Aquarius Class

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Aquarius-Class
Class Information
Role: Escort
Status:

Active

Date Entered Service:

2387

Basic Stats
Decks:

5

Cruising Speed:

Warp 8

Total Complement:

65

Tactical Systems
Energy Weapons:
Torpedo Launchers:

2

Shields:

Regenerative Shielding System

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Class Description

Class Design Brief

The USS Aquarius approaching the USS Odyssey after a three day mission to Carden Prime

The Aquarius Class is a single hull design similar to ships such as the Defiant Class. These ships were originally designed as an auxiliary craft for the Odyssey Class but their use has expanded to being used as support craft for Starbases and as patrol ships monitoring the Federation borders and other such remote areas.

The ships of the Aquarius Class are equipped with Variable Geometry Warp Pylons. When docking with a Odyssey Class ship the pylons pull the warp nacelles into the docked position next to the hull of the ship. This allows the Aquarius class ship to fit within the docking cradle built int to the secondary hull of a Odyssey Class ship.

The ships are equipped with four Type XII Phaser arrays and fourPulse Phaser Cannons. There are two phaser arrays built into the ventral surface of the outer hull and the other two are built into the dorsal surface of the outer hull. Two of the phaser cannons and one torpedo launcher are mounted to cover the forward firing arch while the other two cannons and the remaining torpedo launcher cover the aft firing arch.

While the Aquarius is not primarily a ship of exploration and research they are equipped with extensive sensor systems and two science labs. The Aquarius class is designed to make controlled planetary landing and then returning to orbit. To assist in this the Aquarius Class is equipped with landing gear

Class Service History

USS Aquarius on patrol

The Aquarius class design was submitted to the A.S.D.B. in 2378 as the auxiliary craft for the Odyssey Class. Construction of the USS Aquarius was started in 2379 and completed 2384. That same year the Aquarius docked with the the Odyssey for the first time. The process worked as designed but the air locks between the two ships did not align but after the docking latches were modified the air locks would align properly allowing personnel and materials to pass between the two ships. The Aquarius was launched for a full shake down cruise in 2385 to test the ship's systems while operating as an independent ship. In 2386 docked once more with the Odyssey for a second shake down cruise with the Odyssey and in 2387 the Aquarius is officially commissioned.

As this is a newer ship class their numbers are still low but are climbing. The Aquarius class is starting to take over as a patrol ship allowing larger more capable ships undertake missions of exploration and discovery. These ships have also been found assigned to Starbases across the Federation.

Ship Specifications

Specifications
Basic Information
  • Role: Escort Cruiser
  • Dimensions: 120 meters (L) x 60 meters (W) x 20 meters (H)
  • Decks: 5
  • Expected Duration: 50
  • Time Between Resupply: 1 years
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 5 years
Crew Complement
  • Total Crew: 65
    • 15 Officers
    • 50 Enlisted


  • Emergency Capacity: 120
Propulsion
  • Thrusters: RCS Thrusters
  • Sublight Speed: 1/2 the speed of light
  • Warp Speed
    • Cruising Speed: Warp 8
    • Maximum Warp: Warp 9
    • Emergency Warp: Warp 9.5 (for 12 hours)
  • Slipstream Capable?: Yes
Offensive Systems

ENERGY WEAPONS

  • 2 dorsally mounted type XII phaser arrays
  • 2 ventrally mounted type XII phaser arrays
  • 2 forward pulse phaser cannons
  • 2 aft pulse phaser cannons

TORPEDO LAUNCHERS

  • 1 forward facing torpedo tubes
  • 1 aft facing torpedo tubes

PAYLOAD 600

Defensive Systems
  • Shields: Regenerative Shielding Systems
Primary Systems
  • Computer Systems:

Isolinear/Bio-neural Computer Systems

  • Transporters:
  • 1 six-person transporter
  • 1 cargo transporter
    • Transporter Range: 45,000 Kilometers
  • Sensor Range: 20 Light years
  • Communications Range: 20 Light years
Auxiliary Craft

SHUTTLEBAYS: 1

SUPPORT CRAFT:

  • Shuttles: 2


Other Notes

CREW AMENITIES:

  • Captains Ready Room
  • Situation Room
  • Mess hall

STARSHIP FEATURES:

  • The warp nacelles for the Aquarius Class fold in close to the main hull to allow the ship do enter the docking cradle at the aft end of the Odyssey Class.
  • The Nacelles of the Aquarius Class are designed tuck in close to the ships hull so that the Quarius fits into the docking cradle.
  • Aquarius Class ships have planetary landing capabilities.
  • While originally designed to accompany the Odyssey class the Aquarius has been used as support ship for star bases and as individually operating ships.

Deck Listing

Deck Details/Specifications of Deck
Deck 1
  • Bridge
  • Captain's ready room
  • Situation room
Deck 2
  • Crew quarters
  • Mess hall
  • Transporter room
  • Science labs 1 and 2
  • Deuterium storage tank
  • Aft pulse phaser cannons 3 (port) and 4 (starboard)
Deck 3
  • Main engineering
  • Engineering support lab
  • Sick Bay
  • Medical labs 1 and 2
  • Docking port 1 (port) and 2 (starboard)
  • Transporter machinery room
  • Deflector array
  • Dorsal phaser arrays 1 (port) and 2 (starboard)
  • Impulse engines 1 (port) and 2 (starboard)
Deck 4
  • Brig,
  • Armory
  • Cargo bay
  • Forward torpedo tube
  • Aft torpedo tube
  • Torpedo storage
  • Cargo bays 1 through 4
  • Cargo transporter
  • Forward pulse phaser cannons 1(port) and 2 (starboard)
  • Life support systems
  • Replicator storage tank
Deck 5
  • Antimatter storage pods
  • Antimatter ejection hatch
  • Warp core ejection hatch
  • Landing gear storage bays
  • Ventral phaser arrays 3 (port) and 4(starboard)
  • Shuttle pod drop bay
  • Cargo transporter machinery room
  • Waste reclamation systems
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