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Sovereign Class Starfleet Starship

Category: Explorer


Expected Duration: 120 years
Time Between Resupply: 5 years
Time Between Refit: 10 years

Officers: 160
Enlisted Crew: 520
Marines: 0
Passengers: 130
Maximum (Evacuation) Capacity: 2500

Cruising Velocity: Warp 8
Maximum Velocity: Warp 9.7
Emergency Velocity: Warp 9.9 (for 12 hours)

Length: 675 metres
Width: 260 metres
Height: 96 metres
Decks: 24

Auxiliary Craft
Shuttlebays: 2
   Delta Flyer Runabout: 1
   Type 11 Shuttle: 2
   Type 8 Shuttle: 3
   Type 9 Shuttle: 3
   Captain's Yacht - Sovereign Captain's Yacht: 1

Beam Weapons
   Type 10 Phaser Array: 4
   Type 12 Phaser Array: 10
   Ablative Hull Armour
   Auto-Modulating Shields
   Metaphasic Shields
   Regenerative Shields
   Structural Integrity Field
Torpedo Launchers
   Burst Fire Torpedo Launcher: 4
      Quantum Torpedoes: 140
      Photon Torpedoes: 320
   Rapid Fire Quantum Torpedo Turret
      Quantum Torpedoes: 150

In 2366, Starfleet realised that with the advent of new technologies revolutionising starship design that the relatively new Galaxy class and other vessels of her era were rapidly becoming outdated and there was only so much they could do to keep pace with the changes.

To that end, Starfleet commissioned a design competition for a next generation heavy cruiser, combined with the same multi-role capability as the Galaxy provided. A complicated brief, that spawned a multitude of vessels competing for the brief, from some surprisingly small vessels right up to some remarkably large vessels, competing in scale for the Excalibur class.

In the end, Starfleet chose to conduct feasibility studies on three proposed models. The feasibility study placed the prototype named Sovereign into the lead and as a result an initial vessel was constructed.

The U.S.S. Sovereign's was produced in late 2367 and she would then take two years to complete at the shipyards in the Tellar system. The construction ran largely unimpeded, despite problems with some of the integration of the new systems. This meant that by early 2370, the U.S.S. Sovereign was ready for trials with the fleet.

The trials went forward and the Sovereign class worked excellently, with a wide range of abilities her initial production was tabled at eight vessels over the next five years, the second of which being the Enterprise-E.

The first production run was sped up, thanks to increasing tensions with the Dominion, and this meant that the eight tabled vessels were completed in just three years, enabling a second production run of twelve vessels being begun, just in time for the Dominion war. The Dominion war and the second Federation-Klingon war resulted in a much larger number of Sovereign class vessels in service, despite a number of combat losses, resulting in 27 being in service by the war's end, in 2375.

The Sovereign class was then placed into the refit programme in 2379, which resulted in more phaser arrays, torpedo tubes and a replaced warp nacelle, resulting in marginally higher warp performance that had resulted from the development of the Excalibur class. These upgrades made the Sovereign a premier battleship, ideal for a wide range of tasks and it is likely that she will continue to serve in this role for many decades to come.

Deck Listing:

Deck Description
1 Captainís Ready Room, Main Bridge, Briefing Room/Observation Lounge 
2 Junior and Senior Officers Quarters 
3 Docking Ports 1-3 (Port/Starboard/Aft), Officers Quarters, VIP/Guest Quarters 
4 Junior and Senior Officers Quarters, Holosuites 
5 Junior and Senior Officers Quarters, Primary Computer Core, Gymnasium 
6 Primary Computer Core Control, Cargo Bay 1 & 2, Upper Primary Computer Cores 1-2, Upper Main Shuttlebay, Impulse Engines (P/S) 
7 Sickbay, Chief Medical Officer's Office, Counselor's Office, Primary Science Labs, Primary Computer Core, Impulse Engines (P/S), Main Shuttlebay 
8 Primary Computer Core, Junior Officers and Crew Quarters, Secondary Science Labs, Firing Range, Main Impulse Engines, Phaser Range, Chief Tactical Officer's Office, Main Brig, Secondary Weapons Control, Secondary Armory, Upper Shuttlebay Maintenance and Support, Upper Aft Lounge, Transporter Rooms 1-2 
9 Recreation Deck, Living Quarters, Holodecks, Dorsal Docking Port, Environmental Support, Transporter Rooms 3-4, Lower Shuttlebay Maintenance and Support, M/ARA Deuterium Injector Assembly, Aft Lounge  
10 Upper Engineering Support Area, Secondary Deflector Control, Living Quarters, Deuterium Injector Assembly 
11 Main Engineering, Primary Maintenance Support Center, Fore Torpedo Bay Control, Living Quarters, Hydroponics, Stellar Cartography, Deflector Control, Secondary Navigational Deflector 
12 Lower Engineering, Primary Systems Support Compartment, Environmental Support, Living Quarters, Forward Torpedo Magazine 
13 Living Quarters, Deuterium Storage, Power Distribution, Operations Department Office, Forward Torpedo Launcher (1)  
14 Living Quarters, Cargo Bay 3 - Primary Cargo Bay, Lower Forward Torpedo Bay Control, Deuterium Storage, Captain's Yacht Docking Station, Upper Shuttlebay 2 
15 Secondary Computer Core Control, Living Quarters, Transporter Rooms 5 and 6, Secondary/Aft Tractor Beam Control and Emitter, Shuttle Bay, Navigational Deflector, Main Engineering Upper Level, Shuttlebay Maintenance and Support, Upper Secondary Computer Core, Plasma Transfer Conduits 
16 Secondary Computer Core, Primary Shuttle Maintenance Hangar, Tertiary Science Labs, Navigational Deflector, Main Engineering Lower Level 
17 Secondary Computer Core, Primary Machine Shop, Stellar Cartography, Chief Science Officer's Office, Microlabs, Navigational Deflector, Aft Tractor Emitter 
18 Main Tractor Beam Control and Emitter, Environmental Control, Aft Torpedo Control, Navigational Deflector 
19 Transporter Rooms 5 and 6, Waste Management, Environmental Support, Aft Torpedo Launchers (2), Torpedo Magazine 
20 Brig, Armory, Power Transfer Conduit Control Center, Environmental Support, Forward Torpedo Launchers (2), Torpedo Magazine 
21 Tertiary Maintenance Support Center, Secondary Systems Support, Gravimetric Polaron Generators, Antimatter Storage Pods, Forward Tractor Emitter 
22 Anti-matter Storage Pods, Antimatter Generator 
23 Antimatter Injector Assembly, Anti-matter Storage Pods, Anti-matter Injection Reactors 
24 Antimatter Injector Assembly, Anti-matter Storage Pods 

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