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Hull polarization system
Construction of the Franklin the first ship of what will become know as the Franklin class was started in May of 2143 in the San Francisco Shipyards in April of 2145 the Franklin departed dry dock for a shake down cruise prior to the ships commissioning. While on that Shakedown cruse the Warp five protect made several advancements and when the Franklin returned to dry dock the warp engine was upgraded turning it into the first warp four capable engine. In December of 2145 the Franklin was taken on a second shake down cruse where the ship managed to achieve and maintain the speed of warp 4.1 for three hours. Eventually the ship would be able to maintain an emergency speed of warp 4.5 for four hours before needing to reduce speed to prevent engine damage. After the completion of the second shake down cruise the ship once more returned to dry dock in January of 2146 and was commissioned in February of the same year.
By 2151 a total of five Franklin class ships were built and dispatched on missions of exploration with only one ship lost in the line of duty. Once the Earth/Romulan War started in 2156 the remaining Franklin class ships were recalled to Earth. During the Earth/Romulan War another five were built. These nine ships were used as perimeter patrol ships were there of ships of the Franklin class were lost in combat during the war.
After the end of the war the remaining ships were returned to their primary duties of exploration. With the creation of Federation Earth transferred the reaming seven Franklin class ships to the Federation's Starfleet. While under Federation control the Franklin ships undertook many missions of exploration. The Franklin was reported lost in 2164 making it the fifth ship of the Franklin class to be lost in the line of duty. In 2166 it was decided to phase out the reaming Franklin class ships with the last Franklin class ship retired from service in 2170.
PAYLOAD 10 Spatial Torpedos
Standard computer systems
1 Cargo Transporter Pad
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|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) • Miranda • Oberth • Ohio • Shepard • Soyuz • Sydney • Walker|
|Starship Classes 22nd Century||Daedalus • Franklin • NX • NX Intrepid|