Oberth class

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Oberth class[1]
Specifications
  Mk I[2] Mk II[3]
Date Entered Service December[2] 2275[4][5] February[3] 2341[5]
Number Constructed 10 17
Length 121m[5] / 148m[2] / 160m[4] 121m[5] / 180m[3]
Width 62m[5] / 103m[2] 62m[5] / 105m[3]
Height 34m[5] / 59m[2] 34m[5] / 62m[3]
Decks 7[5] / 11[4] 7[5]
Mass 41,000mt 59,335mt[3] / 151,173mt[6]
Cargo Capacity Unk. 5,000mt[3] / 10,000mt[6]
Computer Type Unk. M-1
Transporters (Personnel) 2 2[3] / 4[5]
Transporters (Emergency) 1 5[3] / 4[5]
Transporters (Cargo) 1[2] / 2[4] 4 (2 large, 2 small)
Crew 78 80
Passengers / Mission Specialists 625[4] 10
Shuttlecraft 3[2]-4[5] 4
Cruising Speed Warp 7 (OCU)[2] / 6 (MCU)[5] Warp 8 (OCU)[3] / 6[6]-8[5] (MCU)
Emergency Speed Warp 8 (OCU)[2] / 7 (MCU)[5] Warp 9 (OCU)[3] / 8[6]-9[5] (MCU)
Weapons 2 FH-1 (Type III) Phasers[2][7] 2 FH-8 (Type VII) Phasers[3][7]
1 torpedo launcher; Type II Photon torpedoes[7] 1 torpedo launcher; Type V Photon torpedoes[7]

The Oberth class research vessel, introduced in 2275, served as the backbone of Starfleet's scientific force for nearly a century.[4][5] Originally designed for low-risk, intensive surveys of new worlds,[2] the Oberth class was designed to remain on station while conducting high-resolution sensor scans, while utilizing its numerous scientific laboratories.[5] The class, however, initially proved to be too undergunned to be used in frontier areas, and was restricted to missions deep within Federation territory,[5] as it quickly became apparent that few surveys could truly be called "low-risk."[2] In 2341,[5] the class was refit, following the introduction of the U.S.S. Sagan NCC-20000. Conceived as an improvement on the weak class, the Sagan had improved power, shielding, and weaponry, so that it could better defend itself, if necessary, during the course of a mission. Though no longer in production by the 2360s, many Oberth class vessels remained in service,[3] and some had been sold to private interests.[8] By the 2370s, the Oberth class was being phased out in favor of the Nova class.[5]

Oberth class vessels

U.S.S. Achilles | U.S.S. Armstrong NCC-19212 | U.S.S. Biko NCC-50331 | U.S.S. Bonestell NCC-31600 | U.S.S. Carson NCC-20002 | U.S.S. Cochrane NCC-59318 | U.S.S. Copernicus NCC-623 | U.S.S. Crater NCC-20015 | U.S.S. Daystrom NCC-20014 | U.S.S. Einstein NCC-20004 | U.S.S. Fermi NCC-20006 | U.S.S. Gagarin | U.S.S. Grissom NCC-638 | U.S.S. Korby NCC-20016 | U.S.S. Jonathan Levy NCC-1507 | U.S.S. Lowell NCC-20013 | U.S.S. Meade NCC-20003 | U.S.S. Mendeleyev NCC-20008 | U.S.S. Oberth | U.S.S. Pegasus NCC-53847 | U.S.S. Raman NCC-59983 | U.S.S. Sagan NCC-20000 | U.S.S. Shoonedev NCC-20012 | U.S.S. Skoatar NCC-20011 | U.S.S. Surishian NCC-20009 | U.S.S. T'mirea NCC-20010 | U.S.S. Tinian NCC-742 | U.S.S. Tsiolkovsky NCC-53911 | U.S.S. V'Ryugenn NCC-20007 | S.S. Vico NAR-18834 | U.S.S. Yosemite NCC-19002

FASA Timeline

Gagarin class

U.S.S. Copernicus NCC-623 | U.S.S. Gagarin | U.S.S. Grissom NCC-638

Sagan class

U.S.S. Carson NCC-20002 | U.S.S. Cochrane NCC-20005 | U.S.S. Crater NCC-20015 | U.S.S. Daystrom NCC-20014 | U.S.S. Einstein NCC-20004 | U.S.S. Fermi NCC-20006 | U.S.S. Korby NCC-20016 | U.S.S. Lowell NCC-20013 | U.S.S. Meade NCC-20003 | U.S.S. Mendeleyev NCC-20008 | U.S.S. Sagan NCC-20000 | U.S.S. Shoonedev NCC-20012 | U.S.S. Skoatar NCC-20011 | U.S.S. Surishian NCC-20009 | U.S.S. T'mirea NCC-20010 | U.S.S. Tsiolkovsky NCC-20001 | U.S.S. V'Ryugenn NCC-20007 |

Note

FASA's Star Trek: The Roleplaying Game lists three separate names for the class: Gagarin, Sagan, and Scout, as the game's supplements were published many years before the class was officially named in other sources, which disregarded these conflicting names.

 

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