Centaur class

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Class Information
Role: Light Cruiser


Date Entered Service:


Ship's Complement
Crew Complement:


Overall Dimensions


Warp Performance
Cruising Speed:

Warp 6

Energy Weapons:

9x Type-VIII Dual Emitter Phaser Banks

Torpedo Launchers:

4 Launchers


Deflector Shields

Auxiliary Craft

Class Description

Built in the 2320's, the Centaur is the forerunner of the Saber class. Intended to operate with the Ambassador, Excelsior, and Miranda classes, the Centaurs where to act in the role of scouts and conduct general support missions during fleet actions. They where designed to be very small and agile, and as a result the Centaur has limited weaponry and a relatively poor standard of accommodation. This has prevented them from being used regularly on long duration missions, a problem which recurred with the Defiant and Saber classes.

The hull form of the Centaur clearly shows the ship to be a contemporary of the Excelsior generation. Her nacelles are large for a ship of this size, a feature she shares with the Excelsior. She is equipped with phaser banks rather than arrays. Starfleet has attempted to refit the Centaur class with phaser arrays several times during their life span. The Centaur is equipped with two torpedo tubes, one forward and one aft, and a limited stock of reloads.

The Centaur Class starship

The Centaur has proved popular with her crews, but these ships are now nearing the end of their service lives and are due to be decommissioned in the next few years. However, the Centaur class have been heavily involved in the Dominion war. It is therefore unlikely that any of these ships will actually be retired anytime soon, unless serious age related problems begin to appear.

Additional Information

Currently, there are 297 in service. 138 were lost during the Dominion and Borg conflicts.

Ship Specifications

Basic Information
  • Role: Light Cruiser
  • Dimensions: 210 meters (L) x 150 meters (W) x 50 meters (H)
  • Decks: 13
  • Expected Duration: 40 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 2 years
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 5 years
Crew Complement
  • Total Crew: 163
    • 45 Officers
    • 113 Enlisted
  • Number of Civilians: 5
  • Emergency Capacity: 300
  • Thrusters: RCS Thrusters
  • Sublight Speed: 0.5c
  • Warp Speed
    • Cruising Speed: Warp 6
    • Maximum Warp: Warp 8
    • Emergency Warp: Warp 9 (for 12 hours)
  • Slipstream Capable?: No
Offensive Systems



  • 2 Forward
  • 2 Aft


Defensive Systems
Primary Systems
  • Computer Systems:

LCARS Computer Control System

  • Transporters:
    • 2 Personnel
    • Transporter Range: 45,000 meters
  • Sensor Range: 20 lightyears
  • Communications Range: 25 lightyears
Auxiliary Craft



  • Shuttles: 6
  • Workbees: 2

Other Notes


  • 4 Holosuites
  • Crew Lounge


  • Duranium Double Hull

Deck Listing

Deck Details/Specifications of Deck
Deck 1
  • Bridge
  • Captains ready room
Deck 2
  • XO’s Office
  • Briefing room
  • Shuttle bay upper level
  • Shuttle bay control room
Deck 3
  • Shuttle bay main level
  • Transporter rooms 1 and 2
  • Deuterium storage tanks upper level
  • Senior Officers quarters
Deck 4
  • Transporter machinery rooms 1 and 2
  • Shuttle storage and maintenance
  • Impulse engine bay
  • Deuterium storage tanks lower level
  • Deuterium injectors
  • Officer quarters
  • Officers mess VIP Quarters
Deck 5
  • Main computer core upper level
  • Secondary computer core upper level
  • Chief science officer office
  • Science labs
  • Senior enlisted quarters
  • Guest quarters
Deck 6
  • Main computer core mid-level 1
  • Secondary computer core mid-level
  • Sick bay
  • Chief medical officers’ office
  • Medical labs Enlisted quarters
  • Enlisted mess
Deck 7
  • Main computer core mid-level 2
  • Deflector Array upper level
  • Secondary computer core lower level
  • Life support systems
  • Holo decks 1 through 4
  • Crew lounge
Deck 8
  • Main computer core lower level
  • Deflector array lower level
  • Main engineering
  • Chief Engineers office
  • Engineering support labs
  • Guest quarters
Deck 9
  • Cargo bays 1 through 4
  • Cargo transporter
  • Cargo transporter machinery room
  • Replicator consumables storage
  • Brig
  • Chief security/tactical officers’ office
  • Ships armory
Deck 10
  • Aft torpedo launchers 1 and 2
  • Aft torpedo storage
  • Ventral sensor dome
Deck 11
  • Forward torpedo launchers 1 and 2
  • Forward torpedo storage
Deck 12
  • Anitmatter pods upper level
  • Antimatter generator
  • Antimatter injectors
  • Waste management systems
Deck 13
  • Antimatter pods lower level
  • Antimatter pods ejection hatch
  • warp core ejection hatch
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