Hoover Class

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Class Information

Medium Cruiser



Date Entered Service:


Ship's Complement
Crew Complement:


Overall Dimensions


Warp Performance
Cruising Speed:

Warp 6

Energy Weapons:

10 Dual emitter phaser banks

Torpedo Launchers:



Deflector shields

Auxiliary Craft

Class Information

Dorsal Aft view

The Design for the USS Hover was submitted to the Advanced Starship Design Bureau in 2233 after a brief review by the Bureau the plans were approved and construction on the USS Hoover was begun at the Copernicus Ship Yards in lunar orbit in 23345 and in 2348 the Hoover left dry dock for a shake down cruise. During this cruise a problem was found with the ships weapons targeting systems causing phaser fire to miss the target eighty-five percent of the time. Impulse and warp drive efficiencies were also found to be lacking with the warp systems to be only forty-four percent efficient at the ships target cruising speed of warp 6. The ship was returned to the Copernicus Ship Yards where the problems with the engines and weapons systems were corrected and after a second shakedown cruise the USS Hoover was commissioned in 2239 and construction on three more ships of the Hoover class was started a month later.

The Hoover class had the Primary/Secondary hull layout with twin warp nacelles. The primary hull was the standard saucer design with the ships bridge on the dorsal portion of the primary hull. The ship was equip ed with two forward facing shuttle bays that flanked the ships bridge in a lay out that was similar to the Cardenas Class. Four of the ships ten phaser banks were also located on the dorsal surface of this hull. Another four phaser banks were located on the ventral surface of this hull. The two aft facing torpedo launchers were housed in this section of the ship. The ships primary sensors housed in dorsal and ventral sensor domes were housed in the primary hull along with the majority of the crew quarters. There were thirteen cargo bays within the primary hull with each bay equipped with cargo bay doors mounted to the ventral surface of the primary hull. The ship's science and medical labs were housed in this section of the ship's hull.

There was a neck section that extend from the ventral surface of the primary hull and lead down to a small secondary hull that housed the ships main deflector dish. Just above the dish was the two forward facing torpedo launchers. The impulse engines were located in this section and the warp nacelles were mounted on nacelle pylons with one nacelle on the port side and the other on the starboard side of the secondary hull. The engineering support labs and the ship's fabrication facilitates could be located in this section of the ship. There were two phaser banks mounted to the ventral surface of this hull to cover the blind spot in phaser coverage created by the secondary hull and warp nacelles. A suite of long range sensors were mounted behind the main deflector.

Ventral Aft view

The Hoover class was a equally capable of undertaking missions of exploration as they are at missions of a more tactical nature. There were at least two ships of this class at the Battle of the Binary Stars and even more Hoover class saw action during the war with the Klingons. During this conflict several Hoover class ships were tasked with protecting several systems along the front lines of the conflict. Before and after the war the Hoover class was seen conducting mission of exploration along the borders of the Federation or cruising the trade routes in the more remote sections of Federation Space.

By 2325 The Hoover class was showing it age as newer and more advanced ships were entering into service. This along with the adoption of Isolinear Computer Systems in 2329 led to the Hoover and several other older ship classes being slated for decommissioning in favor of new classes. By 2336 the last Hoover class ship was decommissioned.

Basic Information
  • Role: Medium Cruiser
  • Dimensions: 356.3 meters (L) x 237.54 meters (W) x 95.02 meters (H)
  • Decks: 23
  • Expected Duration: 75 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 2 years
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 5 years
Crew Complement
  • Total Crew: 185
    • 40 Officers
    • 145 Enlisted

  • Emergency Capacity: 490
  • Thrusters: RCS Thruster Packs
  • Sublight Speed: 2/3 the speed of light
  • Warp Speed
    • Cruising Speed: Warp 6
    • Maximum Warp: Warp 7
    • Emergency Warp: Warp 8 (for 12)
  • Slipstream Capable?:
Offensive Systems

ENERGY WEAPONS 10 Dual emitter phaser banks

  • 4 Dual emitter phaser banks Dorsally mounted to the primary hull
  • 4 Dual emitter phaser banks ventrally mounted to the primary hull
  • 2 Dual emitter phaser banks ventrally mounted to the secondary hull


  • 2 forward facing torpedo tubes
  • 2 aft facing torpedo tubes


Defensive Systems
  • Shields: Deflector shields
Primary Systems
  • Computer Systems:

Deuteronic Computer Systems

  • Transporters:
  • 4 six-person transporters
  • 3 cargo transporters
    • Transporter Range: 45,000 Kilometers
  • Sensor Range: 10 Light years
  • Communications Range: 10 Light years
Auxiliary Craft



  • Shuttles: 10
  • Workbees: 2

Other Notes


  • Captain’s ready room
  • Officers mess
  • Officers lounge
  • Enlisted mess
  • Enlisted lounge

Deck Listing

Deck Details/Specifications of Deck
Deck 1
  • Upper sensor dome
  • Upper communication arrays
  • Senior Officers quarters
  • VIP state rooms
Deck 2
  • Bridge
  • Captain’s Ready room
  • XO’s Office
  • Operation’s officer’s office
  • Shuttle bay 1 (port) and 2 (Starboard) upper level
  • Shuttle bay control rooms 1 and 2
  • Shuttle bay observation galleries
  • Phaser bank 4
  • Officers quarters
Deck 3
  • Shuttle bays 1 (port) and 2 (starboard) main level
  • Officers quarters
  • Officers lounge
  • Officers mess
  • VIP state rooms
Deck 4
  • Shuttle storage and maintenance
  • Phaser banks 1 through 3
  • Dorsal phaser bank monitoring room
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 5
  • Senior Enlisted quarters
  • Enlisted mess
  • Galley
  • Enlisted lounge
  • Transporter rooms 1 and 2
Deck 6
  • Cargo bays 1 through 13
  • Cargo bay doors machinery rooms 1 through 13
  • Cargo transporter 1 and 2
  • Transporter machinery rooms 1 and 2
  • Senior enlisted quarters
Deck 7
  • Aft facing torpedo launchers
  • Torpedo storage
  • Cargo transporter machinery rooms 1 and 2
  • Primary hull life support systems
  • Primary hull waste reclamation center
Deck 8
  • Phaser banks 5 through 8
  • Ventral phaser bank monitoring room
  • Gym
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 9
  • Lower sensor dome
  • Guest quarters
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 10
  • Chief Medical Officer’s office
  • Chief medical officer’s lab
  • Sick bay
  • Medical labs
  • Guest quarters
Deck 11
  • Enlisted quarters
  • Medical labs
  • Science labs
Deck 12
  • Chief Science Officer’s office
  • Chief science officer’s lab
  • Science labs
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 13
  • Transporter rooms 3 and 4
  • Enlisted quarters
  • Guest quarters
Deck 14
  • Forward facing torpedo launchers
  • Torpedo storage
  • Deuterium storage tanks upper level
  • Transporter machinery rooms 3 and 4
Deck 15
  • Deuterium storage tanks lower level
  • Guest quarters
Deck 16
  • Impulse engine 1 (port) and 2 (starboard) upper level
  • Impulse reactor maintenance bays 1 and 2
  • Chief engineer’s office
  • Main engineering
  • Engineering support labs
Deck 17
  • Impulse engine 1 (port) and 2 (starboard) mid-level
  • Impulse engine monitoring rooms 1 and 2
  • Main deflector dish upper level 1
  • Long range sensor emplacements
  • Cargo bays 14 and 15
  • Cargo transporter room 3
Deck 18
  • Impulse engine 1 (port) and 2 (starboard) lower level
  • Impulse reactor maintenance bays 3 and 4
  • Main deflector dish upper level 2
  • Cargo transporter machinery room 3
Deck 19
  • Main deflector dish mid-level
  • Deflector dish monitoring room
  • Secondary hull life support systems
  • Secondary hull waste reclamation center
Deck 20
  • Phaser banks 9 and 10
  • Main deflector dish lower level 1
  • Chief security officer’s office
  • Security Briefing room
  • Armory
  • Brig
Deck 21
  • Main deflector dish lower level 2
  • Long range sensor emplacements
  • Organic fabrication bays 1 through 5
Deck 22
  • Non-organic fabrication bays 1 through 5
  • Phaser practice range 1 through 4
Deck 23
  • Antimatter pod storage
  • Antimatter pod ejection hatch
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