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Nimitz-class
Class Information
Role:

Exploration Cruiser

Status:

Retired

Date Entered Service:

2248

Fourth Fleet Ships in Service:

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Ship's Complement
Crew Complement:

430

Overall Dimensions
Decks:

19

Warp Performance
Cruising Speed:

Warp 5

Armaments
Energy Weapons:

18

Torpedo Launchers:

4

Shields:

Deflector Shields

Auxiliary Craft


Class Information

USS Europa ventral view

In 2242 the design plans that would become the Nimitz Class were put before the Advanced Starship Design Bureau after a short review of the design they were accepted and construction of the USS Nimitz was started at the Antares Ship yards in 2243. During the construction of the Nimitz advancements in hydrogen collection technologies led to a redesign of the Bussard collectors for the Nimitz. This redesign led to a longer construction time than expected. Originally the Nimitz was slated to launch in 2246 but did not launch until the later part of 2247. After a six month shake down cruise the USS Nimitz was officially commissioned.

The Nimitz class design stands out as one of the few ships classes that had a four nacelle design. Other ship classes that also supported a four nacelle design were the Cardenas, Cheyenne, and Prometheus classes. The Nimitz class had the ships bridge on deck one at the highest point on the ship with a connection pylon coming off each side of decks two and three leading to the dorsal pair of nacelles. These connection pylons house the ships impulse engines. There is a neck like section of the hull that extend from the upper command section to the saucer like main body of the ship's hull. Near the port and starboard edges of the saucer there are the primary nacelle pylons. One set of pylons extend up from the dorsal surface of the saucer to the dorsal nacelles and are the primary support structures for these nacelles. There is a second set of support pylons that extend from the ventral surface of the saucer to support the ventral set of nacelles. At the forward most point of the saucer is the ships defector dish and at the aft most point of the saucer is the ships shuttle bay. The Nimitz class is equipped with a large cargo bay in the ventral side of the saucer. This cargo bay is equipped with a large, aft facing, bay door to facilitate the easy loading and unloading of cargo and ship supplies.

Like most Starfleet Vessel the Nimitz Class was primary designed to carry out missions of exploration and to this end these ships were equipped with a full suite of sensor systems and science and medical research labs. Ships of the Nimitz class could be found operating in the farthest regions of the Federation and in the sectors just beyond Federation borders.

The Nimitz Class ships were also capable of carrying out missions of a more tactical nature. With a total of four torpedo launchers with two covering the forward firing arc and the reaming two covering the aft firing arch and a total of eighteen dual emitter phaser banks. Ten of these phaser banks are mounted to the dorsal surface of the ships hull and the remaining eight phaser banks are mounted to the ventral surface of the hull. At least one ship of this class was seen at the Battle of the Binary Stars and more saw action during the war with the Klingon.


Ship Specifications

Specifications
Basic Information
  • Role: Exploration Cruiser
  • Dimensions: 383.3 (L) x 255.53 (W) x 95.82 (H)
  • Decks: 19
  • Expected Duration: 85 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 2 years
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 5 years
Crew Complement
  • Total Crew: 430
    • 110 Officers
    • 320 Enlisted


  • Emergency Capacity: 820
Propulsion
  • Thrusters: RCS Thruster Packs
  • Sublight Speed: 1/2 the speed of light
  • Warp Speed
    • Cruising Speed: Warp 5
    • Maximum Warp: Warp 6
    • Emergency Warp: 7 (for 12)
  • Slipstream Capable?:
Offensive Systems

ENERGY WEAPONS 18 Dual Phaser Banks

  • 10 Dorsally mounted phaser banks
  • 8 Ventrally mounted phaser banks

TORPEDO LAUNCHERS 4

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

PAYLOAD 800

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

Duotronic Computer Systems

  • Transporters:
  • 4 six-person transporters
  • 2 cargo transporters
    • Transporter Range: 45,000 kilometers
  • Sensor Range: 10 light years
  • Communications Range: 10 light years
Auxiliary Craft

SHUTTLEBAYS: 1

SUPPORT CRAFT:

  • Shuttles: 4
  • Workbees: 2


Other Notes

CREW AMENITIES:

  • Captain’s ready room
  • Conference lounge
  • Officer’s mess
  • Officer’s lounge
  • Enlisted mess
  • Enlisted lounge

STARSHIP FEATURES:

  • The Nimitz Class is one of a handful of ships with for nacelles.
  • The Nimitz Class has two tractor beams mounted to the ventral surface of the ship’s hull


Deck Listing

Deck Details/Specifications of Deck
Deck 1
  • Bridge
  • Captain’s ready room
  • Upper sensor dome
  • Transporter room 1
  • Upper communications array
Deck 2
  • XO’s Office
  • Operations officer’s office
  • Main conference lounge
  • Impulse engine 1 (port) and 2 (starboard) high bays
  • Impulse engine monitoring rooms 1 and 2
  • Transporter machinery room 1
  • Deuterium storage tans 1 (port) and 2 (starboard) high bay
Deck 3
  • Impulse engine 1 (port) and 2 (starboard) main level
  • Impulse reactor maintenance bays 1 and 2
  • Deuterium storage tanks 1 (port) and 2 (starboard) main level
  • Officers quarters
Deck 4
  • Senior Officers quarter
  • Officers lounge
  • Officers mess
Deck 5
  • Officers quarters
Deck 6
  • Officers quarters
Deck 7
  • Senior Enlisted Quarters
  • Guest quarters
Deck 8
  • VIP state rooms
  • Officer quarters
  • Guest quarters
  • Guest lounge
Deck 9
  • Docking ports 1 (port) and 2 (starboard)
  • VIP state rooms
  • VIP Lounge
  • VIP
  • Transporter rooms 2 and 3
Deck 10
  • Chief Medical Officer’s office
  • Sick bay
  • Medical labs
  • Senior enlisted quarters
  • Enlisted quarters
  • Transporter machinery rooms 2 and 3
Deck 11
  • Chief Science officer’s Office
  • Science labs
  • Life support systems
  • Enlisted quarters
  • Enlisted mess
  • Enlisted lounge
Deck 12
  • Main deflector dish upper level
  • Dorsally mounted phaser banks
  • Dorsal phaser banks monitoring room
  • Dorsal reaction control thrusters
  • Shuttle bay upper level
  • Shuttle bay control room
  • Shuttle bay door machinery
  • Enlisted quarters
Deck 13
  • Main deflector dish mid-level
  • Main deflector monitoring room
  • Forward facing torpedo launcher 1 (port) and 2 (starboard)
  • Shuttle bay mid-level
  • Shuttle bay observation gallery
  • Main engineering
  • Chief Engineer’s office
  • Engineering support labs
Deck 14
  • Main deflector dish lower level
  • Torpedo storage
  • Ventral reaction control thrusters
  • Shuttle bay Main level
  • Aft facing torpedo launchers 1 (port) and 2 (starboard)
Deck 15
  • Ventrally mounted phaser banks
  • Ventral phaser banks monitoring room
  • Shuttle storage and maintenance
  • Torpedo storage
  • Life support systems
  • Waste reclamation systems
Deck 16
  • Chief security/tactical officer’s office
  • Brig
  • Armory
  • Security briefing room
  • Phaser training range 1 and 2
  • Transporter room 4
  • Lower communications arrays (port and starboard)
Deck 17
  • Cargo bays 1 through 4
  • Cargo transporter room 1
  • Transporter machinery room 4
  • Tractor beam emitters
  • Tractor beam control and monitoring room
  • Lower sensor emplacements (port and starboard)
Deck 18
  • Cargo bay upper level
  • Cargo bay door machinery room
  • Cargo transporter 2
  • Cargo transporter machinery room 1
  • Antimatter pods
  • Antimatter pod ejection system
Deck 19
  • Cargo Bay main level
  • Cargo transporter machinery room 2

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