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The Sydney class transports were introduced in 2282 and became a common sight in the 2280s though 2340s. Based on the technology produced for the Constitution refit, the Sydneys brought a new level of speed and comfort to their passengers.
One of the class, the USS Jenolan, was thought destroyed when she vanished in 2294 on the way to the Norpin V retirement colony. In 2369 she was discovered crash-landed on a Dyson sphere by the Enterprise-D. Two of the personnel on board had survived the crash and placed themselves in transporter suspension to await rescue. Unfortunately only one, Captain Montgomery Scott, survived this unorthodox use of the transporter to be rescued by the Enterprise. Although the Jenolen was badly damaged, when the Enterprise-D became trapped within the sphere Captain Scott and Lieutenant Commander La Forge managed to get her serviceable again, and the ship was instrumental in rescuing the Galaxy Class starship.
The Sydney class was beginning to be phased out of service in 2364 when the Danube class started full construction. However when the Dominion War heated up, this was put on hold to give Starfleet the maximum number of transports without having to divert resources to building new vessels. Now that the war is over and with the introduction of the Mustang class Runabouts, the Sydney class is being retired.
All vessels are scheduled to be out of service by 2385.
- Role: Transport
- Dimensions: 238 meters (L) x 80 meters (W) x 50 meters (H)
- Decks: 12
- Expected Duration: 50 years
- Time Between Resupply: 1 year
- Expected Refit Cycle: 5 years
- Total Crew: 12
- 2 Officers
- 10 Enlisted
- Number of Civilians: 150 passengers
- Emergency Capacity: 300
- Mess Hall
- Passenger Recreation Area
- Thrusters: RCS Thrusters
- Sublight Speed: 0.5c
- Warp Speed
- Warp 4: Cruising Speed
- Warp 6: Maximum Warp
- Warp 8.5: Emergency Warp (for 6 hours)
- Shields: Deflector Shields
- Computer Systems:
Duotronic computer control systems
- 4 Personnel
- Transporter Range: 45,000 meters
- Sensor Range: 15 lightyears
- Communications Range: 20 lightyears
- Shuttles: 0
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