Freedom class

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Class Information
Role: Light Cruiser


Date Entered Service:


Basic Stats


Cruising Speed:

Warp 6

Total Compliment:


Tactical Systems
Energy Weapons:

6x Type-IX phaser arrays

Torpedo Launchers:

3 Launchers


Multi-Layered Shielding System


Class Description


The Freedom was designed at the same time as the Niagara class as a smaller, shorter ranged counterpart to that vessel. Unusually for a Federation vessel the Freedom has a single nacelle, not seen since the Saladin class of the 2260s. This reduces the efficiency of the warp field and leads to a significantly reduced average cruise speed. The Freedom is therefore generally deployed only within Federation borders.

Design Concepts

The elimination of the Engineering hull required many changes in order to move the warp core and fuel supply into the saucer section, but Starfleet has accomplished this transition successfully with several other classes and few problems were encountered with the Freedom. There is a reduction in the volume available to other applications within the Freedom, and several accommodations sections and science and diplomatic facilities have been scaled back. This has led to a reduction in the crew compared to the Niagara.


The Freedom initially proved reasonably successful in service, but their low speed was more of a limiting factor than had been predicted. The planned run of over 100 was cut down to 50, then to 35, before production was finally terminated at 30 ships completed. The Freedom class USS Firebrand was lost to the Borg at Wolf 359, other ships participated heavily in the Dominion war. They have suffered heavy losses, including the class leader, USS Freedom.

Additional Information

The ventral surface Freedom class ship
Currently, there are 6 in service. 24 were lost during the Dominion and Borg conflicts.

Ship Specifications

Basic Information

  • Role: Light Cruiser
  • Dimensions: 350 meters (L) x 175 meters (W) x 100 meters (H)
  • Decks: 14
  • Expected Duration: 50 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 1 year
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 5 years

Crew Compliment

  • Total Crew: 230
    • 30 Officers
    • 180 Enlisted
    • 10 Marines
  • Number of Civilians: 10
  • Emergency Capacity: 485


  • Crew Lounge
  • Mess Hall


  • Thrusters: RCS Thrusters
  • Sublight Speed: 0.5c
  • Warp Speed
    • Cruising Speed: Warp 6
    • Maximum Warp: Waro 6.7
    • Emergency Warp: Warp 7 (for 12 hours)

Offensive Systems

Energy Weapons

Projectile Weapons

  • 2 Forward
  • 1 Aft


Defensive Systems

Primary Systems

  • Computer Systems:

LCARS Computer Control Systems

  • Transporters:
    • 2 Personnel
    • Transporter Range: 45,000 meters
  • Sensor Range: 15 lightyears
  • Communications Range: 20 lightyears

Auxiliary Craft



  • Shuttles: 3
  • Workbees: 2
  • Runabouts: 1

Other Information

Official Federation Starship Specifications
Starship Classes 24th Century AkiraAmbassadorAresArgonautAscension (Carrier)Ascension (Dreadnought)AtlantiaCentaurCenturyChallengerCheyenneConcordeDefiantDiligentDumontExcaliburFreedomGalaxyGalaxy RefitInsigniaIntrepidKelvinLunaNew OrleansNebulaNorwayNovaOlympicOnimaruPrometheusRavenRhode IslandRoninSaberSovereignSpringfieldSteamrunnerVestaWallaceWildcat
Starship Classes 23rd Century AkulaConstellationConstitutionConstitution (Refit)CrossfieldExcelsiorExcelsior (Refit)MirandaOberthSoyuzSydneyWalker
Starship Classes 22nd Century DaedalusFranklinNXNX Intrepid
Federation Shuttle Craft
24th Century Type 5 shuttleType 6 shuttle Type 7 shuttleType 10 pod Type 11 shuttle Type 15 pod Type 16 pod Type 18 pod
23rd Century Class FTravel PodType 2Type 3
22nd Century Inspection PodShuttlepod
Federation Fighters and Runabouts Craft
Fighter Classes GryphonJavelin PeregrineValkyrie
Runabout Classes Argo Arrow Danube Delta Mustang Orion VolgaWarhammer class