Cheyenne Class

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Cheyenne-class
Class Information
Role: Light Cruiser
Status:

Mothballed

Date Entered Service:

2352

Basic Stats
Decks:

20

Cruising Speed:

Warp 6

Total Compliment:

450

Tactical Systems
Energy Weapons:

6x Type-X phaser arrays

Torpedo Launchers:

2 Launchers

Shields:

Multi-Layered Shielding System

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Class Description

The Cheyenne-class project was approved in 2343 to counterpart the upcoming Galaxy-class and Nebula-classes. Starfleet was very interested in the saucer separation, and reintigration, capabilities of the Galaxy Class, but was not fond of the enormous resources and time that it took to construct, operate and maintain a Galaxy-class starship. Because of that, the Cheyenne-class hit the drawing boards to be a much smaller cruiser-like starship capable of saucer separation.

Cheyenne-class aft.

The Cheyenne-class, due to it's much smaller size, was the first into production and out into the field. It was a simple ship and wasn't a starship that was expected to be the most advanced starship in Starfleet. The ship performed as expected, but the Cheyenne-class played a more important role. As the first starship actually into the field with the ability to saucer separate and reintigrate without the help of a spacedock, the Cheyenne-class was essentially the test bed for the system. The engineers at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards were interested to see it's performance to evaluate any changes they'd be forced to make to the Galaxy-class.

The USS Cheyenne was able to successfully separate and reintigrate, but it wasn't a smooth operation. Problems with the structural integrity field systems between the engineering and saucer sections, and the docking clamps that physically kept the two together became quickly apparent. After a redesign of the clamping system and a total refit of the structural integrity field to be able to accomidate for separation allowed the saucer separation to become a much smoother operations. These changes were also incorporated into the Galaxy-class.

The Cheyenne went into full production in 2352 with an initial batch of six starships. The Cheyenne-class proved capable both on the frontier and in the core of the Federation serving in many different roles. The Cheyenne-class has also proved itself at the Battle of Wolf 359 and the conflict with the Borg, and most recently in the Dominion War. The Cheyenne-class continues a mediocre service to the fleet being outpaced by newer starships like the Atlantia-class, and as a result the production of the Cheyenne came to an end.

Ship Specifications

Basic Information

  • Role: Light Cruiser
  • Dimensions: 362 meters (L) x 262 meters (W) x 100 meters (H)
  • Decks: 20
  • Expected Duration: 50 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 1 year
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 5 years

Crew Compliment

  • Total Crew: 450
    • 50 Officers
    • 395 Enlisted
  • Number of Civilians: 5
  • Emergency Capacity: 900

AMENITIES:

  • Mess Hall
  • Crew Lounge
  • Holodecks

Propulsion

  • Thrusters: RCS Thrusters
  • Sublight Speed: 0.5c
  • Warp Speed
    • Warp 6: Cruising Speed
    • Warp 8: Maximum Warp
    • Warp 9.64: Emergency Warp (for 12 hours)

Offensive Systems

Energy Weapons

Projectile Weapons

  • 1 Forward
  • 1 Aft

PAYLOAD

Defensive Systems

Primary Systems

  • Computer Systems:

LCARS Computer Control System

  • Transporters:
    • 4 Personnel
    • 2 Cargo
    • Transporter Range: 45,000 meters
  • Sensor Range: 20 lightyears
  • Communications Range: 20 lightyears

Auxiliary Craft

SHUTTLEBAYS: 1

SUPPORT CRAFT:

  • Shuttles: 4
  • Workbees: 2


Other Information

  • Duranium/Tritanium Double Hull
  • 5cm Ablative Armor
  • The Cheyenne is noted for being one of the few four nacelle ship classes. The Cheyenne class also can separate the saucer section from the aft engineering section. The hull separation system used on the Cheyenne is also used on the larger Galaxy Class.


Deck Listing

Deck Details/Specifications of Deck
Deck 1
  • Dorsal sensor long range sensor array
  • Dorsal subspace comm array
  • Deuterium fill ports
Deck 2
  • Deuterium storage tanks upper level
  • Jeffries tube access to upper warp nacelles
Deck 3
  • Deuterium storage tanks lower level
  • Dorsal forward torpedo launcher
  • Docking ports 1 and 2
Deck 4
  • Deuterium injectors
  • Torpedo storage
Deck 5
  • VIP quarter
  • Senior officer’s quarters
Deck 6
  • Bridge
  • Captains ready room
  • Main briefing lounge
  • Officers’ quarters
Deck 7
  • Shuttle bay upper level
  • Shuttle bay control room
  • Transporter rooms 1 and 2
  • Officers’ mess
  • Officers’ quarters
Deck 8
  • Shuttle bay main level
  • Sick bay
  • Chief medical officer’s office
  • Medical labs
  • Transporter machinery rooms 1 and 2
  • Enlisted quarters
  • Enlisted mess
  • Doral phaser array
Deck 9
  • Shuttle storage and maintenance
  • Guest quarters
  • Transporter rooms 3 and 4
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 10
  • Main engineering
  • Chief engineer’s office
  • Impulse engine bays (port and starboard)
  • Transporter machinery rooms 3 and 4
  • Crew lounge
  • Lateral sensor arrays
Deck 11
  • Engineering support labs
  • Chief science officers’ office
  • Science labs
Deck 12
  • Aft torpedo launcher
  • Industrial replicators
  • Ventral phaser array
  • Deflector emitter array
Deck 13
  • Torpedo storage
  • Brig
  • Chief tactical/security officers’ office
  • Ships armory
Deck 14
  • Cargo bays 1 and 2
  • Replicator consumables storage
Deck 15
  • Cargo bays 3 and 4
  • Cargo transporters 1 and 2
Deck 16
  • Caro transporter machinery rooms 1 and 2
Deck 17
  • Antimatter injectors
  • Torpedo storage
Deck 18
  • Antimatter storage pods upper level
  • Ventral forward torpedo launcher
  • Docking ports 3 and 4
Deck 19
  • Antimatter storage pods lower level
  • Antimatter generator
  • Jeffries tube access to lower warp nacelles
Deck 20
  • Ventral Sensor arrays
  • Warp core ejection hatch
  • Antimatter ejection hatch


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