Ascension Class

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Ascension-class
Class Information
Role: Carrier
Status:

Active

Date Entered Service:

2388

Basic Stats
Decks:

47

Cruising Speed:

Warp 9

Total Compliment:

1650

Tactical Systems
Energy Weapons:

14x Type-XII phaser arrays

Torpedo Launchers:

12 Launchers

Shields:

Multi-Layered Shielding System

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Class Description

Background

Before the Concorde had even been formally approved Starfleet already realized some of its problems, while it had proven incredibly capable in both combat and exploratory operations it would likely face significant problems if engaged with a foe without support vessels due to a lack of offensive weapon systems beyond the fighters carried. Furthermore with only limited production facilities any fighters lost in combat would be difficult to replace. With a return to deep space operations that could strongly benefit from fighters these flaws were deemed unacceptable and development began of a new type of vessel that could carry an equal or only slightly lower amount of fighters without compromising on weapons systems and the general capabilities of other vessels. In essence what was envisioned was a complete platform capable of prolonged offensive and exploratory operations with little or even no support.

With this mandate the Corps of Engineers went to work on new designs, in this they were heavily inspired by the Akira Class which had shown itself as a very strong vessel with size being its primary issue and the Admiral Kuznetsov class Aircraft Carrier of the 20th century Earth’s Soviet Union which carried a significant amount of aircraft while preserving more traditional offensive capabilities.

Dorsal aft view

After a year the initial design had been completed, the Ascension Class was to be a carrier with weapons systems dwarfing even the strongest foes while being able to carry the same amount of fighters as the Concorde. Additionally facilities were included for replacement fighters to be produced if the ship were to be cut off from reinforcements for a prolonged period. With the ship capable to fight off foes with its more basic systems the decision was also made to dedicate significant parts of the aft section to flight operations so that in combat the ship could serve as cover while the fighters deploy from the primary hangar bay. Designers chose to go with a large single hangar rather than multiple smaller ones intentionally to allow for greater customization depending on the needs of the mission and greater emergency capacity. A much smaller secondary shuttlebay remains primarily for shuttles and runabouts while being capable of limited fighter operations as a measure of last resort.

The first vessel, the USS Ascension, was completed in 2386 and exceeded the expectations of many as it managed to defeat the Sovereign and Concorde classes in different trials with only a coordinated force of a Concorde with several capital support vessels being capable of defeating it. While not as fast in exploration as the Concorde had shown in trials it nevertheless defied expectations. In 2387 the class was officially approved and entered production with plans of at least 10 ships to be completed by 2395.

Class History

2380: The order for a new vessel to be designed is officially sent to the Corps of Engineers, work begins on an entirely new design inspired by existing vessels but due to the specific requirements still completely different. The decision is made to use as many systems as possible from the Sovereign project due to proven usefulness and to benefit from existing serial production.

2381: With the initial design completed Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards begin construction of the prototype, it is expected that this initial production will take 5 years.

2384: The base hull is completed with computers and propulsion installed. As the ship is deemed spaceworthy its flight systems are tested and deemed successful.

2385: The hangar bay is completed and weapons systems are being installed. Plans for the first full trials in 2386 are made. Construction of new hulls is started.

2386: With the ship completed early in the year the USS Ascension undergoes testing however it does not yet carry fighters. By the middle of the year fighters are added for flight operation trials and by the end of the year these are deemed completed.

2387: The USS Ascension is formally commissioned. Final construction of nine more vessels is to begin.

Ship Specifications (Carrier)

Specifications
Basic Information
  • Role: Carrier
  • Dimensions: 1400.2 meters (L) x 600.1 meters (W) x 170.2 meters (H)
  • Decks: 47
  • Expected Duration: 150 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 20 years
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 30 years
Crew Compliment
  • Total Crew: 1650
    • 250 Officers
    • 1050 Enlisted
    • 200 Marines
  • Number of Civilians: 150
  • Emergency Capacity: 3,000
Propulsion
  • Thrusters: RCS Thrusters
  • Sublight Speed: 0.2c
  • Warp Speed
    • Cruising Speed: Warp 9
    • Maximum Warp: Warp 9.95
    • Emergency Warp: Warp 9.995 (for 24 hours)
Offensive Systems

ENERGY WEAPONS 14x Type-XII Phaser Arrays TORPEDO LAUNCHERS

  • 1 Forward Rapid-Fire Turret
  • 5 Forward
  • 6 Aft

PAYLOAD

Defensive Systems
Primary Systems
  • Computer Systems:

Isolinear Computer Systes

  • Transporters:
  • 4 Six-Person personnel transporters
  • 2 Ten-person troop transporters
  • 2 Cargo transporters


  • Sensor Range: 20 Light years
  • Communications Range: 20 Lightyears
Auxiliary Craft

SHUTTLEBAYS: 2

SUPPORT CRAFT:

  • Shuttles: 10
  • Workbees: 4
  • Runabouts: 4
  • Fighters: 48
Other Notes

CREW AMENITIES:

  • Holodecks

STARSHIP FEATURES:

Deck Listing

Deck Details/Specifications of Deck
Deck 1
  • Bridge
  • Captains ready room
  • Main conference lounge
Deck 2
  • Executive officers quarters
  • Senior officer’s quarters
Deck 3
  • Senior officers quarters
  • Transporter rooms 1 and 2
  • VIP state rooms
Deck 4
  • Forward torpedo launchers 1 and 2
  • Torpedo storage
  • Officers quarters
Deck 5
  • Computer cores 1 and 2 upper level 1
  • Officers quarters
  • Officers recreation lounge
Deck 6
  • Computer cores 1 and 2 upper level 2
  • Officers quarters
  • Officers Mess
Deck 7
  • Computer cores 1 and 2 mid-level 1
  • Officers quarters
  • Senior enlisted quarters
Deck 8
  • Computer cores 1 and 2 mid-level 2
  • Officers quarters, Senior enlisted quarters
  • Holodecks 1 through
Deck 9
  • Phaser arrays 1 and 2
  • Phaser monitoring and maintenance
  • Computer cores 1 and 2 lower level 1
  • Officers quarters
Deck 10
  • Computer cores 1 and 2
  • Officers quarters
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 11
  • Forward torpedo launchers 3 and 4
  • Torpedo storage
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 12
  • Saucer section waste reclamation systems
  • Saucer section environmental systems
  • Emergency generators 1 and 2
Deck 13
  • Transporter rooms 3 and 4
  • Main sick bay
  • Chief Medical Officers office
  • Primary medical labs
Deck 14
  • Transporter machinery rooms 3 and 4
  • Phaser arrays 7 and 8
  • Phaser array monitoring and maintenance
Deck 15
  • Enlisted quarts
  • Enlisted mess
  • Enlisted recreation lounge
  • Holodecks 5 through 8
Deck 16
  • Phaser arrays 5 and 6
  • Phaser array monitoring and maintenance
  • Aft torpedo launchers 1 and 2
  • Torpedo storage
  • Chief Science officer's office
  • Primary science labs
Deck 17
  • Phaser arrays 9 and 10
  • Phaser array monitoring and maintenance
  • Fighter pilot quarters
  • Fighter pilot mission briefing room
  • Auxiliary armory
Deck 18
  • Main shuttle bay upper level
  • Main shuttle bay observation gallery
  • Phaser arrays 3 and 4
  • Phaser array monitoring and maintenance
Deck 19
  • Main Shuttle by mid-level
  • Main shuttle bay shuttle control room
  • Forward torpedo 5
  • Torpedo storage
Deck 20
  • Impulse engine high bay (port and starboard)
  • Main shuttle bay main level
  • Fighter storage and maintenance
Deck 21
  • Impulse engine mid-level (port and starboard)
  • Impulse monitoring (port and starboard)
  • Main shuttle bay shuttle storage and Maintenance
Deck 22
  • Impulse engine main level (port and starboard)
  • Impulse rector maintenance
Deck 23
  • Deuterium storage tanks high bay
  • Forward torpedo turret control
  • Torpedo storage Forward torpedo turret torpedo launcher 1
  • Torpedo storage
Deck 24
  • Deuterium storage tanks mid-level
  • Forward torpedo turret torpedo launcher
  • Torpedo storage
Deck 25
  • Deuterium storage tanks main level
  • Deuterium injectors
  • Phaser arrays 11 and 12
  • Phaser monitoring and maintenance
Deck 26
  • Aft torpedo launchers 3 and 4
  • Torpedo storage
Deck 27
  • Main Brig
  • Tactical/Security Officers office
  • Security briefing room
  • Main armory
  • Phaser practice ranges 1 through 4
Deck 28
  • Enlisted crew quarters
  • Crew lounge
  • Guest quarters
Deck 29
  • Marine Quarters
  • Marine equipment storage
  • Marine training facilities
  • 10-person troop transporters 1 through 2
Deck 30
  • Marine quarters
  • Marine commanding officer’s office
  • Marine mission briefing rooms 1 through 6
  • 10-person troop transporter machinery rooms 1 and 2
Deck 31
  • Navigational deflector upper level 1
  • Replicator raw materials storage tanks upper level
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 32
  • Navigational deflector upper level 2
  • Replicator raw materials storage tanks lower level
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 33
  • Navigational deflector upper level 3
  • Engineering hull waste reclamation systems
  • Engineering hull life support systems
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 34:
  • Navigational deflector mid-level 1
  • Enlisted quarters
  • Emergency generators 3 and 4
Deck 35
  • Main engineering high-bay
  • Navigational deflector mid-level 2
  • Guest quarters
  • Civilian quarters
Deck 36
  • Main engineering main level
  • Chief Engineers office
  • Navigational deflector mid-level 3
  • Computer core 3 upper level 1
  • Primary engineering support labs
Deck 37
  • Navigational deflector lower level 1
  • Computer core 3 upper level 2
  • Secondary sickbay
  • Secondary medical labs
Deck 38
  • Navigational deflector lower level 2
  • Computer core 3 mid-level 1
  • Secondary science labs
  • Secondary engineering labs
  • Industrial replicators raw materials storage tanks upper level
Deck 39
  • Navigational deflector lower level 3
  • Computer core 3 mid-level 2
  • Industrial replicators raw materials storage tanks
Deck 40
  • Computer core 3 lower level 1
  • Secondary shuttle bay upper level
  • Shuttle bay observation gallery
  • Shuttle bay control room
Deck 41
  • Computer core 3 lower level 2
  • Secondary shuttle bay main level
  • Fighter storage and maintenance
Deck 42
  • Shuttle storage and maintenance
  • Cargo bays 1 through 4
  • Cargo transporters 1 and 2
Deck 43
  • Cargo bays 5 through 8
  • Cargo transporter machinery rooms 1 and 2
Deck 44
  • Phaser arrays 13 and 14
  • Phaser array monitoring and maintenance
Deck 45
  • Aft torpedo launchers 5 and 6
  • Torpedo storage
  • Emergency generators 5 and 6
Deck 46
  • Antimatter storage pods
  • Antimatter pod ejection system
  • Antimatter generator 1
  • Antimatter injectors
Deck 47
  • Antimatter storage pods
  • Antimatter generator 2
  • Antimatter pod ejection hatch
  • Warp core ejection hatch

Ship Specifications (Dreadnought)

Specifications
Basic Information
  • Role: Dreadnought
  • Dimensions: 1400.2 meters (L) x 600.1 meters (W) x 170.2 meters (H)
  • Decks: 47
  • Expected Duration: 150 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 20 years
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 30 years
Crew Compliment
  • Total Crew: 1650
    • 250 Officers
    • 1050 Enlisted
    • 200 Marines
  • Number of Civilians: 150
  • Emergency Capacity: 3,000
Propulsion
  • Thrusters: RCS Thrusters
  • Sublight Speed: 0.2c
  • Warp Speed
    • Cruising Speed: Warp 9
    • Maximum Warp: Warp 9.95
    • Emergency Warp: Warp 9.995 (for 24 hours)
Offensive Systems

ENERGY WEAPONS 26x Type-XII Phaser Arrays TORPEDO LAUNCHERS

  • 1 Forward Rapid-Fire Turret
  • 5 Forward
  • 6 Aft

PAYLOAD

Defensive Systems
Primary Systems
  • Computer Systems:

Isolinear Computer Systes

  • Transporters:
  • 4 Six-Person personnel transporters
  • 2 Ten-person troop transporters
  • 2 Cargo transporters


  • Sensor Range: 20 Light years
  • Communications Range: 20 Lightyears
Auxiliary Craft

SHUTTLEBAYS: 1

SUPPORT CRAFT:

  • Shuttles: 20
  • Workbees: 4
  • Runabouts: 8
  • Fighters: 10
Other Notes

CREW AMENITIES:

  • Holodecks

STARSHIP FEATURES:

Deck Listing

Deck Details/Specifications of Deck
Deck 1:
  • Bridge
  • Captains ready room
  • Main conference lounge
Deck 2:
  • Executive officers quarters
  • Senior officer’s quarters
Deck 3:
  • Senior officers quarters
  • Transporter rooms 1 and 2
  • VIP state rooms
Deck 4:
  • Forward torpedo launchers 1 and 2,
  • Torpedo storage,
  • Officers quarters
Deck 5:
  • Computer cores 1 and 2 upper level 1,
  • Officers quarters,
  • Officers recreation lounge,
Deck 6:
  • Computer cores 1 and 2 upper level 2
  • Officers quarters
  • Officers Mess
Deck 7:
  • Computer cores 1 and 2 mid-level 1
  • Officers quarters
  • Senior enlisted quarters
Deck 8:
  • Computer cores 1 and 2 mid-level 2
  • Officers quarters
  • Senior enlisted quarters
  • Holodecks 1 through 4
Deck 9:
  • Phaser arrays 1 and 2
  • Phaser monitoring and maintenance
  • Computer cores 1 and 2 lower level 1
  • Officers quarters
Deck 10:
  • Computer cores 1 and 2
  • Officers quarters
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 11:
  • Forward torpedo launchers 3 and 4
  • Torpedo storage
Deck 12:
  • Saucer section waste reclamation systems
  • Saucer section environmental systems
  • Emergency generators 1 and 2
Deck 13:
  • Transporter rooms 3 and 4
  • Main sick bay
  • Chief Medical Officers office
  • Primary medical labs
Deck 14:
  • Transporter machinery rooms 3 and 4
  • Phaser arrays 7 and 8
  • Phaser array monitoring and maintenance
Deck 15:
  • Enlisted quarts, Enlisted mess
  • Enlisted recreation lounge
  • Holodecks 5 through 8
Deck 16:
  • Phaser arrays 5 and 6
  • Phaser array monitoring and maintenance
  • Aft torpedo launchers 1 and 2
  • Torpedo storage
  • Chief Science officer’s office
  • Primary science labs
Deck 17:
  • Phaser arrays 9 and 10
  • Phaser array monitoring and maintenance
  • Auxiliary armory
  • Secondary brig
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 18:
  • Main shuttle bay upper level
  • Main shuttle bay observation gallery
  • Phaser arrays 3 and 4
  • Phaser array monitoring and maintenance
Deck 19:
  • Main Shuttle by mid-level
  • Main shuttle bay shuttle control room,
  • Forward torpedo 5
  • Torpedo storage
Deck 20:
  • Impulse engine high bay (port and starboard)
  • Main shuttle bay main level
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 21:
  • Impulse engine mid-level (port and starboard)
  • Impulse monitoring (port and starboard)
  • Main shuttle bay shuttle storage and Maintenance
Deck 22:
  • Impulse engine main level (port and starboard)
  • Impulse rector maintenance
Deck 23:
  • Deuterium storage tanks high bay
  • Forward torpedo turret control
  • Torpedo storage Forward torpedo turret torpedo launcher 1
  • Torpedo storage
Deck 24:
  • Deuterium storage tanks mid-level
  • Forward torpedo turret torpedo launcher
  • Torpedo storage
Deck 25:
  • Deuterium storage tanks main level
  • Deuterium injectors
  • Phaser arrays 11 and 12
  • Phaser monitoring and maintenance
Deck 26:
  • Aft torpedo launchers 3 and 4
  • Torpedo storage
  • Enlisted quaters
Deck 27:
  • Main Brig,
  • Tactical/Security Officers office
  • Security briefing room
  • Main armory
  • Phaser practice ranges 1 through 4
Deck 28
  • Enlisted crew quarters
  • Crew lounge
  • Guest quarters
Deck 29:
  • Marine Quarters,
  • Marine equipment storage
  • Marine training facilities
  • 10-person troop transporters 1 through 2
Deck 30:
  • Marine quarters,
  • Marine commanding officer’s office
  • Marine mission briefing rooms 1 through 6
  • 10-person troop transporter machinery rooms 1 and 2
Deck 31:
  • Navigational deflector upper level 1
  • Replicator raw materials storage tanks upper level
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 32:
  • Navigational deflector upper level 2
  • Replicator raw materials storage tanks lower level
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 33:
  • Navigational deflector upper level 3
  • Engineering hull waste reclamation systems
  • Engineering hull life support systems
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 34:
  • Navigational deflector mid-level 1
  • Enlisted quarters
  • Emergency generators 3 and 4
Deck 35:
  • Main engineering high-bay
  • Navigational deflector mid-level 2
  • Guest quarters
  • Civilian quarters
Deck 36:
  • Main engineering main level
  • Chief Engineers office
  • Navigational deflector mid-level 3
  • Computer core 3 upper level 1
  • Primary engineering support labs
Deck 37:
  • Navigational deflector lower level 1
  • Computer core 3 upper level 2
  • Secondary sickbay,
  • Secondary medical labs
Deck 38:
  • Navigational deflector lower level 2
  • Computer core 3 mid-level 1
  • Secondary science labs
  • Secondary engineering labs
  • Industrial replicators raw materials storage tanks upper level
Deck 39:
  • Navigational deflector lower level 3
  • Computer core 3 mid-level 2
  • Industrial replicators raw materials storage tanks
Deck 40:
  • Computer core 3 lower level 1
  • Secondary shuttle bay upper level
  • Shuttle bay observation gallery
  • Shuttle bay control room
Deck 41:
  • Computer core 3 lower level 2
  • Secondary shuttle bay main level
Deck 42:
  • Shuttle storage and maintenance
  • Cargo bays 1 through 4
  • Cargo transporters 1 and 2
Deck 43:
  • Cargo bays 5 through 8
  • Cargo transporter machinery rooms 1 and 2
Deck 44:
  • Phaser arrays 13 and 14
  • Phaser array monitoring and maintenance
Deck 45:
  • Aft torpedo launchers 5 and 6
  • Torpedo storage
  • Emergency generators 5 and 6
Deck 46:
  • Antimatter storage pods
  • Antimatter pod ejection system
  • Antimatter generator 1
  • Antimatter injectors
Deck 47:
  • Antimatter storage pods
  • Antimatter generator 2
  • Antimatter pod ejection hatch
  • Warp core ejection hatch
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