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8x Phase Cannons
Hull Polarization System
In 2072 the Warp three project, more commonly referred to as the Daedalus project was founded to develop an engine capable of achieving warp three. The Daedalus class grew out of this project and the first ship of this class the Daedalus was launched in 2098 and was by the end of 2104 another four ships of this class had been launched.
The Daedalus class was originally restricted to a top speed of Warp three the ship was seen an important development for the newly formed Star Fleet. While the ships of the Daedalus class where a dependable part of Star Fleet for fifty years the launch of the first NX class ship, the Enterprise NX-01, brought to light just how far the technology had progressed since the launch of the Daedalus in 2098. It was determined that the Daedalus class ships would be pulled from active service and mothballed in favor of the newer and more advanced ships.
With the Xindi attack Star Fleet looked for ways to increase the defensive capabilities of the fleet. Several plans where advanced and in 2154 a proposal to refit the mothballed Daedalus class ships as a stop gap measure was approved and in 2155 mere months before the start of the Earth / Romulan war the first refitted Daedalus class ship left repair dock with the refit completed on two more Daedalus class ships by the end of the year.
The refit Daedalus class ships were involved in several early confrontations with Romulan forces during the war and proved to be as effective as the NX class ships. With Star Fleet having to deal with the loss of ships to enemy action Star Fleet gave a second look at the Daedalus class. The simple hull design meant that the ship could be constructed quickly with two Daedalus class ships being constructed in the same amount of time as one NX Class ship and an order for five new Daedalus class ships was placed.
With the end of the war in 2160 the Daedalus class ships once more turned to missions of exploration. After the founding of the United Federation of Planets in 2161 and the creation of the Federation’s Starfleet the remaining Daedalus class were transferred to Federation control. By 2177 the Daedalus class ship was starting to show its age once again and it was determined to phase the ship class out of active service and by 2196 the last active Daedalus class ship was retired from active service.
|Deck||Details/Specifications of Deck|
|Official Federation Starship Specifications|
|Starship Classes 24th Century||Akira • Ambassador • Ares • Argonaut • Ascension • Atlantia • Cardiff • Centaur • Century • Challenger • Cheyenne • Concorde • Defiant • Diligent • Dumont • Excalibur • Freedom • Galaxy • Galaxy Refit • Insignia • Intrepid • Kelvin • Luna • New Orleans • Nebula • Norway • Nova • Olympic • Onimaru • Prometheus • Raven • Rhode Island • Ronin • Saber • Sovereign • Springfield • Steamrunner • Titan • Vesta • Wallace• Wildcat|
|Starship Classes 23rd Century||Akula • Cardenas • Constellation • Constitution • Constitution (Refit) • Crossfield • Excelsior • Excelsior (Refit) • Hoover • Miranda • Nimitz • Oberth • Ohio • Shepard • Soyuz • Sydney • Walker|
|Starship Classes 22nd Century||Daedalus • Franklin • NX • NX Intrepid • Yorktown|
|Federation Shuttle Craft|
|24th Century||Type 5 shuttle • Type 6 shuttle • Type 7 shuttle • Type 8 shuttle • Type 9 shuttle • Type 10 pod • Type 11 shuttle • Type 15 pod • Type 16 pod • Type 18 pod • Work Bee|
|23rd Century||Class F • Travel Pod • Type 2 • Type 3 • Work Pod|
|22nd Century||Inspection Pod • Shuttlepod|