Wildcat class

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Class Information
Role: Escort / Patrol


Date Entered Service:


Basic Stats


Cruising Speed:

Warp 6

Total Compliment:


Tactical Systems
Energy Weapons:
Torpedo Launchers:

3 Launchers


Multi-Layered Shielding System


Class Description

Wildcat hovering over a Nebula

During the course of the Intrepid Class project numerous designs had been submitted for consideration. One such design, dubbed the "Wildcat" by her designer in honor of the recently destroyed USS Wildcat, became one of the final shortlisted proposals but was ultimately not chosen. Instead the idea was filed away, perhaps for later use.

In late 2372, with the development of the Dominion threat, Starfleet massively increased production of vessels and searched for designs that could be produced in a short time frame. Subsequently, the "Wildcat" was re-discovered and, since it had already progressed to a relatively late stage with extensive studies, projections and presentations already produced in the recent past, there was little that needed to be done in order to re-open the project and press ahead with production. The design was also relatively simple so it was believed possible to build in 24 months or less, albeit with less-than-ideal production values.

Only very minor tweaks were made to the proposal, mainly an increase in her tactical capabilities by installing the new Type-XII phaser canons, and the class was rushed to the shipyards with three vessels ordered constructed immediately. By the time the Dominion War began in late 2373 the three Wildcat Class vessels were approximately 50% completed. Production efforts were redoubled and the new USS Wildcat was launched late 2374, although several internal sections of the vessel were still incomplete. Nevertheless, she was fully armed and after the briefest possible shakedown immediately joined the front lines. The two other initial ships of the Class followed soon after, launched and sent to help with the War effort as soon as possible.

By the end of the War in late 2375, six Wildcat class vessels had been constructed and all had seen action, performing admirably despite incomplete sections and inevitable problems associated with a project rushed and built with all possible haste. Over time, the USS Wildcat and the rest of her class returned to the shipyards to complete fitting, with systems deemed non-essential during the War properly installed, and the class developed into a fully-rounded and capable explorer. In light of this good performance Stafleet Command decided to continue production of the Wildcat.

Ship Specifications

Basic Information
  • Role: Escort / Patrol Cruiser
  • Dimensions: 186 meters (L) x 104 meters (W) x 37 meters (H)
  • Decks: 9 (8 in Primary Hull / 1 in pod)
  • Expected Duration: 90 years
  • Time Between Resupply: 1 year
  • Expected Refit Cycle: 5 yeas
Crew Compliment
  • Total Crew: 110
    • 15 Officers
    • 95 Enlisted
    • 0 Marines
  • Number of Civilians: 0
  • Emergency Capacity: 200
  • Thrusters: RCS Thrusters
  • Sublight Speed: 0.5c
  • Warp Speed
    • Cruising Speed: Warp 6
    • Maximum Warp: Warp 8
    • Emergency Warp: Warp 9.25 (for 12 hours)
Offensive Systems



  • 2 Forward
  • 1 Aft


Defensive Systems
Primary Systems
  • Computer Systems:

Standard LCARS Computer Core

  • Transporters:
    • 2 Personnel
    • Transporter Range: 40,000 meters
  • Sensor Range: 15 light years
  • Communications Range: 20 light years
Auxiliary Craft



  • Shuttles: 4

Other Notes


  • Crew Mess

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