Ticonderoga Class X Medium Cruiser

Ticonderoga Class X Medium Cruiser

 

From StarDate Magazine, by Matt Burke & Dale L. Kemper

Notes - circa 2330:

           The Ticonderoga Class Light Cruiser is the newest class of vessels to come from the Federation assembly line. At present, only the Ticonderoga has been completed, with the construction of 24 more vessels to begin if and when she successfully completes her trials.
      The Ticonderoga is the first Starfleet vessel with up and down warp nacelles, as opposed to the conventional side to side method of dual engines in the past. Great study and design experimentation has gone into this alignment, with a number of new theories in warp engineering occurring as well. Not until the evidence of improved performance (see the Orion Swift Solaria class) came about was this radical design ever seriously considered.
           Tests have shown that through some still not understood principle of warp matter/antimatter balance a vessel using this engine configuration should attain greater speeds with more safety than a vessel using the standard configuration. Practical trials have only been conducted with vessels less than 40,000 tons but designers and warp engineers can find no reason why this advantage should not help larger ships as well. Ticonderoga has been built to make sure that this is indeed so.
           If the class is a success, Starfleet intends to use the vessels for such tasks as escorts for important convoys, and pirate suppression. Finally, the privateers who prey on helpless shipping will come up against a vessel that can both outgun them and outrun them. This never-before-seen situation is looked upon with great expectation by many merchant corporations and far-flung frontier worlds.
           The trials of the Ticonderoga are scheduled for later in this year. Only then will it be known for sure if the class will be a success or not. Regardless of the outcome, the Ticonderoga class may very well be the last major Starfleet vessel to be equipped with standard warp engines. The continuing tests of the new battleship Excelsior and her transwarp drive may make all other means of interstellar propulsion obsolete before the final ship of the Ticonderoga class is complete.
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Construction Data:                
     Model-    Mk I    Mk II    Mk III    Mk III
     Class-    X    X    X    X
     Class Commission Date-    2285    2294    2299    2339
     Number Produced-    20    4    24 refit    22 refit
Hull Data:                
     Superstructure-    28    28    30    31
     Damage Chart-    B    B    B    B
     Size:                
          Length-    243 m    243 m    243 m    243 m
          Width-    130 m    130 m    130 m    130 m
          Height-    69 m    69 m    69 m    69 m
          Displacement-    150,920 mt    152,440 mt    157,095 mt    159,311 mt
Cargo:                
     Total SCU-    250 SCU    250 SCU    250 SCU    250 SCU
     Cargo Capacity-    12500 mt    12500 mt    12500 mt    12500 mt
Equipment Data:                
     Computer Type-    M-4    M-6    M-6A    I-5
     Transporters-                
          Standard 6-person-    3    3    3    3
          Emergency 18-person-    4    4    4    4
          Cargo-    1    1    1    1
Other Data:                
     Crew-    330    330    330    220
     Passengers-    40    40    40    60
     Shuttlecraft-    6    6    6    6
Engines and Power Data:                
     Total Power Available-    42    42    42    64
     Movement Point Ratio-    2/1    2/1    2/1    3/1
     Warp Engine Type-    FWD-2    FWD-2    FWD-2    FWL-1
          Number-    2    2    2    2
          Power-    18    18    18    20
          Stress Chart-    M/G    M/G    M/G    E/F
          Max Safe Cruising-    Warp 6    Warp 6    Warp 6    Warp 8
          Emergency Speed-    Warp 8    Warp 8    Warp 8    Warp 10
     Impulse Engine Type-    FIC-3    FIC-3    FIC-3    FII-7
          Power Units-    6    6    6    24
Weapons and Firing Data:                
     Beam Weapon Type-    FH-10    FH-10    FH-11    FNH-15
          Number-    5    7    7    7
          Firing Arcs-    2 f/p, 1 f, 2 f/s    2 f/p, 1 f, 2 f/s, 1 p/a, 1 s/a    2 f/p, 1 f, 2 f/s, 1 p/a, 1 s/a    2 f/p, 1 f, 2 f/s, 1 p/a, 1 s/a
          Firing Chart-    W    W    Y    W
          Maximum Power-    7    7    10    15
          Damage Modifiers                
               +3    (1-10)    (1-10)    (1-10)    (1-7)
               +2    (11-17)    (11-17)    (11-17)    (8-15)
               +1    (18-20)    (18-20)    (18-24)    (16-20)
     Torpedo Type-    FP-5    FP-5    FP-4    FP-9
          Number-    1    2    2    2
          Firing Arcs-    1 f    1 f, 1 a    1 f, 1 a    1 f, 1 a
          Firing Chart-    R    R    S    R
          Power To Arm-    1    1    1    1
          Damage-    16    16    20    28
Shield Data:                
     Shield Type-    FSO    FSP    FSS    FNSL
          Shield Point Ratio-    1/3    1/4    1/4    1/4
          Maximum Shield-    16    16    20    33
Combat Efficiency:                
     D-    152.6    182.1    192.9    214.4
     WDF-    46    70.1    99.9    123.7