Friday, August 26, 2016

Steamrunner Class

General Information
Accommodation: 200 crew (35 officers, 165 enlisted); 2,500 evacuation limit
Classification: Scout Frigate / Support Craft Carrier
Production Start Date: 2342
Production End Date: Still in Production
Expected Hull Life:

Dimensions
Length: 303 m
Width: 224.2 m
Height: 48 m
Decks: 11 (8 primary hull, 5 deflector/torpedo pod)
Mass: 435,000 metric tons

Warp Speeds
Normal Cruise: Warp 6
Maximum Cruise: Warp 8
Maximum Rated: Warp 9.6 (for 12 hours)

Armament
8 x Type-XII phaser banks
2 x burst-fire torpedo tubes (fore)
2 x standard-fire photon torpedo tubes (aft)

Defensive Systems
Standard Shield System
Standard Duranium-Tritanium Single Hull w/ 4.8 cm High-density Armor
Standard-level Structural Integrity Field

Auxiliary/Support Craft
1 x Danube-class Runabout (Captain's Yacht)
10 x Valkyrie-class Starfighters
2 x Type-11 Shuttlecraft
4 x Type-8 Shuttlecraft
4 x Type-9 Shuttlecraft
2 x Sphinx Work Pods
4 x M1-A1 Work Bees

Transporter Systems
3 x 6-person General Use
2 x 22-person Emergency Use
4 x Cargo

Refit Cycle
Minor: 1 year
Standard: 1 year
Major: 20 years

Notes
1.) Memory Alpha listed the class as a "heavy frigate" and DITL listed it as a "light cruiser", but I decided on the designation "scout frigate" due to its somewhat limited offensive capabilities and status as a carrier vessel.

2.) I chose to list the class as "Still in Production" despite DITL stating production ended in 2363. Many may have been lost during the Dominion War, meaning they're probably not great frontline battleships, but they I think they would still make ideal scouts or escorts. 

3.) The dimensions used are taken directly from the deck plans created by Strategic Design.

4. The mass is a guesstimation. DITL gave the tonnage as 375,000 mt but only listed 9 decks; ACTD's ASDB gave the tonnage as 585,000 mt. Perhaps the former was not taking into account the volume of the deflector pod, and to me the latter seems an over-estimation. I chose something in between the two that seemed reasonable. 

5.) Type-7 or Type-6 shuttles may be carried in place of the Type-8 and/or Type-9 shuttles. 
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These specifications were taken from deck plans by Strategic Design and the Daystrom Institute Technical Library (www.ditl.org) and may not match other sources.