Constitution Class XI Heavy Cruiser

Design/concept by Paramount

Notes - circa 2400:

     The Constitution Class cruisers are the most renowned vessels of their time. Serving as both a research vessel and a cruiser, these ships have performed their duties to perfection for the last 35 years. The Constitution Class ships were an integral part of the buildup during "The Great Awakening," from the outset the most versatile of all ships built for the expansion efforts.
     The original construction contract called for 13 vessels to be built that would serve as cruisers, have complete research facilities, and be capable of operating on 5-year research and exploration missions. On Stardate 1/8801, the first of these vessels, the USS Constitution, was commissioned, followed by one more each month for five months. As soon as these vessels were completed and commissioned, they were sent on 2-year shakedown cruises. Over the next five years, the remaining 7 cruisers were built. The construction program came to a halt with the commissioning of the USS Defiant.
     When the Four Years War broke out, Star Fleet decided to produce warships instead of the dual-purpose cruisers that devoted large areas of their space to research and laboratories. Even though the Constitution Class was not put into production for the war effort, four of the ships saw action. Each distinguished itself in battle time and again, soon gaining the nickname "The Queens Of Star Fleet". After-action reports continued to show the combat ability of this ship to be superior to any other ship in the fleets, and so the decision to produce more of them was finally issued on Stardate 1/9611.
     The ship that would be produced was the Mk II version, mounting the new phaser weaponry and newer, more powerful shields. Because of these modifications to the original design, construction did not begin until Stardate 1/9709, and the first ship did not come off the line until 1/9901, 7 months after the end of the war. Star Fleet decided to continue the production of the Constitution Class cruisers and expanded the total number to 42 vessels.
     On Stardate 2/0104, the FWF-1 warp drive engine was brought into the inventory, and all Constitution Class ships were recalled to be refit as Mk Ills. By Stardate 2/0510, the refitting was complete and the Constitution Class remained the most advanced starship of its time. One Mk Ill, the USS Ark Royal, still serves in Star Fleet, exploring the rimward areas and acting as ongoing proof of this class' successful record.
     After the first successful test firing of the FP-5 photon torpedo, Star Fleet ordered that 12 Constitution Class ships be modified to fire it. On Stardate 2/1202, the USS Discovery, USS Saratoga, USS El Dorado, and USS Kitty Hawk were sent into service as Mk IIIs, mounting not only the new torpedo system, but also more powerful impulse engine and shield generators.
     The Mk III was the last version of the Constitution Class to be built, but not the last to use that particular hull style. The Enterprise Class cruiser was originally built from older Constitution hulls and retains its general appearance. Constitution Class ships were constructed at the Sol IV shipyards.

 

Construction Data:            
     Model-    Mk I    Mk II    Mk III
     Class-    XI    XI    XI
     Class Commission Date-    2245    2255    2261
     Number Produced-    13    12 refit    10 refit
Hull Data:            
     Superstructure-    28    28    28
     Damage Chart-    C    C    C
     Size:            
          Length-    289 m    289 m    289 m
          Width-    127 m    127 m    127 m
          Height-    73 m    73 m    73 m
          Displacement-    174,448 mt    176,570 mt    176,865 mt
Cargo:            
     Total SCU-    380 SCU    380 SCU    380 SCU
     Cargo Capacity-    19000 mt    19000 mt    19000 mt
Equipment Data:            
     Computer Type-    M-3    M-4    M-4
     Transporters-            
          Standard 6-person-    3    3    3
          Emergency 22-person-    2    2    2
          Cargo-    3    3    3
Other Data:            
     Crew-    410    430    430
     Passengers-    80    60    60
     Shuttlecraft-    12    12    12
Engines and Power Data:            
     Total Power Available-    38    46    48
     Movement Point Ratio-    4/1    4/1    4/1
     Warp Engine Type-    FWC-1    FWF-1    FWF-1
          Number-    2    2    2
          Power-    16 ea.    20 ea.    20 ea.
          Stress Chart-    O/M    G/L    G/L
          Max Safe Cruising-    Warp 6    Warp 6    Warp 6
          Emergency Speed-    Warp 8    Warp 8    Warp 8
     Impulse Engine Type-    FIC-3    FIC-3    FIE-2
          Power Units-    6    6    8
Weapons and Firing Data:            
     Beam Weapon Type-    FL-6    FH-3    FH-3
          Number-    6    6    6
          Firing Arcs-    2 f/p, 2 f, 2 f/s    2 f/p, 2 f, 2 f/s    2 f/p, 2 f, 2 f/s
          Firing Chart-    H    W    W
          Maximum Power-    3    5    5
          Damage Modifiers            
               +3    (-)    (1-10)    (1-10)
               +2    (1-4)    (11-17)    (11-17)
               +1    (5-7)    (18-20)    (18-20)
     Torpedo Type-    FAC-3    FP-1    FP-5
          Number-    2    2    2
          Firing Arcs-    2 f    2 f    2 f
          Firing Chart-    H    L    R
          Power To Arm-    4    1    1
          Damage-    12    10    16
Shield Data:            
     Shield Type-    FSG    FSN    FSO
          Shield Point Ratio-    1/1    1/2    1/3
          Maximum Shield-    9    16    16
Combat Efficiency:            
     D-    66.6    96.1    113.6
     WDF-    16.2    43.6    53.8

 

 Vessel     Regsitry     Shipyard     Laid Down     Launched     Comissioned     Status 
 Akagi      NCC-1779     Utopia Planitia Starfleet Yards, Sol IV (Mars)     November 15, 2264     November 19, 2267     May 20, 2268     Destroyed - 3/26/2273 
 Ark Royal      NCC-1791     Vickers Shipbuilding Group Ltd. Arcadia Lake, Sol IV (Mars)     July 27, 2265     March 04, 2268     September 12, 2268     Active 
 Bismark      NCC-1704     Utopia Planitia Starfleet Yards, Sol IV (Mars)     May 09, 2254     December 05, 2256     June 08, 2257     Refit Mk IV - 12/8/2263, Converted Enterprise Class - 8/28/2273 
 Challenger      NCC-1715     Utopia Planitia Starfleet Yards, Sol IV (Mars)     March 01, 2257     November 13, 2259     May 09, 2260     Refit Mk IV - 9/30/2263, Converted Enterprise Class - 10/20/2272 
 Chikuma      NCC-1759     Zodiac Interstellar Industries, Marsport, Sol IV (Mars)     October 10, 2264     May 08, 2267     November 17, 2267     Scrapped - 3/10/2287 
 Constellation     NCC-1017     Zodiac Interstellar Industries, Marsport, Sol IV (Mars)     May 27, 2242     September 07, 2244     March 08, 2245     Refit Mk IV - 8/21/2260, Destroyed - 10/20/2267 
 Constitution     NCC-1700     Star Fleet Division, San Francisco Yards, Sol III (Terra)     November 27, 2241     March 16, 2244     May 03, 2245     Refit Mk III - 7/9/2256, Refit Mk IV - 12/5/2362, Converted Constitution II class - 11/24/2269 
 Discovery      NCC-1798     Utopia Planitia Starfleet Yards, Sol IV (Mars)     September 24, 2265     August 23, 2268     February 16, 2269     Refit Mk IV - 9/17/2269 
 Enterprise     NCC-1701     Star Fleet Division, San Francisco Yards, Sol III (Terra)     October 20, 2242     October 08, 2244     April 11, 2245     Refit Mk III - 10/1/2255, Refit Mk IV - 7/15/2262, Converted Enterprise Class - 1/2/2269 
 Excalibur     NCC-1664     Star Fleet Division, San Francisco Yards, Sol III (Terra)     January 03, 2243     January 11, 2245     July 02, 2245     Refit Mk III - 7/5/2258, Refit Mk IV -11/11/2264, Converted Enterprise Class - 1/2/2270 
 Exeter     NCC-1672     Star Fleet Division, Singapore Naval Yards, Sol III (Terra)     June 28, 2245     May 21, 2247     November 27, 2247     Refit Mk III - 10/20/2255, Refit Mk IV - 9/6/2262, Converted Enterprise Class - 2/18/2268 
 Farragut     NCC-1647     Star Fleet Division, Puget Sound Yards, Sol III (Terra)     September 10, 2247     August 18, 2249     February 13, 2250     Refit Mk III - 2/25/2257, Refit Mk IV - 11/3/2263, Converted Enterprise Class - 4/12/2271 
 Forrestal      NCC-1751     Zodiac Interstellar Industries, Marsport, Sol IV (Mars)     March 03, 2262     December 03, 2264     June 12, 2265     Refit Mk IV - 9/17/2269, Scrapped - 9/19/2281 
 Hood     NCC-1703     Vickers Shipbuilding Group Ltd., New London, England, Sol III (Terra)     June 14, 2244     March 31, 2245     September 15, 2245     Refit Mk III - 1/1/2257, Refit Mk IV - 9/16/2263, Converted Enterprise Class - 9/12/2269 
 Hornet      NCC-1778     Utopia Planitia Starfleet Yards, Sol IV (Mars)     September 25, 2264     September 08, 2267     March 24, 2268     Refit Mk IV - 4/18/2270 
 Intrepid     NCC-1631     Star Fleet Division, Port Copernicus Yards, Sol III-a (Luna)     May 08, 2245     September 01, 2248     November 23, 2248     Refit Mk III - 7/21/2256, Refit Mk IV - 4/7/2262, Destroyed  
 Kaga      NCC-1780     Utopia Planitia Starfleet Yards, Sol IV (Mars)     June 27, 2265     November 29, 2267     May 20, 2268     Lost - 3/26/2273 
 Kent      NCC-1725     Zodiac Interstellar Industries, Marsport, Sol IV (Mars)     October 03, 2256     April 24, 2259     October 17, 2259     Refit Mk IV - 2/2/2263, Refit Mk IV - 1/28/2270 
 Kitty Hawk      NCC-1754     Vickers Shipbuilding Group Ltd. Arcadia Lake, Sol IV (Mars)     October 10, 2263     September 24, 2266     March 17, 2267     Refit Mk IV - 9/17/2269, Destroyed - 8/29/2286 
 Kongo     NCC-1710     Star Fleet Division, Port Copernicus Yards, Sol III-a (Luna)     January 27, 2221     June 15, 2224     October 12, 2224     Converted to Constitution II - 2271 
 Langley      NCC-1749     Vickers Shipbuilding Group Ltd. Arcadia Lake, Sol IV (Mars)     May 01, 2260     October 17, 2262     April 10, 2263     Refit Mk IV - 5/15/2270 
 Lexington     NCC-1709     Star Fleet Division, Puget Sound Yards, Sol III (Terra)     December 31, 2244     December 08, 2246     May 28, 2247     Refit Mk III - 8/22/2254, Refit Mk IV - 6/7/2265, Converted to Enterprise Class - 5/9/2269 
 Littorio      NCC-1727     Zodiac Interstellar Industries, Marsport, Sol IV (Mars)     July 05, 2265     March 09, 2268     August 28, 2268     Refit Mk IV - 5/15/2270 
 Marseille      NCC-1744     Utopia Planitia Starfleet Yards, Sol IV (Mars)     May 10, 2259     April 14, 2262     October 21, 2262     Converted Enterprise Class - 11/3/2276 
 Potemkin     NCC-1657     Star Fleet Division, Baltic Yards, Leningrad, Sol III (Terra)     October 24, 2246     August 08, 2248     February 23, 2249     Refit Mk III - 6/15/2259, Refit Mk IV - 2/21/2266, Active 
 Radetsky      NCC-1792     Vickers Shipbuilding Group Ltd. Arcadia Lake, Sol IV (Mars)     February 22, 2266     May 14, 2268     November 28, 2268     Refit Mk IV - 10/14/2269, Destroyed - 9/4/2277 
 Republic     NCC-1371     Utopia Planitia Starfleet Yards, Sol IV (Mars)     August 12, 2242     November 20, 2244     May 16, 2245     Refit Mk IV - 7/31/2261, Lost - 3/17/2267 
 Richelieu      NCC-1750     Utopia Planitia Starfleet Yards, Sol IV (Mars)     February 24, 2262     December 13, 2264     June 12, 2265     Refit Mk IV - 3/9/2270 
 Rivoli      NCC-1765     Zodiac Interstellar Industries, Marsport, Sol IV (Mars)     March 27, 2265     July 02, 2267     January 13, 2268     Destroyed - 12/27/2270 
 Santissima Trinidad      NCC-1742     Utopia Planitia Starfleet Yards, Sol IV (Mars)     June 25, 2261     February 22, 2264     September 08, 2264     Converted Enterprise Class - 11/3/2276 
 Ticonderoga      NCC-1736     Vickers Shipbuilding Group Ltd. Arcadia Lake, Sol IV (Mars)     March 17, 2258     December 31, 2260     June 26, 2261     Scrapped - 11/20/2284 
 Valiant     NCC-1709     Vickers Shipbuilding Group Ltd., New London, England, Sol III (Terra)     June 21, 2242     April 14, 2244     September 10, 2244     Lost/Destroyed 
 Victory      NCC-1760     Vickers Shipbuilding Group Ltd. Arcadia Lake, Sol IV (Mars)     May 30, 2265     June 04, 2267     December 01, 2267     Lost - 1/13/2277 
 Yamato     NCC-1705     Utopia Planitia Starfleet Yards, Sol IV (Mars)     May 28, 2254     February 08, 2257     August 15, 2257     Refit Mk IV - 10/8/2261, Converted Enterprise Class - 8/28/2273 
 Yorktown     NCC-1717     Star Fleet Division, San Francisco Yards, Sol III (Terra)     October 19, 2244     September 19, 2246     March 20, 2247     Refit Mk III - 12/3/2257, Refit Mk IV - 2/19/2262, Converted to Constitution II - 7/9/2270