Franklin Class

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Class Information




Date Entered Service:


Basic Stats


Cruising Speed:

Warp 3

Total Compliment:


Tactical Systems
Energy Weapons:


Torpedo Launchers:



Hull polarization system


Class Information

Aft view of the USS Franklin

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.

Ship Specifications

Basic Information
  • Role: Explorer
  • Dimensions: 137.16 meters (L) x 85.34 meters (W) x 35.35 meters (H)
  • Decks: 4
  • Expected Duration: 10 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 6 months
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 1 year
Crew Compliment
  • Total Crew: 30
    • 5 Officers
    • 23 Enlisted
  • Number of Civilians: 2
  • Emergency Capacity: 70
  • Thrusters: RCS Thruster Packs
  • Sublight Speed: 1/3 the speed of light
  • Warp Speed
    • Cruising Speed: Warp 3
    • Maximum Warp: Warp 4
    • Emergency Warp: Warp 4.5 (for 4 Hours)
Offensive Systems


  • 1 Dorsally mounted phase cannon mounted on the port side of the ship
  • 1 Dorsally mounted phase cannon mounted on the starboard of the ship
  • 1 ventrally mounted phase cannon mounted on the port side of the ship
  • 1 ventrally mounted phase cannon mounted on the starboard of the ship


  • 1 forward facing torpedo tube

PAYLOAD 10 Spatial Torpedos

Defensive Systems
  • Shields: Hull polarization system
Primary Systems
  • Computer Systems:

Standard computer systems

  • Transporters:

1 Cargo Transporter Pad

    • Transporter Range: 1,000 meters
  • Sensor Range: 10 light years
  • Communications Range: 10 light years
Auxiliary Craft



  • Shuttles: 1

Other Notes


  • Captains ready room
  • Mess/Rec hall
  • Gym


  • Grappler arm
  • Sensor probes

Deck Listing

Deck Details/Specifications of Deck
Deck 1
  • Bridge
  • Captains ready room
  • Upper Sensor Dome
Deck 2
  • Officers Quarters
  • Mess / Rec hall
  • Computer Core
  • Sickbay
  • Medical labs
  • Main Engineering
  • Upper Phase Cannons
Deck 3
  • Impulse Engines
  • Enlisted Quarters
  • Science labs
  • Engineering Support Labs
  • Life Support Systems
  • Waste Management Systems
  • Gym
Deck 4
  • Armory
  • Cargo Bay’s
  • Shuttle Drop Bay
  • Lower Phase Cannons
  • Torpedo Storage
  • Lower Sensor Platform
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