Challenger class

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Challenger-Class
Class Information
Role: Explorer / Light Cruiser
Status:

Mothballed

Date Entered Service:

2355

Basic Stats
Decks:

14

Cruising Speed:

Warp 5

Total Compliment:

240

Tactical Systems
Energy Weapons:

2x Type-X phaser arrays

Torpedo Launchers:
  • 1 forward
  • 1 aft
Shields:

Multi-Layered Shielding System

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Class Description

The Challenger class is a light cruiser designed to further explore the advantages of the 'vertical stack' arrangement of warp nacelles seen in the Akula class and Asmiov classes. The hull layout is thus relatively unusual for a Federation vessel, with an elliptical saucer section, attached directly to the front of a small, almost flat engineering hull.

Onto this were mounted a pair of large nacelles of the same type as used in the Nebula and Galaxy classes. The lower nacelle is mounted close to the engineering hull on a simple strut, but the upper nacelle has greater separation and is mounted on a much more prominent housing. It is also offset forward from the lower nacelle.

The arrangement proved satisfactory in service and forty of the class were ordered by Starfleet. Nevertheless, the vertical stack did not confer any significant advantage over the more conventional nacelle configurations then in use, except the center of gravity makes maneuverability more solid and robust at impulse speed. Starfleet decided not to pursue this design avenue further. One of these vessels, the USS Buran, was destroyed by the Borg at Wolf 359.

Ship Specifications

Basic Information

  • Role: Light Cruiser
  • Dimensions: 394 meters (L) x 264 meters (W) x 115 meters (H)
  • Decks: 14
  • Expected Duration: 80 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 1 year
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 5 years

Crew Compliment

  • Total Crew: 240
    • 50 Officers
    • 185 Enlisted
    • 0 Marines
  • Number of Civilians: 5
  • Emergency Capacity: 500

AMENITIES:

  • Mess Hall
  • Crew Lounge
  • Holodecks

Propulsion

  • Thrusters: RCS Thrusters
  • Sublight Speed: 0.67c
  • Warp Speed
    • Warp 5: Cruising Speed
    • Warp 7: Maximum Warp
    • Warp 9.3: Emergency Warp (for 8 hours)

Offensive Systems

Energy Weapons

2x Type-X Phaser Arrays

Projectile Weapons

  • 1 Forward
  • 1 Aft

PAYLOAD

Defensive Systems

Primary Systems

  • Computer Systems:

LCARS computer control system

  • Transporters:
    • 4 Personnel
    • Transporter Range: 45,000 meters
  • Sensor Range: 20 light years
  • Communications Range: 20 lightyears

Auxiliary Craft

SHUTTLEBAYS: 1

SUPPORT CRAFT:

  • Shuttles: 6
  • Workbees: 2


Other Information

This ship is notable for having the warp nacelles arranged with one nacelle mounted above the ship hull and the other mounted below the ship.


Deck Listing

Deck Details/Specifications of Deck
Deck 1
  • Forward torpedo launcher
  • Aft torpedo launcher
  • Torpedo storage
Deck 2
  • Deuterium storage tanks upper level
  • Docking ports (port and starboard)
  • Torpedo storage
Deck 3
  • Deuterium storage tanks lower level
  • Deuterium injectors
Deck 4
  • Chief Science officers Office
  • Science labs
  • Transporter rooms 1 and 2
Deck 5
  • Bridge
  • Captains ready room
  • Main briefing room
  • Transporter machinery rooms 1 and 2
Deck 6
  • Shuttle bay upper level
  • Shuttle bay control room
  • Senior officer’s quarters
  • VIP quarters
Deck 7
  • Shuttle bay main level
  • Officer quarters
  • Officers mess
  • Senior enlisted quarters
  • Holo decks 1 and 2
Deck 8
  • Computer core 1 and 2 upper level
  • Main engineering
  • Chief Engineer’s office
  • Engineering support labs
  • Dorsal phaser array
  • Shuttle storage and maintenance
  • Enlisted quarters
  • Enlisted mess
Deck 9
  • Impulse engines high bay (port and starboard)
  • Computer core 1 and 2 mid-level
  • Dorsal sensor array
  • Crew lounge
  • Transporter rooms 3 and 4
  • Sick bay
  • Chief medical officers’ office
  • Guest quarters
Deck 10
  • Impulse engine main level (port and starboard)
  • Computer core 1 and 2
  • lateral sensor arrays
  • Transporter machinery rooms 3 and 4
  • Medical labs
  • Life support systems
  • Holo decks 3 and 4
Deck 11
  • Guest quarters
  • Industrial replications
  • Cargo bays 1 and 2
  • Waste management systems
Deck 12
  • Ventral phaser array
  • Chief Security/Tactical officers’ office
  • Brig, Ships armory
Deck 13
  • Antimatter storage pods
  • Antimatter generator
  • Antimatter injectors
  • Navigational deflector array
  • Ventral sensor array
  • Cargo bays 3 and 4
  • Replicator consumables storage
Deck 14
  • Warp core ejection hatch
  • Antimatter storage pod ejection Hatch


Currently, there are 7 in service. 33 were lost during the Dominion and Borg conflicts.

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