Galaxy Class

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Galaxy-class
Class Information
Role: Explorer
Status:

Active

Basic Stats
Decks:

42

Cruising Speed:

Warp 6

Total Compliment:

1583

Tactical Systems
Energy Weapons:

14x Type-X phaser arrays

Torpedo Launchers:

3 launchers

Shields:

Multi-Layered Shielding System

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Class Description

A Galaxy-Class starship engages Dominion troops during the Dominion War.

In the year 2343 design began on a new multi-mission starship. The Galaxy Class starship, after a few set backs, would become one of the Federation's premier explore, diplomatic, and research vessels. She also packs punch in combat.

The Galaxy Class was developed to replace the aging Ambassador and Oberth Class starships as Starfleet's primary exploration vessel. In fact, many came to regard the requirement as too challenging; the project suffered from numerous delays due to a wide range of design, manufacturing, and construction problems. The first of the class, the USS Galaxy, was launched in 2357 and commissioned in 2362, nearly two decades after initial approval.

The increased internal volume allowed for 800,000 square meters of mission adaptable facilities. This allows the Galaxy Class to support a wide range of ongoing research projects independently of the vessels primary mission. Although not a new idea in Starfleet vessels, the Galaxy Class is unique in the extent to which this is possible. These ships are capable of supporting up to 5,000 mission specialists, while the decentralized nature of the secondary power grids allows laboratories to function effectively even during combat operations.

The three burst fire torpedo tubes are each capable of launching ten photon torpedoes every six seconds, while there are twelve type- X phaser arrays. As with many recent Federation designs, the use of long phaser arrays rather than banks gives the main Phasers of the Galaxy Class a great capability for sustained firing and rapid recharge/cool down time. The Galaxy Class is the first on which all segments of every phaser array are supplied by a separate power system; although this increases the complexity of the system tremendously, it gives the phaser arrays a tremendous survivability in the face of combat damage.

A Galaxy-Class firing it's main weapons.

In service the Galaxy Class at first proved exemplary, but by 2371 no less than three of the initial six ships had been lost, one with her entire complement of crew and families. This alarming record led to many changes being introduced during refits of the remaining three vessels, and also to the construction of six new Galaxy Class ships from space frames held in reserve against future need. The unfortunate history of the Galaxy Class vessels combined with the recent escalation's in tensions within the alpha quadrant has led to all six vessels being subsequently completed, and all are now on active service against the Dominion.

Major changes to the Galaxy Class have included a new more powerful warp core, a redesigned shield system intended to perform far better against phased polaron beam weapons, various changes to the ships computer systems, plus many minor changes to the ships systems. There are currently nine Galaxy Class vessels in service. Production of these vessels continues today. Five Galaxy Class ships took part in the recent operation to retake Deep Space Nine from the Dominion and the class gained a fearsome reputation during the war, operating without loss. At this point further production is expected to be terminated in the next few years in favor of the new Sovereign Class.

Ship Specifications

Basic Information

  • Role: Explorer
  • Dimensions: 641 meters (L) x 465 meters (W) x 145 meters (H)
  • Decks: 42
  • Expected Duration: 100 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 5 years
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 20 years

Crew Compliment

  • Total Crew: 1586
    • 275 Officers
    • 680 Enlisted
    • 128 Marines
  • Number of Civilians: Up to 500


Propulsion

  • Thrusters: RCS Thrusters
  • Sublight Speed: 0.25c
  • Warp Speed
    • Warp 6: Cruising Speed
    • Warp 9.2: Maximum Warp
    • Warp 9.6: Emergency Warp (for 12 hours)

Offensive Systems

Energy Weapons

Projectile Weapons

  • 1 Forward
  • 2 Aft

PAYLOAD

10 Tricobalt Devices

Defensive Systems

Primary Systems

Auxiliary Craft

SHUTTLEBAYS: 3

SUPPORT CRAFT:

  • Shuttles: 14
  • Workbees: 6
  • Runabouts: 4


Other Information


Deck Listing

Saucer Section

Deck Details/Specifications of Deck
Deck 1
  • Main Bridge
  • Captain’s Ready Room
  • Observation Lounge
Deck 2
  • Senior Officer's Quarters
  • Junior Officer’s Quarters
Deck 3
  • Junior Officer’s Quarters
Deck 4
  • Main Shuttle Bay
  • Cargo Bays
Deck 5
  • Science Labs
  • Residential Apartments
Deck 6
  • Transporter Rooms 1 through 4
  • Science Labs
Deck 7
  • Residential Apartments
Deck 8
  • Residential Apartments
  • Captain’s Quarters
Deck 9
  • Residential Apartments
Deck 10
  • Main Lounge, Computer Cores
Deck 11
  • Holodecks
  • Residential Apartments
Deck 12
  • Sickbay
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Gymnasium
Deck 13
  • Residential Apartments, Life Support
Deck 14
  • Residential Apartments
Deck 15
  • Maintenance
Deck 16
  • Captain’s Yacht Docking Port
Deck 17
  • Impulse engine bays lower level 2 (port and starboard)
  • Deuterium injectors
  • Spare impulse reactor storage and maintenance bay
Deck 18
  • Impulse engine bays lower level 3 (port and starboard),
  • After torpedo launcher 2
  • After torpedo storage 2

Stardrive Section

Deck Details/Specifications of Deck
Deck 8
  • Battle Bridge
Deck 9
  • Docking Latches
Deck 10
  • Emergency Batteries
  • Phaser Bank Systems
Deck 11
  • Life Support Systems
Deck 12
  • Science Labs
Deck 13
  • Shuttlebays 2 and 3
Deck 14
  • Shuttlebay Support
  • Personnel Transporters 5 and 6
Deck 15
  • Science Labs
Deck 16
  • Maintenance
Deck 17
  • Living Quarters
Deck 18
  • Living Quarters
Deck 19
  • Living Quarters
Deck 20
  • Living Quarters
Deck 21
  • Power Distribution
Deck 22
  • Engineering Support Labs
Deck 23
  • Main Impulse Engines
Deck 24
  • Life Support
Deck 25
  • Dorsal Docking Port
  • Forward Photon Torpedo Launcher
Deck 26
  • Engineering Support
Deck 27
  • Deuterium Fuel Pumps and Fill Ports
Deck 28
  • Deuterium Fuel Storage
Deck 29
  • Deuterium Fuel Storage
Deck 30
  • Deuterium Injection Reactors
Deck 31
  • Science Labs
Deck 32
  • Living Quarters
Deck 33
  • Living Quarters
Deck 34
  • Environmental Support
Deck 35
  • Aft Photon Torpedo Launcher
Deck 36
  • Main Engineering
Deck 37
  • Environmental Support
  • Waste Management
Deck 38
  • Cargo Bays
  • Brig
Deck 39
  • Cargo Bays
Deck 40
  • Antimatter Injection Reactors
Deck 41
  • Antimatter Storage Pods
Deck 42
  • Antimatter Storage Pods
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