon | U.S.S. Terminator NCC-26240 | U.S.S. Terror NCC-26238 | U.S.S. Thetis NCC-26273 | U.S.S. Thoth NCC-26302 | U.S.S. Thurgon NCC-26281 | U.S.S. Tian an Men NCC-21382 | U.S.S. Trial NCC-1948 | U.S.S. Triumph NCC-26228 | U.S.S. Ulysses NCC-10767 | U.S.S. Valhalla NCC-26269 | U.S.S. Valor | U.S.S. Valorous NCC-26239 | U.S.S. Venerable NCC-26230 | U.S.S. Vengeance NCC-26229 | U.S.S. Vesta NCC-26284 | U.S.S. Victory | U.S.S. Vigilant | U.S.S. Vindicator NCC-26242 | U.S.S. Warrior NCC-26260 | U.S.S. Whorfin | NCC-1005 | NCC-1860

FASA Timeline

Anton class

U.S.S. Anton | U.S.S. Condor NCC-1866 | U.S.S. Courage NCC-1874 | U.S.S. Daring NCC-1872 | U.S.S. Devastator NCC-1873 | U.S.S. Gallant NCC-1869 | U.S.S. Invincible NCC-1871#FASA TimelineU.S.S. ''Invincible'' NCC-1871 | U.S.S. Reliant NCC-1864 U.S.S. Renown NCC-1870 | U.S.S. Repulse NCC-1863 |

Reliant class

U.S.S. Accommodator NCC-26256 | U.S.S. Achilles NCC-26277 | U.S.S. Administrator NCC-26268 | U.S.S. Amador NCC-26275 | U.S.S. Archer NCC-26262 | U.S.S. Ardent NCC-26231 | U.S.S. Ares NCC-26291 | U.S.S. Artemis NCC-26286 | U.S.S. Asclepius NCC-26293 | U.S.S. Athena NCC-26282 | U.S.S. Audacious NCC-26248 | U.S.S. Bacchus NCC-26288 | U.S.S. Blade of Tellar NCC-26253 | U.S.S. Brave Shield NCC-26266 | U.S.S. Ceres NCC-26290 | U.S.S. Champion NCC-26233 | U.S.S. Chronos NCC-26298 | U.S.S. Circe NCC-26276 | U.S.S. Commencement NCC-26255 | U.S.S. Condor NCC-1866 (Refit) | U.S.S. Conqueror NCC-26236 | U.S.S. Courage NCC-1874 (Refit) | U.S.S. Courageous NCC-26241 | U.S.S. Crommalen NCC-26274 | U.S.S. Daredevil NCC-26249 | U.S.S. Daring NCC-1872 (Refit) | U.S.S. Defender NCC-26227 | U.S.S. Demeter NCC-26295 | U.S.S. Devastator NCC-1873 (Refit) | U.S.S. Dionysus NCC-26289 | U.S.S. Dominator NCC-26257 | U.S.S. Encounter NCC-26232 | U.S.S. Enforcer NCC-26251 | U.S.S. Eradicator NCC-26259 | U.S.S. Forceful NCC-26270 | U.S.S. Formidible NCC-26226 | U.S.S. Furious NCC-26234 | U.S.S. Fusilier NCC-26264 | U.S.S. Gallant NCC-1869 (Refit) | U.S.S. Glorious NCC-26237 | U.S.S. Grenadier NCC-26263 | U.S.S. Guardian NCC-26244 | U.S.S. Hathor NCC-26299 | U.S.S. Hephaestus NCC-26294 | U.S.S. Hera NCC-26297 | U.S.S. Hermes NCC-26285 | U.S.S. Hestia NCC-26292 | U.S.S. Hypnos NCC-26283 | U.S.S. Immortal NCC-26254 | U.S.S. Invicta NCC-26246 | U.S.S. Invincible NCC-1871#FASA TimelineU.S.S. ''Invincible'' NCC-1871 (Refit) | U.S.S. Isis NCC-26300 | U.S.S. Kings Destroyer NCC-26247 | U.S.S. Legionaire NCC-26267 | U.S.S. Lifeforce NCC-26258 | U.S.S. Minerva NCC-26287 | U.S.S. Odessa NCC-26280 | U.S.S. Odysseus NCC-26278 | U.S.S. Osiris NCC-26301 | U.S.S. Perseus NCC-26272 | U.S.S. Poseidon NCC-26296 | U.S.S. Pugilist NCC-26261 | U.S.S. Ra NCC-26279 | U.S.S. Ramilles NCC-26235 | U.S.S. Redan NCC-26271 | U.S.S. Redoubt NCC-26243 | U.S.S. Reforger NCC-26265 | U.S.S. Regulator NCC-26245 | U.S.S. Reliant NCC-1864 (Refit) | U.S.S. Renown NCC-1870 (Refit) | U.S.S. Repulse NCC-1863 (Refit) | U.S.S. Rigorous NCC-26252 U.S.S. Saratoga NCC-1887 | U.S.S. Striker NCC-26250 | U.S.S. Terminator NCC-26240 | U.S.S. Terror NCC-26238 | U.S.S. Thetis NCC-26273 | U.S.S. Thoth NCC-26302 | U.S.S. Thurgon NCC-26281 | U.S.S. Triumph NCC-26228 | U.S.S. Valhalla NCC-26269 | U.S.S. Valorous NCC-26239 | U.S.S. Venerable NCC-26230 | U.S.S. Vengeance NCC-26229 | U.S.S. Vesta NCC-26284 | U.S.S. Vindicator NCC-26242 | U.S.S. Warrior NCC-26260 |

STO Timeline

U.S.S. Reliant NCC-1864 | U.S.S. Saratoga NCC-1887 | U.S.S. Saratoga NCC-31911 | U.S.S. Victory

Mirror Universe

I.S.S. Nogura | I.S.S. Reliant ICC-1330


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