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Akula-class
Class Information
Role: Light Cruiser
Status:

Retired

Date Entered Service:

2247

Date Left Service:

2310

Basic Stats
Decks:

14

Cruising Speed:

Warp 4

Total Complement:

110

Tactical Systems
Energy Weapons:

6x Type-VIII Dual Emitter Phaser Banks

Torpedo Launchers:

4 Torpedo Launchers

Shields:

Deflector Shields

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Class Description

Class Design Brief

USS Loki (Akula Class) and USS Lexington (Constitution Class) firing their forward phasers

The Akula class is a Light Cruiser and shares a design ascetic with the refit Constitution class and Miranda class. Ships of this class is a single saucer shaped hull with the nacelles arranged so that one is held above the ship's hull and the other is held below the ship's hull. The ship's impulse engines are built into the aft most edge of the ship's hull just below the upper nacelle pylon.

Ship's of the Akula class are equipped with extensive sensor systems. These sensor systems are housed in two sensor domes. One dome is located above the ship's bridge and the other is located at the lowest point of the ship's hull just below the ship's navigational deflector arrays. The Akula class is equipped with three of these arrays with mounted so it is focused along the ship's forward flight path. The other two are mounted so one is focused directly to port and the other is focused directly to starboard.

The Akula class is equipped with six Type-VIII Dual Emitter Phaser Banks three of the phaser banks are mounted to dorsal surface of the ship's hull and the remaining three are mounted to the ventral surface of the hull. Theses ships are also equipped with four torpedo launchers which are housed in a weapons pod mounted in the lower nacelle pylon just above the lower nacelles. To protect these ship's from the hazards found in deep space the Akula ship's are equipped with Deflector Shields.


Class Service History

USS Xerxes leaving Earth orbit

In 2232 a examination of the state of the fleet showed that the fleet was in need of a light cruiser that could rapidly respond to emergency situations and act as a patrol vessel freeing up the larger ships, such as the Constitution class for missions of exploration. To fill this need the Advanced Starship Design Bureau reached began working on possible designs By 2234 a group of ten possible designs had been developed and after a four month review of the designs the possible designs had been reduced to two. The USS Akula and USS Oberth. After a second round of reviews that included computer model simulations the USS Akula was chosen for further development in 2235.

In 2239 the USS Akula had passed its final review and the Antares ship yards was chosen as the construction facility. After a brief keel laying ceremony construction was started in 2240. By 2243 construction was completed and the Akula was launched on a shake down cruise. During the cruise several major systems failed to meet expectations, including the ships warp drive, Phaser banks and long range sensors. The Akula returned to dry dock on 2244 and by 2246 repairs made and the Akula once more was launched and after successfully completing all system tests the Akula was commissioned in 2247.

The Akula Class quickly became a standard sight along the space lanes. The Akula class became the ship of choice by those tasked with rooting out pirates plaguing the space lanes along the wilder parts of the Federation border regions. By the start of the war with the Klingons in in 2256 the Akula class was already seen as a battle chosen ship class. During the war the Akula class saw action in a variety of missions from escorting supply and medical ships to carrying out raids into Klingon Space. With the end of the war in 2257 the Akula class ships once more proved to be capable for more than patrol missions as they filled in for larger ships undertaking research missions while the war losses were replaced.

The Akula class once more saw action during the short war with the Klingons in 2267. During this conflict a Task Force of three Akula class ships successfully defined the Hromi Cluster from an equal number of Klingon D-7s. By the 2305 the Akula was a ageing ship class and was being out paced by new ships so it was decided to decommission the class. The final Akula Class ship was decommissioned in 2310.


Specifications

Specifications
Basic Information
  • Role: Light Cruiser
  • Dimensions: 280.6 meters (L) x 140.3 meters (W) x 100.4 meters (H)
  • Decks: 14
  • Expected Duration: 20 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 1 year
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 5 years
Crew Complement
  • Total Crew: 110
    • 10 Officers
    • 100 Enlisted


  • Emergency Capacity: 300
Propulsion
  • Thrusters: RCS Thrusters
  • Sublight Speed: 0.5c
  • Warp Speed
    • Cruising Speed: Warp 4
    • Maximum Warp: Warp 6
    • Emergency Warp: Warp 7.5 (for 12 hours)
  • Slipstream Capable?: No
Offensive Systems

ENERGY WEAPONS

TORPEDO LAUNCHERS

  • 2 Forward
  • 2 Aft

PAYLOAD

Defensive Systems
Primary Systems
  • Computer Systems:

Duotronic Computer Systems

  • Transporters:
    • 2 Personnel
    • 2 Cargo
    • Transporter Range: 45,000 meters
  • Sensor Range: 12 lightyears
  • Communications Range: 15 lightyears
Auxiliary Craft

SHUTTLEBAYS: 0

SUPPORT CRAFT:

  • Shuttles: 0


Other Notes

CREW AMENITIES:

  • Mess Hall
  • Senior Officers Lounge

STARSHIP FEATURES:

  • Monotanium Double Hull


Deck Listing

Deck Details/Specifications of Deck
Deck 1
  • Bridge,
  • Air lock 1
  • Upper sensor dome
Deck 2
  • Senior officers lounge
  • Captains ready room
  • Briefing room
Deck 3
  • Officers mess
  • Galley
Deck 4
  • Dorsal phaser banks
  • Science labs
Deck 5
  • Computer core upper level
  • Senior officers’ quarters
  • VIP/Guest quarters
Deck 6
  • Emergency bridge,
  • Computer core mid-level
  • Officers quarter’s
  • Mess hall
Deck 7
  • Docking Ports 2 and 3
  • Computer core lower level
  • Transporter rooms 1 and 2
  • Sick bay
  • Medical labs
  • Main engineering
  • Impulse engines 1 and 2
Deck 8
  • Ventral phaser banks
  • Transporter machine rooms 1 and 2
  • Crew quarters
  • Life support systems
  • Waste management systems
  • Engineering support labs
  • Fabrication facilities
Deck 9
  • Docking ports 4 and 5
  • Cargo bays 1 through 4
  • Cargo transporter rooms 1 and 2
Deck 10
  • Cargo transporter machinery rooms 1 and 2
  • Brig
  • Ships armory
  • Deflector array emitters
Deck 11
  • Observation gallery
  • lower sensor dome
Deck 12
  • Torpedo storage
Deck 13
  • Forward torpedo launchers 1 and 2
  • Aft torpedo launchers 1 and 2
  • Docking ports 6 and 7
Deck 14
  • Matter/antimatter storage tanks
  • Reactant injectors
  • Matter/antimatter reaction chamber
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